Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

This Vulcan 1700 bagger has a classic frame-mounted half-fairing with a short windshield, giving the rider a break from the blast, but not completely separating him from the environment.

The Vaquero’s hard bags are lockable and sit above twin mufflers. The long-stroke SOHC motor has a single-pin crank to enhance the character of the firing sequence.

ABS and combined braking add to rider confidence, while cruise control enhances comfort. The frame-mounted fairing houses such essentials as a full audio system with iPhone and SiriusXM compatibility.

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 1700cc (103.7 cubic inches)
  • Bore x stroke: 102 x 104mm
  • Maximum torque: 108 ft/lbs @ 2750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ dual 42mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI w/ digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ positive neutral finder
  • Final drive: Carbon-fiber reinforced belt
  • Front suspension: 45mm forks; 5.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Twin air-assisted shocks w/ 4-way rebound damping adjustment /3.1 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 130/90 x16
  • Rear tire: 170/70 x 16
  • Front brake: Dual 300mm petal-style discs w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 250mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Frame: Perimeter-design high-tensile steel
  • Rake: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 7.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 inches
  • Overall length: 98.8 inches
  • Overall width: 38.2 inches
  • Overall height: 50.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.7 inches
  • Seat height: 28.7 inches
  • Curb weight: 845 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Warranty: 36-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Color:

  • Pearl Crystal White

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS Price:

  • MSRP $16,699

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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