DYNO VIDEO: 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Café

Café Espresso on the Cycle World dyno.

Who says cruiser power only comes in a large capacity jug? Someone that has never pinned the throttle of the Kawasaki Ninja 650-derived liquid-cooled, dohc, parallel-twin. An increase in crankshaft inertia and cam tuning lends this sportbike mill smoother low- to midrange delivery for a relaxed cruise on the road. Due to its sporty origins, the Vulcan S Café engine revs well beyond the point most cruisers have signed off. Think of this Vulcan as an espresso offering a good jolt in a small cup.

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe dyno chart
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe studio 3/4 view
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe windscreen
SPECIFICATIONS
|2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Café
PRICE|$7,999
ENGINE TYPE|4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
DISPLACEMENT|649cc
FUEL SYSTEM|DFI® 38mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves
TRANSMISSION|6-speed with positive neutral finder
FINAL DRIVE|Sealed chain
FRONT BRAKES|Single 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
REAR BRAKES|Single 250mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
FRONT SUSPENSION|41mm telescopic fork
REAR SUSPENSION|Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload/
WHEELBASE|62.0 in.
SEAT HEIGHT|27.8 in.
FUEL CAPACITY|3.7 gal.
CURB WEIGHT|498.3 lb.

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe dyno chart.

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe studio.Courtesy of Kawasaki

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe studio.Courtesy of Kawasaki

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe studio.Courtesy of Kawasaki

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe windscreen.Courtesy of Kawasaki

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe overhead view.Courtesy of Kawasaki

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe cockpit view.Courtesy of Kawasaki