Standard Features


Classic Good Looks, Top-Shelf Comfort

For those who heed the call of the open road, the Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® satisfies that wanderlust – and then some. Complete with all the full-dress accouterments necessary to keep riders and passengers comfortable on long journeys and equipped with a powerful engine that helps eat up the miles, the Voyager delivers a memorable experience in classic style. And with its muscle car-inspired styling, the curvaceous Voyager turns heads whether your destination is across the country or just across town.

The Voyager boasts all the stuff you’ll need for adventurous treks: a smooth and torquey 1,700 cc V-twin powerplant, large frame-mounted fairing, beautifully integrated luggage that stows a week’s worth of gear, a comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control, high-fidelity sound system, optional K-ACT anti-lock / integrated braking system and the sort of design acumen and dependability Kawasaki is renowned for.


Model Year
Vulcan® 1700 Voyager®
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100.8 in.
61 in.
39.2 in.
Curb: 886 lbs.
65.6 in.
Seat Height
28.7 in.


4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 52° V-twin
1,700 cc (103.7 ci)
Bore x Stroke
102 x 104 mm
108 ft. lbs. @ 2,750 rpm
Compression Ratio
Digital fuel injection with (2) 42 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.3 gal.
TCBI with digital advance
Liquid plus cooling fins


6-speed with overdrive
Final Drive


Front: (2) 300 mm discs, (2) 4-piston calipers
Rear: (1) 300 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front: 130/90 x 16
Rear: 170/70 x 16


Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Front: 45 mm hydraulic fork; 5.5 in. travel
Rear: Swingarm with 2 air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping; 3.1 in. travel
7 in.


Two-tone Metallic Graystone / Metallic Spark Black, Two-tone Pearl Alpine White / Pearl Luster Beige

Standard Features

Key Features
 Powerful 1,700 cc liquid-cooled V-twin delivers high levels of torque  
 Six-speed transmission for relaxed cruising  
 Electronic cruise control maintains speed for more comfort on long trips  
 Frame-mounted fairing provides stylish wind protection to the rider and passenger  
 Lower color-matched fairings increase wind protection for legs  
 Color-matched trunk is big enough to hold two full-face helmets  
 Lockable, color-matched, top-opening hard saddlebags are capacious and easy to pack from the top  
 Feature-rich audio system comes standard, has AM/FM/WB, and is compatible with iPods and XM radio  
 New for 2012, Navigation Audio Prompt Capability can play navigation voice prompts from Garmin Zumo 600 or 665 series GPS devices through the motorcycle’s audio system or Kawasaki Genuine Accessory helmet headsets  
 New for 2012, Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) maximizes rider and passenger comfort when stopped or at very low speeds in warm weather  
 Low 28.7-inch seat height enhances the comfortable riding position  
 Compact and upright ergonomics for all-day rider comfort  
Second Generation Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS
 Voyager ABS models feature the latest, fastest version of Kawasaki’s sophisticated K-ACT system, which enables riders to execute controlled, balanced braking; designed to complement the riders’ brake inputs, the system distributes the ideal amount of brake pressure to maximize braking efficiency  
 Low battery mode maintains ABS function while reducing signal frequency to conserve power when needed  
 For controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT’s coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12 mph  
 ABS function is disengaged at speeds below 4 mph  
 Both ABS and non-ABS models use dual 300 mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a two-piston rear disc brake for sure, powerful stops  
Powerful 1,700 cc V-twin Engine
 Liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700 cc 52-degree V-twin engine  
 Long-stroke 102 x 104 mm bore and stroke dimensions help deliver high levels of torque with a distinctive V-twin feel  
 Valve system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quicker revving and enhanced mid- to high-rpm power  
 Semi-dry sump allows a lower crankshaft placement and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height  
 Single-pin crank accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing stronger power pulses  
 Large capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine  
 Small-diameter iridium spark plugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation  
 Dual mufflers, one on each side of the bike, allow maximum clearance for luggage  
 Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50 to 70 mph range  
 Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds  
Fuel Injection
 Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three for reduced complexity and weight  
 The touring-oriented Voyager utilizes FI and exhaust systems tuned to reach peak torque and horsepower at a higher rpm than the engines used in standard Vulcan 1700 cruisers  
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 result 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  
Cruise Control
 Cruise control can be engaged and adjusted entirely from the right handlebar  
 Cruise control can be activated in 3rd gear or above at any speed between 30 mph and 85 mph  
 Pressure on the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal automatically disengages the cruise control, as will manually rolling off the throttle  
On Board Diagnostics
 Diagnostic system allows self-testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700  
 Display codes on the instrumentation can be read by owner using accessory manual  
6-speed Transmission / Final Drive
 Both 5th and 6th gears are “overdrive” ratios, which contributes to stress-free riding and better fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds  
 28 mm carbon fiber reinforced final drive belt offers a 40-percent increase in tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts; this allows the Vulcan 1700 to use a slim belt only 2 mm wider than the Kevlar unit on the Vulcan 900  
 Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain  
Light Handling Chassis
 A more compact package than its predecessors, the Voyager has a shorter wheelbase and shorter distance between the seat and steering head, for improved rider ergonomics and easier maneuverability  
 Designed to be as 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  
45 mm Telescopic Fork
 Provides superb steering feedback  
 5.5 inches of travel helps provide excellent ride quality  
Dual Adjustable Rear Air Shocks
 Features air-adjustable spring preload to help compensate for passenger and luggage variations  
 4-way rebound damping adjustments help the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure  
 Voyager-specific settings match the load carrying and long distance touring requirements inherent in this type of motorcycle  
9-spoke Cast Wheels
 Allow the use of tubeless tires and complement the Voyager’s muscular styling  
 130/90 front and 170/70 rear tires offer optimal traction and wear characteristics  
 Tire choice and suspension settings augment the chassis’ light handling characteristics  
Classic V-twin Appeal
 Basic architecture has a significant impact on a V-twin engine’s appearance  
 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 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 chromed parts  
 Muscular fairing is reminiscent of classic American muscle cars in its sculpted, flowing design  
 Chromed headlamp cover and twin fog lights contribute to the muscle car theme  
 The fuel tank’s hand-sculpted contours employ constantly varying radii, giving the bike a dynamic flow that is pleasing both to the eye and to the touch  
 The lines flowing through the rest of the bike and its elegant fuel tank contribute to the Voyager’s curvaceous figure  
 Liberal use of chrome contrasts nicely with the bodywork’s deep, lustrous paint; the engine, front and rear guards, accents on the side cases and trunk, and the trunk brackets are fully chromed  
 Design motif from the front fender continues on the rear fender, which features an elegant LED taillight  
 Front and rear guards help protect the bike’s bodywork in case of a tip-over  
 Dual 35W fog lights have a dedicated On / Off switch and can be adjusted vertically  
 In addition to the taillight on the rear fender, the Voyager also has a large, highly visible LED taillight mounted on the rear of the trunk that contributes to its appearance  
Classic Retro Dashboard
 Instrument layout and large round dials give the Voyager’s console a classic automotive elegance, which is reinforced by the font used in the instrumentation  
 Even the radio has a classic look, reminiscent of the 1960’s  
 Multi-function LCD display in the center of the instrument console is 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  
 Analog displays include speedometer, tachometer and coolant temperature gauge  
 Audio system with twin speakers features radio (FM/AM/WX) and compatibility with optional iPod®, XM tuner or CB radio units  
 The audio system (and iPod) can be operated by switches on the left handlebar  
 Ignition switch allows key removal in the on position; preventing keys from damaging the chrome finish around the ignition area during operation  
 Turning the ignition switch collar to the ACC position allows accessories to be used while the engine is off and turning it to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart  
Wind Protection
 Large windshield and fairing help protect the rider and passenger from wind and elements  
 With the front fairing mounted to the frame, any wind buffeting is transferred to the bike rather than the handlebar, helping to enhance highway stability and reduce rider fatigue  
 Leg shields have adjustable vents to tailor the amount of airflow to the rider’s legs  
Ample Storage
 13.2-gallon (50 l) lockable trunk is large enough to fit two full-face helmets  
 Top-opening side cases are sealed and lockable, with a volume of 10 gallons (38 l) each  
 Up front, lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing small items and accessories; an iPod jack (optional connector required) is located in the left-side glove box  
 Sculpted seat designed for both long-distance ergonomics and an easy reach to the ground  
 Upright riding position and floorboards contribute to all-day touring comfort  
 Roomy passenger seat is complemented by padding on the trunk that provides back and arm support  
 Rear floorboards contribute to passenger comfort  
 Dual adjustable rear air shocks use settings optimized for load carrying and long-distance comfort  
Long Range
 5.3-gallon fuel tank offers a substantial range, helping to minimize fuel stops when out on the open road  


Two-tone Metallic Graystone / Metallic Spark Black

Two-tone Pearl Alpine White / Pearl Luster Beige
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