2010 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Classic LT

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Vulcan® 1700 Classic LT



    • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
    • Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
    • Bore x stroke: 102 x 104mm
    • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
    • Maximum Torque: 108 lb-ft @ 2250
    • Final Drive: Belt
    • Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
    • Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
    • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
    • Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive
    • Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
    • Rake / trail: 30° / 6.7 in.
    • Front Suspension / wheel travel: 43mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
    • Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
    • Tire, front: 130/90x16
    • Tire, rear: 170/70x16
    • Brakes, front / rear: Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
    • Overall length: 98.4 in.
    • Overall width: 40.4 in.
    • Overall height: 57.7 in.
    • Seat height: 28.3 in.
    • Ground Clearance: 5.1 in.
    • Curb weight: 798 lbs.**
    • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
    • Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
    • Colors: Metallic Imperial Red/Metallic Titanium
    • Warranty: 24 months
    New for 2010
    • Improved exhaust pipe heat shielding reduces radiant heat felt by the rider
    • Improved radiator ducting helps keep heat away from the rider's right leg
    • A 5mm shorter coolant pipe makes it possible to remove the pipe without removing the alternator cover, simplifying oil-screen maintenance
    Adjustable Windscreen
    • Adjustable handlebar-mounted optically correct windscreen is shaped for optimum airflow management without compromising the Vulcan 1700 Classic LT's cruiser styling
    • Strong chrome plated steel supports
    • Two-position height adjustability accommodates different sized riders
    Studded Seats and Passenger Backrest
    • Studded rider and passenger seats feature a sculpted shape that complements the rich visual tone of the bodywork
    • Detailed with ½-inch diameter chrome plated brass studs
    • Passenger backrest has strong chrome plated steel supports for a secure feeling and traditional cruiser styling
    • Made of reinforced top grain cowhide carefully selected with minimal flaws and deep dyed to resist finish damage due to minor scrapes
    • Slant top opening lid, secured with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps with chrome buckles and concealed quick release fasteners
    • Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail
    • Metal reinforced upper edge help bags hold their shape
    • Rolled and riveted top lid minimizes water intrusion
    • Chrome plated brass stud accents match the seats
    Powerful 1700CC V-Twin Engine
    • Liquid cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel-injected 1700cc 52° V-twin engine
    • Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke helps deliver massive torque, distinctive V-twin feel
    • Valve system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods, for quick revability and enhanced mid-high rpm power
    • Semi-dry sump allows a low crankshaft placement and a long piston stroke without increasing engine height
    • Single-pin crank accentuates the engine's V-twin character by providing strong power-pulses
    • Large capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine
    • Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation
    • Dual staggered mufflers offer a rich sound and stylish appearance
    • Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50-70mph range
    • Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds
    Next Generation FI
    • Based on the systems used by the Ninja 650R and Vulcan 900 motorcycles
    • Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three, for simplicity and light weight
    • The Vulcan 1700 takes advantage of FI and exhaust tuning optimized for maximum performance in the low-mid-rpm range, giving it plenty of grunt on the boulevard
    Electronic Throttle Valve System
    • Fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle valve angle) and fuel (via fuel injector timing) delivered to the engine
    • Optimized fuel injector timing and throttle valve position results in accurate, powerful engine response
    • Control of both fuel injection and airflow provides easy starting and precise cold-engine idle speed control
    • From the rider's perspective, the ETV works like a standard cable-operated throttle
    • the throttle grip is still connected to cables, so the feel at the grip is the same
    • Twisting the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body which triggers the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which then modulates the throttle valves via a DC motor
    • Accurate throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
    • APS and TPS send two sets of signals to the ECU for system redundancy in the unlikely event of a sensor failure
    On Board Diagnostics
    • Diagnostic system allows self testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700
    • Displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner from the accessory manual
    Six-Speed Transmission/Final Drive
    • 5th and 6th are overdrive gears, contributing to stress-free riding and excellent fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds
    • 28mm carbon fiber final drive belt offers a 40 percent increase in tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts, allowing use of a belt only 2mm wider than the Kevlar belt on Vulcan 900
    • Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain
    Light Handling Chassis
    • Compact frame features a short wheelbase, and short distance between the seat and steering head, for great ergonomics and easy maneuverability
    • Light and slim as possible, the frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary metal. The only forged parts are areas that require additional strength
    • the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket, and rear fender/shock absorber bracket
    • The compact design contributes to light handling and facilitates handling at low speeds, especially when executing precise slow-speed maneuvers like parking or making U-turns
    43MM Telescopic Fork
    • Provides superb steering feedback
    • 5.5 inches of travel for excellent ride quality
    Dual Adjustable Rear Air-Shocks
    • Air adjustable spring preload can be tuned to match varying rider and passenger loads
    • 4-way rebound damping adjustments help the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure
    • Chromed shock covers contribute to the bike's luxurious finish
    9-Spoke Cast Wheels
    • Allow the use of tubeless tires and complement the Vulcan 1700's muscular styling
    • 130/90 front and 170/70 rear radial tires
    • Tire choice and suspension settings selected to augment the chassis' light handling characteristics
    • Dual 300mm front and a single 300mm rear disc are squeezed by twin-piston calipers. This braking system is tuned to provide sure, powerful stops
    Classic V-Twin Appeal
    • The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved shape that continues to flow through the bike
    • Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces. Their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a high quality appearance
    • The edges of the cooling fins receive a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight
    • All the non-chromed parts of the engine have a matte black finish that further accentuates the gleaming chrome
    • The fuel tank's hand-sculpted contours employ a constantly varying radius, giving the bike a dynamic flowing style which is pleasing both to the eye and to the touch
    • Its lines flowing through the rest of the bike, the elegantly shaped fuel tank contributes to the Vulcan 1700's curvaceous figure
    • LED taillight offers elegant design and excellent long-term durability
    • Ignition switch allows on-position key removal; preventing key bunches from scratching the instrument cluster or tank while the bike is in operation
    • Turning the ignition switch collar to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart
    • Multi-function LCD displays on the tank-mounted instrument cluster are controlled by switches on the right handlebar. Features include a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption
    • Liberal use of chrome on the engine, fender brackets, light stays, and rear shock covers contrast nicely with the bodywork's deep, lustrous paint
    • The sculpted shape of the seat complements the rich visual tone of the bodywork



    Engine Type
    Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
    1,700cc / 103.7ci
    Bore and Stroke
    102 x 104mm
    Liquid, plus cooling fins
    Compression Ratio
    TCBI with Digital Advance


    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 Brakes
    Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers
    Rear Brakes
    Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
    Front Tire
    Rear Tire


    65.6 in.
    Seat Height
    28.3 in.
    6.7 in.
    Fuel Capacity
    5.3 gal.


    Six-speed with overdrive
    Final Drive


    Metallic Imperial Red/Metallic Titanium
    24 months


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