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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