The Underdog Kawasaki Vulcan S

The Underdog Kawasaki Vulcan S
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The Underdog Kawasaki Vulcan S

The Underdog Kawasaki Vulcan S

The Underdog Kawasaki Vulcan S

The Underdog Kawasaki Vulcan S

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The underdog, ready to take a bite.

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Quickly while standing – Kawasaki Vulcan S tuned.

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From 61 to 150 hp – laughing gas will do the trick.

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Chassis optimizations in detail.

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Formerly harmless aggregate.

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That barks: Moto-Life exhaust system.

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Docked as light as a feather.

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The name is program.

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Galfer brake disc, Spiegler brake caliper

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Lightweight swing arm, previously used on a KTM.

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LSL precision footrest system.

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Original Vulcan S petrol tank

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3D design by Dimitri Milonas also on the rear.

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Butt couldn’t be more shapely.

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Warm-up hump seat.

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Self-supporting structure.

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Custom fuel cap.

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Custom fuel cap.

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Command bridge.

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Warm-up shell from the inside.

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Warm-up shell from the outside

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Spiegler brake fitting.

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LSL handlebar stubs and grips.

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Little P&W headlights.

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HE wire spoke wheels, painted in vehicle color.

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Galfer brake discs front and rear.

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Öhlins fork.

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The crowd favorite despite the rain.

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Light hump for racer Francesca Gaspari.

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Wire spoke wheels from HE.

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Engine sprocket of the Kawasaki Versys.

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LSL footrest system.

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Motor made by Kawasaki, modified by Höly.

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Öhlins front fork.

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Intact lithium-ion battery.

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Metzeler Race goods.

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Metzeler Race goods.

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LSL footrest system.

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Lightened alternator rotor.

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Perimeter steel frame.

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Kawasaki Vulcan S conversion "The underdog"

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Green in every detail.

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Filigree racing parts

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And that really brings out 150 hp?

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Sporty checkered flag design.

The underdog: Kawasaki Vulcan S conversion

Frankenstein’s daughter was earlier …

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… Today, one son of many fathers rules: They created from decades of experience in tuning, customizing and chassis optimization "The underdog" – come to bite.

GCreated for the most exciting sprint challenge of 2016, the Essenza races. Which are held according to rigid rules: Pure Bikes. No dragsters. Two wheels. Two cylinders. Maximum 1200 cm³. Venues: Glemseck 101 in September and INTERMOT in Cologne. In addition, the most beautiful bike will be chosen via a public voting. It is already clear: autumn 2016 will be hot.

Many people were interested in the Essenza race from the start. A ‘Green Dream Team’ is formed ad hoc around Kawasaki. The starting point is a normal chopper that was never intended for sprint races: the Vulcan S. With rather little power. With a road chassis for harmless cruising. With absolutely no sporting genes. Can such a motorcycle ever survive a sprint race??

Understatement

The protagonists who are based on this "The underdog" created, initially acted as initiators. The right men on the right levers: Tomy Holzner from Warm Up Motorradtechnik from Aalen immediately turned to the engine guru Höly from Schriesheim with Dieter Briese at the scepter about the mild engine power. Because: The Vulcan S has just 649 cm³ and 61 hp by default – and at 228 kg is not exactly at the forefront when it comes to an eighth-mile sprint race.

The parallel twin thus underwent extensive doping: new intake system, head machining, new connecting rods and a new crankshaft; Alternator out and much more. Result: top performance around 90 hp. In order to really show it to the others, however, more pressure, power, performance was needed – and the magic word was: nitrous oxide injection! That should be good for 150 little horses. The weight reduction to 185 kilos shouldn’t harm the goal either.

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Design tail from Dimitris 3D printer

Tomy Holzner was available for bodywork, aerodynamics and a grim green appearance: he first modeled the silhouette on the computer. The man of trust, Dimitri "actually i don’t know anything about motorcycles" showed on the 3D printer what it can do, modeled and plotted the product after what felt like 1000 adjustment moments until it fit exactly.

Bearing guru Emil Schwarz was responsible for all smoothly operating bearings and really got involved in order to let the last shaft rotate without play. Last but not least, LSL Capo Jochen Schmitz-Linkweiler reached deep into the optimized add-on parts box.

The ambitious Green Dream Team wants to let the underdog take a hard bite in the drag race on the Glemseck on September 3, 2016. The opponents should bring a muzzle …

Kawasaki Vulcan S "The underdog", Parts and data

landing gear & Design (warm-up):

  • Öhlins front fork
  • Galfer brake discs front and rear
  • Spiegler brake calipers front and rear
  • Spiegler brake and clutch fittings
  • HE spoke wheels, painted in vehicle color
  • LSL footrest system
  • LSL handlebar stubs, handles, rear-view mirrors, crash pads and bobbins
  • small P&W headlights
  • Custom fuel cap
  • Warm-up cladding shell and seat bench (self-supporting)
  • 3D design by Dimitri Milonas
  • Original Vulcan S petrol tank
  • Intact lithium-ion battery
  • Emil Schwarz chassis bearings and set-up
  • Moto-life exhaust system

Motor (Höly):

  • lightened and balanced crankshaft
  • modified camshafts
  • modified cylinder head
  • modified injection system Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-R, 43mm
  • 2 injectors per cylinder
  • Special connecting rod
  • Power Commander
  • Compression 13.5: 1
  • Nitrous oxide injection
  • lightened alternator rotor

Technical specifications:

Liquid-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, 649 cm³, dohc valve control, injection system, six-speed gearbox, chain drive, approx. 150 hp, perimeter steel frame, spring travel v./h. 120/100 mm, front tires 120/70 ZR 17, rear 180/55 ZR 17, double disc brakes at the front, disc brakes at the rear, curb weight (ready to drive) approx. 185 kg, tank capacity 14 liters

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