2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Cafe [Specs, Features, Photos]

The 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Cafe: A Superb Sports Cruise For Everyone

Not all Kawasaki Vulcans are great road cruisers – in fact, the Vulcan S is quite the opposite. This nimble, lightweight version of the Vulcan is based more on the Ninja than the Vaquero and puts a sportier spin on the cruiser, Honda Rebel or Yamaha Bolt R Spec. And for 2022, Team Green has added an all-new version of the Vulcan S for the cafe racer segment: the (wait for it) Vulcan S Cafe.

What sets the Vulcan S Cafe apart from the version we already know and love (not to mention the sport cruisers offered by other Japanese bike manufacturers)? It’s mostly about the design – you get sport pinstripes and a dark tinted windshield spoiler, plus a great retro-inspired tri-tone paint job (Ebony/Pearl Robotic White/Candy Steel Furnace Orange). These details will set you back about $500 more than the standard non-ABS Vulcan S and about $200 more than the ABS version.

All Vulcan S models feature a 649cc parallel-twin engine producing 61 hp at 7,500 rpm and 46.5 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 rpm. That’s a good amount of power – more than enough for city commuting and perfectly capable of taking you on day trips through the nearest mountains or canyons. For rider aids, you get dual throttle valves, an economy ride indicator, and Kawasaki’s ergonomic fit technology that allows riders of almost any size to fit comfortably on the bike.

This baby is designed to keep you cruising in comfort and is an attractive and accessible addition to the 2022 Kawasaki motorcycle lineup. It starts at $7,449 USD / $8,399 CAD (for the standard Vulcan S without ABS).

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, and more. so you can read about the new Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Cafe 2022 in one place.

Presentation of the model

General informations

  • Price: $7,449 USD / $8,399 CAD
  • Main characteristics:
    • Power and performance derived from Ninja
    • Ergo-fit technology for adjustable riding positions
    • Economic driving indicator
    • Two throttle butterflies

Main specifications

  • Engine: 1352cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve inline-four
  • Power: 61 hp at 7,500 rpm
  • Couple : 46.5 lb-ft of torque at 6,600
  • Unloaded weight : 498 lb (226 kg) for the standard Vulcan S
  • Seat height : 27.8 inches (705mm)

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Cafe

Specifications Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Cafe 2022

From Kawasaki


Engine 649cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Power 64Hp
bore x stroke 83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression Ratio


fuel system 38mm DFI Throttle Body (2), w/ subthrottles
Hall Electric
Maximum torque 46.3 lb-ft @ 6,600 rpm


Transmission 6-speed with positive neutral sight
Final drive Sealed chain


Front suspension 41 mm / 5.1 in telescopic fork
Rear suspension Extended offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload / 3.2″
Front brakes Single 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear brakes

Single 250mm disc with single piston caliper

Front Tires 120/70×18
Rear Tires 160/60×17
Fuel tank capacity 3.7 gallon

Matte Graphene Steel Gray Metallic / Matte Graphene Gray Metallic, Robotic White Pearl


Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Lighthouse LEDs
Taillight LEDs


Total length 90.9 inches
Overall width 34.6 inches
Total height 43.3 inches
Wheelbase 62.0 inches
Ground clearance 5.1 inches
seat height 27.8 inches
Unloaded weight 496.1 pounds*


guarantee 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24 or 36 months

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Cafe

Features of the 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S Café

Late model sport bikes often use big bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the limitless torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.

On dual throttle models, there are two butterflies per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates the intake airflow to ensure a natural and linear response. As the air passing through the throttle bodies becomes smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and horsepower is increased.

By using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider’s control. The Economy Driving Indicator is a feature that indicates when the current driving conditions are fuel efficient. The system constantly monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other driving conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an “ECO” mark will appear on the instrument panel LCD display. By driving so that the “ECO” mark stays on, fuel consumption can be reduced.

Although actual vehicle speed and engine rpm may vary by model, paying attention to the conditions that cause the “ECO” mark to appear can help drivers improve their fuel efficiency – a practical way to increase fuel efficiency. cruising autonomy. Additionally, maintaining low fuel consumption also helps to minimize the negative impact on the environment.

A good fit is essential for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style.

ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to help cyclists find their ideal riding position. Different points of the chassis interface (the handlebars, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and position-adjustable parts. This allows a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. At one with their machine, they can experience how fun and rewarding Kawasaki machines are to ride.
*Adjustable parts and their adjustment range vary by model.

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