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Old 10-15-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S

Looks good, a nice modern middleweight cruiser! In-line 650cc twin... Lots of adjust-ability for all sizes, too. I think with the new Harley Street's, its bringing out the competition from other manufacturers, this new Vulcan, Ducati Scrambler 800, etc...

http://kawasaki.com/Products/2015-VU...roductLanding#

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Old 10-15-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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270 degree P-twin? No thanks.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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That is cool. Updated Vulcan 500. Where is the belt drive?

The Ninja 650 is getting some mileage!
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:39 AM   #4
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Why can't they do that with an in-line 4?

All the Japanese mfgr's had them in the late 70's/early 80's and then they all disappeared when they went with V-twin cruisers to copy Harley.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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Why can't they do that with an in-line 4?

All the Japanese mfgr's had them in the late 70's/early 80's and then they all disappeared when they went with V-twin cruisers to copy Harley.
People associate cruisers with a twin feel and sound. Blame Milwaukee!

As a former Eliminator owner I feel your pain.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:47 AM   #6
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Why can't they do that with an in-line 4?
Why would you want to? It's all about the "feelz" brah!
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:48 AM   #7
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I'm not currently a cruiser guy but that's pretty sharp. I like the lines of it. Single disc up front unfortunate result of low price maybe but otherwise I hope it sells well.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:50 AM   #8
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Why can't they do that with an in-line 4?

All the Japanese mfgr's had them in the late 70's/early 80's and then they all disappeared when they went with V-twin cruisers to copy Harley.
Too wide, if you have forward controls your legs would be sticking waaaay out to the sides. Even P-Twin would be wider than a V-Twin. Shame about the chain, though, should have gone with a belt.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #9
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Wow, that's awesome! We need more affordable cruisers with performance motors.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #10
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:18 AM   #11
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I like the look of it... Kinda has that Eliminator thing going on.

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Old 10-15-2014, 11:37 AM   #12
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I notice that headlights are starting to melt on cruisers, too.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:41 AM   #13
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Well, the engine is small but they did give it a 6 speed tranny, so it might still be a pretty useful bike for most poeple. And its kind of cool looking.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:41 AM   #14
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Kind of Bolt-ish....I like it!
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #15
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Interesting.

Just when I thought Kawi couldn't shove that motor in anything else.
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