2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Base

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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Base

Model Overview:

2013 Vulcan 1700 Voyager Base

Price $18,249.00
Bodystyle Touring
Warranty 36 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year 2009
Displacement (cc) 1700
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Base

Intro

Kawasaki is a name that’s firmly embedded in the popular culture of today. Founded in 1896 by Shozo Kawasaki, the Japanese company initially built sea faring steel ships, marine steam turbines, locomotives, freight cars, passenger carriages bridge girders, and electrical generating plants.

By 1950, Kawasaki had turned its attention towards motor cycles with their first model making its debut in 1954, known as the Meihatsu. Saddled with a KB-5 engine that delivered low rpm, the company improved upon the original design and released a souped-up version of the Meihatsu in 1956 called the 125 Deluxe. Capable of achieving a top speed of 81.5 kilometers per hour (50.6 miles per hour) at a motorcycle industry magazine test, the 125 Deluxe set a speed record for its category. In a separate test the Kawasaki KB-5A engine displayed phenomenal durability by running for 50,000 km without breaking down. The company was indeed off to a promising start in the late 1950s, but it was the 60s when the Kawasaki name would really begin to shine when they completed work on their first factory and because dedicated exclusively to motor cycle production with the Kawasaki Pet and the 125B7. The sleek curved surface compositions of these two motorcycles gave them a high-sense of design, further enhancing Kawasaki’s growing reputation. 1966 welcomed their most notable effort to date, the popular 650cc W1 model. Impressive sales in the U.S. market gained Kawasaki some much-needed world-wide recognition as one of the premier big bike manufacturers worldwide.

Now Kawasaki is exporting a wider number of motorcycles that are easily competing with Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Kawasaki released its first cruiser bike, the Vulcan 750 in 1984. Designed in a classic retro style - but intended to handle like a contemporary motorcycle - the Kawasaki Vulcan packs plenty of acceleration equipped with a liquid-cooled, 498cc, four-stroke, eight-valve parallel twin engine.

The Vulcan line enjoyed minor upgrades over the next twenty-odd years, and in 2009, they unveiled the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager as the first Japanese full-dress V-Twin touring bike. It became a virtual flagship model for the company. The new 1700 Voyager models now have a six-speed transmission, a belt instead of shaft drive, and a brand new chassis decked out in plenty of sparkling chrome.

New For 2013
  • Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) which channels heat from the radiator and rear cylinder away from the rider and directs it toward the ground.
  • Navigation Audio Prompt Capability that can play navigation voice prompts from a Garmin Zumo 600 or 665 series GPS devices over the motorcycle’s audio system or through Kawasaki Genuine Accessory helmet headsets

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Specs

  • Model: Vulcan 1700 Voyager, Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
  • Engine Type: 1700cc, four-cylinder, V Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.01 inches and 4.09 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC 4 valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: NA
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 11.8 inch discs, dual four-piston calipers, K-ACT II (ABS model)
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 11.8 inch disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II (ABS model)
  • Suspension (Front): 1.77 inch hydraulic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Swing arm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 inches
  • Rake: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 7 inches
  • Seat Height: 28.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 886 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/90x16
  • Tires (Rear): 170/70x16

Accessories

  • 13.2 gallon lockable trunk is large enough to fit two full-face helmets
  • Top-opening side cases are sealed and lockable, with a volume of up to 10 gallons
  • Front area, lockable glove boxes good for providing plenty of room for storing small items and accessories. An iPod jack (optional connector required) is located in the left-side glove box.
  • Large windshield designed to protect the rider and passenger from wind and elements

Key Competitors For The 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

  • Honda VTX
  • Yamaha V-Max
  • Harley V-Rod
  • Kawasaki Mean Streak

Available Vulcan 1700 Voyager Sub Models

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Buyer's Guide 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
Bodystyle:
Touring
HP/Torque:
N/A / 108
Base MSRP:
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