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Hi Fawlty

Thank you for providing the link. It has its good points but I wonder if it's too much a hybrid Vulcan/Ninja engine wise to appeal to either camp. Maybe it will be a good entry level bike as well as a bike folks may wish to downsize to. I also don't know if the drive wouldn't have been better as a belt rather than a chain...would have been my choice. And the accessories are typical Kawa over priced IMHO. But it's nice to see Ma Kawa doing something new... Even if it's with old stuff!

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Hi Fawlty

Thank you for providing the link. It has its good points but I wonder if it's too much a hybrid Vulcan/Ninja engine wise to appeal to either camp. Maybe it will be a good entry level bike as well as a bike folks may wish to downsize to. I also don't know if the drive wouldn't have been better as a belt rather than a chain...would have been my choice. And the accessories are typical Kawa over priced IMHO. But it's nice to see Ma Kawa doing something new... Even if it's with old stuff!

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That's my issue with it exactly. I wish they would've just put that engine in the vulcan 500.
 

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I wish it would've had a belt drive, too.

Had it been around when my wife was shopping, it would've at least been on the list. Shorter riders could benefit from a ride like this. And I'd love to ride one, though owning one doesn't appeal to me.
 

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Expensive

The "accessories" that you need to make it a "real" bike that you can actually go somewhere on are WAY to expensive.

As delivered, the Vulcan S model is a solo mount, but there’s a 2-Up kit that includes passenger seat ($124.95), footrests ($239.95) and backrest/bracket ($634.90).
For those looking to make an extended trip, a touring-type windshield with mounting brackets ($556.85) is available, as well as quick- release saddlebags/supports ($954.85).
There’s also an LED light bar kit ($495.95), a gear-position indicator ($259.95), a DC power outlet ($34.95), and a helmet lock ($114.95) should you have budget remaining.

$3,417.30 :rolleyes: plus $7399 = $10816.30 :eek:

For that kind of scratch you could buy a Vulcan 900 ClassicLT AND pay the taxes on it.
http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2015-Vulcan-900-Classic-LT

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Yeah, I look for them to come up with 'packages'. A touring package with those accessories somewhere in the $8500 range would maybe make sense. But, I doubt many folks are going to be buying this bike for that purpose.
 
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