2010 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Classic LT
Vulcan 1700 LTBy (I am an Owner) on Mar 20, 2010
An under rated bike. Handles extremely well. Ironically this bike feels lighter than the Vulcan 1500 Classic. Plently of power. Seat comfort on long rides is less than ideal but I suspect that has more to do with me personally than with the bike. I also get numb if I sit in my chair at work ... for more than an hour. Kawasaki offers a gel insert but in my case I'm not sure that would help. The display is a nice bouns - trip computer showing mpg, remaining range based on fuel level, clock, gear selected, odometer, etc. 6th gear nice for highway. A helmet lock that can actually be used with saddlebags. Transmission is extremely smooth. Gone vs. the 1500 is the loud cooling fan that sounded a bit like a plane preparing for take off that used to also remain on for a few seconds after the bike was shut off. If the v-twin cruiser sound is important to you, this bike has a louder rumble. Personally, this is an annoyance and bothers my neighbors when I'm leaving at 5:00 am so this is not exactly important to me. Looks like a cruiser should in my opinion. Overall, a great bike well suited for daily commutes or cross country.