with the newly designed engine is tuned to two performance variations. Both variations (one for touring, one for cruising) offer both significant torque and power gains over their predecessors, as well as superior passing performance. All models feature Kawasaki’s first fully electronic throttle valve system, which together with the fuel injection system offers smooth, natural engine response. Another change from the previous series is the new 6-speed transmission featuring an overdrive gear.
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Kawasaki’s profilation of this bike
It’s a timeless look, one carved right here in the U.S. during the formative decades of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. It’s a look that epitomizes classic American styling, and one that meshed perfectly with the open-road mentality and adventurous spirit then spreading across the country.
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad
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Price as new (MSRP): US$ 15499. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1700.00 ccm (103.73 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2, four-stroke
Engine details: 52° V-twin
Torque: 146.45 Nm (14.9 kgf-m or 108.0 ft.lbs) @ 2750 RPM
Bore x stroke: 102.0 x 104.0 mm (4.0 x 4.1 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Belt
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Rake (fork angle): 30.0°
Trail: 178 mm (7.0 inches)
Front suspension: 43mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
Rear suspension: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 130/90-16
Rear tyre dimensions: 170/70-16
Front brakes: Double disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 378.3 kg (834.0 pounds)
Seat height: 729 mm (28.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,466 mm (57.7 inches)
Overall length: 2,499 mm (98.4 inches)
Overall width: 1,026 mm (40.4 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,666 mm (65.6 inches)
Fuel capacity: 20.06 litres (5.30 gallons)
Carrying capacity: Lockable, color matched, top-opening hard saddlebags
Factory warranty: 24 months
Color options: Candy Neptune Blue/Metallic Phantom Silver, Ebony/Metallic Moondust Grey
Comments: Electronic cruise control