Kawasaki to launch the 2015 Vulcan S cruiser

Vulcan S WEB 2

The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, once again, are in the limelight revealing their entry-level cruiser – the Vulcan S – which will officially make its début at the EICMA this November.

The Vulcan S is powered by a 649cc, 4-stroke, parallel twin engine, also seen in the Ninja 650 and ER-6n, producing 61 PS and 63 Nm of torque in its cruiser avatar, and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The 2015 Vulcan S boasts of an array of features which include adjustable foot pegs, comfortable “Ergo-Fit” seat, adjustable handlebars, optional ABS and an analogue/digital instrument console.

Kawasaki are offering the 2015 Vulcan S in four colour options- Metallic Royal Purple, Pearl Crystal White, Candy Lime Green and Flat Ebony. It has been reported the Vulcan S will be priced at approximately $7,000 (Rs 4.2 lakh) and $7,400 (Rs 4.5 lakh) with ABS.

Kawasaki already have the Z250 and the ER-6n motorcycles in India so it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Kawasaki’s new entry-level cruiser, the Vulcan S, will also arrive in India soon.

Story: Ryan Lee

Vulcan WEB 3

New 2015 Indian Scout launch


Indian Scout

The legend is back with a bang! It’s been over seventy years when the world was first mesmerized by the name “The Indian Scout”. Like its iconic forerunner, the 2015 Indian Scout is 100% Americana on two-wheels. Apart sporting the DNA and classic lines of the classic Scout, the bike makes a definitive step into the modern Indian era, as it packs the first-ever liquid-cooled engine on an Indian offering.

Looks like the folks over at Polaris certainly know to keep a secret well, on paper the new engine is downright awesome. The all new 1,133-cc liquid-cooled power plant delivers 100 PS and 98Nm of torque and is mated to a neat neat 6-speed manual transmission feeds power to the rear wheel by means of a belt drive. The exceptionally integrated new frame helps keep the Scout planted at all times on the road, due to a very low center of gravity and centralized mass distribution.

Officials at Polaris are so confident of the Scout’s handling prowess that they claim the new 2015 Scout to be the best handler in its class. However, no ABS mentions have been made as of yet and the bike is sadly a “solo machine” (no pillion seat). Still early days for the new Scout, but, we do speculate that Polaris will offer a host of optional upgrades very soon, like ABS, passenger seat, saddlebags, windscreen and custom-exhausts to name a few.

Details regarding pricing and availability have not yet been disclosed by the Polaris top brass. Stay tuned for more.

Story: Sayem Parvez Syed

LA Indian MY15 PR shoot May, 2014