2015 VULCAN 1700 VAQUERO ABS

The Bagger with Grunt and Flow

Reflecting the hugely popular American “Bagger” trend, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero has cut down sleek and seductive looks while incorporating many exciting luxury cruiser features.

The Vaquero has the long haul comfort, wll the features and enough attitude to keep you riding for years.  With a name drawn from American cowboy history, the Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero  will have you saddling up for many long hours of enjoying the road flowing under your tyres.

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Powerful V-Twin Engine

Long-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve 1,700 cm3 V-Twin engine was designed to deliver high levels of torque.

Bore and stroke measure 102 x 104 mm.

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Electronic Cruise Control

Allows a desired engine RPM to be maintained with the simple press of a button. The rider does not have to constantly control the throttle, enabling relaxed cruising. This reduces stress on the right hand when travelling long distances, contributing to a high level of riding comfort.

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Dashboard Lights

Instrument layout & large round dials give the console a sporty appearance.

This image is reinforced by red-coloured rings on the dials, amber backlighting on the dials and instrument.

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All the Technology

High-spec audio system features twin 40 W speakers, radio and compatibility with an iPod, XM tuner or CB radio unit. Class-leading iPod-compatibility allows the audio display to show the same information available on the iPod screen: song name, playlist, etc all appear on the audio display.

The audio system can be controlled from the handle bar switches.

Twin Tapered Mufflers

Twin tapered mufflers extend to the end of the side bags, adding to the bike’s long, flowing lines and creating a rumble to match the attitude.

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6-Speed with Overdrive

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

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Large Front Cowl and Wind Deflector

Muscular front cowling and smoked wind deflector, key bagger styling elements, offer protection from the wind and weather. Mounting the cowl to the frame rather than the handle-bars contributes to light handling and minimises the effect of wind buffeting.

 

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Sleek, Lockable Side Bags

Capacious side bags are curved on the top and flat on the bottom – a design that lends itself well to the bagger styling. The side bags open to the side and feature minimalist latches. Each offers 35 litres of storage space.

Vaquero Brakes

K-ACT ABS is an advanced anti-lock braking system, designed to keep tyres from locking up during braking. K-ACT ABS was designed to be used on touring models weighing in excess of 300 kg – and that is before adding a tandem rider 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.

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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 also enables precise cold-engine idling speed control.

 

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Specifications

Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement 1,700 cm³
Bore and Stroke 102.0 x 104.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve system SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel Injection: Ø 42 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Carbon Fiber 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, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 140 mm
  rear 80 mm
Tyre: front 130/90B16M/C (67H)
  rear 170/70B16M/C (75H)
Caster (rake) 30°
Trail 177 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°

Suspension

Front: Type 45 mm telescopic fork
Rear: Type Swingarm with twin air assisted shocks
  Rebound damping 4-way

Brakes

Front: Type Dual 300 mm discs with K-ACT ABS
  Caliper Dual 4-piston
Rear: Type Single 300 mm disc with K-ACT ABS
  Caliper Twin-piston

Dimensions

Overall length 2,510 mm
Overall width 970 mm
Overall height 1,290 mm
Wheelbase 1,665 mm
Ground clearance 145 mm
Seat height 730 mm
Curb mass 383 kg (Includes full fuel tank)
Fuel capacity 20 litres

Performance

Maximum power 54kW / 5,000rpm
Maximum torque 136Nm / 2,750rpm

Warranty

 

24 months Unlimited Kilometres

 

Colour

 

Candy Lime Green (Type 3)

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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.

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Accessories for VN1700KFF 2015 VULCAN 1700 VAQUERO ABS

16" WINDSHIELD

K999940173 More info Find a Dealer

16" tall windshield. Quantum hard coated to resist scratching for Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS & Vaquero. Installs with original chrome cover, gasket and hardware.

ADAPTER PASSENGER HEADSET

K10400035 More info Find a Dealer

* Enables Passenger headset connection to the motorcycle * Requires additional items to complete system * Full Rider to Passenger communication system requires the following :- (K10400027) Rider Communication Cable (K10400028) Passenger Communication Cable (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400035) Passenger Headset Adapter (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter

ADAPTER RIDER HEADSET

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* Enables Rider headset connection to the motorcycle and provides mounting point for Passenger Headset Adapter * Includes Duplex Bracket, Rider headset adapter and Mounting instructions * Requires additional items to complete system * Full Rider to Passenger communication system requires the following :- (K10400027) Rider Communication Cable (K10400028) Passenger Communication Cable (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400035) Passenger Headset Adapter (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter * Rider only entertainment system requires the following :- (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400034) Rider Entertainment Cable (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter

AUXILLARY DRIVING LIGHTS

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Chrome plated dual driving lights replace stock fairing louvers. Comes complete wilth all mounting hardware and fairing - mounted switch.

BAG INTERIOR PANNIER

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* Durable 600 Denier polyester with water resistant coating * Handy inner zippered pocket for small items * Screened Vulcan logos * 1 SET

CABLE AUDIO IPOD CONNECTOR

K10400040 More info Find a Dealer

* Connects any iPod with a 30pin dock connector to the Vulcan 1700 Voyager radio * Song, artist and playlist shows on Voyager radio display * Song selection controlled by motorcycle handlebar switches * Protective foam cushion included to store devices in left fairing pocket * Easy plug-&-play installation * Note: battery charging is not supported for 3rd generation (touch wheel) iPods with this adaptor

CABLE AUDIO MP3 CONNECTOR

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* Connects any small portable audio device using an 3.5mm headphone jack to the Vulcan Voyager radio * Volume controlled by motorcycle handlebar switches * Protective foam cushion included to store device in left fairing pocket * Easy plug-&-play installation * Note: device battery is not charged with this adaptor

CABLE HELMET SPEAKER KIT

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* Stereo helmet speakers with quick release cable clamp for Rider use * Requires additional items to complete system * Full Rider to Passenger communication system requires the following :- (K10400027) Rider Communication Cable (K10400028) Passenger Communication Cable (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400035) Passenger Headset Adapter (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter * Rider only entertainment system requires the following :- (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400034) Rider Entertainment Cable (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter

CABLE PASSENGER COMMUNICATION

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* Passenger Communication cable with helmet speakers and boom microphone with PTT Controller and Volume Control * Fits most open and full face helmets * Requires additional items to complete system * Full Rider to Passenger communication system requires the following :- (K10400027) Rider Communication Cable (K10400028) Passenger Communication Cable (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400035) Passenger Headset Adapter (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter

CABLE RIDER COMMUNICATION

K10400027 More info Find a Dealer

* Rider Communication cable includes boom microphone for Rider to Passenger Communication * Fits most open and full face helmets * Requires additional items to complete system * Full Rider to Passenger communication system requires the following :- (K10400027) Rider Communication Cable (K10400028) Passenger Communication Cable (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400035) Passenger Headset Adapter (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter

CABLE RIDER ENTERTAINMENT

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* Coiled cable for rider entertainment use only * Allows rider to hear radio and other entertainment modes * Requires additional items to complete system * Rider entertainment system requires the following :- (K10400032) Helmet Speaker Kit for Rider (K10400034) Rider Entertainment Cable (K10400036) Rider Headset Adapter

GRIPS RIBBED

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* Give your controls that clean, custom look with these ribbed handlebar grips featuring a chrome-plated shell and an integrated rubber liner * Package quantity: 1 Pair

HEADSET CONNECTION KIT

K10400045 More info Find a Dealer

Provided chassis connection fo helmet headsets. Includes bracket, mounting hardware and driver adaptor cable. Passenger adaptor cable and helmet headsets sold separately.

KQR BACKREST

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Quick detachable passenger backrest installs and removes in seconds. Requires KQR Mounting Kit (K53020-405 sold separately). Keyed lock provides security. Optional Luggage Rack (K53020-408 sold separately).

KQR BACKREST MOUNTING KIT

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Required to mount the K53020-400 Passenger Backrest (sold seperately). Heavy duty chromed steel construction.

KQR LUGGAGE RACK

K53020408 More info Find a Dealer

Luggage Rack fits (K53020-400 KQR Passenger Backrest sold separately). Chromed steel square bar construction. Cargo weight limit 2.2 kg.

PASSENGER FLOORBOARD KIT

999940238 More info Find a Dealer

Brushed aluminum finish with rubber foot cushions for maximum passenger comfort. Styling matches the original driver floorboards.

WINDSHIELD PLASTIC MEDIUM

K999940174 More info Find a Dealer

355mm clear windshield replacement is 105mm (4 inches) shorter than stock Voyager windshield. Quantum hard coated to resist scratching. Installs with original chrome cover, gasket and hardware ( not included) for Valcan 1700 Vaquero which requires: (qty 1-14091-0949 cover-windshield), (qty 1-92161-0656 damper-windshield), (qty 5-92154-0206 bolt socket 6x30(, (qty 5-92200-3775 washer 6.5x14.5x1.5)