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Who are you? How do you ride most? How long have you been riding? Pick 2 1-4/5-6

  • Male Urban Cruiser

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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Reading a post yesterday, the poster said 9 out of 10 Vulcan S's sold (at that dealership) were sold to women. Although I have seen several women post here, I am wondering what the real ratio is.
On different sites the bike has been described as:
An urban Cruiser
An entry level Cruiser
A woman's Cruiser
An excellent Cruiser for both short and tall riders
and more but what are you?

As for me:
Male Urban Cruiser
5'10"-Mid-Reach
Retired early 50's
First street bike in 30 years.
 

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Here is the message that has just been posted by WES_BEN:
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I'm a woman, 5' 7" and have the extended reach seat and foot pegs and the mid range handlebars.

I had a honda vt1300 and was planning to go to the fb6 or the 900 ctx and on a fluke took the S for a test drive. I love it...fast and nimble and fun. It fits both my frame and my personality. What's weird is, I trust the S and that was what was missing with the 1300 (which must be why I don't miss it
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5'11 Male - Urban Cruiser and a Re-entry Cruiser (first bike in few years),

Chosen based on, colour, non spoke rims and not having tank mounted gauges
 

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Cant vote..anyway 5'8 Male - have everything mid reach.
Urban Cruiser Entry level, first bike

Commute + weekend cruising.


Always wanted to buy cruiser and vulcan s came just in time when i was looking what to buy and won me :laugh2:
 

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Can't vote on here either.

But, I'm male, 6"1' and have extended reach seat and pegs. First street bike.

Urban cruising, and once I'm past the break in period, I plan on doing a few longer rides.

Just waiting on my TB comp exhaust to be delivered.... It's supposed to be here on the 24 of this month. (Hopefully...)
 

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Cammy from Scotland. 5' 4''....short arse..... Delivery of my white Vulcan S , 1st or 2nd week in September. Reduced reach seat & foot controls at closest setting. Getting gaiters fitted on front stanchion's from the off. Lots of photos of Scotland will be coming your way. Ride Safe.
 

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6"3 Male
Purple Vulcan.
Ext' reach pegs and seat. Standard bars adjusted as low as possible without tank slap.
First bike.
Commute + weekend cruising. Averaging 1100km/month.
The whole female marketing thing makes me laugh. Intelligent design bikes are for everyone.
 

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6"3 Male
Purple Vulcan.
Ext' reach pegs and seat. Standard bars adjusted as low as possible without tank slap.
First bike.
Commute + weekend cruising. Averaging 1100km/month.
The whole female marketing thing makes me laugh. Intelligent design bikes are for everyone.
How are you finding the extended reach seat? I wanted one at the time of test ride / order and they told me it was $300 extra...I am told by others it should be free. I am ringing kawasaki today about it.
 

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How are you finding the extended reach seat? I wanted one at the time of test ride / order and they told me it was $300 extra...I am told by others it should be free. I am ringing kawasaki today about it.
Ext Reach seat feels better regarding fit, but I haven't been out riding with the STD issue seat. From what I've heard the std seat is alot firmer without the gel pad resulting in "numbuttitis".
I paid extra for the Ext reach seat and tie rod. It's only in the US that offer customised setup at no extra cost.
I had the tie rod fitted on delivery and had to wait for the seat to arrive and fitted it myself.
 

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Ext Reach seat feels better regarding fit, but I haven't been out riding with the STD issue seat. From what I've heard the std seat is alot firmer without the gel pad resulting in "numbuttitis".
I paid extra for the Ext reach seat and tie rod. It's only in the US that offer customised setup at no extra cost.
I had the tie rod fitted on delivery and had to wait for the seat to arrive and fitted it myself.
Yeah i have experienced the Numb ass on a 200km trip I took the other week. I spoke with Kawasaki who confirmed that in Aus we need to buy the Ext seat which I think is a crock but anyway I will buy it. I am also going to get the H&B solo rack with backrest for the bike.

It goes in for it's 1000k Service next week.
 

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Can't vote :wink2:


38 years old male Urban Cruiser 6-1 / 220 (185 cm /100 kg) with X-Country aspirations, footpads in extended reach position :grin2:

Entry level biker (never had a bike before July)
 

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Two 650S's in our garage:

Me
56y/o Male X-Country Cruiser
5'10"-Mid-Reach
Riding regularly (28,000 miles per year) for 4 years after 13 years as a cager.
- 2 years on BMW G650GS and then
- 2 years on Honda NC700S.

Mrs.
48y/o Female X-Country Cruiser
5'2"-Extended-Reach (low seat, extended handlebars, re-located pegs)
Weekend riding for 2 years (Suzuki Van Van) after 15 years as a cager.
 

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- New rider - first bike
- Standard configuration (I thought I would need reduced reach but standard is OK)
- Female 5' 3" (almost!)
- 47 years old
 

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Not to go off topic (since I don't even own the bike yet), but having gel in only one of the three seats is a real disservice to customers. All seats should have the same comfort level, only with different seating positions and contours.

Nevertheless, I've been using one of these on my scooter for a year or so (which has a horrible seat), and it's been great on long rides... and is cheap in comparison to swapping out a seat:

 

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How are you finding the extended reach seat? I wanted one at the time of test ride / order and they told me it was $300 extra...I am told by others it should be free. I am ringing kawasaki today about it.
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Check out my response on the new thread here regarding the extended seat.


I'm a 31 y/o male. I've ridden off-road (mostly quads) on all types of terrain since I was 12 and the vulcan is my first street bike.
 

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I'm a newbie to this forum, 5'7, 63 year old retired male

I'm looking forward to get back into riding after a five year break...mostly enjoy cruising the back roads of south Louisiana and the Gulf coast

Previous bikes: Suzuki 90 (1967), Honda 305 Super Hawk (1969), Honda 750 Shadow (1982), Honda Valkrie Interstate (2005). The Valkrie was way too much bike for me :)

Picking up my Vulcan S tomorrow

Now that I'm older, this bike has all the power, looks, and feel that I need to enjoy my retirement!
 
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