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Segment: Custom/Cruiser
Production years: 2008, 2009

The 2008 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer boasts a 15% torque increase over the 1600cc version, and its 1700cc engine now reaches 136 Nm (100 ft-lbs) already available at 2750 rpm, offering confident slow turning and amazing acceleration.

With a 6-speed gearbox, cruise control and electronic throttle valve control, the 2008 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer offers great maneuverability and riding pleasure during long trips, while the windscreen and sculpted seat with passenger backrest provide the luxury comfort.

The 2008 VN1700 Classic Tourer design allows for the key to be removed while the engine runs, to protect the lush chrome on the instrument cluster and tank paint. The rich tank top instrumentation also comprises dual LCD screens with multiple functions, including a handy gear position. Add in dual 38 L panniers for premium storage space and you've got a nifty classic touring machine.

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KAWASAKI VN1700 Classic Tourer 1700

engine specs
Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement
1700 cm3
Bore X Stroke
4.0x4.1 in OR 102 mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Horsepower
73/5000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
100/2750 lb-ft/RPM OR 136/2750 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Fuel injection: 42 mm x 2
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed, return
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Belt
chassis specs
Frame
Double-cradle, steel
Front Suspension
43 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks 4-way
Front Brake
Dual 300 mm discs. Dual twin-piston
Rear Brake
Single 300 mm disc. Twin-piston
dimension specs
Overall Length
98.4 in OR 2499 mm
Overall Width
40.4 in OR 1026 mm
Seat Height
28.7 in OR 729 mm
Weelbase
65.6 in OR 1666 mm
Ground Clearance
5.5 in OR 140 mm
Weight
833 lbs OR 378 kg
Fuel Capacity
5 gallons OR 18.9 L
tyres specs
Front
130/90B16M/C 67H
Rear
170/70B16M/C 75H
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