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Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer

Bigger is Better

Cruisers up 35% of the total street and dirt sold in the U.S. and Kawasaki is this market with a new the Vulcan 1700. This new line is in the final design and was presented at last weekend’s meeting in full detail. was brought to the show except the and fuel efficiency ratings of platform that supports models.

Kawasaki is retiring the old V-Twin cruiser powerplant in of this new engine and chassis underpins four new models. It with the basic Vulcan stripped-down cruiser, then into the Classic LT version a windshield and bags. The Nomad a larger windshield and hard along with a new cruise

The top-of-the-line model is a new Voyager in ABS and non-ABS versions.

The powerplant is by a 6-speed transmission that overdrive ratios in the top two gears. It thrust rearward through a new wide carbon-fiber-based belt with 40% more strength a Kevlar belt found on all the models. The narrower belt is to be more flexible and forgiving a shaft-drive when working the high torque outputs of the cruiser.

A new single-backbone, double-cradle frame ties everything using some forged-steel for a weight reduction of 4.4 pounds and a increase of 40%. Its claimed weight is 761 pounds. A shorter from the seat to the steering keeps it more manageable the stretched out Vulcan 2000, as a tidier 65.6-inch wheelbase.

Its seat height is set at a cruiser-low inches.

Suspension duties are by twin air-assisted shocks out that provide a minimal 3.1 of travel, with provisions for spring preload and rebound-damping A 43mm fork offers preload adjustment and 5.5 inches of A pair of 300mm front brakes with twin-piston slow the new cruiser, augmented by a 300mm rear disc with a two-piston caliper.

Instrumentation is provided by comprehensive, LCD displays on the tank-mounted cluster. It a gear-position indicator, fuel clock, odometer, dual remaining range and average consumption, all controlled by switches on the handlebar.

The biggest and most 1700cc Vulcan for 2009 be the flagship Voyager tourer. as the world’s first Japanese V-Twin touring motorcycle, the new 1700 Voyager is packed technologies and amenities, some before seen from A luxury cruiser-tourer, it offers an cruise control, integrated audio with MP3 and iPod and a full-feature trunk capable of two full-face helmets.

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer
Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer

An electronic throttle valve (ETV) controls the engine spark and air inputs, automatically for loads, temperature, pressure and opening. Tied in to the ETV is a highly speed-tracking cruise control for use in the top gears. Canceling can be done by at the right thumb switch-set, by input or with any braking

The Kawasaki Advanced Co-Active Technology (K-ACT) is Kawi’s to ABS linked brakes and exclusive to the ABS model. It is engineered to unobtrusively the rider’s ability with efficient and effective braking of the The K-ACT system is what call a smart system, disengaging under 12 mph to alleviate the start and stops often on linked brake systems at lot speeds.

When maneuvering that bike about tight it helps to know exactly when and how much braking is making it to the wheels.

The 2009 will come in Candy Red, Two-tone: Candy Blue / Metallic Diablo and Two-tone: Metallic Titanium / Diablo Black and will be priced in competition with the Ultra, but no prices have given at this time.

with the new Vulcan 1700s, 2009 line will include the popular Vulcan 900 LT, and Customs. For 2009 you’ll find the Eliminator 125, the year for the Vulcan 500 LTD and the Vulcan in base, Classic and Classic LT

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