Have you been seeking the ideal Cruiser? If you have, two impressive options are the 2021 Street Bob® and the 2022 VULCAN® S. The Street Bob® is manufactured by Harley-Davidson®, while the VULCAN® S is manufactured by Kawasaki. Both of these motorcycles are unique and optimized for conquering your local city grid. So which Cruiser is right for you? Read on as we review them both. Then, come see a range of beautiful Street Bob®s near Brandon at our dealership!
2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob®
The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® is the right bike for anyone who wants the perfect performance-based Harley-Davidson® Cruiser. This motorcycle is very easy to customize and attractive with classic muscular looks. It comes with a powerful Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine which is a master of low-end power.
Milwaukee-Eight® 114 Engine
With a Milwaukee-Eight® engine, you will enjoy some of the most impressive power offered by the H-D® factory with a Softail chassis. You can get 119 ft. lbs. of punchy torque at 3,000 RPMs. Additionally, a signature 2-into-2 offset shotgun exhaust adds style and a loud note when you crank the throttle. Then, the ergonomic Free-flowing Ventilator air cleaner has been enhanced with an exposed element and iconic 114 badging.
2-Up Seating with Rear Mono Shock
The 2021 Street Bob® comes with a standardly equipped pillion passenger seat and footpegs. The rear mono-shock suspension system comes with under-seat on-shock preload adjustment. This can be used to set your ideal preload. So, you can adjust it to compensate for the rider and passenger load. Additionally, the dual bending valves and front suspension quickly respond to your inputs. This makes for top-notch performance in a range of riding scenarios. You will be able to effortlessly keep your wheels planted on the pavement and enjoy impressive braking wherever you ride.
Updated Technology and Exclusive Paint
Want a Cruiser that comes loaded with the latest technology? If so, you will appreciate the modern updates on this motorcycle. It has an updated instrument panel inset on the handlebar riser. Here, you will find a USB charging port, security system, and keyless ignition. Then, you will also have access to a Signature LED headlamp. This brilliant LED headlamp has been fitted with signature surround elements to illuminate the road at night. This motorcycle comes with a range of exclusive paint schemes and color options. A Harley-Davidson® script logo is then laid over a secondary color in each color scheme with the Harley-Davidson® Number One graphic. Choose from colors like Stonewashed White Pearl, Vivid Black, Deadwood Green, and Baja Orange.
2022 Kawasaki VULCAN® S
The 2022 Kawasaki VULCAN® S is definitely not an everyday Cruiser. It stands apart from other motorcycles with a parallel-twin engine. It also has a unique frame and suspension. This motorcycle has been laid out to accommodate the riding styles of independent bikers. The VULCAN® S has an exclusive sizing adjustment feature that makes it a good choice for riders of different shapes and sizes. It also comes with a 649cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. You can choose from four models with unique three-tone paint colors, badging, and sports stripping.
2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® VS 2022 Kawasaki VULCAN® S Final Thoughts
So how do these motorcycles compare to one another? The Street Bob® 114 is a tough-looking motorcycle. This Harley-Davidson® bike was intended to be ridden hard and enjoyed to the fullest extent. This is one of the lightest Softail models available with a Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine. It is zippy and nimble. Riders will find that they have plenty of power to spare. Plus, the Street Bob® 114 goes from 0 to 60 mph in seconds. It has an authentic style without giving up the classic Harley-Davidson® Bobber attitude that many riders desire. From the Mini Ape handlebars to the chopped fenders, this motorcycle is gorgeous and classy. We also really like the digital riser gauge design, which keeps the front end looking clean and uncluttered.
On the other hand, the 2022 VULCAN® S from Kawasaki is a good choice for those looking for something different in design. It has a decent engine with a unique frame. With this in mind, most riders will prefer a Harley-Davidson® Cruiser instead of the Japanese versions offered by other makers. After all, only Harley-Davidson® can offer the ideal balance of authentic heritage and modern power. There is a reason Harley-Davidson® is famous for making the best Cruisers! All in all, the Street Bob® is a gritty Cruiser cloaked in black and stripped-down with heaps of power and epic performance.
See Our Street Bob® Lineup at Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson®
If you want to experience the beauty and power of the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob®, come to our Tampa Bay dealership! We have a great lineup of new and used Cruisers and will schedule a test ride for you!