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2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
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The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager: A Touring Cruiser With Impressive Performance And Handling

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is a touring cruiser motorcycle that offers riders an incredibly comfortable ride with a powerful engine and a host of advanced features. It is a new addition to the popular Kawasaki motorcycle lineup. At the heart of the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is a liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin engine with a displacement of 1,700cc. This engine delivers an impressive 72 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful engines in its class. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission that provides smooth, effortless shifting.

Kawasaki motorcycles in their cruiser class excel at having excellent stability and a comfortable ride. The front suspension features a 45mm fork with 5.5 inches of travel, while the rear twin air-assisted shocks have 4-way damping and 3.1 inches of travel l. This suspension system provides a smooth ride on even the roughest roads, and the ABS system ensures safe, reliable stopping power.  The rider and passenger seats are generously padded and provide ample support for long rides. The passenger seat even includes a backrest for added comfort.

Another great feature of the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is its advanced electronics package. The Japanese-made bike features a large, easy-to-read LCD display that shows all the essential information, including speed, RPM, fuel level, and more. It also comes with Kawasaki’s Smart Brake System, which uses sensors to detect the bike’s speed and braking force, ensuring that the ABS system provides optimal stopping power.

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS starts at $18,599 USD/$21,399 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS in one place.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $18,599 USD/$21,399 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 6 speed transmission with overdrive
    • Locking Storage
    • ABS
    • Frame-mounted fairing

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,700cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 8-valve V-twin
  • Power: 73 horsepower
  • Torque: 100 lb-ft
  • Weight: 895 lbs (406 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 28.7 inches (730  mm)

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Specifications

From Kawasaki


Engine 1700cc, 4-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled
Power 72.4Hp
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 104.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System DFI 42mm Throttle Bodies (2)
Starter Electric
Maximum Torque 107.6 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm


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


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
Pearl Storm Gray/Ebony


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


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 36 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, 36 months

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2023 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.

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

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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