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Vulcan 1700 Classic ABS

The Vulcan 1700 Classic ABS represents the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s big-bore V-Twin cruisers. The muscular engine utilizes an overhead cam to help boost acceleration, while the long-stroke design helps deliver more torque and horsepower.

The Vulcan 1700 Classic ABS is also fitted with Kawasaki’s first fully electronic throttle valve (ETV) system that provides better performance, throttle response and increased fuel mileage. A six-speed transmission with overdrive and carbon fiber drive belt deliver the power to the rear wheel, while a compact chassis and tuned suspension provide light handling. It’s all finished off with bodywork and engine covers that further distinguish the Vulcan 1700 Classic as Kawasaki’s latest big-bore cruiser.

K-ACT ABS

K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS complements rider active brake control with supplementary brake force enhancement for confident, highly effective braking in all situations.

Cruise control

Open highway cruising becomes even easier on the Voyager with convenient and easy to use electronic cruise control controlled from the right handle.

Multi function instrumentation

Multi-function LCD displays on the tank-mounted instrument cluster are controlled by switches on the right handlebar.

Features include a gear-position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining fuel range and average fuel consumption.

Efficient belt drive

Belt final drive is quiet and efficient and helps reduce maintenance chores. Using carbon fibre instead of Kevlar as a tensile material, the belt offers high strength (tensile strength is increased by 40%) with a slim size and light weight.

6-speed transmission
with overdrive

New 6-speed transmission includes an overdrive gear for relaxed highway cruising.

ETV (Electronic Throttle Valve) System

Kawasaki’s first fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response.

Bodywork

The elegantly shaped fuel tank tapers at the rear, contributing to the VN1700’s curvaceous figure, its lines flowing through the rest of the bike. The fuel tank’s curves have constantly varying radii, giving the bike a dynamism that is both powerful and sexy. Its hand-sculpted contours are pleasing both to the eye and to the touch.

LED taillight

Used for the first time on a Kawasaki cruiser, the attractive LED taillight contributes to styling.

On position key removal

Ignition switch allows on-position key removal, preventing key bunches from damaging the instrument cluster or tank while the bike is in operation. Turning the ignition switch collar to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart.

V-Twin Power

The 1,700 cm³ liquid cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin long stroke engine based on that of the Vulcan 2000 delivers significant torque and power.

Light handling

Designed from the start to be as light and slim as possible, the frame minimises the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary meat. The only forged parts (the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket, rear fender/shock absorber bracket) are areas that require additional strength.

Bodywork

The elegantly shaped fuel tank tapers at the rear, contributing to the VN1700’s curvaceous figure, its lines flowing through the rest of the bike. The fuel tank’s curves have constantly varying radii, giving the bike a dynamism that is both powerful and sexy. Its hand-sculpted contours are pleasing both to the eye and to the touch.