Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan-1700-Nomad


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.

General information

Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

Year:    2011

Category:    Touring

Rating:    79.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes

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

Compression:    9.5:1

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

Gearbox:    6-speed

Transmission type,

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)

Other specifications

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


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