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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Nomad

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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Nomad

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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Nomad Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $14,399.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  24
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  108 / 146.4
Torque RPM  2750
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  102 / 4.02
Stroke (mm/in)  104 / 4.09
Displacement (cc/ci)  1700 / 103.7
Compression Ratio  9.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  42
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  170/70 R16
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.8 / 43
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.1 / 78.7
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.2
Width (in/mm)  40.4 / 1026.2
Height (in/mm)  57.7 / 1465.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)  65.6 / 1666.2
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  2
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  833.5 / 378.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20.1
Performance  Standard
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  28.7 / 729
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Wind Deflector  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  24 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2009
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™
Mounts:  
Saddle Bag Mounts  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  Yes
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  Yes
Height  High
Storage:  
Side Case Material  Vinyl
Number Of Side Cases  2
Hard Side Case Capacity (gal/l)  8.6 / 38
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Helmet Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Cruise Control  Standard

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Nomad no problem
By Rick Robinson(Enthusiast), Feb. 5, 2009
No other touring/cruiser on the market, for this price, can compete with all of the wonderful features included as standard options on this bike. The shorter frame for 2009 eliminates the need for handlebar risers that were almost required for a comfortable riding position on earlier models. Belt f... Read Full Review

 

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By Tom Espinoza(Enthusiast), Jul. 19, 2009
Im in the market for a new bagger, I test rode the new NOMAD after hearing and reading on how great the bike was. It didn't take long to find out this bike was not for me. The new tranny clunks into every gear on the new 6 speed. I'm 6'2" and feeling how comfortable the 2000 LT was I thought ... Read Full Review

 

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2009 Nomad
By Rod Graves(Owner), Jul. 13, 2009
The 1700 Nomad is simply one of the best touring cruisers available. The 6 speed, cruise, belt drive, seating, hard bags and air adjustable shocks to list a few, make it not only one of the most comfortable bikes on the road, but also, one of the best buys in big cruisers. Kawasaki hit a home run wi... Read Full Review

 

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By Noel L. Dunnavan(Owner), Jul. 1, 2009
Having come off owning & riding Harleys

for nearly half a century among other brands, I wanted something new, Metric and preferably water-cooled, shaft driven that also "handled" in a bagger format. I found what I wanted in a new 2008 Blue & silver Kawasaki Nomad 1600.

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Don't buy it.
By Randall Stafford(Owner), Jul. 20, 2009
It's almost August of 2009 and still can't buy accessories for mine. I also had to take it back for the back seat that kept poking me in the back. That belt is also not what I want. Needless to say, dealers won't let you drive them. Mine whines all the time due to the belt. Dealer says that's n... Read Full Review

 

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