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Versys / Ninja 650 motor now in a Vulcan...

http://kawasaki.com/Products/2015-VULCAN-S-ABS

Performance for the short legged among us.

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Hate when there is no mention of HP or torque ...

Can't relate to existing motor, for instance our V


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i like the Team Green on the wheels for all three colors.

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Well the hipsters & chicks might want one....http://kawasaki.com/Content/uploads/...5vxv04.e2c.mp4

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The 2015 Vulcan S engine (not a 'motor', damnit) is derived from Kawasaki’s Ninja 650. Changes to the camshaft profiles, intake and throttle body spacer are geared to improve low-end and mid-range performance for its cruiser application. Kawasaki is positioning the Vulcan S as a bike-for-all, highlighting that changes to the engine make for smoother power delivery, which makes it “suitable for novice riders.” Kawasaki goes on to say that “its (the Vulcan S) top-end power and nimble handling” will also satisfy the demands of more experienced riders.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/628/19...irst-Look.aspx

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oh you short people needing a lower and lower seat... just hang upside down from your ankles and have your husband/wife/bf/gf pull on you and help stretch you out
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The 2015 Vulcan S engine (not a 'motor', damnit) is derived from Kawasaki’s Ninja 650. Changes to the camshaft profiles, intake and throttle body spacer are geared to improve low-end and mid-range performance for its cruiser application. Kawasaki is positioning the Vulcan S as a bike-for-all, highlighting that changes to the engine make for smoother power delivery, which makes it “suitable for novice riders.” Kawasaki goes on to say that “its (the Vulcan S) top-end power and nimble handling” will also satisfy the demands of more experienced riders.

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Seems like I recall reading that same engine description when the Versys came out back when I was riding the Ninja 650.

I would like to see the HP and torque curves for all three engines.

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Yeah, and now there's the 2015 Versys engine with more HP closer to Ninja/ER-6, with a different torque band along with a redline of 10,000 instead of 10,500 rpm.
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Well the hipsters & chicks might want one....http://kawasaki.com/Content/uploads/...5vxv04.e2c.mp4
If that is the type of girl this bike is going to attract...

I do really like how they have adjustability built into the bike. We need more of that in the entire Kawasaki lineup.

I almost think they had some spies at Indian because this looks like a baby version of the new scout, with the baby price tag as well.

I like how they made the tail a separate piece so you can pull it off and create a bobber.

Love the green color.

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I'd ride that.

my wife won't ride on the back of anything resembling a sportbike, but she would ride on the back of that. And I'm personally plenty happy with the power of the 650 engine.

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Here is another article with more details and pictures.

http://rideapart.com/articles/2015-vulcan-s-specs
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Not a cruiser guy, but actually think I would not mind owning one of these. Proven motor in a manageable package - I think they have a winner here. Good alternative to the Star Bolt and the Harley Street models. I have not ridden any of these, but on paper, I would opt for the new Vulcan in a heartbeat.
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I'd love to own this bike. at $7399 it's a great deal for a engine/transmission we've all come to love
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I like how they made the tail a separate piece so you can pull it off and create a bobber.

Love the green color.
ya seems they copied the honda rebel there
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I'll buy one years down the road for 2500 bucks and turn it into a mean street tracker (or maybe with a 650r)

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If that is the type of girl this bike is going to attract...

I do really like how they have adjustability built into the bike. We need more of that in the entire Kawasaki lineup.

I almost think they had some spies at Indian because this looks like a baby version of the new scout, with the baby price tag as well.

I like how they made the tail a separate piece so you can pull it off and create a bobber.

Love the green color.
I think it's the other way around. I think they are trying to attract the chicks to the bike. As for these chicks...nothing wrong with them. Nothing wrong at all.
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I think they are going after the yamaha bolt.....http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/...82/0/home.aspx

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The 2015 Vulcan S engine (not a 'motor', damnit) is derived from Kawasaki’s Ninja 650. Changes to the camshaft profiles, intake and throttle body spacer are geared to improve low-end and mid-range performance for its cruiser application. Kawasaki is positioning the Vulcan S as a bike-for-all, highlighting that changes to the engine make for smoother power delivery, which makes it “suitable for novice riders.” Kawasaki goes on to say that “its (the Vulcan S) top-end power and nimble handling” will also satisfy the demands of more experienced riders.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/628/19...irst-Look.aspx
I think the ad copy writer cut and paste this from existing ad copy written for the Versys.
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The 2015 Vulcan S engine (not a 'motor', damnit)

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/628/19...irst-Look.aspx
I quit beating the dead horse issue of engine vrs. motor a while back..it only serves purpose to show your age any more..and with our beloved "internal combustion engines" headed for the scrap heap of history and the King Electric Motor surplanting it's throne it won't matter much longer anyway...
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