Kawasaki VN1700 Vulcan (Classic, Tourer, Nomad, Voyager, Vaquero): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 2009+

Also called: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700

Predecessor: Kawasaki VN1600 Vulcan

Models
Kawasaki VN1700E / VN1700F Vulcan Classic / ABS

2009+

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki VN1700G Classic LT

2009-2010

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki VN1700C / VN1700D Vulcan Classic Tourer (Nomad)

2009+

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer (Nomad)
Models
Kawasaki VN1700A / VN1700B

Vulcan Voyager / ABS

2009+

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki VN1700J / VN1700K

Vaquero / Voyager Custom / ABS

2011+

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2009 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer (Nomad); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager / ABS

Code: VN1700E9F; VN1700C9F; VN1700G9F; VN1700A9F, VN1700B9F (ABS)

2010 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager / ABS

Code: VN1700FAF, VN1700EAF; VN1700DAF, VN1700CAF; VN1700GAF; VN1700AAF, VN1700BAF (ABS)

2011 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom) / ABS

Code: VN1700FBF, VN1700EBF; VN1700DBF, VN1700CBF; VN1700ABF, VN1700BBF (ABS); VN1700JBF, VN1700KBF

2012 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom) / ABS

Code: VN1700FCF, VN1700ECF; VN1700DCF, VN1700CCF; VN1700ACF, VN1700BCF (ABS); VN1700JCF, VN1700KCF

2013 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom) / ABS

Code: VN1700FDF, VN1700EDF; VN1700DDF, VN1700CDF; VN1700ADF, VN1700BDF (ABS); VN1700JDF, VN1700KDF

2014 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad ABS); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager / ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS (Voyager Custom ABS)

Code: VN1700FEF; VN1700DEF; VN1700AEF, VN1700BEF (ABS); VN1700KEF

2015 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad ABS); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS (Voyager Custom ABS)

Code: VN1700DFF; VN1700BEF; VN1700KFF

2016 North America, Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer ABS (Nomad ABS); Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS (Voyager Custom ABS)

Code: VN1700DGF; VN1700BGF; VN1700KGF

2017 North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS (Voyager Custom ABS)

Code: VN1700BHF; VN1700KHF

2018 North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS; Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS (Voyager Custom ABS)

Code: VN1700BJF; VN1700KJF

Specifications

Kawasaki VN1700 Vulcan: specs

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2500 mm / 98,4 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic, Classic LT, Classic Tourer (Nomad)

2560 mm / 100,8 in – Vulcan 1700 Voyager

2510 mm / 98,8 in – Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

Overall width 1025 mm / 40,3 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic, Classic LT, Classic Tourer (Nomad)

995 mm / 39,2 in – Vulcan 1700 Voyager

970 mm / 38,2 in – Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

Overall height 1155 mm / 45,5 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic

1465 mm / 57,7 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic LT, Classic Tourer (Nomad)

1550 mm / 61,0 in – Vulcan 1700 Voyager

1290 mm / 50,8 in – Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

Seat height 719 mm / 28,3 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic, Classic LT

730 mm / 28,7 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer (Nomad), Voyager, Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

Wheelbase 1665 mm / 65,6 in
Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,12 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic, Classic LT

140 mm / 5,51 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer (Nomad)

135 mm / 5,31 in – Vulcan 1700 Voyager

145 mm / 5,71 in – Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 345 kg / 761 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Classic

378 kg / 833 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer (Nomad)

382 kg / 842 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Classic Tourer (Nomad) ABS

362 kg / 798 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

402 kg / 886 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Voyager

406 kg / 895 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

379 kg / 836 lbs – Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

383 kg / 845 lbs - Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom) ABS

FRAME Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 43 mm, 140 mm / 5,5 in - Vulcan 1700 Classic, Classic LT, Classic Tourer (Nomad)

Telescopic fork 45 mm, 140 mm / 5,5 in - Vulcan 1700 Voyager, Vaquero

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, 80 mm / 3,1 in

Adjustable: 4-way rebound damping

Front tire size 130/90 B16 M/C 67H
Rear tire size 170/70 B16 M/C 75H
Front brake Double disc, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers (optional - ABS)
Rear brake Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper (optional - ABS)
Fuel capacity 20,0 l / 5,3 US gal
Trail 169 mm / 6,7 in – Vulcan 1700 Classic, Classic LT, Classic Tourer (Nomad)

177 mm / 7,0 in - Vulcan 1700 Voyager, Vaquero

Fuel economy 6,72 l / 100 km (35,3 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, 50° V-twin
Bore & Stroke 102,0 x 104,0 mm
Displacement 1700 cm³ (103,7 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 73,4 hp (54,0 kW) / 5000 rpm
Max. torque 136,0 Nm (13,9 kgf*m) / 2750 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 5,40 sec – Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
Top speed 183 km/h (114 mph) - Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type DFI (Digital Fuel Injection), 2x MIKUNI EACW42
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction 1.517
Final reduction 2.250
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.077

1.900

1.407

1.143

0.967

0.806

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Alternator Three-phase AC, 46.8 A/14 V @5 000 r/min (rpm)
Battery capacity 12V-18Ah

Images

Kawasaki VN1700 Vulcan: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad (Classic Tourer)
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad (Classic Tourer)
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad (Classic Tourer)
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero (Voyager Custom)

Videos

Kawasaki VN1700 Vulcan: video.

2010 KAWASAKI VN1700 VULCAN 1700 CLASSIC
2010 KAWASAKI VN1700 VULCAN 1700 NOMAD
2012 KAWASAKI VN1700 VOYAGER 1700
2009 KAWASAKI VN1700 VULCAN 1700 CLASSIC LT
2015 KAWASAKI VN1700 VULCAN 1700 VAQUERO W/ABS

Manuals

Kawasaki VN1700 Vulcan: manuals, parts, microfiches.