#9 – Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager


Of all the full-dress touring machines that are sure to land on a list such as this, you could do far worse than Kawasaki’s $18,249 Voyager. Big Duke reviewed the Big Kawi back in 2010, and the former racer came away impressed. Kevin praised the “regal” Voyager’s wind protection and comfortable ergonomics, also noting the Kawi 1700 V-Twin “outmuscles the Harley Twin Cam 96 by nearly 10 percent.”

Duke also noted the standard powerful stereo and cruise control as well as the bike’s storage capacity, mentioning its “attractive saddlebags” and pointing out its topcase is big enough for two full-face helmets. Clearly, his better half, Carolyn liked the ride, too.