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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 is the Leather Lovers’ Touring Bike

Take a Nomad, strip off the hard bags, and add some leather, and what you’ve got is the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 LT. Unlike the Nomad, the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 can be had without the LT package, deleting the windscreen, passenger backrest, leather bags, air assisted shocks and studded saddle. Given that the price difference is just $1500, however, it almost doesn’t make sense to not get the LT trim package.

Without it, however, you’ve got a lean, muscular motorcycle with such amenities as digital fuel injection and a six-speed transmission. This entry-level heavyweight cruiser offers great classic styling, plenty of customization capability, and lots of power, not to mention the kind of touring potential that can only be truly found in a light heavyweight motorcycle.

The 1,700cc V-twin engine in the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700, digitally fuel injected with dual 42mm throttle bodies, is rated to provide the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 with 108 lb/ft of torque at just 2,250 RPM, a not insubstantial level of power for a sub-$15K motorcycle. In fact, as far as price goes, other manufacturers are hard pressed to offer what the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 offers even in its base trim for the price.

Not only does it provide the rider with niceties such as digital fuel injection and air-assisted shocks, but a six-speed transmission with overdrive and digital advance ignition. Braking is handled with dual front 300mm discs with dual twin-piston calipers, while on the rear wheel resides a single 300mm disc with a twin-piston caliper, plenty to bring the powerful 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 down to a quick stop should the need arise.

Unfortunately, ABS is not an option for these bikes, though future model years might just see this become standard equipment. The 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 has a seat height of 28.3 inches, and with its curb weight of 760.7 lbs, it isn’t particularly easy to muscle around when unpowered, but hopefully your garage isn’t built on a slant, so you shouldn’t have much trouble in that area.

Perhaps the only sincere drawback to the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 is the fact that it is available in just one color- Metallic Diablo black. Pricing is fair, however, ringing up at around $12,299, ensuring that if you really have to have a different color, you’ll have some spare bucks to drop off the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 at your local custom shop for some paint work.

Otherwise, the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 LT edition (for a few hundred more,) will give you the option of a two-tone paint scheme, and all the touring amenities you won’t find on the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700. As a starting point for a custom, the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1700 is possibly one of the best options going, from price to available accessories to blank-slateness. All the way around, this ride is one notable cruiser.

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