2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Extended Reach Motorcycle Review

I had been wanting to try this guy out since seeing the introduction last year, excited to see how the new tech and design would feel on the road. It was another good example of how paper stats don’t always translate to what you might expect on a ride, so always test ride before buying. Overall, it has potential. Certainly the variable dimentioning parts do a wonderful job, covering small to tall riders very well. It had some minor issues that I’m sure will be addressed in an upcoming version but no big deal breakers if you are looking for a sporty naked cruiser, whatever that is 😉

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Comments

Andy Man says:

That bike looks sweet.

markekerr says:

by the way 5 foot 5 very easy to handle

xavier reyes says:

Been thinking about buying a bike specifically this Vulcan as my first bike.

ric143u says:

I appreciate your complain about the shifter. That’s probably why I saw one video in which the rider installed a gear indicator. Best, most comprehensive review on this bike I have seen so far.

Night Rider says:

hello sir. what camera and audio device do you use. greets.

thomas grim says:

If you had to live with this bike or the Yamaha Bolt; which would you personally chose?

Jack Daniel Vithal says:

Get a Harley.

Neceal says:

My dream motorcycle…

EvilJ069 says:

Gear indicator is an option 😉

MonstaFreak13 says:

im stuck between the vulcan s or the bolt r-spec… youve done a review on a regular bolt and this vulcan, which would you prefer?

hunter roberts says:

Not trying to be a troll but isn’t the Vulcan actually truly the entry level cruiser? It’s the cheapest one they sell….$7000 for a 2017 non-abs….

DannyB says:

can anyone tell me what bike the guy at the front was riding?

albertguti23 says:

why isnt it as easy for a motorcycle to find neutral as its in acar

Elie Nehme says:

hi, i am 5 foot 8′” ands 170 pounds. do you think i will suffer with that rear suspension issue with this bike?

Jake Coughlin says:

I’m in Clearwater, where do they hold Kawasaki demo rides at?

josh ulbrik says:

Awesome video, just the soft core porn intro music could be better.

Recycled Soul says:

I wish they would make a 800cc model.

Tony 289 says:

could you point in the right direction for a bike, I have a 30 inch inseam and I’m looking for a nice looking bike to ride mainly from state to state with a full cargo load, what do you suggest?

isabella johanna Oelofse says:

Hi guys I”m the proud (lady) owner of one of these girls. at 1.61m tall I can assure you that it is a comfortable fit for the Vertically challenged. I have added a screen to it . Have taken her up to 159k/h, and she still had more to give. I’m really happy and would recommend
it. Good ride at a more than reasonable price.

nezz83 says:

very very informative review. this could be my very first cruiser as it fits my budget. thank you Sir.

cfgmaster says:

that fps cure my cancer.

Jeremy Ruß says:

Did your bike have the special seat you get if you choose the “tall” fitting? I was really looking forward on a comfortable seat

Kunal Mazumdar says:

Great work. Like the ride an d bike. You did a good honest job as reviewer. I mean not so positive like a salesman or negative like a critic. You followed the in between line. Anyway I am not sure where you ride, but those roads looks so beautiful. Last but not least that young lady who is riding that sports-bike has skills. :-)

Michael Moretti says:

Those roads … cruiser heaven.

Brad Bilski says:

I have this bike and love it. I had the same problem with the shifting at first too. It is caused by not tipping your toe down far enough after you shift and the pawl doesn’t reset. It isn’t that its not going into gear it just never left the stroke from the last gear change. The geometry of the lever relative to peg doesn’t allow much room for your foot. You can adjust the linkage a little bit but then the the shifter is too high when its up. There may be a need for some after market levers/linkage but you do get used to it.

Carl Murray says:

I watch bike reviews a lot and i have to say, your descriptions while riding are very informative compared to other reviews i have seen. You literally answer every question i think about when seeing someone ride Eg: How does it shift, linkage etc. KEEP IT UP! Subscribed

Dave30867 says:

All the controls and gear lever and brake are adjustable i have the Vulcan s and my shifter is a lot lower than i see in these youtube videos its comfortable .

Erick de viking says:

They whent from a beautifull bike to… this. I hate the new vulcan look. It’s not a cruiser anymore.

Scott Sheppard says:

What’s your favorite motorcycle? We are about the same height and weight.

Jeremy Ruß says:

Did you find out if you can adjust the suspension?

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