2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT


– 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

Saddle up and hit the road, the Classic LT is ready to rumble.

Behind every good man there’s a strong woman. Or vice versa? Let’s just say the Vulcan® 1700 Classic is built with two-up cruising in mind, with just the right mix of features – a large windscreen, leather saddlebags and a passenger backrest – to make any road trip an offer your significant other just won’t want to refuse, no matter who’s in control.

A pair of top-grain, reinforced cowhide saddlebags are at the core of the Classic LT’s touring package, with leather carefully selected to minimize flaws and deep-dyed to help protect its finish from minor scrapes. These ideally-sized bags feature a slant-top opening held shut by two 1.5-inch wide leather straps, fitted with chrome buckles and concealed quick-release fasteners. Rolled and riveted lid tops along with metal reinforced upper edges maintain the bags’ shape and help keep unwanted moisture away from your cargo.

Comfortable rider and passenger seats are a must on a cruiser able to tackle anything from daily commuting to day trips with a partner, and the Classic LT’s got them, along with a classic-style backrest to keep the passenger relaxed and smiling as the miles tick by. Detailed with chrome plated brass studs to match the bags, the classically styled seat and backrest blend attractive visual appeal with practical comfort.

A large, optically correct, acrylic windshield rounds out the additional 1700 Classic LT features. It offers adjustable height and delivers serious wind protection for the rider and passenger.

The Classic LT V-twin uses a single overhead cam in each cylinder head, rather than a push-rod overhead-valve arrangement, to boost efficiency and provide quick acceleration and superior passing performance. The engine’s long-stroke design, high compression and big displacement produce massive amounts of quick-revving horsepower, all of it delivered with a distinct V-twin character.

A fully electronic throttle valve system feeds that big V-twin exactly what it needs. Working with a powerful ECU and the rest of the fuel injection system, the electronic throttle valve enhances response without detracting from its distinctive V-twin feel—delivering ultra-precise intake flow to the engine under nearly any conditions.

The system utilizes an Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) and a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). Both units feed data to the ECU, which adjusts the throttle plates to tailor intake airflow accordingly. The system offers a natural throttle feel, because the APS is activated by a throttle body pulley that’s connected by cables to the throttle grip. Like the systems in use on the Ninja® 650R and Vulcan 900 motorcycles, the Classic LT’s fuel injection uses one sensor in place of the usual three, for less complexity and weight. Besides the obvious FI advantages like improved fuel economy and automatic adjustment for altitude changes, the system also permits easy hands-off warm-up and idle speed control. This cruising-oriented machine features FI and exhaust system tuning that has been optimized to deliver peak torque at a lower rpm – ideal for urban and back road environments.

Mated to that rumbling V-twin engine, a six-speed transmission featuring overdriven fifth and sixth gears contributes to a relaxed ride and better fuel economy at highway speeds. The Classic LT transfers torque from the transmission to the rear wheel through a thin and light carbon fiber final drive belt that’s just 28mm wide. Thanks to its carbon fiber construction, the belt offers 40-percent higher tensile strength than a Kevlar unit of the same width.

Designed to be as light and slim as possible, the Classic LT’s single backbone double cradle frame offers a short seat-to-steering head distance, with a correspondingly short wheelbase. Those easy-reach handlebars facilitate slow-speed maneuvering and help maximize rider confidence. Adding to the light and easy handling are suspension components that match the Vulcan 1700 Classic LT’s intended usage. An elegantly simple rear swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks provides 3.1 inches of rear suspension travel, and features air spring preload and four-way rebound adjustment. Up front, a large 43mm fork offers precise steering feedback and 5.5 inches of travel.

The LT rolls on nine-spoke cast wheels, which use tubeless tires and complement its open-road character. A 130/90 front radial and a 170/70 rear are mounted on those attractive wheels. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with twin-piston calipers and a 300mm rear disc brake with a two-piston caliper help bring this stylish machine to sure, powerful stops.

The Vulcan 1700 Classic LT also features a liquid-cooled alternator with rare-earth metals that produces a staggering 46.8 amps of electrical output, providing the 1700 Classic LT with more than enough current to power additional accessories.

Technologically modern though it may be, the Vulcan 1700 Classic LT is still infused with all the charm and visual appeal that’s expected from a Kawasaki cruiser. Careful attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship of the engine covers, bodywork and those beautiful saddlebags add up to a motorcycle that turns heads whether it’s parked in your garage or cruising down the highway.

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Features and Benefits:

New for 2010
– Improved exhaust pipe heat shielding reduces radiant heat felt by the rider
– Improved radiator ducting helps keep heat away from the rider’s right leg
– A coolant pipe has been shortened, for easier oil-screen maintenance

New 2nd Generation Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS
– Voyager ABS models feature the latest, fastest version of Kawasaki’s sophisticated K-ACT system, which enables riders to execute controlled, balanced braking. Designed to complement the riders’ brake inputs, the system distributes the ideal amount of brake pressure to maximize braking efficiency
– The new K-ACT uses the same ECU and ABS unit found on the Concours 14, but has only one mode option instead of the other bike’s two-mode system
– Low battery mode maintains ABS function while reducing signal frequency to conserve power when needed.
– For controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT’s coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12mph
– The ABS function is disengaged at speeds below 4mph
– Both ABS and non-ABS models use dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a two-piston rear disc brake for sure, powerful stops

Powerful 1700cc V-Twin engine
– Liquid cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel-injected 1700cc 52? V-twin engine
– Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke helps deliver high levels of torque – approximately 15 percent greater than that of the Vulcan 1600, with a distinct V-twin feel
– Valve system is based on the Vulcan 2000, but uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods, for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power
– Semi-dry sump allows a lower crankshaft placement and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height
– Single-pin crank accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing stronger power-pulses
– Large capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine
– Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation
– Features dual mufflers, one on each side of the bike, to allow maximum clearance for luggage
– Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50-70mph range
– Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds

Fuel Injection
– Based on the systems used by the Ninja 650R and Vulcan 900
– Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three, for reduced complexity and weight
– The touring-oriented Voyager utilizes FI and exhaust systems which are tuned to reach peak torque and horsepower at a higher rpm than the engines used in standard Vulcan 1700 cruisers

Electronic Throttle Valve System
– Fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle valve angle) and fuel (via fuel injector timing) delivered to the engine
– Optimized fuel injector timing and throttle valve position results in accurate, powerful engine response
– Control of both fuel injection and airflow provides easy starting and precise cold-engine idle speed control
– From the rider’s perspective, the ETV works like a standard cable-operated throttle – the throttle grip is still connected to cables, so the feel at the grip is the same
– Twisting the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body which triggers the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which then modulates the throttle valves via a DC motor
– Accurate throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
– APS and TPS send two sets of signals to the ECU for system redundancy in the unlikely event of a sensor failure

Cruise Control
– The cruise control can be engaged and adjusted entirely from the right handlebar
– Cruise control can be activated in 3rd gear or above at any speed between 30mph and 85mph
– Pressure on the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal will automatically disengage the cruise control, as will manually rolling-off the throttle

On Board Diagnostics
– Diagnostic system allows self testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700
– Displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner; using accessory manual

Six-Speed Transmission / Final Drive
– Both 5th and 6th gears offer “overdrive” ratios, contributing to stress-free riding and better fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds
– 28mm carbon fiber final drive belt offers a 40 percent increase in tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts. This allows the Vulcan 1700 to use a slim belt that’s only 2mm wider than the Kevlar unit on the Vulcan 900
– Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain

Light Handling Chassis
– A more compact package than its predecessors, the Voyager has a shorter wheelbase and shorter distance between the seat and steering head, for improved rider ergonomics and easier maneuverability
– Designed to be as light and slim as possible, the frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary metal. The only forged parts are areas that require additional strength – the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket, and rear fender/shock absorber bracket
– The compact design contributes to light handling and facilitates handling at low speeds, especially when executing precise slow speed maneuvers like parking or making U-turns

45mm Telescopic Fork
– Provides superb steering feedback
– 5.5 inches of travel helps provide excellent ride quality

Dual Adjustable Rear Air-Shocks
– Feature Air adjustable spring preload to help compensate for passenger and luggage variations
– 4-way rebound damping adjustments help the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure
– Voyager specific settings to match the load carrying and long distance touring requirements inherent in this type of motorcycle

9-Spoke Cast Wheels
– Allow the use of tubeless tires and complement the Voyager’s muscular styling
– 130/90 front and 170/70 rear radial tires offer good traction and wear characteristics
– Tire choice and suspension settings augment the chassis’ light handling characteristics

Classic V-twin Appeal
– Basic architecture has a significant impact on a V-Twin engine’s appearance
– The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved shape that continues to flow through the bike
– Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces. Their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a quality appearance
– The edges of the cooling fins receive a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight
– All the non-chromed parts of the engine have a matt black finish that further accentuates the chromed parts

Bodywork
– Muscular front fairing is reminiscent of classic American muscle cars in its sculpted, flowing design
– Chromed headlamp cover and twin fog lights contribute to the muscle car theme
– The fuel tank’s hand-sculpted contours employ a constantly varying radius, giving the bike a dynamic flow that is pleasing both to the eye and to the touch
– The lines flowing through the rest of the bike and its elegant fuel tank contribute to the Voyager’s curvaceous figure
– Liberal use of chrome contrasts nicely with the bodywork’s deep, lustrous paint. The engine, front and rear guards, accents on the side cases and trunk, and the trunk brackets are fully chromed
– Design motif from the front fender is continued by the rear fender, which features an elegant LED taillight
– Front and rear guards help protect the bike’s bodywork in case of a tip-over
– Dual 35W fog lights have a dedicated On/Off switch and can be adjusted vertically
– In addition to the taillight on the rear fender, the Voyager also has a large, highly visible LED taillight mounted on the rear of the trunk that contributes to its appearance

Classic Retro Dashboard
– Instrument layout and large round dials give the Voyager’s console a classic automotive elegance, which is reinforced by the font used in the instrumentation
– Even the radio has a classic look, reminiscent of the 1960s
– Multi-function LCD display in the center of the instrument console is controlled by switches on the right handlebar. Features include a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption
– Analog displays include speedometer, tachometer and coolant temperature gauge
– Audio system with twin speakers features radio (FM/AM/WX) and compatibility with optional iPod®, XM tuner or CB radio units
– The audio system (and iPod) can be operated by switches on the left handlebar
– Ignition switch allows key removal in the on-position; preventing keys from damaging the chrome finish around the ignition area during operation
– Turning the ignition switch collar to the ACC position allows accessories to be used while the engine is off and turning it to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart
– A number of features facilitate comfortable long-distance touring

Wind Protection
– Large windshield and front fairing help protect the rider and passenger from wind and elements
– With the front fairing mounted to the frame, any wind buffeting is transferred to the bike rather than the handlebars, helping to enhance highway stability and reduce rider fatigue
– Leg shields have adjustable vents to tailor the amount of airflow to the rider’s legs

Ample Storage
– 13.2 gallon (50L) lockable trunk is large enough to fit two full-face helmets
– Top-opening side cases are sealed and lockable, with a volume of 10 gallons (38L) each
– Up front, lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing small items and accessories. An iPod jack (optional connector required) is located in the left-side glove box
Comfort
– Sculpted seat designed for both long-distance ergonomics and an easy reach to the ground
– Upright riding position and floorboard contribute to all-day touring comfort
– Roomy passenger seat is complemented by padding on the trunk that provides back and arm support
– Rear floorboards contribute to passenger comfort
– Dual adjustable rear air-shocks use settings optimized for load carrying and long distance comfort

Long Range
– 5.3 gallon fuel tank offers a substantial range, helping to minimize fuel stops when out on the open road



 


 

 

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT Technology

Overview

Engine

Newly designed engine is tuned to two performance variations. Both variations (one for touring, one for cruising) offer both significant torque and power gains over their predecessors, as well as superior passing performance. All models feature Kawasaki’s first fully electronic throttle valve system, which together with the fuel injection system offers smooth, natural engine response. Another change from the previous series is the new 6-speed transmission featuring an overdrive gear.

Powerful 1700cc V-Twin engine

Long-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve 1,700 cc V-Twin engine was designed to deliver high levels of torque. Bore and stroke measure 102 x 104 mm. Torque is approximately 15% greater than that of the VN1600D.

Valve system uses a SOHC arrangement instead of OHV for more direct engine feel and easier merging onto freeways.

Large capacity airboxes are located on either side of the engine.

Semi-dry sump (like that on the VN2000) allowed the crankshaft to be lowered, enabling a longer stroke without increasing engine height.

Both pistons are connected to a single crankpin. Primary balance is satisfied care of two counter-balance shafts.

Small-diameter iridium spark plugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially at low-load operation (near idling).

Belt final drive is quiet and efficient and helps reduce maintenance chores. Using carbon fibre instead of Kevlar as a tensile material, the belt offers high strength (tensile strength is increased by 40%) with a slim size and light weight. Belt width (28 mm) is more comparable to that of the VN900 models (26 mm) than that of the VN2000 (40 mm).

Engine tuning variations

Two series of engines were designed for the new VN1700 models: one for the touring-oriented VN1700 Nomad (and VN1700 Voyager), and one for the cruising-oriented VN1700 Classic and VN1700 Classic LT.

The difference was achieved through different FI settings and muffler systems. The result is that peak torque (up about 15% from the VN1600 Nomad) and peak horsepower (up about 20% from the VN1600 Nomad) occur at different rpm: cruising-oriented models are tuned such that peak performance occurs at lower rpm.

VN1700 Voyager / VN1700 Nomad VN1700 Classic/LT
Max torque @ 2,750 rpm @ 2,250 rpm
Max power @ 5,000 rpm @ 4,500 rpm


All models feature dual mufflers with the same base construction as those on the VN2000. However, the VN1700 Nomad (like the VN1700 Voyager) features twin mufflers (one on each side), where the VN1700 Classic and VN1700 Classic LT feature dual mufflers on the right side of the bike.

The clutch on the VN1700 Nomad and VN1700 Voyager models features six damping springs for 3-stage progressive damping that contributes to smoother feeling when getting back on the gas.

Superior passing performance

Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 80-113 km/h (50-70 mph) range. Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds.

ETV (Electronic Throttle Valve) System

Kawasaki’s first 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.

Control of both fuel injection and airflow enables precise cold-engine idling speed control.

The simple system makes it easy to incorporate other systems, like cruise control (please see below).

Twisting the throttle grip actuates a throttle pulley on the throttle body. The Accelerator Position Sensor (APS), also located on the throttle body, sends a signal to the ECU, which then actuates the throttle valves via a DC motor. Throttle position is confirmed to the ECU by Throttle Position Sensor (TPS).

Redundancy in the system (APS and TPS each send two sets of signals to the ECU) ensures some control is maintained in case of failure.

Because the throttle grip is connected to cables, the feel at the grip is like a standard cable-operated throttle.


Transmission
6-speed transmission with overdrive

6th gear is an overdrive gear, contributing to stress-free riding and better fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds.

Cruise control (Vulcan 1700 Nomad only)

Operation of the cruise control is conveniently from the right handle.

Cruise control can be activated between 47 km/h (30 mph) and 137 km/h (85 mph) in 3rd gear or above.

Operating the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal causes the cruise control to be disengaged. Closing the throttle beyond the “zero-throttle” position is another instinctive way to disengage the cruise control.

 


Chassis

With VN1700 series models featuring a more compact package than their predecessors, the new frame was designed for light weight and light handling.

Light handling

Designed from the start to be as light and slim as possible, the frame minimises the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary meat. The only forged parts (the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket, rear fender/shock absorber bracket) are areas that require additional strength. The new frame is lighter than that of the VN1600A, with greater torsional rigidity.

More compact in design, the VN1700 has a shorter wheelbase than both the VN2000 and VN1600. The compact design contributes to light handling.

Shorter distance between the seat and frame head pipe facilitates handling at low speeds, especially when executing U-turns.

Tire choice and suspension settings also contribute to the light handling.

Chassis variations

The VN1700 Nomad and VN1700 Classic LT add wind protection care of adjustable handlebar-mounted windscreens.

Sub-windscreen and deflectors on the VN1700 Nomad further increase wind protection performance. The sub-windscreen covers the area between the windscreen and headlamp when the windscreen is in the raised position. The fork-mounted deflectors help direct air away from the rider’s legs.
The VN1700 Nomad features hard, lockable panniers (same as those on the VN1700 Voyager). The top-opening panniers provide 38 litres of sealed storage space for overnight touring.

On the VN1700 Classic LT, studded leather saddlebags (like those on the VN900D) offer convenient storage space.

Rider and passenger seats differ between the touring-oriented VN1700 Nomad and cruising-oriented VN1700 Classic/Classic LT. The rider seat of the VN1700 Nomad is the same as that on the VN1700 Voyager; passenger seat is also sculpted for greater all

Also contributing to passenger comfort, the VN1700 Nomad features a luxury backrest with integrated passenger grab bars. On the VN1700 Classic LT, a studded tombstone-shaped backrest provides passenger back support.

As a final contribution to passenger comfort, the VN1700 Nomad features passenger floorboards instead of the footpegs featured on the VN1700 Classic/Classic LT.

Dual adjustable rear air-shocks ensure a comfortable ride feel. Settings are different between the VN1700 Nomad and VN1700 Classic/Classic LT. VN1700 Classic/Classic LT also feature chromed shock covers, contributing the luxurious finish of the rear of the bike.

Front and rear guards on the VN1700 Nomad help protect the bike’s engine and panniers in the case of a stationary fall. Convenient helmet locks located on the left- and right-side pannier guards.


Styling

Kawasaki Cruisers have always been a showcase of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The VN1700 series models are no exception. Like on the VN2000 models and VN900 models before them, design of the engine covers and bodywork on the VN1700 models received meticulous care to ensure the bikes not only look good from any angle, but also that their elegant form is as pleasing to the touch as to the eye.

Engine

Basic engine structure has a great impact on a V-Twin engine’s appearance. Using a semi-dry sump enabled the engine’s long-stroke configuration without increasing its height.

The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved lined that continues to flow through the bike.

Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces. Their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a quality appearance.

The edges of the fins receive a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight.

All the non-chromed parts of the engine have a matt black finish that further accentuates the chromed parts.

Slim design of the belt drive contributes to appearance, especially on the VN1700 Classic.

Bodywork

The elegantly shaped fuel tank tapers at the rear, contributing to the VN1700’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.

Ignition switch allows on-position key removal, preventing key bunches from damaging the instrument cluster or tank while the bike is in operation. Turning the ignition switch collar to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart.

Multi-function LCD displays on the tank-mounted instrument cluster are controlled by switches on the right handle. Features include a gear position indicator (new for Kawasaki cruisers), fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption.

Pushing the “S” switch to the left (“MODE-A”) toggles the lower display between “CLOCK”, “RANGE” (remaining cruising range) and “AVERAGE” (average fuel consumption). Pushing the “S” switch to the right (“MODE-B”) toggles the upper display from “ODO” to “TRIP-A” to “TRIP-B” and back.

Kawasaki craftsmanship is also evident in the styling motif of the front fender.

Liberal use of chrome contrasts nicely with the bodywork’s deep, lustrous paint. In addition to the engine, the fender brackets, light stays, pannier accents (VN1700 Nomad), front and rear guards (VN1700 Nomad), and rear shock covers (VN1700 Classic/Classic LT) are all chromed.

Motif from the front fender continues on the rear fender.

The VN1700 is the first Kawasaki Cruiser to feature an elegant LED taillight.

 


Colours
Metallic Imperial Red / Metallic Titanium

 


 

 

 


2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT – USA Specifications
MSRP $14,199 USD


Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Torque: 108 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm
Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Rake / Trail: 30° / 6.7 in.
Suspension, Front / Wheel Travel: 43mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
Suspension, Rear / Wheel Travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1in.
Front Tire: 130/90×16
Rear Tire: 170/70×16
Brakes, Front – Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers
Brakes, Rear: Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
Overall Length: 98.4 in.
Overall Width: 40.4 in.
Overall Height: 57.7 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.1 in.
Seat Height: 28.3 in.
Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
Curb Weight: 798 lbs.**
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.
Colors: Metallic Imperial Red/Metallic Titanium
Warranty 24 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 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).





 

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $17,699 CDN

Engine
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement 1,700 cm3
Bore and Stroke 102 x 104 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valve System SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System Fuel injection:?42 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

Drivetrain
Transmission 6-speed overdrive with positive neutral return
Final Drive Belt
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.515 (50/33)
Gear Ratios: 1st 3.077 (40/13)
2nd 1.900 (38/20)
3rd 1.407 (38/27)
4th 1.143 (32/28)
5th 0.967 (29/30)
6th 0.806 (29/36)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.250 (72/32)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame
Type Double-cradle, steel
Wheel Travel: Front 140 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 80 mm
Tyre: Front 130/90B16M/C 67H
Tyre: Rear 170/70B16M/C 75H
Caster (Rake) 30º
Trail 169 mm
Steering Angle (Left/Right) 35º / 35º

Suspension
Front: Type 43 mm telescopic fork
Rear: Type Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks
Rear: Rebound Damping 4-way

Brakes
Front: Type Dual 300 mm discs
Front: Caliper Dual twin-piston
Rear: Type Single 300 mm disc
Rear: Caliper Twin-piston

Dimensions
Overall Length 2,500 mm
Overall Width 1,025 mm
Overall Height 1,465 mm
Wheelbase 1,665 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat Height 720 mm
Curb Mass 362 kg
Fuel Capacity 20 litres

Performance
Maximum Power 59 kW {79 PS} / 4,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 147 N·m {15.0 kgƒ·m} / 2,250 rpm

Details
MSRP $17,699
Colours Metallic Imperial Red / Metallic Titanium
Warranty 24 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)

 

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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