Vulcan 1700 Classic



Classic cruiser looks and performance – and all Vulcan. Meet the Vulcan 1700 Classic with maximum cruising experience in timeless style. The way you’ll spend your days – riding free and easy, with the pull of the horizon leading you on is the proof that this Kawasaki cruiser is a true classic.


Bore and stroke 102.0 x 104.0 mm
Cooling Liquid, plus cooling fins
Displacement 1,700 cc
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Type 4-stroke, V-Twin
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with dual 42 mm throttle bodies
Valve system SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)


Rear: calipers Twin-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 300 mm disc
Front: calipers Dual 4-piston caliper
Front: type Dual 300 mm discs


Wheelbase 1,665 mm (65.6 in.)
Overall height 1,155 mm (45.5 in.)
Fuel capacity 20 litres (4.4 gal.)
Overall width 1,025 mm (40.4 in.)
Curb mass** 345 kg (760.6 lbs.)
Overall length 2,500 mm (98.4 in.)
Seat height 720 mm (28.3 in.)
Ground clearance 130 mm (5.1 in.)


Gear ratio: 4th 1.143 (32/28)
Transmission 6-speed with overdrive
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.407 (38/27)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.900 (38/20)
Final reduction ratio 2.250 (72/32)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.933 (44/15)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.806 (29/36)
Primary reduction ratio 1.515 (50/33)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.967 (29/30)
Final drive Carbon fiber belt


Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Caster (rake) 30º
Tire: rear 170/70-B16
Tire: front 130/90-B16
Wheel travel: rear 80 mm (3.1 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 35º / 35º
Wheel travel: front 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Trail 169 mm (6.7 in.)


Maximum Torque 135 N·m {13.8 kgƒ·m} @ 2,750 rpm
Maximum Power 55 kW {74.8 PS} @ 5,000 rpm


Suspension, rear Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping
Suspension, front 43 mm hydraulic telescopic fork


Warranty 12 months warranty

Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide

This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty. 


Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.


Click “Owner’s Warranty Guide” for full details regarding Kawasaki’s factory limited warranty coverage.

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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.