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2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
Model Code
VN1700KLFL
VN1700KLFL
Color
Candy Imperial Blue
Candy Imperial Blue

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 300 mm discs, dual four-piston calipers

Rear - Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper

K-ACT II ABS

Front - Dual 300 mm discs, dual four-piston calipers

Rear - Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper

K-ACT II ABS

Tires

Front - 130 / 90 x 16

Rear - 170 / 70 x 16

Front - 130 / 90 x 16

Rear - 170 / 70 x 16

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 98.8 in.
Overall - 98.8 in.
Height
Overall - 50.8 in.
Overall - 50.8 in.
Width
Overall - 38.2 in.
Overall - 38.2 in.
Weight
Curb - 844.5 lb.
Curb - 844.5 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.7 in.
5.7 in.
Wheelbase
65.6 in.
65.6 in.
Seat Height
28.7 in.
28.7 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Carbon fiber-reinforced belt
Carbon fiber-reinforced belt

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, 52° V-twin
4-stroke, 52° V-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
1,700 cc (103.7 ci.)
1,700 cc (103.7 ci.)
Bore x Stroke
102 x 104 mm
102 x 104 mm
Torque
Maximum - 107.6 lb. ft. @ 2,750 rpm
Maximum - 107.6 lb. ft. @ 2,750 rpm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
Fuel System
DFI® 42 mm throttle bodies (2)
DFI® 42 mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
TCBI with digital advance
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
5.3 gal.

Operational

Frame
Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Front Suspension
45 mm hydraulic fork; 5.5 in. travel
45 mm hydraulic fork; 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping; 3.1 in travel
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping; 3.1 in travel
Rake
30°
30°
Trail
7 in.
7 in.

Other

Warranty
36 Month Limited
36 Month Limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • K-ACT (KAWASAKI ADVANCED COACTIVE-BRAKING TECHNOLOGY) ABS: At its heart, K-ACT ABS is an advanced anti-lock braking system, designed to keep tires from locking up during braking. But K-ACT ABS was designed to be used on touring models weighing in excess of 300 kg (661 lb) – and that is before adding a passenger 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.

Convenience

  • OPTIMIZED FOR ADVENTURE: Whether you plan to spend your day riding around the city or touring the highway, the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS motorcycle comes with a 36-month limited warranty and accommodating features to make your ride epic.
  • TAKE IT ALL WITH YOU: Hard, lockable and sealed, side-opening saddlebags provide nearly 10 gallons of storage space each.
  • PREMIUM SOUND: A feature-rich, AM / FM / WB audio system with iPod® and SiriusXM® Radio compatibility provides entertainment for your ride.

Engine Management Technology

  • ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL: Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.
  • ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES: Kawasaki’s 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 and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions. Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.

Other Features

  • Stylish, frame-mounted fairing, AM / FM / WB audio system with iPod® and SiriusXM® radio compatibility, sealed saddlebags.

Performance

  • BOLD BY NATURE: From the frame-mounted fairings designed to direct aerodynamic forces to the chassis to its advanced braking system, the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS motorcycle was built around performance.
  • EASY & SEAMLESS: Electronic cruise control system can be activated in 3rd gear or at any speed between 30mph and 85mph.
  • KAWASAKI ADVANCED COACTIVE-BRAKING TECHNOLOGY: Advanced braking technology helps ensure ideal brake force distribution for confident braking.

Power

  • KING OF THE ROAD: Drawing its muscle from a powerful V-twin engine, The Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS motorcycle is a dominant force on the road.
  • MIGHTY V-TWIN: A fuel-injected, 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin engine delivers high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel.

Chassis Management Technology

  • K-ACT (KAWASAKI ADVANCED COACTIVE-BRAKING TECHNOLOGY) ABS: At its heart, K-ACT ABS is an advanced anti-lock braking system, designed to keep tires from locking up during braking. But K-ACT ABS was designed to be used on touring models weighing in excess of 300 kg (661 lb) – and that is before adding a passenger 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.

Convenience

  • OPTIMIZED FOR ADVENTURE: Whether you plan to spend your day riding around the city or touring the highway, the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS motorcycle comes with a 36-month limited warranty and accommodating features to make your ride epic.
  • TAKE IT ALL WITH YOU: Hard, lockable and sealed, side-opening saddlebags provide nearly 10 gallons of storage space each.
  • PREMIUM SOUND: A feature-rich, AM / FM / WB audio system with iPod® and SiriusXM® Radio compatibility provides entertainment for your ride.

Engine Management Technology

  • ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL: Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.
  • ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES: Kawasaki’s 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 and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions. Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.

Other Features

  • Stylish, frame-mounted fairing, AM / FM / WB audio system with iPod® and SiriusXM® radio compatibility, sealed saddlebags.

Performance

  • BOLD BY NATURE: From the frame-mounted fairings designed to direct aerodynamic forces to the chassis to its advanced braking system, the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS motorcycle was built around performance.
  • EASY & SEAMLESS: Electronic cruise control system can be activated in 3rd gear or at any speed between 30mph and 85mph.
  • KAWASAKI ADVANCED COACTIVE-BRAKING TECHNOLOGY: Advanced braking technology helps ensure ideal brake force distribution for confident braking.

Power

  • KING OF THE ROAD: Drawing its muscle from a powerful V-twin engine, The Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS motorcycle is a dominant force on the road.
  • MIGHTY V-TWIN: A fuel-injected, 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin engine delivers high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel.