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Segment: Custom/Cruiser
Production years: 2011, 2012

The 2011 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer bike offers an amazing 136 Nm (100 ft-lbs) torque at 2750 rpm and 73 PS for easy slow-speed cornering and fast-paced highway cruises. Thanks to its 1700cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine and 6-speed gearbox, the 2011 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer will be as fun in slow mountain road corners and on the fast highways.

Riders will appreciate the cruise and electronic throttle valve control systems, offering great maneuverability and riding pleasure during long trips, while the generous windscreen and sculpted seat with passenger backrest provide the luxury comfort.

The rich tank top instrumentation also comprises dual LCD screens with multiple functions, including a handy gear position and ignition key removal option with the engine running. Add in dual 38 L panniers for premium storage space and you've got a nifty classic touring machine, loaded with coactive ABS braking for the best performance even in less rider-friendly conditions.

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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
842 lbs OR 382 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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