2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

  • Year: 2009
  • Color: Candy Diamond Red, Two-tone: C
  • Location: MAUMEE, OH, US
  • Price: $14,199

Product description

Powerful 1700cc V-Twin engineLiquid cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel-injected 1700cc V-twin engine
Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke helps deliver high levels of torque approximately 15 percent greater than that of the Vulcan 1600
Valve system is based on the Vulcan 2000, but uses a SOHC arrangement instead of OHV for more direct engine feel and quicker revving
Semi-dry sump allows a lower crankshaft placement and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height
Single-pin crank provides the desirable power-pulse feel
Twin counter-balancers handle smoothing the engine pulses
A 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 at low-load operation (near idling)
Features dual mufflers, one on each side of the bike
Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50-70mph (80-113km/h) range
Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds
Next Generation FIBased on systems already on Ninja 650R and Vulcan 900
Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three, for less complexity and weight
The touring-oriented Voyager utilizes a FI and exhaust set up to deliver its torque and horsepower peak at a higher rpm
Electronic Throttle Valve SystemKawasakis first fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle valves) and fuel (via fuel injectors) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response
Control of both fuel injection and airflow enables precise cold-engine idling speed control
From the riders perspective, the ETV works like a standard cable-operated throttle the throttle grip is still connected to cables, so the feel at the grip is the same
Twisting the throttle turns a throttle pulley on the throttle body actuating the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS), located on the throttle body, to send a signal to the ECU, which then actuates the throttle valves via a DC motor. Throttle position is confirmed to the ECU by Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
APS and TPS send two sets of signals to the ECU for system redundancy in the unlikely event of a sensor failure.
Cruise controlOperation of the cruise control is conveniently from the right handle
Cruise control can be activated between 30mph (47km/h) and 85mph (137km/h) in 3rd gear or above
Operating the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal disengages the cruise control as will closing the throttle beyond the zero-throttle position
On Board DiagnosticsDiagnostic system allows self testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700
Displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner; using accessory manual
Transmission / Final DriveSix-speed transmission
6th gear is an overdrive gear, contributing to stress-free riding and better fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds
The clutch features six damping springs for three-stage progressive damping that contributes to smoother feeling under hard acceleration
28mm carbon fiber final drive belt has a 40 percent higher tensile strength than current Kevlar units nearly twice its width and allows the Vulcan 1700 to use a slim belt only 2mm wider than that on the Vulcan 900
The drive belt is quiet and efficient and helps reduce maintenance chores
Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology (K-ACT)Available on ABS models, Kawasakis sophisticated new K-ACT enables riders to execute controlled, balanced braking in all situations. Designed to complement the riders applied brake control, the system distributes the ideal amount of brake force to maximize braking efficiency
Rider actuation of the front brake lever and/or rear brake pedal causes brake fluid to act directly on caliper pistons per usual brake systems. Pressure sensors at each brake master cylinder, front and rear detect the amount of braking force the rider is applying while the ECU measures the vehicle speed at time of initial brake application via the vehicle speed sensors at the front and rear wheels
After determining the amount of corresponding brake force needed for maximum braking efficiency, motor driven fluid pumps in front and rear pressure control units, increase pressure to the front right caliper and/or rear caliper as necessary
Two more pressure sensors (one measuring front right caliper fluid pressure, the other measuring rear caliper fluid pressure) provide feedback to the brake ECU
K-ACT also incorporates anti-lock braking (ABS) function so the wheels do not lock up
For maximum controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACTs coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12mph and the ABS function is disengaged at speeds below 4mph
Both ABS and non-ABS models utilizes dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a dual-piston rear disc brake for smooth, powerful stops
Light handling chassisA more compact package than its predecessors, the new frame features a shorter wheelbase, and shorter distance between the seat and frame head pipe, for improved rider ergonomics and easier maneuverability
Designed to be as light and slim as possible, the frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary metal. The only forged parts are areas that require additional strength the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket, and rear fender/shock absorber bracket
The new frame is 4.4 pounds lighter than its predecessors, and has a 40% increase in rigidity
The compact design contributes to light handling and facilitates handling at low speeds, especially when executing precise slow speed maneuvers like parking or making U-turns
45mm Telescopic ForkProvides superb steering feedback and excellent ride quality
Features 4-way preload adjustment
Dual Adjustable Rear Air-ShocksFeature Air adjustable spring preload to match the load
4-way rebound damping for a smooth and comfortable ride
Settings are specific to the touring needs of the Voyager
9-Spoke Cast WheelsAllows the use of tubeless tire and complement its new muscular styling
130/90 front and 170/70 rear radial tires offer good traction, smooth ride and classy style
Tire choice and suspension settings augment the light handling characteristics
V-twin Visual AppealBasic engine structure has a great impact on a V-Twin engines appearance.
The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved lined that continues to flow through the bike.
Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces. Their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a quality appearance.
The edges of the fins receive a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight
All the non-chromed parts of the engine have a matt black finish that further accentuates the chromed parts
BodyworkMuscular front fairing is reminiscent of classic American muscle cars in its sculpted, flowing design.
Chromed headlamp cover and twin fog lights contribute to the muscle car theme
The fuel tanks hand-sculpted contours employ constantly varying radii, giving the bike a dynamism that is pleasing both to the eye and to the touch
Its lines flowing through the rest of the bike, the elegantly shaped fuel tank contributes to the Voyagers curvaceous figure
Liberal use of chrome contrasts nicely with the bodyworks deep, lustrous paint. The engine, front and rear guards, accents on the panniers and trunk and the trunk brackets are fully chromed
Motif from the front fender continues on the rear fender, which features an elegant LED taillight
Front and rear guards help protect the bikes bodywork in case of a fall
Dual 35W fog lights have a dedicated On/Off switch and can be adjusted vertically
In addition to the taillight on the rear fender, the Voyager also has a large, highly visible LED taillight mounted on the rear of the trunk that contributes to its appearance
Classic Retro DashboardInstrument layout and large round dials give the Voyagers console a classic automotive elegance, that is reinforced by the font used on the instrumentation
Even the radio has a classic look, reminiscent of the 1960s
Multi-function LCD display in the center of the instrument console is controlled by switches on the right handle. Features include a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption
Analog displays include speedometer, tachometer and coolant temperature gauge
Audio system with twin speakers features radio (FM/AM/WX) and compatibility with an iPod, XM tuner or CB radio unit
The audio system (and iPod) can be operated by switches on the left handlebar
Ignition switch allows on-position key removal; preventing key bunches from damaging the luxurious chrome finish around the ignition area while the bike is in operation
Turning the ignition switch collar to the ACC position allows accessories to be used while the engine is off and turning it to the OFF position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart
A number of features facilitate long-distance touring and rider and passenger comfort
Wind protectionLarge windshield and front cowling protect rider and passenger from wind and elements
With the front cowling mounted to the frame, any wind buffeting is transferred to the bike rather than the handlebars, contributing to reduced rider fatigue on long trips
Leg shields have air vents that allow airflow to the legs to be adjusted
Ample storage13.2 Gal (50L) lockable trunk is large enough to fit two full-face helmets
Top-opening panniers are also sealed and lockable, with a volume of 8.6 gal (38L) each
Up front, lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing small items and accessories. An iPod jack (optional connector required) is located in the left-side glove boxComfort
Sculpted seat designed for both comfort and easy reach to the ground
Upright riding position and floorboard contribute to all-day touring comfort
Roomy passenger seat is complemented by padding on the trunk that provides back and arm support
Rear floorboards contribute to passenger comfort
Dual adjustable rear air-shocks ensure a comfortable ride feel
Long range5.3 gallon fuel tank offers a substantial range, helping to minimize fuel stops when out on the open road
SpecificationsEngine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, V-twin
Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
Bore x stroke: 102 x 104mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Torque: 107.8 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm
Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive
Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Rake / trail: 30 / 7.0 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel: 43mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
Tire, front: 130/90x16
Tire, rear: 170/70x16
Brakes, front / rear: Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
Overall length: TBD
Overall width: TBD
Overall height: TBD
Seat height: TBD
Curb weight: TBD
Wheelbase: TBD
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Colors: Candy Diamond Red, Two-tone: Candy Plasma Blue / Metallic Diablo Black , Two-tone: Metallic Titanium / Metallic Diablo Black
Warranty: 12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

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