2010 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic
Pulling power. The lusty and characterful
fuel injected V-Twin motor pulses with excitement
urging you to take to the open road. And when you
want to slow the pace, just call on the standard ABS
braking. Simple and seductive - the VN1700 Classic.
Powerful 1700cc V-Twin Engine
Long-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve
1,700 cm3 V-Twin engine was designed to deliver high
levels of torque. The valve system is based on that
of the VN2000, but uses a SOHC arrangement instead
of OHV for more direct engine feel and easier merging
Electronic Throttle Valve system
Kawasaki’s first 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. Control of both
fuel injection and airflow also enables precise cold-engine
idling speed control.K-ACT
K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking
Technology) ABS enables riders to execute controlled,
balanced braking. Designed to complement riders’
applied brake force, K-ACT ABS ensures ideal brake
force distribution to maximise braking efficiency.
6-speed transmission with overdrive
6th gear is an overdrive gear, contributing
to stress-free riding and better fuel economy when
cruising at motorway speeds.
Belt final drive is quiet and efficient
and helps reduce maintenance chores. Using carbon
fibre instead of Kevlar as a tensile material, the
belt offers high strength (tensile strength is increased
by 40%) with a slim size and light weight.
Ignition switch allows on-position
key removal, preventing key bunches from damaging
the instrument cluster or tank while the bike is in
operation. Note: turning the ignition switch collar
to the “OFF” position turns the engine
off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart.
Multi-function LCD displays on the tank-mounted instrument
cluster are controlled by switches on the right handlebar.
Features include a gear position indicator (new for
Kawasaki cruisers), fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual
trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption.
Dual adjustable rear air-shocks ensure
a comfortable riding feel. The VN1700 Classic also
features chromed shock covers, contributing the luxurious
finish of the rear of the bike.
The elegantly shaped fuel tank tapers
at the rear, contributing to the VN1700’s curvaceous
profile, its lines flowing through the rest of the
bike. The fuel tank’s curves have constantly
varying radii, giving the bike a dynamism that is
both powerful and seductive.
The VN1700 is the first Kawasaki Cruiser
to feature an elegant LED taillight.