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2012 Kawasaki VULCAN 1700 VOYAGER


9000 Miles
In Stock
LSK Lebanon
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Very nice, clean bike. Ready for the summer.


For those who heed the call of the open road, the Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® satisfies that wanderlust – and then some. Complete with all the full-dress accouterments necessary to keep riders and passengers comfortable on long journeys, and equipped with a powerful engine that helps eat up the miles, the Voyager delivers a memorable experience in classic style. And with its muscle car-inspired styling, the curvaceous Voyager turns heads whether your destination is across the country or just across town.

Key Features

• Powerful 1,700cc liquid-cooled V-twin delivers high levels of torque

• Six-speed transmission for relaxed cruising

• Electronic cruise control maintains speed for more comfort on long trips

• Frame-mounted fairing provides stylish wind protection to the rider and passenger

• Lower color-matched fairings increase wind protection for legs

• Color matched trunk is big enough to hold two full-face helmets

• Lockable, color matched, top-opening hard saddlebags are capacious and easy to pack from the top

• Feature-rich audio system comes standard, has AM/FM/WB, and is compatible with iPods and XM radio

• New for 2012, Navigation Audio Prompt Capability can play navigation voice prompts from Garmin Zumo 600 or 665 series GPS devices through the motorcycle’s audio system or Kawasaki Genuine Accessory helmet headsets

• New for 2012, Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) maximizes rider and passenger comfort when stopped or at very low speeds in warm weather

• Low 28.7-inch seat height enhances the comfortable riding position

• Compact and upright ergonomics for all-day rider comfort

2nd Generation Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS

• Voyager ABS models feature the latest, fastest version of Kawasaki’s sophisticated K-ACT system, which enables 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 controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT’s coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12 mph

• ABS function is disengaged at speeds below 4 mph

• Both ABS and non-ABS models use dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a two-piston rear disc brake for sure, powerful stops

Powerful 1,700cc V-twin engine

• Liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700cc 52-degree V-twin engine

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

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

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

• Single-pin crank accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing stronger 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

• Dual mufflers, one on each side of the bike, allow maximum clearance for luggage

• Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50 to 70 mph range

• Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds

Fuel Injection

• Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three for reduced complexity and weight

• The touring-oriented Voyager utilizes FI and exhaust systems 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 fuel injector timing and throttle valve position result in accurate, powerful engine response

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

• From the rider’s perspective, the ETV works like a standard cable-operated throttle; the throttle grip is still 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

Cruise Control

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

• Cruise control 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 will manually rolling off the throttle

On Board Diagnostics

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

• Display codes on the instrumentation can be read by owner using accessory manual

Six-speed Transmission / Final Drive

• Both 5th and 6th gears are “overdrive” ratios, which contributes to stress-free riding and better fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds

• 28mm carbon fiber reinforced final drive belt offers a 40-percent increase in tensile strength compared to current Kevlar belts. This allows the Vulcan 1700 to use a slim belt only 2mm wider than the Kevlar unit on the Vulcan 900

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

Light Handling Chassis

• A more compact package than its predecessors, the Voyager has a shorter wheelbase and shorter distance between the seat and steering head, for improved rider ergonomics and easier maneuverability

• Designed to be as light and slim as possible, the frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary metal. 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

• The compact design contributes to light handling and facilitates handling at low speeds, especially when executing precise slow-speed maneuvers like parking or making U-turns

45mm Telescopic Fork

• Provides superb steering feedback

• 5.5 inches of travel helps provide excellent ride quality

Dual Adjustable Rear Air Shocks

• Features air-adjustable spring preload to help compensate for passenger and luggage variations

• 4-way rebound damping adjustments help the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure

• Voyager-specific settings match the load carrying and long distance touring requirements inherent in this type of motorcycle

9-Spoke Cast Wheels

• Allow the use of tubeless tires and complement the Voyager’s muscular styling

• 130/90 front and 170/70 rear tires offer optimal traction and wear characteristics

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

Classic V-twin Appeal

• Basic architecture has a significant impact on a V-twin engine’s appearance

• The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved shape that continues to flow through the bike

• Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces. Their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a quality appearance

• The edges of the cooling fins receive a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight

• All the non-chromed parts of the engine have a matte black finish that further accentuates the chromed parts


• Muscular fairing is reminiscent of classic American muscle cars in its sculpted, flowing design

• Chromed headlamp cover and twin fog lights contribute to the muscle car theme

• The fuel tank’s hand-sculpted contours employ constantly varying radii, giving the bike a dynamic flow that is pleasing both to the eye and to the touch

• The lines flowing through the rest of the bike and its elegant fuel tank contribute to the Voyager’s curvaceous figure

• Liberal use of chrome contrasts nicely with the bodywork’s deep, lustrous paint. The engine, front and rear guards, accents on the side cases and trunk, and the trunk brackets are fully chromed

• Design motif from the front fender continues on the rear fender, which features an elegant LED taillight

• Front and rear guards help protect the bike’s bodywork in case of a tip-over

• Dual 35W fog lights have a dedicated On/Off switch and can be adjusted vertically

• In addition to the taillight on the rear fender, the Voyager also has a large, highly visible LED taillight mounted on the rear of the trunk that contributes to its appearance

Classic Retro Dashboard

• Instrument layout and large round dials give the Voyager’s console a classic automotive elegance, which is reinforced by the font used in the instrumentation

• Even the radio has a classic look, reminiscent of 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 iPod) can be operated by switches on the left handlebar

• Ignition switch allows key removal in the on position; preventing keys from damaging the chrome finish around the ignition area during operation

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

Wind Protection

• Large windshield and fairing help protect the rider and passenger from wind and elements

• With the front 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

• Leg shields have adjustable vents to tailor the amount of airflow to the rider’s legs

Ample Storage

• 13.2-gallon (50L) lockable trunk is large enough to fit two full-face helmets

• Top-opening side cases are sealed and lockable, with a volume of 10 gallons (38L) each

• Up front, lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing small items and accessories. An iPod jack (optional connector required) is located in the left-side glove box


• Sculpted seat designed for both long-distance ergonomics and an easy reach to the ground

• Upright riding position and floorboards contribute to all-day touring comfort

• Roomy passenger seat is complemented by padding on the trunk that provides back and arm support

• Rear floorboards contribute to passenger comfort

• Dual adjustable rear air shocks use settings optimized for load carrying and long-distance comfort

Long Range

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

  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52 deg. V-twin
  • Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
  • Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104 mm
  • 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 42 mm throttle bodies
  • Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive
  • 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: 45 mm 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 300 mm discs, dual four-piston calipers, K-ACT II (ABS model) / Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II (ABS model)
  • Overall length: 100.8 in.
  • Overall width: 39.2 in.
  • Overall height: 61 in.
  • Seat height: 28.7 in.
  • Curb weight: 895 lb.
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
  • Color Choices: Metallic Graystone / Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Alpine White / Pearl Luster Beige
  • Warranty: 36 months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24 or 36 months



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


Front Suspension
45 mm 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 300 mm discs, dual four-piston calipers, K-ACT II
Rear Brakes
Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper, K-ACT II
Front Tire
Rear Tire


65.6 in.
Seat Height
28.7 in.
30 deg.
7.0 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
895 lb.


Six-speed with overdrive
Final Drive


Standard: Analog
Standard: Analog
Metallic Graystone / Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Alpine White / Pearl Luster Beige
36 months