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Old 18th August 2020, 12:38   #76
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Spoke with a Kawasaki dealership in Delhi yesterday if I could TD a Vulcan. The advisor said, the BS 6 version should be in the dealerships in the next 2-3 weeks most probably. No TD's available for the BS6 or the BS4 as fo now.
Can someone throw some more light on this ?
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Spoke with a Kawasaki dealership in Delhi yesterday if I could TD a Vulcan. The advisor said, the BS 6 version should be in the dealerships in the next 2-3 weeks most probably. No TD's available for the BS6 or the BS4 as fo now.
Can someone throw some more light on this ?
Reach out to Saubhagya at Aurum Chhatarpur. He definitely has Vulcan S in stock and on discount - yesterday's info. All the best!
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Old 18th August 2020, 12:59   #78
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Spoke with a Kawasaki dealership in Delhi yesterday if I could TD a Vulcan. The advisor said, the BS 6 version should be in the dealerships in the next 2-3 weeks most probably. No TD's available for the BS6 or the BS4 as fo now.
Can someone throw some more light on this ?
The new BS6 version is simply not yet launched. They say 2-3 weeks but it could be longer than that also. Once the bike gets launched it might be another week or two before a test bike is available. So budget minimum a month before you can possibly take a test ride of the bike.

About the bike itself it's not going to be changed from the 2019 model except maybe different colour schemes and the BS6 compatible engine. That said the BS6 price hike should be marginal. 10-15k over the old price
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Reach out to Saubhagya at Aurum Chhatarpur. He definitely has Vulcan S in stock and on discount - yesterday's info. All the best!
Hey Thanks for the heads up, got in touch with them. Vehicle is a pre-registered one (HP) also the asking is 5.5. The BS6 as per them also is scheduled for Aug month end.
5.5 and I would be the second owner and the vehicle would be 2019 manufactured, although zero mileage. Not too tempting.
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Hey Thanks for the heads up, got in touch with them. Vehicle is a pre-registered one (HP) also the asking is 5.5. The BS6 as per them also is scheduled for Aug month end.
5.5 and I would be the second owner and the vehicle would be 2019 manufactured, although zero mileage. Not too tempting.
5.5l is still a decent price. The new one will be 5.7l maybe. Which is around 7.5 L on road. So 2 lakhs more for a bike that should be identical to the old one.
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Hey Thanks for the heads up, got in touch with them. Vehicle is a pre-registered one (HP) also the asking is 5.5. The BS6 as per them also is scheduled for Aug month end.
5.5 and I would be the second owner and the vehicle would be 2019 manufactured, although zero mileage. Not too tempting.
Yes these would be the pre-April deadline BS4 stock which dealers had to register in their own name, I suppose. That price is not set in stone, I'm sure.

There aren't really much changes coming to the Vulcan and it will be well worth it to pick this up. Aurum store and keep their inventory very well, and the money saved can get you loads of accessories and fitments apart from riding gear.
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2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S launched in India, priced at Rs 5.79 lakh.

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https://kawasaki-india.com/bikes/2021-vulcan-s/
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Means around 7.5 lakhs on road. Not very VFM anymore after Harley reduced the price of the Street 750. As much as I don't like the Street due to its heating issues and its less than stellar build quality it's still a more competent cruiser in my opinion.
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Means around 7.5 lakhs on road.
I took a test drive of Ninja 650 last weekend. Sales guy told me the OTR for the same as INR 765000. Accordingly, this should be 40-50K cheaper than that. So, 710000-720000 probably.
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Old 29th August 2020, 15:35   #85
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Means around 7.5 lakhs on road. Not very VFM anymore after Harley reduced the price of the Street 750. As much as I don't like the Street due to its heating issues and its less than stellar build quality it's still a more competent cruiser in my opinion.
On road Delhi is 6.4-6.5 which is in line with the HD 750 ignoring the ongoing 60k discount.
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On road Delhi is 6.4-6.5 which is in line with the HD 750 ignoring the ongoing 60k discount.
6.5l is very cheap for a bike priced ex showroom of 5.7l. Didn't know Delhi was so much cheaper than Mumbai. But Harley street 750 is 4.6l so almost 1l cheaper ex showroom. So shouldn't the ex showroom price in Delhi be around 5.3l given rto and insurance is around 70-80k in Delhi?
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6.5l is very cheap for a bike priced ex showroom of 5.7l. Didn't know Delhi was so much cheaper than Mumbai. But Harley street 750 is 4.6l so almost 1l cheaper ex showroom. So shouldn't the ex showroom price in Delhi be around 5.3l given rto and insurance is around 70-80k in Delhi?
HD 750 is 5.5-5.6 Ex showroom. Finally works out to 5.7 On road after the 65k discount.
Delhi has a flat 8% registration on 2 wheelers, thus works out cheaper.
Mumbai really is a burn with respect to the taxes and overheads.
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Guys,

Has anyone installed the relay kit sold by Kawasaki on their Vulcan? I'm referring to this one (Link).

Installing this would enable 4 accessory connectors.
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I was wondering what they charged for this kit? I'm trying to get the price from Kawasaki-Thane, but no response, unless I visit them.

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I bought the Vulcan S on Sunday ē December 06, 2020.

Originally in the market for a Speedmaster, saw the economy tank and decided it wasnít worth taking that much of a liability in the current environment.

Iím a cruiser guy (learnt that when I bought a D390 and sold it after two years and 6000 Kms, my Enfield Thunderbird was now 17 years old, tired and leaking like a coffee filter) I wanted a cruiser / retro bullet type setup, but with more power.

I looked at the Enfield 650 Interceptor, but not finding a test bike at the sector 14 showroom and being invisible for 10 minutes at the Sohna Road one, I decided against it.

The Vulcan S blipped on my radar, so decided to visit Aurum Delhi and figure a test ride.

The bike felt good, albeit looked a bit ugly. Loved the W800s engine, torque and style. However the company has decided to give it THAT number plate holder, switches made in Dharavi, no fuel gauge and absolutely silly pricing.

Came home and looked at multiple Vulcan reviews. It seemed like a really nice machine! The looks I had ideas about.

So did the loan bit, the company had a 20000 discount on the ex-showroom price, tried haggling to the end of the planet and back (to no avail) and picked up the motorcycle on the following Sunday.

Have done about 60kms on it as of now and here are some pics (alongside my views)


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Front view of the motorcycle. Fat front tyre gives it a nice muscular feel. Havenít installed any engine guards yet as the imports cost a bomb and Iím looking for bottom dollar, but reliable stuff. Suggestions would be very welcome.

Also looking at suggestions for prudently priced radiator guards.

(Am Gurgaon based)


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Beautiful front-side profile. Taking the rear seat off helped eons. Also, the first thing I did was to hand over the machine to the wonderful chaps at IDE. If you look at the stock and this version, I think youíll find a massive aesthetic bounce.


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Side profile. Strong power-cruiser vibe. Hardly any gaps in the engine area.


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Racing stripes. A huge fan of the Night Rod Special aesthetic, these have clearly been inspired by it. They also look the motorcycle look a lot fatter.


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Excellent fit and finish in the general engine area.


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Those are remnants of where the passenger grab rail and saree guard (the other side) used to be. Youíd think the covers for the panels would come with the bike. You would, muck like me, be very wrong. You have to pay extra to un-ugly your motorcycle.


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LED tail unit, but wonky normal-bulb indicators. Why? your guess will be as good as mine.


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Engine area setup from the opposite side. That bleating, bleeping, tinny horn though.


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Most people wonít like the mirrors. But I love them. Sturdy, vibration free and with a superb view, they will stay on this bike.


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Unipod center console. Good place to mount the base of a go-pro.


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Beautifully designed headlight, but a halogen unit. Looking for LED bulb suggestions. No cyclops please. I am not made of money. The Philips, Osram genre will be great.


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Pipes thatíve just started yellowing. Beautiful really.


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Front rotor. Not a brembo. No clue how good or bad Nissin is.


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Rear rotor.

Dunlop rubber front and back. 32 & 36 psi. Didnít bother with the profile. Both tyres look fat enough.


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The seat has lovely comfort and brilliant bottom-feel.

The suspension does its job well except for negotiating the ego-inflated privately built speed breakers.

Have bottomed the motorcycle twice despite going as slow as our march to a 5 trillion dollar economy.


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Can someone please explain WHY the tachos have higher priority than speedometers? All experienced bikers I know will change gears basis the ďfeelĒ but none can predict the speed to the point that it needs to. Maybe a huge speedo and much smaller tacho will be more practical?

Other than that, all necessary details are available. Nowhere close to the finesse of my Duke 390 (priced about half incidentally) though.


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Very nice quality on the switch-gear. Not very tactile, but still reassuringly sturdy feel.

PSA: The much touted ďergo fitĒ is not for free. If you want the motorcycle setup changed for taller or shorter people, you have to pay extra. I wanted the handlebar changed as they poke outwards at an angle thatís very uncomfortable for the wrist. Definitely a deal breaker for long rides.

But when I found out the cost for an ergo-fit replacement, I decided to invest in a six-pack of Iodex sprays instead.

By-the-by, it's free abroad. Tell that to them the next time they put a republic / independence day post on their social media.


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Spring-action fuel cap. Love that.


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Two screws to take off the rear seat. Really easy to do. Incidentally the rear pegs cannot be taken off.


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Presenting, the ugliest exhaust in the world. Solely designed so no one can even assume that you are riding a premium motorcycle, keeping you and your motorcycle safe from the evil-eye.

Sounding like a cross between a very upset sewing machine and an auto rickshaw, it looks like itís been put together in a shed situated in one of the by-lanes of Okhla.

BTW itís from a company that based out of a country that runs Shinkasens.


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Yes. The cover has to be ordered separately. Third world problems.


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That shock is a beauty though.


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Side stand on duty. No centre stand. So good luck lubing that chain!

Let me know if youíd like to know more. Iíd be happy to help!
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I bought the Vulcan S on Sunday • December 06, 2020.

Beautiful front-side profile. Taking the rear seat off helped eons. Also, the first thing I did was to hand over the machine to the wonderful chaps at IDE.

Racing stripes. A huge fan of the Night Rod Special aesthetic, these have clearly been inspired by it. They also look the motorcycle look a lot fatter.

Those are remnants of where the passenger grab rail and saree guard (the other side) used to be.

Can someone please explain WHY the tachos have higher priority than speedometers?
Congratulations!

The graphics enhance the looks of the bike, no doubt.

The racing stripes, well the pieces on the radiator are not parallel to the ones below the seat. (May be I'm nitpicking) You can request them to correct it if possible.

Can those holes be covered somehow? May be some chrome plated lugs! HD folks can help here.

Tachos are important to be in the power/torque band of your bike and for redlining the scene

/surjaonwheelz

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