2009 Kawasaki 1700 Vulcan Classic/ Classic LT, Vulcan Nomad, Vulcan Voyager…

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Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic
Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic

2009 Kawasaki 1700 Classic/ Classic LT, Vulcan Vulcan Voyager

Vulcan Voyager/ABS

As far as riding goes, Valley, California, isn’t a bad in which to indulge your hand. Especially when else is providing the bikes, as was for its 2009 Vulcan 1700 last month. The firm was its fuel-injected future in the form of new cruiser and touring V-twins, and for the two days I sampled the new line negotiating the twisty miles snake around the verdant hills.

Four models—three of them familiar names—are being out for 2009. The 1700 Classic, LT and Nomad all receive the obvious bump in displacement from 1600, but the bigger news is new luxury touring bike, the Any way you slice `em, all the new 1700 all get a six-speed transmission, a belt of shaft drive, and a new chassis.

The Big Picture

I’ve always the 1600 Vulcans were an incremental step up from the so I’m happy to see Kawi go an entirely new engine and chassis for the The new long-… V-twin is indeed a design, even though loosely based on the Vulcan mill. Most noticeable is the of a single-overhead cam in each cylinder four valves per cylinder) of the V2K’s pushrod-actuated arrangement.

The 1700cc engine retains the 102mm bore, but … stretched to 104mm for a solid of displacement.

Probably of greater to cruiser riders is torque, and they’ll be tickled to hear the new allegedly outputs 108 ft-lb of the at 2250 rpm (15% more the old bike). Kawasaki says the new design along with a in compression (now 9.5:1) results in 20% more horsepower the 1600’s (we’ve heard 89 peaking at just below revs. Engine heat is now by a combination of machined cylinder and liquid-cooled upper cylinders.

A single-pin crankshaft delivers the rumble, while twin (as opposed to the V16’s single keep the 52-degree Vee’s in check. Power production is out by Kawasaki’s first electronic valve system. The setup the EFI to adapt to inputs from position, load, temperature and air

It doesn’t end there. The new powerplant is by a 6-speed transmission that overdrive ratios in the top two gears. is now sent rearward via a 28mm carbon-fiber-based belt drive- the shaft of the 1600s has been for better power transfer and no

It also makes the bike to customize with aftermarket

Tying it all together is a single double-cradle frame with forged steel parts for weight. That chassis is more compact and has fewer which likewise helps tonnage off the curb weight.

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic
Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic

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