2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

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3463 Miles
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Vulcan 1700 Classic


Dealer Insights

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic with only 3,463 miles on consignment through our store. The 1700 Classic features a liquid cooled V-twin engine with fuel injection and smooth shifting 6-speed transmission. Other features include classic styling, low seat height, belt drive and informative gauge. There is a small chip in the paint on the gas tank (see pictures). Recently serviced and ready to go, don't miss out on this low mileage Vulcan!


The stunningly beautiful Vulcan® 1700 Classic cruiser evokes that certain feeling in riders: one that beckons you aboard with its gorgeous curves and drop-dead custom styling and says “let’s ride.” It’s beautiful from so many angles – from its raked front end to the fat rear fender complemented by a fat rear tire – exemplifying classic boulevard styling. And the deep paintwork, thick chrome and detail touches will rock your world the first time you lay eyeballs upon it.

Key Features

• Liquid-cooled 1,700cc V-twin engine produces massive torque

• Fuel injection system optimized for power in the low to mid-rpm range

• Compact frame for easy maneuverability and handling

• Electronic throttle valve system helps produce smooth power

• Adjustable rear suspension

• 9-spoke cast wheels add to the classic V-twin look and feel

• Instrumentation includes digital LCD screen that displays a wealth of information

Powerful 1,700cc V-twin engine

• Liquid cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700cc 52-degree V-twin engine

• Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke dimensions help deliver massive torque and distinctive V-twin feel

• Valve system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quick revability and enhanced mid to high-rpm power

• Semi-dry sump allows low crankshaft placement and long 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 to 70 mph range

• Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly, facilitating overtaking at highway speed

Fuel Injection

• The Vulcan 1700 takes advantage of FI and exhaust tuning optimized for maximum performance in the low to mid-rpm range, giving it plenty of grunt on the boulevard

• Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three for simplicity and light weight

• Based on the systems used by the Ninja® 650R and Vulcan 900 motorcycles

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

• The ETV works like a standard cable-operated throttle; the throttle grip is connected to cables, so the feel at the grip for the rider is the same

• Twisting the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body that 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 that can be read by owner from the accessory manual

Six-speed Transmission / Final Drive

• 5th and 6th gear are overdrive ratios, contributing to stress-free riding and better 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. This allows the Vulcan 1700 to use a belt only 2mm wider than the Kevlar belt on the Vulcan 900

• Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain

Light Handling Chassis

• Compact frame features a shorter wheelbase and short distance between the seat and steering head for an ideal ergonomic layout and easy maneuverability

• Light and as 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 maneuverability 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 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 engine parts 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 that’s pleasing both to the eye and the touch

• The elegantly shaped fuel tank contributes to the Vulcan 1700’s curvaceous figure

• LED taillight looks elegant and provides years of trouble-free service


• Ignition switch allows on-position key removal, preventing keys 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 mileage 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: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, 52-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 1,700 cc (103.7 cu.in.)
  • Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Maximum Torque: 108 lb-ft @ 2250
  • Cooling System: Liquid, plus cooling fins
  • Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42 mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
  • Frame Type: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
  • Rake/Trail: 30 deg. / 6.7 in.
  • Front Suspension / wheel travel: 43 mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
  • Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
  • Front Tire Size: 130/90x16
  • Rear Tire Size: 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: 45.5 in.
  • Ground clearance: 5.1 in.
  • Seat height: 28.3 in.
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
  • Curb weight: 761 lb.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
  • Color Choices: Ebony
  • Warranty: 12 months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months



Engine Type
Four-stroke, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, 52-degree V-twin
1,700 cc (103.7 cu.in.)
Bore and Stroke
102 x 104 mm
Liquid, plus cooling fins
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Digital fuel injection, dual 42 mm throttle bodies
TCBI with Digital Advance


Front Suspension
43 mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in. travel
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.
30 deg.
6.7 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 761 lb.


Six-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder


12 months