2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Guide

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS : SHOWSTOPPING STYLE AND PERFORMANCE.

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS.

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.

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.

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 2020 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 2020, the Vulcan Voyager ABS motorcycle is available in Metallic Carbon Gray/Metallic Spark Black.

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.



Stylish, frame-mounted fairing
Intercom-headset compatible audio system
Integrated luggage



2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


A roaring fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin engine powers the Vulcan® 1700 Voyager ABS motorcycle.

Innovative performance features such as Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) for highly-effective braking and frame-mounted fairings to keep steering feel light, combine to deliver a smooth, reassuring ride.

Featuring a host of modern amenities and backed by a 36-month limited warranty, the Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS motorcycle rides in a class of its own. Powerful speakers accompany the standard AM/FM/WB audio system with accessory iPod®, SiriusXM® and intercom-headset compatibility. It also features Navigation Audio Prompt Capability in conjunction with select Garmin® GPS devices (sold separately). Small locking storage compartments allow you to stow electronics, sunglasses and other necessities in a convenient spot.


2020 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 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.






2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17,499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $20,599 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine 4-stroke, 52° V-twin, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,700cc/103.7 cu in
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 104.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 107.6 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
Fuel System DFI® 42mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission 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 130/90×16
Rear Tire 170/70×16
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
Rake/Trail 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
Wheelbase 65.6 in
Color Choices Metallic Carbon Gray/ Metallic Spark Black
Warranty 36 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, or 36 months
**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied). When equipped, California
evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 lb.




2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details


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





2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details





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