Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café

The flagship of the four-model Vulcan S line-up, the 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café gets functional, as well as styling, upgrades from the other models. A sporty tinted windshield gives the Vulcan S a bit of café racer styling, as it deflects wind from the rider. On the styling front, the Café also get a tank plane and additional paint striping.

Like the other Vulcan S models, the Café has adjustable bars, seat, and pegs to give the rider customized ergonomics, and the ability to fit riders from 5-foot tall to over 6 feet tall. The Ninja-based motor is tuned for torque, and handling helps the bike perform well in the canyons, as well as in urban settings.

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, parallel twin
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm
  • Maximum torque: 46 ft/lbs @ 4600 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8:1
  • Fuel system: Dual 38mm throttle bodies w/ sub-throttles
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ positive neutral finder
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Suspension
  • Front: 41mm forks; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Rear: Shock w/ spring preload adjustment /3.1 inches of travel
  • Tires
  • Front: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear: 160/60 x 17
  • Brakes
  • Front: 300mm petal-style disc w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear: 250mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper

    ABS: Standard

  • Frame: Perimeter-design high-tensile steel

    Rake: 31 degrees

  • Wheelbase: 62 inches
  • Overall length: 90.9 inches
  • Overall width: 34.6 inches
  • Overall height: 43.3 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.1 inches
  • Seat height: 27.8 inches
  • Curb weight: 505 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Colors:

  • Metallic Matte Carbon Gray / Metallic Matte Phantom Silver

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café Price:

  • MSRP $7999

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