2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers Review Specs Price

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers

The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers was built to stand out with its excellent engine, frame, suspension, and unconventional cruiser style. The Vulcan S was also designed to offer the highest level of fit and comfort to help build the rider’s confidence, making it especially attractive for beginner riders. The Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS and Vulcan S ABS CAFE, unlike any other cruiser, are designed to fit a wide range of riders thanks to its patented ERGO-FIT sizing system, consisting of 18 different combinations. This cruiser takes comfort, adjustability, power, and performance from the ninja to the next level while maintaining its vintage shape.

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers – Features and Specs

Unique Key Features

  • The Bike has ERGO-FIT 3-Position Foot Pegs.
  • ERGO-FIT® Handle Bar and Seats Allow More Ergonomic Tuning.
  • Vulcan® S ABS SE Adds 2 Tone Paint.
  • Vulcan® S Cafe Wind Deflector 2-Tone Adds

Slim Chassis Design

The rider’s legs do not have a cylinder like the traditional V-twin cruiser; the Vulcan S’s parallel-twin engine allows for a shorter distance between the rider’s legs. A slim, spine-shaped rear frame facilitates easy access to the ground.


The engine configuration gives the cruiser a different look than an average cruiser. The new cylinder head can be compared to the brand-new Finn air-cooled pins that give it an aggressive shape. The slim radiator design fits the form of a cruiser. The outstanding design of the Vulcan S is enhanced by the beautiful twist of the exhaust pipes and the under-engine muffler system.

Digital Fuel Injection (KP)

Fuel injection settings contribute to the quick recovery of the engine by offering a smooth low-end response.

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers

Sub-throttle valves (KP) are used in dual 38mm Keihin throttle bodies for greater power output and smooth, sensitive throttle response. The ECU controls the sub-throttle, located behind the main throttle valves, to ensure a smooth throttle response in the EFI system.

Emissions are significantly reduced when the exact fuel injection is combined with the exhaust catalyzer.


Due to the small engine, a slim, minimal frame can be used, resulting in a tight design at the knees and ankles. The frame’s rigidity was improved using 3D analysis, resulting in better handling features. For strength and lightness, it is made of high-tensile steel.

Due to the design of the offset single-shock rear suspension, the battery can be placed side by side instead of under the shock. This attractive design allows for low seat height and slim shape.


Ride comfort is preferred in both front and rear suspension settings.

Offset Le Down Single Shock Rear Suspension allows for a longer stroke and better riding comfort.

The compact shape of the motorcycle is supported by the rear suspension configuration, which provides space for a large volume silencer under the engine.

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers

Styling Elements

A unique, eye-catching design with a robust, long and low posture and modern features combined with a curved, flowing shape. The new, original design of the Vulcan S includes an inverted triangle headlamp. The center of the tapered handlebar is thick, which contributes to the muscular appearance of the handlebar. The petrol tank is designed in the form of a teardrop, which makes it feel like a cruiser.

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers – Price

The new 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers is available at $8,199.

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers – Technical Specifications


Type 4-Stroke, DOHC, Liquid-Cooled, 4 Valve Cylinder Head, Parallel Twin
Displacement 649cc
Bore & Stroke 83mm x 60mm
Maximum Torque 46.3 lb-ft at 6,600rpm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel Injection DFI having Keihin 38mm Throttle Bodies (2)
Transmission 6-Speed including Positive Neutral Finder
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Rake/Trail 25-degree/3.9 inches

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe Cruisers


Front Wheel Travel 5.1 inches
Rear Wheel Travel 3.2 inches
Front Tire Size 120/70-18
Rear Tire Size 160/60-17
Wheelbase 62 inches
Front Suspension 41mm
Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Offset Laydown Single Shock having Linkage and Adjustable Preload
Front Brake Type Single 300mm of Petal Disc featuring 2-Piston Caliper
Rear Brake Type Single 250mm of Petal Disc
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 gal.
Seat Height 27.8 inches
Curb Weight 491.7 / 498.3 (ABS) / 502.7 (CAFE) lb.
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ 12, 24, 36, or 48 months