2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

Model Overview:

2011 Vulcan 1700 Nomad

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year 2009
Displacement (cc) 1700
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad


Offering five unique models with varying qualities and features, the 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 delivers smooth and reliable cruising that has an extra boost of power thanks to all the latest engine innovations it has packed into it. Powered by a 1700-cc, V-twin engine, this bike gets up to 108 horsepower, which ensures this bike’s excellent acceleration. Its included fuel injection system makes for improved throttle response. The Vulcan 1700’s six-speed transmission helps to improve fuel economy and adds to its overall performance on the road. One major convenience which is particularly helpful for long road trips is the inclusion of electronic cruise control on all Vulcan models. Considering its power, great features, and quality build, as well as each model’s unique and meticulous design, the 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 comes at a rather reasonable price compared to its major competitors.

The Vulcan 1700 Classic is a no-frills cruiser with retro-inspired front end and a beefy rear that includes a fat rear tire for added road grip. Offering a lush and attractive paint job with exquisite accents in chrome, the Classic model features a design that has both modern and traditional elements. Lean and athletic in appearance, the Classic is an ideal bike for riders seeking the excellent performance of its 1700-cc engine without any garish additions to draw away from a classic cruising experience.

The Vaquero and Nomad models offer a little more extravagance than the basic Classic model. New for 2011, the Vaquero gets its name from the Spanish word for cowboy. The Vaquero features a blacked-out appearance, complete with black engine and chassis, with beautiful chrome accents such as its engine guards and exhaust. Available in a choice of Ebony or Candy Fire Red color schemes, the Vaquero offers an aggressive-looking bike that is quite competitive in today’s motorcycle market. A bagger motorcycle meant for stylish cruising, it includes hard-case side bags to round out its look. Great in the city or on the open road, this new Vulcan offers an attractive package that sets it apart from its rivals. For touring in comfort and style, the Nomad has what consumers are looking for. It features sculpted seats with added for support for longer rides, as well as lockable saddlebags on the left and right which include guards to protect them and the engine in case the bike tips over. Add to this a special backrest with grab bars and a floorboard for the driver and passenger and it becomes obvious that Kawasaki went to a lot of trouble to make the Nomad the ideal bike for long tours with maximum comfort and convenience.

New For 2011
  • The six-speed transmission has been tweaked for smoother operation and quieter shifting sounds
  • Redesigned muffler are tapered for a more classic appeal
  • A new model, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero is a bagger motorcycle with a blacked-out details and lavish chrome accents
  • All Vulcan 1700 models receive a new intake manifold with an increased volume that improves idle and produces a more linear throttle response

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Specs

  • Model: 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700
  • Engine Type: 1700-cc, two-cylinder, V-twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.02 inches X 4.09 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid cooled
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed, manual
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 761 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/90 R16
  • Tires (Rear): 170/70 R16


  • KQR luggage rack
  • KQR windshield kit
  • Passenger backrest pad
  • Studded leather windshield bag
  • Passenger floorboard kit
  • Plain or studded leather saddlebag set
  • Premium Vulcan cover
  • Front fender trim

Key Competitors For The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700

  • Victory Vegas
  • Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Wide Glide
  • Yamaha Raider
  • Triumph Thunderbird Storm
  • Yamaha Road Star Silverado S

Available Vulcan 1700 Sub Models

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic Buyer's Guide 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic
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