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MRS Oficina’s Custom Magic Flirts With Kawasaki Vulcan S
Calling it a radical transformation would be an understatement.

MRS Oficina’s Custom Magic Flirts With Kawasaki Vulcan S

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The French are known for their delicious cuisine, staggering architecture and artistic refinement, but their custom two-wheelers are just as impressive. Now, when it comes to gorgeous machines that’ll leave just about any rider speechless, the pros over at MRS Oficina aren’t messing around! Since 2013, this Paris-based firm stacked up on some truly magnificent masterpieces, and they’re not planning on slowing things down anytime soon.

In the past, we’ve had a sneaky look at what they’ve managed to accomplish with a fascinating one-off marvel, based on a 2018 Kawasaki Z900 RS. To be quite honest, I still find myself daydreaming about that beauty on a daily basis. As such, I couldn’t resist the urge to feature another one of their glorious exploits. This time around, we’ll be admiring a work of mechanical art that started out as Kawasaki’s mighty Vulcan S ABS Café (MY 2016) and morphed into a juicy cafe racer.

Before we dive in to check this sexy thing out, I’ll be taking a minute to mention a few of the donor’s original specs, which should give you a better idea as to how far Oficina’s project has come. The Vulcan S is put in motion by a ruthless DOHC parallel-twin, with four valves per cylinder head and a compression ratio of 10.8:1. A direct fuel injection with 38 mm (1.5 inches) throttle bodies feeds this liquid-cooled piece of machinery.

Vulcan’s four-stroke behemoth prides itself with a generous displacement of 649cc. At around 5,700 revs, the engine is capable of delivering up to 48 hp, accompanied by 46 pound-feet (62 Nm) of torque output at 4,600 rpm. Power travels to a chain final drive by means of a six-speed transmission.

Up front, the whole structure rests on 41 mm (1.61 inches) telescopic forks that allow 5.1 inches (130 mm) of wheel travel, joined by a fully-adjustable eccentric shock absorber, which permits up to 3.1 inches (80 mm) of travel on the opposite end. Stopping power is handled by dual 300 mm (11.8 inches) brake rotors and two-piston calipers at the front, coupled with a 250 mm (9.8 inches) disc and a single-piston caliper at the rear.

As to MRS Oficina’s showstopper, its story began with a substantial weight reduction. While the Vulcan S might be Kawasaki’s lightest cruiser, it’ll still tip the scales at no less than 498 lbs (226 kg), so a solid diet plan was absolutely necessary.

The MRS crew kicked things of by removing the bike’s chunky bodywork, including its saddle, fuel tank and fenders. Additionally, the Frenchmen severed the rear end of Vulcan’s frame and disposed of its cast wheels, as well as the front-mounted foot pegs and stock handlebars.

Next, they tweaked the bike’s swingarm and used an Ohlins monoshock to raise it rear. To solidify a more aggressive riding stance, the triple clamp was lowered by 20 mm (0.8 inches) and clip-ons were installed. These are complemented by a set of rear-mounted foot pegs that round things out.

Oficina’s baby crawls on a pair of handsome wheels with laced rims, hugged by top-grade Pirelli rubber. The standard bodywork was replaced by a majestic single-piece fuel tank and tail section, while Vulcan’s headlight has been discarded to make room for a retro-style module.

Furthermore, the exhaust system received stainless-steel headers and reverse megaphone mufflers. The MRS team proceeded to add a new gauge from the Motogadget catalogue, besides aftermarket turn signals, a fresh filler cap and one groovy leather saddle.

To wrap it all up, the Vulcan was enveloped in a stunning metallic gloss green finish that screams ‘Kawasaki’. MRS Oficina completed this incredible build in as little as four months, which is simply mind-blowing, to say the least.

And there we have it, folks. Should you be looking to please your eyesight with this workshop’s other gems, their Instagram and Facebook profiles are certainly worth a visit!

 
 
 
 
 

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