The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS: Designed To Cross Continents

The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is the top of the line touring cruiser from the Japanese company. Powered by a 1,700cc liquid cooled V-twin, much like its brother the 1700 Vaquero, it is tuned more for long-distance road trips instead of short blasts for a day trip. It generates 73 HP and 100 lb-ft of torque, which helps it be fuel-efficient while also giving it more than enough grunt to push through the air on any paved road.

Kawasaki did not skimp at all for their top model. Electronic cruise control, dual-zone ABS with unified braking, wide-band radio built in along with AM/FM and optional satellite radio, integrated rear hard-case luggage compartment with integrated pillion seat, and a full set of aerodynamic fairings and windshield. As well, the Voyager has multiple options for adding hard case saddlebags, grip heaters, seat heaters, and a variety of other touring necessities.

The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS starts at $17,999 USD / $20,799 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS in one place.

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $17,999 USD / $20,799 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Electronically controlled throttle valves to ensure economy with power
    • Electronic cruise control
    • Standard dual-zone ABS with unified braking

Main Specs

  • Engine Type: 1,700cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 8-valve V-twin
  • Horsepower: 73 HP
  • Torque: 100 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 895 lbs (406 kg) with luggage case empty
  • Seat Height: 28.7 inches (730 mm)

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Specifications

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ENGINE

Engine 1,700cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 8-valve V-twin
Power 73 hp
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 104.0mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Fuel System DFI 42mm Throttle Bodies (2)
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
Final Drive Carbon fiber-reinforced belt

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 45mm Showa telescopic fork/5.5 in
Suspension Rear Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping/3.1 in
Brakes Front Dual 300mm discs, dual four-piston calipers, K-ACT II ABS
Brakes Rear
Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II ABS
Tires Front 130/90-16
Tires Rear 170/70-16
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 gal
Color
Pearl Meteor Gray/Metallic Spark Black

ELECTRICAL

Ignition TCBI w/ Electronic Advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 100.8 in
Overall Width 39.2 in
Overall Height 61.0 in
Wheelbase 65.6 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Seat Height 28.7 in
Curb Weight 895.2 lb

WARRANTY

Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS


2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Features

Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.

Electronic Throttle Valves

Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions.

Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.

K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS

At its heart, K-ACT ABS is an advanced anti-lock braking system, designed to keep tires from locking up during braking. But K-ACT ABS was designed to be used on touring models weighing in excess of 300 kg (661 lb) – and that is before adding a passenger and luggage.

Complementing its standard ABS function, K-ACT ABS links the front and rear brakes. It monitors the brake force the rider is exerting at both the front and rear, and takes into consideration vehicle speed to ensure highly effective braking while maintaining chassis stability.

For example, let’s say the rider pulls on the front brake lever. To keep the bike from pitching forward, the ABS ECU actuates the rear brake (via fluid pumps) to ensure that front-rear balance is maintained. Should the rider push the rear brake pedal, the system actuates the front brake as well to distribute the load more evenly so that the rear wheel does not lock up. Based on the vehicle speed, K-ACT decides the optimum hydraulic pressure to send to each caliper, ensuring that even with a heavy motorcycle, stable braking performance is possible.


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