2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS



Unlike any other cruiser, the Vulcan® S is geared to fit a wide range of riders. Never taking away from its stylish features, this bike takes comfort, adjustability, and Ninja®-derived power and performance to the next level.

ERGO-FIT™ Adjustability

  • ERGO-FIT™ EXTENDED REACH (6 FT. 1 IN. AND OVER): Three-position footpegs (accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard) and adjustable handlebar levers are positioned to give the rider more room to stretch out. Add to the experience with an Extended Reach seat, which moves hip support back one inch to provide extra room and reach for taller riders.
  • ERGO-FIT™ MID REACH (5 FT. 7 IN. TO 6 FT.): Adjustable handlebar levers and three-position footpegs are positioned in the EGO-FIT Mid Reach setting, while the front of the sculpted seat is tapered for an easy reach to the ground.
  • ERGO-FIT REDUCED REACH (5 FT. 6 IN. AND UNDER): Handlebar levers are positioned inward, while the ERGO-FIT Reduced Reach handlebar decreases reach by one inch. Three-position footpegs (accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard) have also been adjusted one inch closer to your body for maximum comfort and confidence. Plus, you can cruise comfortably on a seat that moves you two inches forward on the tapered portion.


  • Sportbike-derived chassis and suspension provides light and responsive handling for easy maneuvering and a sporty feel.
  • 7-way adjustable rear spring preload allows suspension to be set softer for added cruising comfort or stiffer for a sportier feel.
  • Sportbike-influenced wheels and tires contribute to the light-handling feel and provide confident traction.


  • Smooth, Ninja-derived, 649 cc parallel-twin engine.
  • Smooth power delivery with ample low-to-mid range torque and strong top end power.
  • Lightweight and responsive for easy handling and exceptional performance.
  • New - gear position indicator added to dash meter for shifting precision and confidence.

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2018
Model Vulcan S ABS
Model Code EN650DJFL
Color Pearl Blizzard White



Front - Single 300 mm disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm disc with 1-piston caliper, ABS


Front - 120/70 x 18

Rear - 160/60 x 17


Length Overall - 90.9 in.
Height Overall - 43.3 in.
Width Overall - 34.6 in.

Curb - 498.3 lb.

Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 62 in.
Seat Height 27.8 in.


Transmission 6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive Sealed chain


Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 649 cc
Bore x Stroke 83 x 60 mm
Torque 46.3 ft.-lb. @ 6,600 rpm maximum
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with two 38 mm throttle bodies with sub-throttle valves
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal.
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Cooling Liquid


Frame High-tensile steel diamond frame

Front - 41 mm telescopic fork

Wheel Travel - 5.1 in.

Rear - Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload

Wheel Travel - 3.1 in.

Rake 31°
Trail 4.7 in.


Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty