2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Review

® 1700 Classic cruiser beautiful volcano in mind that certain emotional drivers, that invites you to ride with beautiful curves and drop-dead custom design, and says: ". Let's Ride" is' beautiful in so many points of view - its raked front-fat complement fat rear tire Rear Fender - Classic style that exemplifies the Boulevard. And the deep surface of the paint, a thick chrome detail and touches Will Rock Your World for the first time gives eyeballs.

But the highlight is the advanced technology of the classic and amazing features, which led to a 103.7-inch V-twin engine, pulsing with power. This is a big-inch cruiser with the kind of top-shelf performance and reliability that fully supports her look bad-ass Street.

Like his brothers, 1700 Vulcan Classic V-twin dominates the process with a retro look in depth and the production of asphalt-wrinkling. The heart of the problem is a pair of piston mass movement in both liquid cooling, but well finned cylinder blocks arranged at 52 degrees for optimum balance and a different stroke V-twin. The internal dimensions are carefully long career - 102 x 104 mm - for the low and medium power giant, exactly the kind of big-inch V-twin feel push and driver wants to cruise.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
Working with a powerful ECU and a Smart Fuel injection valve electronic throttle improves engine response without degrading characteristic V-twin feel, provides a flow of ultra-precise intake for the engine in virtually all conditions .

The system uses a throttle position sensor (APS) and a throttle position sensor (TPS), which provide data to the ECU, which adjusts the throttle plates with the intake air flow tailored accordingly. The system provides a sense of natural gas, because the APS is activated by a throttle body pulley connected by wires to the butterfly. The fuel injection 1700 classic uses a sensor instead of three for simplicity and saving weight. Besides the obvious benefits of fuel injection and fuel and automatic adjustment of the mixing height, the system also allows easy practice of heating and control idle speed. This cruise of the machine-oriented features FI and exhaust tuning optimized to provide maximum torque at lower rpm - ideal for urban or secondary road.

A quiet and smooth six-speed characteristics saturated fifth and sixth speed contributes to relaxed driving and better fuel economy at highway speeds. The Vulcan 1700 Classic transfers power from the transmission to the rear wheel by a belt of carbon fiber final drive close with tensile strength 40 percent higher than a Kevlar unit of the same width.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

Designed to be as thin and light as possible, Classic single frame backbone double cradle offers a short distance head to head direction, with a proportionally shorter wheelbase. It's easy tour around at low speeds and help maximize driver confidence. Adding to the light and easy handling are suspension components tailored to the planned mission Vulcan 1700 classic. A simple and elegant swing arm rear with two air-assisted shocks provides 3.1 inches of rear suspension travel, and preload of the air and rebound adjustment to four lanes. The front offers a large 43mm fork feedback steering precise, a smooth ride and 5.5 inches of travel.

The 1700 Vulcan Classic cast iron wheels running roller nine fat tubeless tires - 170/70 front and 130/90 rear - to complement its muscular styling. Dual front disc brake with 300 mm dual-piston calipers and single rear disc brake 300 mm with double piston caliper help bring this machine stops to stabilize elegant, powerful.

Equipped with the technology and blessed with the kind of stunning looks that will keep the envy of your fellow passengers, the Vulcan 1700 Classic is the perfect cruise package. But do not try to drool on it.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic ABS

True Classic Cruiser

The Vulcan 1700 Classic ABS represents the latest evolution of the Kawasaki Big Bore V-Twin cruisers. The engine uses a camshaft to help boost muscle acceleration, while the long-stroke design helps deliver more torque and power.

The Vulcan 1700 Classic is also equipped with the Kawasaki Throttle first fully electronic offers better performance, throttle response and increased fuel consumption. A six-speed transmission with overdrive, and belt drive carbon fiber delivers power to the rear wheel, while a compact chassis and suspension provide sports handling of light. It all ended with the bodywork and engine covers to further distinguish Vulcan 1700 Classic Cruiser recent ABS Kawasaki Big Bore.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Features and Benefits

The main features of

• Liquid-cooled 1,700 cc V-twin engine produces massive torque

• The power system is optimized for low power

• mid rpm range

• Compact chassis for easy maneuvering and handling

• Electronic accelerator can produce DC

• Adjustable rear suspension

• 9-iron wheels add to the traditional V-twin in appearance

• Instrumentation includes digital LCD screen that displays a wealth of information

Powerful 1,700 cc V-twin

• Liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700 cc 52 degree V-twin

• Long-stroke 102 x 104 mm bore and stroke will help meet the massive torque, and a distinctive V-twin feel

• Valve system uses available over the cam instead of auctions revability faster and improved mid-

• the power at high rpm

• Semi-dry sump allows you to place the crankshaft low and long stroke without increasing engine height

• Single-pin crank engine highlights the V-twin character by providing a high voltage pulse

• High capacity without the airbox is located on both sides of the engine

• Iridium spark plugs, small wood deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially in low load

• staggered dual mufflers provide a rich sound and elegant appearance

• The engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the range of 50 to 70 mph

• Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly, to facilitate the bypassing highway speeds

Fuel injection

• The benefits of Vulcan 1700 tuning and exhaust FI optimized for maximum performance in the low

• mid-rpm range, giving it plenty of grunt Avenue

• Use a sensor instead of three for the simplicity and lightness

• Based on the systems used by the Ninja 650R and Vulcan ® 900 motorcycle

Electronic throttle

• Fully electronic throttle actuation allows the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle angle) and fuel (via fuel injection timing) engine delivered

• Optimized fuel injector and when the results of the butterfly position in engine response and precise power

• Control of fuel injection and air control allows easy and precise engine cold start idle

• ETV works like a standard gas-powered cable, the accelerator is connected to cable, so feel to the handle for the driver is the same

• Turn the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body that triggers the throttle position sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which in turn modulates the butterflies through a DC motor

• The precise throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a throttle position sensor (TPS)

• APS and TPS send two signals to the control system redundancy is unlikely failure of the sensor

Board diagnostic systems

• Diagnostic system allows self testing of electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700

• Display instrument codes can be read by the owner's manual Accessories

Six-speed gearbox / Final Drive

• team relations 5 and 6 are overdrive, contributing to stress-free driving and better fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds

• The 28mm carbon fiber belt final projected to increase 40 percent tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts. This allows the Vulcan 1700 to use a belt only 2mm wider than the Kevlar belt on Vulcan 900

• The belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain

Light handling chassis

• The compact body has a shorter wheelbase and short distance between the seat and the steering head, perfect ergonomics and handling

• Lightweight and thin as possible, the frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trim any unnecessary metal. Only forged are the areas that require more power - down-tube joint, engine mount, semi-stand bracket, and rear fender / shock absorber bracket

• The compact design contributes to ease of handling and easy to maneuver at low speeds, especially when executing precise maneuvers at low speed like parking or making U-turn

43 mm telescopic fork

• Provides excellent feedback steering

• 5.5-inch travel for outstanding ride quality

Double adjustable air shocks in the rear

• Spring preload adjustable air can be adjusted to match the other driver and passenger numbers

• 4-way rebound damping adjustment shocks to help compensate for variations in pressure of the spring

• Chrome shock covers help luxurious finish of the bike

9-spoke wheel Cast

• Allow the use of tubeless tires and complement a muscular style of the Vulcan 1700

• 130/90 170/70 front and rear tires

• The tire choice and suspension settings for the selected platform to expand "the handling characteristics


• Dual front single disc of 300 mm and 300 mm is pushed back by two-piston calipers. The braking system has been optimized to provide safe stops, powerful

Classic V-twin call

• on top of the line created without the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved shape, which continues through the wheel

• Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces. Their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives the impression of high quality

• The edges of the cooling fins receive a special treatment that makes the sun shine NC

• All non-chromed engine parts have a matte black finish that accentuates the polished chrome


• The fuel tank hand-sculpted contours employ constantly varying radius, giving the bike a dynamic flowing style that is pleasing to both eye and touch

• The tank elegantly shaped to promote the sinuous figure of Vulcan 1700

• LED rear a sleek look and provides years of trouble free service


• Ignition switch allows key removal position, preventing the key to scratch the dashboard or the tank while the bike is running

• Switching the collar off switch to "OFF" turns off the engine and requires the return of the key re-

• Multi-function LCD displays on the instrument panel mounted in the tank are controlled by switches on the right handlebar. Features include a speedometer, position, fuel level, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and mileage average fuel consumption

• Liberal use of chrome on the engine, bumper supports, is to cover and taillight shock contrasts with the body depth, gloss paint

• The sculpted shape of the seat completes the rich visual tone of the body