2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Review

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS



2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Review


2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com




Designed for those riders who set their sights beyond the horizon, the Vulcan 1700 Voyager offers everything needed for comfortable long-distance touring with or without a passenger. Offering a metric alternative to V-Twin tourers, the Vulcan 1700 Voyager combines Kawasaki reliability with the performance, comfort and amenities that long-distance touring riders demand.




•Fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin delivers high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel
•Electronic cruise control system can be activated in third gear or at any speed between 30mph and 85mph
•Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS helps ensure ideal brake force distribution for confident, highly-effective braking
•Stylish, frame-mounted fairing keeps steering feel light by directing aerodynamic forces into the chassis
•Touring amenities such as an intercom-headset compatible audio system and integrated luggage


The Vulcan® 1700 Voyager®’s large frame-mounted fairing, high-capacity integrated luggage with passenger backrest, comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control and sound system makes it the perfect touring cruiser for roaming the country or cruising city to city.


The 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS motorcycle is a fully equipped touring cruiser with plenty of storage space, technology and functionality, as well as elegant styling that merit a closer look.


A powerful and torque-rich, liquid-cooled 1700cc V-Twin engine, durable six-speed transmission, electronic cruise control, belt drive and Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS are all part of a standard package begging for long journeys.


From the sculpted front fairing to the detailed curvature in the hard top opening saddlebags, the bodywork on the Voyager cruiser is not only striking but comes with extra benefits. The frame-mounted fairing, for example, provides significant wind protection. The saddlebags and tail trunk have generous capacity, with the tail trunk able to accommodate two full-face helmets and the saddlebags able to store plenty of gear for long-range road trips.


The instrumentation and sound system controls are mounted in the Voyager’s classic automotive-style dash, offering exceptional functionality and classic muscle car styling by combining a multi-function LCD display with retro-styled analog dials. The rider controls dash instrumentations using switches on the right handlebar, which includes gear-position indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining fuel range and average fuel consumption for greater convenience.


The 40-watt, twin-speaker audio system is intercom headset-compatible and features a three-band (FM/AM/WX) radio standard, which can be accessed through the handlebar controls. It is compatible with accessory iPod® devices, SiriusXM® radio, and select GPS devices or a CB radio (sold separately).


The Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS motorcycle is intended for riders who seek modern comfort and plenty of technology as well as the legendary Kawasaki dependability. With its ample storage capacity and large fuel tank, the 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS will reach cross-country destinations with ease, and its range of features will help the rider to arrive in comfort.





2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features









2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


V-Twin Engine
Long stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine designed to deliver high levels of torque.
Liquid-cooled A/C generator reduces the temperature of generator stator coils and thus increases output to handle additional accessories.
Semi-dry sump(KP) design reduces overall engine height and keeps excess oil away from the crank to prevent power-robbing stirring loss. Oil is stored in the transmission, which eliminates the need for an oil tank. Triple oil pumps (2 scavenge and 1 feed pump) help reduce stirring loss and provide superb oil circulation.
Water jackets surround only the top quarter of the cylinders and the polished-edge fins match the cylinder heads while attractively tapering to the cylinder bases.
High-performance forged pistons(KP) are lightweight, stronger and more heat resistant than cast versions. Oil jets help cool the pistons for added durability.
Dual primary engine balancers (KP) and rubber engine mounts (KP) help isolate high-frequency vibration while providing the rider with the core power-pulse feeling of the muscular engine.
Single-pin crankshaft for that classic V-twin rumble and characteristic pulse.
A cam damper mounted to the end of the crankshaft protects the drive train by damping large torque fluctuations yet helps emphasize the pleasant torque pulse.


Digital Fuel Injection (KP)
Dual 42mm throttle bodies with Atomizing Fuel Injectors produce a fine fuel mist for better combustion and fuel consumption.


Electronic Throttle Valve (ETV) (KP)
The throttle pulley operates an acceleration position sensor (APS) that uses the ECU to send a signal to a small motor that actually operates the throttle valves. This makes throttle pull very light for reduced rider fatigue and the more precise throttle control results in better performance, smoother running and increased fuel mileage.
Using a cable-operated APS eliminates expensive switch housing electronics that can be damaged and costly to replace should the motorcycle get tipped on its right side.


Cruise Control
Works in conjunction with the ETV to automatically maintain a set speed when in third gear or higher and when traveling between 30 and 85 mph.
Convenient controls located within easy thumb reach on the right handlebar.


Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS)(KP)
Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) helps increase rider comfort at a stop. All V-twins present engine heat challenges, especially full dress models with leg shields, since the rear cylinder and exhaust pipe is almost directly under the rider and the rider’s legs. The front shield routes radiator heat down to the ground below the engine, while the rear fan draws air away from the rear cylinder and exhaust pipe and directs it to the ground on the left side of the motorcycle.
Kawasaki is the first manufacturer to provide, as standard equipment, an effectively designed air management system to help provide a noticeably cooler rider cockpit. This system is particularly effective in warm weather while stopped in traffic, or for extended periods of low speed operation such as during staging for group rides.


6-Speed Transmission
Overdrive 6th gear helps reduce rpm at higher speeds and helps increase fuel mileage.
Gear position sensor communicates with the ECU to help reduce fuel consumption and adjust timing to provide better power feeling, and an indicator on the speedometer allows the rider to monitor current gear position at a glance.


Belt Drive
Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action.
Carbon fiber belt provides much more strength than Kevlar while allowing the belt to be narrower.
More efficient so more power reaches the rear wheel.
Low maintenance and low noise.


Large steel box-section backbone frame is very rigid and helps contribute to high stability and lightweight handling at low speeds.
Low profile reduces seat height for an easier reach to the ground.


Dual Air-Assisted Rear Shocks
Air shocks provide a wide range of adjustment to match the load or riding preference.
Special spring rates to match the increased weight of the trunk and saddlebags.


Triple Disc Brakes
Dual 300mm front discs and a single 300mm rear disc stop with authority.


Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT)(KP)
K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS is a linked brake system that ensures ideal brake force distribution for confident, highly effective braking.
Electronic system controls brake force distribution between the front and rear brakes to enhance overall braking performance, no matter how hard the front and/or rear brakes are applied.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is incorporated into K-ACT to help prevent the wheels from locking during hard, straight-up braking for enhanced control.
For maximum controllability in tight corners or when making U-turns, K-ACT does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12 mph. The ABS disengages at speeds below 4 mph.


Frame – Mounted Front Fairing
Large front fairing and windshield help block the wind for increased rider comfort.
The fairing is mounted to the frame to help maintain light steering.
Retro-style dashboard is located within the fairing with a 1960s-style speedometer and digital audio system display.
Leg shields on the front engine guards minimize wind on the rider’s legs. Adjustable air intakes allow the rider to control the amount of air reaching the legs for added touring comfort.


Huge Saddlebags and Tail Trunk
Large trunk is big enough to hold two full-face helmets and provides a convenient backrest for the passenger.
LED tail/brake lights are located high on the trunk for better visibility to following motorists.
Locking saddlebags carry an amazing amount of long-distance gear.
Sturdy saddlebag and trunk locks keep gear secure.
Large frame-mounted chrome saddlebag guards emphasize cruiser image.


Passenger Footboards
For maximum comfort on long rides.


Full Feature Audio System
Navigation audio prompt capability allows voice prompting audio to be heard through the speakers (or Kawasaki Genuine Accessory Helmet Headsets) when using Garmin Zumo 600/665 GPS. (Kawasaki Genuine Accessory GPS mount, adapter kit and GPS sold separately.)
AM/FM tuner with front fairing-mounted speakers is standard equipment.
Easy-to-use audio controls are located within easy thumb reach on the left handlebar.
Standard audio system is equipped to easily expand with optional iPod™, XM™ tuner, CB radio and rear speakers accessories.


Classic Styling
LED taillight provides excellent visibility when activated, and makes a strong visual statement with chrome surround.
Tank, seat, fenders, saddlebags and details designed with a classic 1960’s feel.
Adjustable front brake and clutch levers and master cylinders enhance rider comfort and styling.


Electric Speedometer
Electric design reduces weight and eliminates the front wheel drive unit and cable for a cleaner look.
Analog speedometer face evokes memories of the ’60s.
Digital displays include odometer, trip meter, clock, fuel range and average mpg.
Gear position indicator makes it easy to determine which gear the transmission is in at a glance.


36-Month Warranty
Vulcan Voyager models feature a 36-month factory warranty.









2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17499 USD


4-stroke, 52° V-twin, liquid-cooled
1,700cc/103.7 cu in
Bore x Stroke
102.0 x 104.0mm
Compression ratio
Maximum Torque
107.6 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® 42mm throttle bodies (2)
TCBI with digital advance
6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Carbon fiber-reinforced belt
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
45mm hydraulic fork/5.5 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping/3.1 in
Front Tire
Rear Tire
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm discs, dual four-piston calipers, K-ACT II ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II ABS
Frame Type
Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
30°/7.0 in
Overall Length
100.8 in
Overall Width
39.2 in
Overall Height
61.0 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
Seat Height
28.7 in
Curb Weight
895.2 lb**
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal
65.6 in
Color Choices
Pearl Meteor Gray/Metallic Spark Black
36 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, or 36 months














2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $20399 CAD


Displacement 1,700cc
Type 4-stroke, V-Twin
Bore and stroke 102.0 x 104.0 mm
Cooling Liquid, plus cooling fins
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
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)
Front: type Dual 300 mm discs
Front: calipers Dual 4-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 300 mm disc
Rear: calipers Twin-piston caliper K-ACT ABS
Overall length 2,560 mm (100.8 in.)
Overall width 995 mm (39.2 in.)
Overall height 1,550 mm (61.0 in.)
Wheelbase 1,665 mm (65.6 in.)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Seat height 730 mm (28.7 in.)
Curb mass** 406 kg (895.0 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 20 litres (4.4 gal.)
Transmission 6-speed with overdrive
Final drive Carbon fiber belt
Primary reduction ratio 1.515 (50/33)
Gear ratio: 1st 3.077
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
Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Tire: front 130/90-B16
Wheel travel: rear 80 mm (3.1 in.)
Tire: rear 170/70-B16
Caster (rake) 30º
Trail 177 mm (7.0 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 35º / 35º
Maximum Power‡ 54 kW {73.4 PS} @ 5,000 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 136 N·m {13.9 kgƒ·m} @ 2,750 rpm
Suspension, front 45 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping
Warranty 36 months warranty





2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


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