2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE



2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE Review

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Join the Bagger Revolution!

Kawasaki’s first bagger model follows a wide-and-low concept, its design flowing from the front to the rear of the bike. Along with its hard, sporty image, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero 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.

 

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Electronic Cruise Control


Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Because the rider does not have to constantly control the throttle, this system allows relaxed cruising. This reduces stress on the right hand when travelling long distances, contributing to a high level of riding comfort.

Electronic Cruise Control is featured on Kawasaki’s Vulcan 1700 / VN1700 Series cruisers and JET SKI ULTRA 300X and 300LX personal watercraft. These models are equipped with an Electronic Throttle Valve system, meaning the throttle valves are not actuated directly by twisting the throttle grip (or pulling the throttle lever); rather, a position sensor on the throttle grip sends a signal to the ECU, which in determines the ideal throttle position. This is how Electronic Cruise Control is able to automatically adjust engine power to maintain vehicle speed when ascending or descending grades are encountered. Without the detailed control offered by Electronic Throttle Valves, functions like Electronic Cruise Control would not be possible.


K-ACT ABS: Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology ABS


At its heart, K-ACT ABS is an advanced anti-lock braking system, designed to keep tyres from locking up during braking. But K-ACT ABS was designed to be used on touring models weighing in excess of 300 kg – and that is before adding a tandem rider and luggage.

Complementing its standard ABS function, K-ACT ABS links the front and rear brakes. It monitors the brake force the rider is exerting at both the front and rear, and takes into consideration vehicle speed to ensure highly effective braking while maintaining chassis stability.

For example, let’s say the rider pulls on the front brake lever. To keep the bike from pitching forward, the ABS ECU actuates the rear brake (via fluid pumps) to ensure that front-rear balance is maintained. Should the rider push the rear brake pedal, the system actuates the front brake as well to distribute the load more evenly so that the rear wheel does not lock up. Based on the vehicle speed, K-ACT decides the optimum hydraulic pressure to send to each caliper, ensuring that even with a heavy motorcycle, stable braking performance is possible.

 

 


 

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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Engine


Type 4-stroke, V-Twin
Displacement 1,700cc
Bore and stroke 102.0 x 104.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve system SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with dual 42 mm throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Cooling Liquid, plus cooling fins
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)


Brakes


Front: type Dual 300 mm discs
Front: calipers Dual 4-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 300 mm disc
Rear: calipers Twin-piston caliper


Dimensions


Overall length 2,510 mm (98.8 in.)
Overall width 970 mm (38.2 in.)
Overall height 1,290 mm (50.8 in.)
Wheelbase 1,665 mm (65.6 in.)
Ground clearance 145 mm (5.7 in.)
Seat height 730 mm (28.7 in.)
Curb mass** 382 kg
Fuel capacity 20 litres (4.4 gal.)


Drivetrain


Transmission 6-speed with overdrive
Final drive Carbon fiber belt
Primary reduction ratio 1.515 (50/33)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.933 (44/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.900 (38/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.407 (38/27)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.143 (32/28)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.967 (29/30)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.806 (29/36)
Final reduction ratio 2.250 (72/32)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Frame


Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Wheel travel: rear 80 mm (3.1 in.)
Tire: front 130/90-B16
Tire: rear 170/70-B16
Caster (rake) 30º
Trail 177 mm (7.0 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 35º / 35º


Performance


Maximum Power‡ 61 kW {82 PS} / 5,000 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 146 N.m {14.9 kgf.m} / 2,750 rpm


Suspension


Suspension, front 45 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping



* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.


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