Edaran Modenas Sdn Bhd (EMOS) and Kawasaki have a strategic partnership in Malaysia, with Modenas serving because the nation’s official distributor of Kawasaki motorbikes. By means of a licensing take care of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan, Modenas assembles and sells Kawasaki bikes in Malaysia. The collaboration permits each organizations to profit from one another’s data, assets, and distribution networks within the Malaysian market.
Up till now, Modenas had been advertising Kawasaki’s premium fashions in Malaysia nonetheless badged beneath Kawasaki branding. Nevertheless, for the 2023 model-year, Modenas has launched the Vulcan S within the Southeast Asian nation, not beneath Crew Inexperienced’s marque, however reasonably, beneath the Modenas model. Aside from the branding change, nonetheless, the Malaysia-spec Vulcan S is mechanically similar to the one accessible within the world market. It retails for RM36,500 ($8,125 USD) for the Metallic Flat Spark Black colorway, and RM37,200 ($8,280 USD) for the Matte Sage Inexperienced paint scheme.
As beforehand said, the Modenas Vulcan S and Kawasaki Vulcan S are nearly the identical bike mannequin, simply with totally different branding. This mannequin had a 649cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected parallel-twin engine. This engine is utilized in Kawasaki’s 650cc mannequin portfolio, which incorporates the Ninja 650, Z650, and Versys 650. The Vulcan S produces 61 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 44 pound-feet of torque at 6,600 rpm. A six-speed guide gearbox sends energy to the again wheel.
The Vulcan S rolls on 18-inch entrance and 17-inch rear wheels, and comes with adjustable foot pegs, permitting riders to tailor the bike’s ergonomics to their wants and preferences. The pegs may be moved 25 millimeters fore and aft. Different customary tools consists of entrance and rear LED lights, in addition to a voluminous 14-liter gasoline tank that ought to present enough vary in between fill-ups. The bike will get customary telescopic entrance forks and a link-type monoshock up entrance.