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Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs Kawasaki Vulcan S

Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs Kawasaki Vulcan S Summary

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Price starts at Rs. 6.68 Lakh which is Rs. 52,000 costlier than base model of Kawasaki Vulcan S priced at Rs. 6.16 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Kawasaki Ninja 650 is powered by 649 cc engine , while Kawasaki Vulcan S is powered by 649 cc engine. Kawasaki Ninja 650 is available in 2 different colours while Kawasaki Vulcan S comes with 1 colours. 62% users have chosen Kawasaki Ninja 650 over Kawasaki Vulcan S in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Ninja 650 STDVulcan S ABS BS6
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 6.68 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 6.16 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.4
(39 Ratings)
4.2
(34 Ratings)
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Max Power 68 PS @ 8000 rpm 61 PS @ 7500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Ninja 650 Colors
Vulcan S Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 24,189 Ninja 650 Insurance Rs. 23,373 Vulcan S Insurance

Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Engine Displacement
649 cc
649 cc
Max Power
68 PS @ 8000 rpm
61 PS @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque
64 Nm @ 6700 rpm
62.4Nm @ 6600 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
83 mm
83 mm
Stroke
60 mm
60 mm
No Of Cylinders
2
2
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
Digital
Digital
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.8:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Braking (60-0 kmph)
...
16.38 mm
Braking (80-0 kmph)
...
28.04 mm
Braking (100-0 kmph)
...
44.09 mm
Mileage (City)
...
20.58 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
24.37 kmpl
Braking 60-0 km/h
...
16.38 mm

Suspension-Front
ø41 mm telescopic fork / 125 mm
ø41 mm telescopic fork/130 mm
Chassis
Trellis, high-tensile steel
Perimeter, High-tensile steel
Suspension-Rear
Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload / 130 mm
Offset laydown single-shock, linkage equipped, with adjustable preload/80 mm

Tyre Size
Front :-120/70ZR17, Rear :-160/60ZR17
Front :-120/70-18 Rear :-160/60-R17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Radial Tyre
...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy

Length*Width*Height
2115*740*1145 mm3
2310*855*1090 mm3
Wheelbase
1410 mm
1575 mm
Length
2115 mm
2310 mm
Ground Clearance
130 mm
130 mm
Width
740 mm
855 mm
Fuel Capacity
15 Liters
14 Liters
Kerb Weight
196 Kg
235 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
220 mm
250 mm

Charging at Home
...
Charging at Charging Station
...
LED tail lights
...
Turn Signal Lamp
LED
LED

ABS
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
...
Internet Connectivity
...
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Split
Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Digital
Digital
Tachometer
...
Analogue
Trip Meter
Digital
Digital
Clock
Digital
Stepup Seat
...
Passenger Footrest
Passenger Backrest
...
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Console
Digital
Analogue and Digital
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Mobile Connectivity
Bluetooth
...

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Kawasaki Ninja 650

  • No power loss in the BS6 guise
  • Now gets a 4.3-inch colour-TFT screen with smartphone connectivity
  • Shod with grippier Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres.

Kawasaki Ninja 650

  • Has become pricey
  • Engine lacks excitement
  • Skimps on adjustable suspension
  • radial brake calipers or electronic aids.
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Ninja 650 and Vulcan S Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. I am confused between Ninja 650 2020 KRT edition VS CBR 650R? Which one is better?
  • But what CBR 650r i mean the sound of in line 4 cylinders.. that is a huge missing with Kawasaki's twin parallel cylinders.. Once a CBR fan remains always a CBR FAN..Bcuz I had CBR 150R then Afterwards CBR250R.. Now waiting for CBR650R BS6 model..There's no comparison between CBR650R and Ninja 650..Im sorry if anyone got hurt with words.. but my Heart always fall for CBR only..❤️
  • Honda reliability where kawasaki stands for refinement. Go for zx6r
  • If you love CBR, why are you even here along a dumb question!??
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Q. I am planning to buy my first bike. My shortlisted choices are very small Vulcan S650 and Versys 650. Considering Indian road conditions, which bike would you recommend me? My budget is around 6.5 lakhs INR. Any other options are also welcome.
  • These are entirely different types of bikes - Cruiser and Semi ADV. Secondly Versys is more expensive and it isn’t available for Rs 6.5 Lac (assuming you are not buying a used one). I paid Rs 7.08 Lac for Vulcan itself (Bengaluru). Both are big bikes. Versys is a little more gigantic/bulky than Vulcan making it difficult to be a daily commuter. Vulcan May be slightly better on this aspect, but it has a pathetic 130 mm ground clearance which makes it somewhat difficult to ride over speed bumps and potholes in Cities. But Versys is a better All-rounder compared to Vulcan since it has some off-roading capability.If you are ok with the might/bulk of Versys and its higher Price, Versys May be a better choice.( I wanted Cruiser, so I chose Vulcan ).However, if your rides are a good combination of daily commute and touring, Z650 and Ninja650 are better options compared to Versys and Vulcan.
  • Yes.. You can either install an Aftermarket exhaust or get ‘fork raisers’ installed.. Since I live in Bengaluru where cops seem to be very strict about aftermarket exhausts ( and also due to these exhausts being very expensive ), I got ‘fork raisers’ installed which raise the frame by a couple of inches thereby increasing the ground clearance by about an inch..Note that these fork raisers are not some standard accessories you can buy.. These were fabricated and installed at a workshop owned by a member of one of the riding clubs, so you need to check if such fabrication and installation can be done by someone in your city..
  • Hi,I would suggest you to decide priority and need first .Every segmented bike have different purpose .Versys meant to be for off touring purpose including some off road capabilities.Vulcun is good for city ride and for daily commuting but sometimes it will create problem as ground clearance is not so good.Ninja 650 is a good sports tourer with comfortably adjusted upright clip on handlebar also you can enjoy weekend rides in city as well as on highway.Decide what you want take test ride of all the bikes and choose accordingly
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Q. Kawasaki Vulcan S or Harley Davidson Street 750, What would be the best option to pick?
  • Kawasaki's engines and technology are more refined and advanced than Harley's. I picked a Vulcan instead of Street.
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Ninja 650 Vs Vulcan S Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Ninja 650 vs Vulcan S?

As per the users experiences Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, performance, comfort and maintenance in your bike. On the basis of features user have rated both the bikes equally.

Which bike is cheaper Ninja 650 vs Vulcan S?

The Kawasaki Vulcan S is cheaper than Kawasaki Ninja 650 by Rs. 52,000.

Which bike offers better performance Ninja 650 vs Vulcan S?

For the STD version, 649 cc engine of Ninja 650 produces 68 PS @ 8000 rpm of power and 64 Nm @ 6700 rpm of torque. Whereas for the ABS BS6 version, 649 cc engine of Vulcan S produces 61 PS @ 7500 rpm of power and 62.4Nm @ 6600 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Kawasaki Ninja 650 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kawasaki Ninja 650
  • Kawasaki Vulcan S
  • 5.0

    I own the bike and i can tell it's really good if you want to go on long rides or make hilly trips.But i would suggest you to change the exhaust to get some ground clearance.The tires are good but not so good on sharp turns on high speeds.

  • 5.0

    Dood is looking whate no and olrady green sped good brack is good or and high quality dic brack and back side 2dic brack and aga bhi 2brack and good looking superbike

  • 5.0

    Amazing machine and easy on maintenance.You may miss sweet in line 4 exhaust but torque is good.Good for city traffic too.

  • 4.6

    It is an excellent commuter.I rode it every day 100km.It is tolerable on rides of 2-3 hours.I have not had any mechanical issues with it in 34000 km.It is fast enough and very stable.My commute speeds usually ranged from 100 - 150 kmph no problem.I have driven the bike on trips and commutes as fast as 185kmph.It is not a superbike but it will leave most cars and traffic in my rearview.

  • 4.6

    Performance- very good.Mileage- 18 to 25 km/ liter.Comfort- very good.Relaxed and aggressive at the same time.Can be used both as a cruise and also daily commute.Maintenance- average.

Ninja 650 User Reviews
  • 5.0

    Great and truly reliable bike with awesome average on highway.Be careful of bumps as due to low road clearance it tends to scrape the ground.

  • 5.0

    Awesome cruiser bike.Loved it a lot.Eye catcher.Premium segment bike.Performance superbike.

  • 5.0

    It's stealthy, it"s smooth and it"s ridiculously fast.

  • 4.6

    I bought mine new in 2017 after a 21 year hiatus.This bike and the entire motorcycle industry has changed so much.I got mine with abs brakes wow what a difference! i love the ergo fit i’m 6 ft and i love the fit so customizable! i’m fortunate to have my love of riding again it’s an amazing motorcycle in my opinion.

  • 4.2

    Brought vulcan s bs6 5 months back and hell yeah!! it succeeds all my expectations.It was an upgrade from ninja 300, And before that i owned rajdoot 350, Pusar 180, Royal enfield classic and this kawsaki vulcan s is one of the best i ever ride.I thought of buying harley davidson iron but decided this bike and i am glad i chose vulcan s over it.All my friends loves it.It is a sport bike in a cruiser body.Fast and furious.

Vulcan S User Reviews

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