2010 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager
Worlds first Japanese full dress V-twin
tourer. Designed for those riders set their sights
beyond the horizon, the new VN1700 Voyager offers
everything needed for comfortable long-distance touring
with or without a passenger.
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
ETV (Electronic Throttle Valve)
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 (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.
Operation of the cruise control is
conveniently from the right handlebar cluster.
Cruise control can be activated between 30 mph (47
km/h) and 85 mph (137 km/h) in 3rd gear or above.
Operating the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake
pedal causes the cruise control to be disengaged.
Closing the throttle completely is another instinctive
way to disengage the cruise control.
A large windscreen and front cowling
protect the rider and passenger from wind and elements.
With the front cowling mounted to the frame, any wind
buffeting is transferred to the bike rather than the
handlebars, contributing to reduced rider fatigue
on long trips. Leg shields have air vents that allow
airflow to the legs to be adjusted.
iPod compatible audio system
Multi-function LCD display in the centre
of the instrument console is controlled by switches
on the right handlebar. Features include a gear position
indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining
range and average fuel consumption.
Audio system with twin speakers features radio and
compatibility with an iPod.
126-litre storage capacity
50 litre lockable topox is large enough
to fit two full-face helmets. Top-opening panniers
are also sealed and lockable, with a volume of 38
litres each. Up front, lockable glove boxes provide
a handy place for storing small items and accessories.
The sculpted seat is designed for both
comfort and makes it easy to reach to the ground.
In addition, the upright riding position and floorboards
contribute to all-day touring comfort. A roomy passenger
seat is complemented by padding on the trunk that
provides back and arm support.
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.