Unlike any other cruiser, the Vulcan S is designed to transport riders into a sporty realm in edgy style. Blending an aggressive ride with a vintage styling and a powerful 649 cc engine, this bike kicks any experience into high gear. Whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying a day trip, the Vulcan S adds confidence-inspiring performance to every ride.

Adjust your riding position to fit your height and reach

Take command of comfort with 18 different adjustable configurations to achieve your preferred fit.

A Perfect Fit

ERGO-FIT is an exclusive sizing system that creates the perfect fit for riders of all sizes by offering adjustments to the bike’s seat, footpegs and handlebar to accommodate the rider’s height and reach. With 18 possible configurations between Reduced Reach, Mid Reach, and Extended Reach, ERGO-FIT helps produce a more comfortable and confident riding experience.

5'6" and Under

This configuration is the starting point for average-height to shorter riders. The handlebar is positioned one inch closer to you for a confident riding experience, while the Reduced Reach sculpted seat is tapered and moves you two inches forward. Footpegs are placed rearward for an optimal leg stretch.**Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard. *Colour shown not available in Australia.

5'7" to 6'0

This configuration is the starting point for average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both average-height and taller riders. The Mid Reach sculpted seat is tapered for an easy reach to the ground and footpegs are placed in the standard position for optimal comfort.Colour shown not available in Australia.

6'1" and Over

This configuration is the starting point for average-height to tall riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both taller and average-height riders, while Extended Reach sculpted seat moves hip support back one inch to provide extra room. Additionally, footpegs are placed forward for optimal leg comfort.**Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard. *Colour shown not available in Australia.

Sportbike DNA

Powered by a 649 cc Ninja-derived engine, the Vulcan S delivers potent power with ample low-to mid-range torque for an exhilarating ride.

Smooth & Torquey

The compact 649 cc parallel-twin engine delivers smooth and responsive power. A light overall weight produces easy handling and exceptional performance for a confidence-inspiring experience.

Feel Every RPM

Predictable roll-on power contributes to a confident riding experience as the revs climb, offering a spirited ride in the high-rpm range.

Sport Cruiser Performance

The Vulcan S delivers exhilarating sport cruiser performance for maximum enjoyment on every ride.

Lightweight & Responsive

Sportbike-derived chassis and suspension provides light and responsive handling for easy manoeuvring and sporty feel.

Smooth & Adjustable

Built to accommodate a variety of riders, the rear shock features a seven-position preload adjuster that can optimise the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Adjustments can be made to suit rider preference—a softer setting for a plusher feel or stiffer setting for a sportier ride.

Optimal Traction

Sportbike-influenced wheels and tyres contribute to the light-handling feel and provide confident traction.


  • Maximum Power

    35.0 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    53.0 Nm {5.4 kgfm} / 5,600 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke Parallel Twin

  • Displacement

    649 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    83.0 × 60.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 8 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o38 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    2.095 (88/42)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.438 (39/16)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    1.714 (36/21)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.333 (32/24)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.111 (30/27)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    0.966 (28/29)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    0.852 (23/27)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    3.067 (46/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Perimeter, high-tensile steel

  • Front Suspension

    o41 mm telescopic fork

  • Rear Suspension

    Offset laydown single-shock, linkage-equipped, with adjustable spring preload

  • Front Wheel Travel

    130 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    80 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    120 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    35? / 35?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70R18M/C 59H

  • Rear Tyre

    160/60R17M/C 69H

  • Front Brake/s

    o300 mm disc

  • Front Caliper/s


  • Rear Brake

    o250 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,310 × 880 × 1,130 mm

  • Wheelbase

    1,575 mm

  • Road Clearance

    130 mm

  • Seat Height

    705 mm

  • Curb Mass

    229 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    14 litres

  • Model Code


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