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    Quote Originally Posted by y2k@r15 View Post
    So when are you taking the delivery?
    Hi Guys

    I bought Engine Guard, Radiator Guard and Back Rest - all for Rs 12500, shipped to Bengaluru - from Dochaki Custom Motorcycles, Pune for my Vulcan S. I find the price as well as the quality of the products quite reasonable.

    Sathish
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Vulcan.. Finally :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by sathishn_rao View Post
    Hi Guys

    I bought Engine Guard, Radiator Guard and Back Rest - all for Rs 12500, shipped to Bengaluru - from Dochaki Custom Motorcycles, Pune for my Vulcan S. I find the price as well as the quality of the products quite reasonable.

    Sathish
    That's cheap man... If the quality is good would have purchased from here, had I known it earlier.. still thanks for sharing..can definitely watch out for future mod requirement

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    That's cheap man... If the quality is good would have purchased from here, had I known it earlier.. still thanks for sharing..can definitely watch out for future mod requirement
    Here're the Pics of my Vulcan with accessories I ordered from Pune and USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sathishn_rao View Post
    Here're the Pics of my Vulcan with accessories I ordered from Pune and USA
    Cool... how much for the Windshield? Ordered from?

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    Cool... how much for the Windshield? Ordered from?
    I ordered it (and many other accessories) from Amazon USA for around $80 and had a friend carry it to India. ( I lived in the US for a few years before relocating to India recently)

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    Dear Proud owners of Vulcans, First of all, Hearty congratulations to each and everyone of you for owning this beautiful machine. I would request some suggestions from you all. I am planning to buy Vulcan S as well. Here are my questions.

    I have Honda Unicorn which I use for daily commute to work. I live in Bangalore and travel 60kms from Banashankari to ITPL everyday two way. Can Vulcan be a best bet. Or would it be better to have Unicorn for office commute and Vulcan for Weekend drives.

    What accessories, you guys suggest, should be installed immediately.?

    My daughter and wife will accompany me to short rides with in city, may be once in a while to Malleshwaram. Is the rear seat comfortable enough for both the pillions, since this is kind of split seat if I am not wrong. Or does it required to be changed.

    Got some free time during working hours. So planning to go to Langford road showroom to test drive one. So please advise
    Last edited by Sridhar 1202; 03-28-2019 at 10:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sridhar 1202 View Post
    Dear Proud owners of Vulcans, First of all, Hearty congratulations to each and everyone of you for owning this beautiful machine. I would request some suggestions from you all. I am planning to buy Vulcan S as well. Here are my questions.

    I have Honda Unicorn which I use for daily commute to work. I live in Bangalore and travel 60kms from Banashankari to ITPL everyday two way. Can Vulcan be a best bet. Or would it be better to have Unicorn for office commute and Vulcan for Weekend drives.

    What accessories, you guys suggest, should be installed immediately.?

    My daughter and wife will accompany me to short rides with in city, may be once in a while to Malleshwaram. Is the rear seat comfortable enough for both the pillions, since this is kind of split seat if I am not wrong. Or does it required to be changed.

    Got some free time during working hours. So planning to go to Langford road showroom to test drive one. So please advise
    Hey Sridhar thanks a lot for your wishes. :-)

    It's been over 6 months now am riding this bike. Clocked roughly 5k kms... Not much of long rides done so far except for 250 kms approx in a single day.. some odd 3 times..

    Twice or thrice a week I commute to office, roughly 35kms to n fro per day.

    It's my 1st super bike. Earlier I owned R15. Rode it for almost 10 years. Miss it ... But glad to have this new super Beast. It's a highway bike.. take it on open roads and this just glides smoothly. You can easily touch 130-135.. no vibrations..I did this with pillion.

    Given the bulky engine, the heat it generates is tremendous when you are riding in heavy traffic. I stay in Mumbai and you must have heard of the traffic woes here.!! Hence you need to ensure that your legs are covered. While on non traffic day you don't feel the engine heat.

    Also, please consider the bike's weight.
    Depending on the traffic condition you can decide. I personally feel a light weight motorcycle of 150 cc should be used for daily office commuting. Vulcan can be considered for weekend. Still this depends on the rider.

    You also need to consider the ground clearance..its 130 mm .. you have to carefully ride on speed breakers.. yes ...while riding single.. while along with pillion double the care.. you have to accept this mentally that how much so you take care you gonna bump into the speed breakers.. that's a given. Some have installed after market exhaust, which have given them a benefit of additional 10 mm clearance.

    As you have said you shall be riding a/w your wife n daughter, seating will be a problem, as the rear seat is lifted up. It will be difficult to accommodate your daughter between the rider and pillion.

    Get a backrest installed for sure. Its required when you ride with pillion. You can tell the kawa people to remove the saree guard and provide you with backrest with no additional cost. This option was available in Mumbai (I got to Know after I bought the bike). I purchased my backrest with luggage rack from AliExpress. (https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bsy9awpi )

    I have also installed the led auxl lights of gold runway 40w.. you may install if you prefer night riding. I installed them thru Kawasaki dealer for 16k.

    I am planning to install radiator guard .. still under finalisation.

    If you go though the thread one of our brothers has got the backrest, radiator guard from "dochaki customs".. just Google it out.

    I am enjoying riding the bike and plan to increase the ride length in coming days. You too will definitely enjoy riding it.

    BTW which color are you planning to buy.. do let us know. I have a Pearl lava orange.

    Cheers:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2k@r15 View Post
    Hey Sridhar thanks a lot for your wishes. :-)

    It's been over 6 months now am riding this bike. Clocked roughly 5k kms... Not much of long rides done so far except for 250 kms approx in a single day.. some odd 3 times..

    Twice or thrice a week I commute to office, roughly 35kms to n fro per day.

    It's my 1st super bike. Earlier I owned R15. Rode it for almost 10 years. Miss it ... But glad to have this new super Beast. It's a highway bike.. take it on open roads and this just glides smoothly. You can easily touch 130-135.. no vibrations..I did this with pillion.

    Given the bulky engine, the heat it generates is tremendous when you are riding in heavy traffic. I stay in Mumbai and you must have heard of the traffic woes here.!! Hence you need to ensure that your legs are covered. While on non traffic day you don't feel the engine heat.

    Also, please consider the bike's weight.
    Depending on the traffic condition you can decide. I personally feel a light weight motorcycle of 150 cc should be used for daily office commuting. Vulcan can be considered for weekend. Still this depends on the rider.

    You also need to consider the ground clearance..its 130 mm .. you have to carefully ride on speed breakers.. yes ...while riding single.. while along with pillion double the care.. you have to accept this mentally that how much so you take care you gonna bump into the speed breakers.. that's a given. Some have installed after market exhaust, which have given them a benefit of additional 10 mm clearance.

    As you have said you shall be riding a/w your wife n daughter, seating will be a problem, as the rear seat is lifted up. It will be difficult to accommodate your daughter between the rider and pillion.

    Get a backrest installed for sure. Its required when you ride with pillion. You can tell the kawa people to remove the saree guard and provide you with backrest with no additional cost. This option was available in Mumbai (I got to Know after I bought the bike). I purchased my backrest with luggage rack from AliExpress. (https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bsy9awpi )

    I have also installed the led auxl lights of gold runway 40w.. you may install if you prefer night riding. I installed them thru Kawasaki dealer for 16k.

    I am planning to install radiator guard .. still under finalisation.

    If you go though the thread one of our brothers has got the backrest, radiator guard from "dochaki customs".. just Google it out.

    I am enjoying riding the bike and plan to increase the ride length in coming days. You too will definitely enjoy riding it.

    BTW which color are you planning to buy.. do let us know. I have a Pearl lava orange.

    Cheers:-)
    Forgot to mention I have also installed the engine crash guards from Kawasaki itself ... it's a must.. I had a close call twice while turning it at short angles in parking lots on paver block..As the tires were new.. got slipped..

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    Thank you y2k@r15 for the detailed information. Appreciate you for taking time to explain.

    By the way, I went to the showroom, test rode Vulcan, found it to be a great bike for me. Ease of driving, power and torque left me mesmerized. After hearing it's on-road price of 7.2L, I had to step back. Now I need to work out my finances to make a decision.

    I liked orange one a lot. I was thinking that I will book the green one. But unfortunately it is not available in India. Showroom guys don't have any clue on when it will be launched.

    As you had mentioned, it best for highway ride. I better keep my Unicorn for office commute.
    Last edited by Sridhar 1202; 04-02-2019 at 08:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sridhar 1202 View Post
    Thank you y2k@r15 for the detailed information. Appreciate you for taking time to explain.

    By the way, I went to the showroom, test rode Vulcan, found it to be a great bike for me. Ease of driving, power and torque left me mesmerized. After hearing it's on-road price of 7.2L, I had to step back. Now I need to work out my finances to make a decision.

    I liked orange one a lot. I was thinking that I will book the green one. But unfortunately it is not available in India. Showroom guys don't have any clue on when it will be launched.

    As you had mentioned, it best for highway ride. I better keep my Unicorn for office commute.
    No thanks buddy.. i have shared basis my experience.. not very good at writing in literal "ownership reviews" / technical sense.

    Hope you finalize a superbike for you very soon and wish you are able to make up with finances as well. Good luck

    Tc

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