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2009 Kawasaki VN1700A9


17,202 Miles
Kendallville Powersports
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Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® Priced to sell at a low price. Runs great needs two side covers. Just dropped price!
Full-dress V-twin flagship with looks and performance!

Designed for riders who set their sights beyond the horizon, Kawasaki’s new Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® offers everything needed for comfortable long-distance touring with or without a passenger. Kawasaki’s first full-dress V-twin touring motorcycle, the new Voyager features a large frame-mounted front fairing and windshield, ample storage, a new 1,700-cubic-centimeter, long-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine and a compact, lightweight frame.


    Powerful 1700cc V-Twin engine
    • Liquid 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 FI
    • Based 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 System
    • Kawasaki's 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 rider's 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 control
    • Operation 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 Diagnostics
    • Diagnostic 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 Drive
    • Six-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, Kawasaki's 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-ACT's 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 chassis
    • A 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 Fork
    • Provides superb steering feedback and excellent ride quality
    • Features 4-way preload adjustment
    Dual Adjustable Rear Air-Shocks
    • Feature 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 Wheels
    • Allows 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 Appeal
    • Basic engine structure has a great impact on a V-Twin engine's 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
    • Muscular 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 tank's 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 Voyager's curvaceous figure
    • Liberal use of chrome contrasts nicely with the bodywork's 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 bike's 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 Dashboard
    • Instrument layout and large round dials give the Voyager's 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 protection
    • Large 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 storage
    • 13.2 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 range
    • 5.3 gallon fuel tank offers a substantial range, helping to minimize fuel stops when out on the open road
    • Engine: 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



    Engine Type
    Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, V-twin
    1,700 cc (103.7 cu. in.)
    Bore and Stroke
    102 x 104 mm
    Liquid, plus cooling fins
    Compression Ratio
    Fuel System
    Digital fuel injection, dual 42 mm throttle bodies


    Front Suspension
    43 mm hydraulic fork; Travel: 5.5 in.
    Rear Suspension
    Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping; Travel: 3.1 in.
    Front Brakes
    Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers
    Rear Brakes
    Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
    Front Tire
    Rear Tire


    7.0 in.
    Fuel Capacity
    5.3 gal.


    Six-speed with overdrive


    Candy Diamond Red, Two-tone: Candy Plasma Blue / Metallic Diablo Black , Two-tone: Metallic Titanium / Metallic Diablo Black
    Standard: 12 months; Optional: Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months