2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

On Sale
$5,999.00
Was $6,499.00


New/Used
Used
Usage
3463 Miles
Availability
In Stock
Location
K & H Motor Sports
Primary Color
Black
Trim Color
Chrome
Title
Clean
Condition
Excellent
Year
2012
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model
Vulcan 1700 Classic

Overview

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!

Description

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





Brakes

• 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





Bodywork

• 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





Instrumentation

• 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

Specifications
  • 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

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Four-stroke, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, 52-degree V-twin
Displacement
1,700 cc (103.7 cu.in.)
Bore and Stroke
102 x 104 mm
Cooling
Liquid, plus cooling fins
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Fuel System
Digital fuel injection, dual 42 mm throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance

Chassis

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
130/90x16
Rear Tire
170/70x16

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.6 in.
Seat Height
28.3 in.
Rake
30 deg.
Trail
6.7 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 761 lb.

Transmission

Transmission
Six-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder

General

Colors
Ebony
Warranty
12 months