2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Guide

2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS:

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 Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS motorcycle is the king of Kawasaki cruisers. A 1,700cc digitally fuel-injected V-twin engine plus Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS and electronic cruise control help make the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS the pinnacle of power and luxury on the open road.



Fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin engine
Electronic cruise control system
Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS

The Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS touring cruiser 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 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is equipped to reach destinations with ease, and its range of features will help the rider to arrive in comfort. In 2019, the Vulcan Voyager ABS motorcycle is available in Candy Imperial Blue/Metallic Graphite Gray with an MSRP of $17,499 USD.



2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•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
•Comes with a 36-month limited warranty




2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 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.

Electronic 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
• 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.



2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $20499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU



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

Candy Imperial Blue/Metallic Graphite Gray


36 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, or 36 months






2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


Type4-stroke, V-Twin
Bore and stroke102.0 x 104.0 mm
CoolingLiquid, plus cooling fins
Compression ratio9.5:1
Valve systemSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel systemDigital fuel injection with dual 42 mm throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
LubricationForced lubrication (semi-dry sump)


Front: typeDual 300 mm discs
Front: calipersDual 4-piston caliper
Rear: typeSingle 300 mm disc
Rear: calipersTwin-piston caliper K-ACT ABS


Overall length2,560 mm (100.8 in.)
Overall width995 mm (39.2 in.)
Overall height1,550 mm (61.0 in.)
Wheelbase1,665 mm (65.6 in.)
Ground clearance135 mm (5.3 in.)
Seat height730 mm (28.7 in.)
Curb mass**406 kg (895.0 lbs.)
Fuel capacity20 litres (4.4 gal.)


Transmission6-speed with overdrive
Final driveCarbon fiber belt
Primary reduction ratio1.515 (50/33)
Gear ratio: 1st3.077
Gear ratio: 2nd1.900 (38/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd1.407 (38/27)
Gear ratio: 4th1.143 (32/28)
Gear ratio: 5th0.967 (29/30)
Gear ratio: 6th0.806 (29/36)
Final reduction ratio2.250 (72/32)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual


TypeDouble-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front140 mm (5.5 in.)
Tire: front130/90-B16
Wheel travel: rear80 mm (3.1 in.)
Tire: rear170/70-B16
Caster (rake)30º
Trail177 mm (7.0 in.)
Steering angle (left/right)35º / 35º


Maximum Power54 kW {73.4 PS} @ 5,000 rpm
Maximum Torque136 N·m {13.9 kgƒ·m} @ 2,750 rpm


Suspension, front45 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension, rearSwingarm with twin air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping


Warranty36 months warranty



* 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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