Kawasaki Vulcan S vs Harley-Davidson Street 750 spec comparison

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

India Kawasaki Motors launched the Kawasaki Vulcan S today, and the bike’s primary rival is the Harley-Davidson Street 750. Let’s see how they fare against each other spec-wise.

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan S press front right quarter
The Vulcan S shares its heart with the Ninja 650, but is slightly less powerful.

The Kawasaki Vulcan S follows a curvy yet muscular design. The inverted triangle headlamp sits in line with the fuel tank design. The design of the Harley-Davidson Street 750, on the other hand, is classic American cruiser, with hints of retro character thanks to the café racer-inspired speed screen.

SpecificationsKawasaki Vulcan SHarley-Davidson Street 750
Engine649 cc parallel twin DOHC mill with liquid cooling and fuel injection749 cc Revolution X V-Twin with liquid cooling and fuel injection
Peak Power61 PS at 7,500 rpmNA
Maximum Torque63 Nm at 6,600 rpm59 Nm at 3,750 rpm
Transmission6-speed with chain drive6-speed with belt drive
Front Suspension41 mm telescopic forkTelescopic fork with gaiters
Rear SuspensionOffset monoshock with linkage; preload adjustableTwin hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake300 mm disc with ABSDisc with ABS
Rear Brake250 mm disc with ABSDisc with ABS
Front Tyre Size120/70 R18 M/C 59H100/80-17 52H
Rear Tyre Size160/60 R17 M/C 69H150/70-15 67H
Fuel Tank Capacity14 litres13.1 litres
Seat Height705 mm720 mm
Kerb Weight235 kg233 kg
Price, ex-showroomINR 5.44 lakhsINR 5.15 lakhs

The Kawasaki Vulcan S is more expensive than the Harley-Davidson Street 750 by INR 29,000. But for that premium, you get a higher torque output from the engine despite being 100 cc smaller. It also gets adjustable brake and clutch levers, and a 15 mm lower seat than the Street 750. The Vulcan also gets a slightly larger fuel tank, but is 2 kg heavier as well.

2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750 profile
Harley offers performance and aesthetic upgrades for the Street 750 as well.

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Overall, the Vulcan will appeal riders who are looking for a Japanese cruiser which is beginner-friendly yet powerful enough for the highways. The Street 750 is apt for those who are looking for a typical Harley-Davidson without burning a very big hole in the pocket.

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