2014 Kawasaki VN1700K

$10,750.00


New/Used
Used
Usage
6450 Miles
Availability
In Stock
Location
Triangle Cycles Danville
Primary Color
Candy Burnt Orange
VIN
JKBVNRK12EA004866
Stock #
C04866
Title
Clean
Condition
Excellent
Year
2014
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model
VN1700K

Overview

Dealer Insights

Super Clean Low Miles and Ready to Ride 2014 Vulcan Vaquero 1700 Plus additional Accessories - Taller windshield, Passenger Backrest Freedom Exhaust System and Running Lights.
Great Deal.

who says you can’t have a well-deserved attitude and still be practical? Owners of a Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® bagger have the best of both worlds. The traffic stopping good looks will make you smile every time you throw a leg over this blacked beauty. A frame-mounted, abbreviated fairing sets the stage while the swoopy tank leads the eye to the shapely luggage of this V-twin bagger. The multi-textured blacked-out engine and chassis treatment includes components (like the air-cleaner cover, wheels, fork assembly and tank cover) that would normally be chromed, leaving only a special few parts (engine guards, exhaust, mirrors, etc.) to receive plating and act as bright accents to either the Metallic Flat Spark Black or Two-Tone Candy Burnt Orange (SE model) paint.

Key Features
• Blacked-out looks accentuate the lines and body shapes through the use of varied surface texture and subtle, contrasting highlights
• Sporty, one-piece saddle with low seat height emphasizes the classic, long, low “bagger” look
• “Muscle car” inspired instrumentation delivers essential information with style
• Powerful 1,700cc V-twin delivers impressive levels of torque and immediate passing power
• Six-speed transmission for effortless acceleration and relaxed cruising at highway speeds
• Electronic throttle actuation system combines optimized injector timing for throttle valve position, delivering accurate, powerful engine performance
• Kawasaki’s sophisticated K-ACT II ABS system builds rider confidence by helping execute controlled, balanced braking
• Electronic cruise control maintains speed and reduces rider fatigue on long trips
• Stylish, frame-mounted fairing keeps steering feel light by directing aerodynamic forces into the chassis
• Feature-rich, AM/FM/WB audio system with iPod and XM radio compatibility is standard equipment
• Twin tapered mufflers maximize saddlebag capacity and improve the engine’s power delivery
• Includes a 36 month limited factory warranty. Optional supplementary plans offer a maximum of 36 additional months of Kawasaki’s Protection Plus™ coverage—bumping the total possible warranty to an amazing SIX YEARS!
Powerful 1,700cc V-twin engine
• Fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin is liquid-cooled and features four valves per cylinder
• Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke dimensions deliver high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel
• Valve-actuation system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power
• Semi-dry sump design allows lower crankshaft positioning and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height
• Single-pin crankshaft accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing strong power pulses
• Large-capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine
• Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation
• Engine tuning, combined with long-stroke design, offers superior acceleration in the 50-70 mph range
• Even in overdrive (5th and 6th gear) the engine pulls strongly, making highway passing easier

Digital Fuel Injection
• The touring-oriented Vaquero utilizes DFI® and an exhaust system tuned to reach peak torque and horsepower at a higher rpm than the engines used in standard Vulcan 1700 cruisers

Description

Who says you can’t have a well-deserved attitude and still be practical? Owners of a Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® bagger have the best of both worlds. The traffic stopping good looks will make you smile every time you throw a leg over this blacked beauty. A frame-mounted, abbreviated fairing sets the stage while the swoopy tank leads the eye to the shapely luggage of this V-twin bagger. The multi-textured blacked-out engine and chassis treatment includes components (like the air-cleaner cover, wheels, fork assembly and tank cover) that would normally be chromed, leaving only a special few parts (engine guards, exhaust, mirrors, etc.) to receive plating and act as bright accents to either the Metallic Flat Spark Black or Two-Tone Candy Burnt Orange (SE model) paint.





Key Features

• Blacked-out looks accentuate the lines and body shapes through the use of varied surface texture and subtle, contrasting highlights

• Sporty, one-piece saddle with low seat height emphasizes the classic, long, low “bagger” look

• “Muscle car” inspired instrumentation delivers essential information with style

• Powerful 1,700cc V-twin delivers impressive levels of torque and immediate passing power

• Six-speed transmission for effortless acceleration and relaxed cruising at highway speeds

• Electronic throttle actuation system combines optimized injector timing for throttle valve position, delivering accurate, powerful engine performance

• Kawasaki’s sophisticated K-ACT II ABS system builds rider confidence by helping execute controlled, balanced braking

• Electronic cruise control maintains speed and reduces rider fatigue on long trips

• Stylish, frame-mounted fairing keeps steering feel light by directing aerodynamic forces into the chassis

• Feature-rich, AM/FM/WB audio system with iPod and XM radio compatibility is standard equipment

• Twin tapered mufflers maximize saddlebag capacity and improve the engine’s power delivery

• Includes a 36 month limited factory warranty. Optional supplementary plans offer a maximum of 36 additional months of Kawasaki’s Protection Plus™ coverage—bumping the total possible warranty to an amazing SIX YEARS!





Powerful 1,700cc V-twin engine

• Fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700cc V-twin is liquid-cooled and features four valves per cylinder

• Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke dimensions deliver high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel

• Valve-actuation system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power

• Semi-dry sump design allows lower crankshaft positioning and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height

• Single-pin crankshaft accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing strong power pulses

• Large-capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine

• Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation

• Engine tuning, combined with long-stroke design, offers superior acceleration in the 50-70 mph range

• Even in overdrive (5th and 6th gear) the engine pulls strongly, making highway passing easier





Digital Fuel Injection

• The touring-oriented Vaquero utilizes DFI® and an exhaust system tuned to reach peak torque and horsepower at a higher rpm than the engines used in standard Vulcan 1700 cruisers





Electronic Throttle Valve System

• Fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle valve angle) and fuel (via fuel injector timing) delivered to the engine

• Optimized injector timing and throttle valve position results in accurate, powerful engine response

• Control of both injection and airflow provides easy starting and precise cold-engine idle speed control

• From the rider’s perspective, the ETV system works like a standard cable-operated throttle; the throttle grip remains connected to cables, so the feel at the grip is the same

• Twisting the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body, which triggers the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which then modulates the throttle valves via a DC motor

• Accurate throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)

• APS and TPS send two sets of signals to the ECU for system redundancy in the unlikely event of a sensor failure





Electronic Cruise Control System

• System maintains a desired speed even on uphill climbs

• Cruise control can be engaged and adjusted entirely from the right handlebar

• Cruise system can be activated in 3rd gear or above at any speed between 30 mph and 85 mph

• Pressure on the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal automatically disengages the cruise control, as does manually rolling off the throttle





On Board Diagnostics

• Diagnostic system allows self-testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700

• System displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner





6-speed Transmission / Final Drive

• Durable and easy-shifting six-speed transmission with positive neutral finder

• 5th and 6th are overdrive gears for excellent fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds

• Carbon fiber-reinforced final drive belt offers a 40 percent increase in tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts

• Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain





Chassis

• The strong steel frame allows a relatively short wheelbase for optimal ergonomics and easy maneuverability

• The Vaquero frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary metal to help keep weight in check. The only forged parts are areas that require additional strength: the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket and rear fender/shock absorber bracket





45mm Telescopic Fork

• Provides superb steering feedback

• 5.5 inches of travel for excellent ride quality

• Optimized damping and spring settings for a plush but controlled ride





Dual Air-adjustable Rear Shocks

• Air-adjustable shocks can be tuned to match varying rider and passenger loads

• 4-way rebound damping adjustability helps the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure





9-Spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels

• Light and strong wheels allow the use of tubeless tires, while flat black paint nicely complements the Vaquero’s styling treatment

• Fat and long-wearing 130/90 front and 170/70 rear tires

• Tire choice and suspension settings augment the chassis’ light handling characteristics





Styling and Bodywork

• Basic engine architecture supports the Vaquero’s factory-custom look, while its blacked-out color with machined and bare-aluminum accents sets off the bike’s color scheme

• Gloss and matte finishes on the engine highlight aesthetics even further

• Hand-formed body shapes create a highly customized appearance

• Many of the parts are exclusive to the Vaquero, which add to its factory-custom look and feel. These include the engine shrouds, rear fender, one-piece side covers, saddlebags, fairing and seat

• Cut-down fairing looks like a true custom piece, right down to the abbreviated smoked windscreen and headlight cover

• Sculpted strut covers seamlessly fill the space between the rear fender and saddlebags

• Mufflers are tapered at their ends for a thoroughly retro look

• Sculpted, custom-look seat looks good and cradles the rider for maximum comfort

• LED taillight is attractive and highly conspicuous when lit for added safety





Wind Protection

• Large, wide fairing with abbreviated windscreen and integrated lowers provides substantial wind and weather protection for riders

• With the fairing mounted to the frame, any wind buffeting is transferred to the bike rather than the handlebar, helping to enhance highway stability and reduce rider fatigue





Convenient Storage

• Vaquero features hard, lockable and sealed, side-opening side cases that provide nearly 10 gallons of storage space each for overnight touring

• Their flowing, rounded shape is an attractive alternative to the square, boxy luggage found on other bagger models

• Up front, lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing smaller items

• Dual under-seat helmet holders





Classic Custom Dashboard / Advanced Audio

• Instrument layout and large round dials give the Vaquero’s console a custom look with a retro flavor

• The radio/stereo unit features a classically custom look from the 1960s

• Multi-function LCD display in the center of the instrument console is controlled by switches on the right handlebar. Features include a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption

• Analog displays include speedometer, tachometer and coolant temperature gauge

• Audio system with twin speakers features radio (FM/AM/WX) and compatibility with optional iPod®, XM tuner or CB radio units

• The audio system (and your iPod, which plugs easily into the left fairing pocket) can be operated by switches on the left handlebar

• Ignition switch allows key removal in the on position, which prevents keys from damaging the black finish tank cover during operation

• Turning the ignition switch collar to the ACC position allows accessories to be used while the engine is off; turning it to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart





Comfort

• Sculpted seat blends a stylish shape with ideal foam density for all-day comfort

• Scooped shape allows an easy reach to the ground

• Upright riding position and rubber-topped floorboards contribute to substantial riding comfort

• Dual adjustable rear air-shocks use settings optimized for a compliant ride and higher-load carrying when needed





Long Range

• 5.3-gallon fuel tank offers a substantial range, helping to minimize fuel stops when out on the open road





Optional Accessories

• A large number of genuine Kawasaki accessories are available, including iPod connector, XM radio module, K.Q.R. quick-release passenger backrest, standard gel seat, dual gel saddle, saddlebag liners, auxiliary lights, DC power sockets, GPS mount, billet handlebar clamps, engine cover trim, saddlebag top rails, custom cover and more. See your Kawasaki dealer for more information





Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS

• Vaquero ABS features Kawasaki’s sophisticated K-ACT II system, which helps riders to execute controlled, balanced braking. Designed to complement the riders’ brake inputs, the system distributes the ideal amount of brake pressure to maximize braking efficiency

• Low battery mode maintains ABS function while reducing signal frequency to conserve power when needed

• For increased controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT II’s coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12 mph

• ABS function is disengaged at speeds below 4 mph

• Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a two-piston rear disc brake for sure, powerful stops

Specifications
  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52 deg. V-twin
  • Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
  • Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Maximum Torque: 108 lb.-ft @ 2,750 rpm
  • Cooling System: Liquid, plus cooling fins
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
  • Transmission: 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Frame Type: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
  • Rake/Trail: 30 deg. / 7.0 in.
  • Front Suspension / wheel travel: 45mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
  • Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
  • Front Tire Size: 130/90x16
  • Rear Tire Size: 170/70x16
  • Brakes, front / rear: Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers, K-ACT II ABS / Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II ABS
  • Overall length: 98.8 in.
  • Overall width: 38.2 in.
  • Overall height: 50.8 in.
  • Ground Clearance: 5.7 in.
  • Seat height: 28.7 in.
  • Curb weight: 835.7 lb.
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
  • Color Choices: Candy Burnt Orange
  • Warranty: 36 months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24 or 36 months

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Four-stroke, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52-deg. V-twin
Displacement
1,700cc (103.7 cu.in.)
Bore and Stroke
102 x 104 mm
Cooling
Liquid, plus cooling fins
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Fuel System
Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance

Chassis

Front Suspension
45mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in. travel
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers, K-ACT II ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II ABS
Front Tire
130/90x16
Rear Tire
170/70x16

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.6 in.
Seat Height
28.7 in.
Rake
30 deg.
Trail
7.0 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 835.7 lb.

Transmission

Transmission
6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Belt

General

Speedometer
Standard: Analog
Tachometer
Standard: Analog
Odometer
Standard: Digital
Colors
Candy Burnt Orange
Warranty
36 months