Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero - 2013

The Vulcan 1700 Vaquero has an impressive presence that lets everyone know this big, stylish V-twin bagger excels on the open road. Engineered and built for long-term dependability the Vaquero also brings a healthy dose of practicality in addition to its dominating presence. Its roomy cockpit and long list of standard features like electronic cruise control and a high output audio system make this much more than just a powerful cruiser, they give the Vaquero the impressive ability to handle a night on the town or a week on the road with an equal measure of grace and style!

Key Features

• Aggressive blacked-out looks and strong styling cues emphasize the simple character of the body shapes

• Low seat height with sporty one-piece seat contributes to long, low classic “bagger” look

• Unique “muscle car” styled instrumentation keeps the rider fully informed

• 1,700cc V-twin puts out loads of torque and offers outstanding passing power

• 6-speed transmission allows for relaxed cruising

• Electronic throttle actuation system helps ensure optimized injector timing and throttle valve position, resulting in an accurate, powerful engine response

• Electronic cruise control maintains speed for more comfort on long trips

• Frame-mounted front fairing directs aerodynamic forces to the chassis to keep steering feel light

• Audio system has FM, AM and WX and is compatible with iPod, XM tuner, select GPS units, or a CB radio

• Twin tapered mufflers maximize saddlebag capacity

• Includes a 36 month limited factory warranty that can be supplemented with up to an additional 36 months of Kawasaki’s Good Times™ Protection Plan. That’s a total of up to an amazing SIX YEARS of coverage!

Powerful 1700 cc V-Twin engine

• Fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin is liquid-cooled and features four valves per cylinder

• Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke dimensions deliver high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel

• Valve-actuation system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power

• Semi-dry sump design allows lower crankshaft positioning and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height

• Single-pin crankshaft accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing strong power pulses

• Large-capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine

• Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation

• Engine tuning, combined with long-stroke design, offers superior acceleration in the 50-70 mph range

• Even in overdrive (5th and 6th gear) the engine pulls strongly, making highway passing easier


Engine  Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin    

Displacement  1,700cc / 103.7ci  

Bore x Stroke  102 x 104mm  

Compression ratio  9.5:1  

Maximum Torque  108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm  

Cooling System  Liquid, plus cooling fins  

Ignition  TCBI with Digital Advance  

Induction  Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies  

Transmission  6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder  

 Final Drive  Belt  

 Frame Type  Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone  

 Rake/Trail  30° / 7.0 in.  

 Front Suspension / wheel travel  45mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.  

 Rear Suspension / wheel travel  Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.  

Front Tire Size  130/90x16  

Rear Tire Size  170/70x16  

Brakes, front / rear  Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper  

Overall length  98.8 in.  

Overall width  38.2 in.  

 Overall height  50.8 in.  

Ground Clearance  5.7 in.  

Seat height  28.7 in.  

Curb weight  835.7 lbs.**  

Wheelbase  65.6 in.  

Fuel capacity  5.3 gal.  

Color Choices  Metallic Flat Spark Black  

**  Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90-percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied). 

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