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Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS

While its muscular curvature is based on that of the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS is much more than a Voyager with the top-case removed; the Vaquero features a host of original-design components including engine shrouds, side covers, rear fender, mufflers….even the side bag flaps are new. Further numerous blacked-out parts contribute to a hard, sporty image. Both bodywork and engine covers received meticulous attention to detail and exquisite craftmanship expected of all Kawasaki cruisers.

Further, the 2013 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS is loaded with high-grade cruising essentials like Kawasaki’s advanced brake system K-ACT ABS, Electronic Cruise Control and a high-spec iPod compatible audio system.


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 display in the centre of the instrument console is controlled by switches on the right handle. Features include a gear position indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption.


The elegantly shaped fuel tank tapers at the rear, contributing to the Vaquero’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.

ETV (Electronic Throttle Valve) System

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.

Powerful 1,700 cm3 V-Twin engine

Numerous features were carried over from the Vulcan 1700 Series. The 1,700 cm3 engine, offering both significant power and torque and superior passing performance, is mounted in a frame designed for light weight and light handling. And like its siblings, the Vaquero’s compact package offers ease of manoeuvrability.

High-spec audio

High-spec audio system features twin 40 W speakers, radio and compatibility with an iPod, XM tuner or CB radio unit.


Dual adjustable rear air-shocks ensure a comfortable ride feel. The air pressure in the shocks can be
adjusted for different road and loading conditions. (Remote air valves are located under the seat for easy access.)