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Motorcycles Kawasaki Announces 2021 Cruiser And Standard Models

21:10  30 september  2020
21:10  30 september  2020 Source:   motorcyclecruiser.com

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Kawasaki has released the first round of announcements for its 2021 street motorcycle lineup and looks like most of the Vulcan cruiser line is making the leap into the new year relatively unchanged except for the usual bold new graphics and color swaps, and a slight increase in MSRP. The Vulcan V-twin line is back in force, with the 900cc and S models each available in three variations, while the Vaquero and Voyager baggers once again occupy the touring end of the cruiser spectrum. The W800, meanwhile, returns for 2021 with a new colorway, but oddly, Kawasaki makes no mention of the Cafe variant of that model. Hmm. In any case, here’s a breakdown of the individual models for the new model year.

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a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: The W800 is returning to Kawasaki’s 2021 street lineup, but there’s no word yet on its Cafe-flavored brother. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The W800 is returning to Kawasaki’s 2021 street lineup, but there’s no word yet on its Cafe-flavored brother.

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a motorcycle parked on the side: The lightweight 650cc Vulcan S returns to the cruiser lineup for 2021 with a couple of new colorways. Shown is the S ABS model. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The lightweight 650cc Vulcan S returns to the cruiser lineup for 2021 with a couple of new colorways. Shown is the S ABS model.

2021 Vulcan S Family

a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: The W800 is returning to Kawasaki’s 2021 street lineup, but there’s no word yet on its Cafe-flavored brother. © Kawasaki Motors Corp. The W800 is returning to Kawasaki’s 2021 street lineup, but there’s no word yet on its Cafe-flavored brother.

Once again, you can have your Vulcan S in any one of three variants, each one retaining the same low and sporty profile it’s rocked for years. Start at the bare-bones Vulcan S, step up to the better equipped Vulcan S ABS, or go for the more stylish Vulcan S ABS Cafe.

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a motorcycle parked on the side: The lightweight 650cc Vulcan S returns to the cruiser lineup for 2021 with a couple of new colorways. Shown is the S ABS model. © Kawasaki Motors Corp. The lightweight 650cc Vulcan S returns to the cruiser lineup for 2021 with a couple of new colorways. Shown is the S ABS model.

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At the heart of each variant lies the same 649cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine, with a sportbike-derived chassis and suspension. Each one also offers the trick Ergo-Fit system, which allows for up to 18 combination adjustments just by moving the seat (three placement options), footpegs (also three options), and handlebar (two different unit configurations).

a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: The Vulcan S Cafe model gets a new three-tone color scheme this year plus special badging. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The Vulcan S Cafe model gets a new three-tone color scheme this year plus special badging.

The base model Vulcan S comes in a new Pearl Blizzard White colorway, with an MSRP of $7,199, while the Vulcan S ABS can be had in a Metallic Flat Raw Graystone, listing at $7,599. Meanwhile the 2021 Vulcan S ABS Cafe gets three-tone paint, special tank badging, sport striping, and a dark-tinted windshield deflector, and is available in Pearl Storm Gray/Ebony with an MSRP of $8,199.

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a motorcycle parked on the side: Kawasaki gives its street-tough Vulcan 900 Custom a new color scheme for 2021, and bumps the price slightly. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Kawasaki gives its street-tough Vulcan 900 Custom a new color scheme for 2021, and bumps the price slightly.

2021 Vulcan 900 Family

Like the Vulcan S, the Vulcan 900 family rolls with the same foundation, but covers it all in three completely different looks. All of them carry a 903cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, V-twin engine and a low seat height, but they diverge from there. The 900 Custom goes for street attitude with a tall 21-inch front tire, blacked-out pipes, forward controls, and a chunky donut out back, while the more sedate 900 Classic brings rider floorboards with a heel/toe shifter, tank-mounted instrumentation, and a 180mm rear tire. The touring-biased Vulcan Classic LT meanwhile adds amenities like a studded touring seat with a standard passenger backrest, leather saddlebags, and a height-adjustable windscreen, and comes with a 24-month limited warranty.

a motorcycle parked on the side: The Vulcan LT is all about light-duty touring with conveniences like saddlebags and a standard backrest. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The Vulcan LT is all about light-duty touring with conveniences like saddlebags and a standard backrest.

For 2021, the Vulcan 900 Classic also gets new colors and is available in Pearl Storm Gray/Pearl Blizzard White for an MSRP of $8,199, with the Vulcan 900 Custom getting the new Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Metallic Spark Black colorway and an MSRP of $8,699. The priciest member of the series is the Classic LT which is available in Pearl Meteor Gray/Metallic Spark Black for a cost of $9,199.

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a close up of a motorcycle: The fixed-fairing V-twin bagger returns for 2021 with a new crimson-tinged colorway and a price increase. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The fixed-fairing V-twin bagger returns for 2021 with a new crimson-tinged colorway and a price increase.

2021 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, reckons Kawasaki, so the 1,700cc Vaquero returns for 2021 bearing only a new color option and a slightly higher price for the new model year. It’s a touring cruiser through and through, which means a frame-mounted fairing, cruise control, triple disc brakes with K-ACT ABS, belt drive, and integrated hard bags to pack your road trip essentials into. The blacked-out engine dishes some attitude, while the healthy 107.6 pound-feet of torque from the 1,700cc V-twin lets you effortlessly unwind the miles. For 2021, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS is available in Metallic Carbon Gray/Metallic Spark Black and the price goes up a few hundred dollars, to $16,999.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Kawasaki’s Voyager ABS gives you full-dress touring with all the amenities, metric style. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Kawasaki’s Voyager ABS gives you full-dress touring with all the amenities, metric style.

2021 Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

King of the Kawasaki cruisers? That’d be the loaded 1700 Voyager ABS tourer, which makes its return for 2021 pretty much intact. The 1,700c liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin is slowed by the K-ACT ABS, while cruise control makes short work of long hauls and a hefty storage capacity swallows all your gear. A plush touring saddle, large fuel tank, intercom-headset-compatible audio system, and for 2021, a price of $17,699. This year it’s available in Pearl Meteor Gray/Metallic Spark Black.

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a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Kawasaki has confirmed the standard W800 model is in the 2021 lineup with a new color scheme. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Kawasaki has confirmed the standard W800 model is in the 2021 lineup with a new color scheme.

2021 W800

a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: The Vulcan S Cafe model gets a new three-tone color scheme this year plus special badging. © Kawasaki Motors Corp. The Vulcan S Cafe model gets a new three-tone color scheme this year plus special badging.

Kawasaki’s homage to the iconic W1 model is back with those classic lines and air-cooled, 773cc, vertical-twin engine remaining untouched for this year. The same modern double-cradle frame design and updated suspension components make the scene for 2021, as do assist and slipper clutch, traditional exhaust system, disc brakes with ABS, and chrome-plated steel fenders. The W800 rolls on a 19-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear hoop back wheel, offers a relaxed riding position further complemented by a tuck-and-roll seat. For 2021, the W800 is available in Metallic Ocean Blue with an MSRP of $9,199. There’s been no word on whether the W800′s more stylish brother, the W800 Cafe, will be back for 2021.

a motorcycle parked on the side: Kawasaki gives its street-tough Vulcan 900 Custom a new color scheme for 2021, and bumps the price slightly. © Kawasaki Motors Corp. Kawasaki gives its street-tough Vulcan 900 Custom a new color scheme for 2021, and bumps the price slightly.

For more info see: kawasaki.com.

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