Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® 114 vs Kawasaki VULCAN® S
Looking for an attractive new Cruiser to buy? Cruiser motorcycles often let you blast through the city or see the sights out of town. These bikes are usually versatile, muscular, and ultra-cool. Two great Cruiser options are the 2021 Street Bob® 114 and the 2022 VULCAN® S. The Street Bob® 114 is manufactured by Harley-Davidson® and is famous for its stripped-down gritty aesthetic. The VULCAN® S is made by Kawasaki and has a slightly less traditional design. Both Cruisers have advantages and disadvantages. It can be helpful to examine both motorcycles side by side if you want to figure out which one is best for you.
2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® 114
The 2021 Street Bob® 114 is stripped down, blacked-out, gritty, and authentic. It has lots of charm and makes the perfect H-D® performance motorcycle for customization. With various Harley-Davidson® customization options, it is easy to make your Street Bob® 114 unique. This motorcycle also has a powerful 114 engine, a signature Softail® frame, and a passenger seat. It then has a comfortably stretched riding position and comes with mid-mount foot controls. Furthermore, all 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® 114 models come available in many great paint color options. These street-ready paint packages showcase color schemes like Stone Washed White Pearl, Baja Orange, Deadwood Green, and Vivid Black.
Powerful Milwaukee-Eight® Engines for Blasting Off
This Harley-Davidson® Cruiser boasts loads of torque and plenty of power. The performance is top-notch among H-D® Cruisers! You will get a potent 114 Milwaukee-Eight® engine that makes it easy to enjoy light-duty touring. Hit the entrance ramp with confidence and plenty of pure passing power. It also creates a deep soul-satisfying rumble when you pull back on the throttle. This powerful engine gives the H-D® Street Bob® 114 one of the best Harley-Davidson® powertrains available for any 2021 model.
Premium Mono Shock and Stiff Responsive Softail® Frame
The Street Bob® 114 also comes with a premium Softail® frame. This Harley-Davidson® Softail® frame was recently updated by Harley’s engineers. The recent updates added lightweight versatility and stiffness. These components translate to a very responsive ride. This frame then works with a performance rear mono-shock. This premium mono-shock is easily adjustable. Then, the rear suspension allows for dynamic cornering. Combined, you will be able to experience agility and maneuverability like never before.
2022 Kawasaki VULCAN® S
The 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan does not conform to tradition. This Cruiser stands apart with its unique design and features. The overall look of this bike is somewhere between classic Cruiser and sci-fi street bike. It definitely has its own independent look. Unlike other Cruisers, the VULCAN® S has been geared to fit a wide range of riders. It can be configured in 18 different ways.
Foot Forward Riding Position and 649CC Twin-Engine
The 2022 Kawasaki VULCAN® S has a 649cc engine. This twin-engine lets you access good power in town or on the freeway. It also comes with a foot-forward riding position that lets you sit back on the bike. This is great for those who like relaxed rides.
2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® 114 VS 2022 Kawasaki VULCAN® S Wrap Up
All in all, both motorcycles are comfortable, powerful, and well-designed. If you want something that is completely different from other motorcycles and has a foot-forward riding position, the Kawasaki VULCAN® S is worth looking into. On the other hand, if you want a versatile Cruiser that can easily accomplish a range of tasks and fulfill your customization dreams, the 2021 Street Bob® 114 is the best option. The 2021 Street Bob® 114 also has an arguably better powertrain and comes with more color options.
If you would like to see the Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® 114 personally, call our Boston area dealership. Our staff team can help you set up a test ride and will answer any questions that you may have about this Cruiser. Plus, we have an awesome lineup of other new or pre-owned Cruisers for you to look over. At our dealership, we will work hard to help you find the customizable Harley-Davidson® motorcycle of your dreams! To learn more, browse through our website or call us. We have been serving motorcyclists from the Boston area since the late 1950s. We know what we are doing and will serve you with excellence.