KAWASAKI 1700cc Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine 6-Speed Transmission with Overdrive


Filed Under (Kawasaki) by admin on 13-12-2010

Kawasaki’s first production bagger model is ready to take the street by force. The new Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ motorcycle combines the authority of a massive 1700cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine together with low-slung, streetwise styling of a frame-mounted front cowling and lower chin fairing, sleek side-opening hard bags, and a choice of stealthy Ebony or fiery Candy Fire Red monotone paint. Besides its unmistakable style, the Vaquero also includes a smooth-shifting 6-speed overdrive transmission, cruise control, a full-feature audio system, and a host of custom-designed accessories. Get ready to rumble. 1700cc Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine The Vulcan 1700 Vaquero’s 1700cc V- Twin bristles with low-rpm torque, ensuring immediate and potent acceleration. 6-Speed Transmission with Overdrive With its overdrive top gear, the Vaquero’s 6-speed transmission teams up with the V-Twin engine for a relaxed highway cruising experience. Frame Mounted Front Cowling Muscular front cowling features a cut-down windscreen for a minimalist look and uninterrupted airflow, and is frame-mounted for light handling. Side-Opening Hard Bags Holding an impressive 9.2 gallons of storage apiece, the side bags integrate neatly into the Vaquero™’s smooth, clean lines. Electronic Cruise Control Conveniently located on the right handlebar, the Vaquero’s standard electronic cruise control precisely maintains speeds between 30 and 85 mph. Full-Feature Audio System High-fidelity audio system features AM/FM and weather radio, and is can be accessorized with iPod players, XM Radio and CB radios. Multi-Function LCD Instrumentation Located on the Vaquero’s stylish “muscle car” inspired dashboard, the multi-function LCD instrumentation clearly organizes and presents all essential information.
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin Displacement 1,700cc / 103.7ci Bore X Stroke 102 x 104mm Compression Ratio 9.5:1 Maximum Torque 108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm Cooling System Liquid, plus cooling fins Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance Induction Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies Transmission 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder Frame Type Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone Rake/Trail 30° / 7.0 in. Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 45mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in. Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in. Front Tire Size 130/90×16 Rear Tire Size 170/70×16 Brakes, Front / Rear Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper Overall Length 98.8 in. Overall Width 38.2 in. Overall Height 50.8 in. Seat Height 28.7 in. Curb Weight 835.7 lbs.** Wheelbase 65.6 in. Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal. Color Choices Ebony, Candy Fire Red Warranty 36 months Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24 or 36 months ** Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90-percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied