2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS


Combining show-stopping style with the performance and dependability of a production Kawasaki® motorcycle, the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® is the best of both worlds. A thunderous 1,700 cc fuel-injected V-twin featuring advanced Kawasaki technology offers a smooth, reassuring ride.

  • Fuel-injected 52-degree 1,700 cc V-twin delivers high torque levels with a powerful and distinct V-twin feel
  • Electronic cruise control system can be activated in third gear or at any speed between 30 mph and 85 mph
  • Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS helps ensure ideal brake force distribution for confident, highly-effective braking
  • Stylish, frame-mounted fairing keeps steering feel light by directing aerodynamic forces into the chassis
  • Feature-rich, AM/FM/WB audio system with iPod® and SiriusXM® radio compatibility
  • Hard, lockable and sealed, side-opening saddlebags provide nearly 10 gallons of storage space each for overnight touring


  • 36 Month Limited Warranty

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2016
Model Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
Model Code VN1700KGFL
Stock Number 009655
Color Pearl Crystal White



Front - Dual 300 mm discs, dual 4-piston calipers, K-ACT II ABS

Rear - Single 300 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, K-ACT II ABS


Front - 130/90 x 16

Rear - 170/70 x 16


Length 98.8 in.
Height 50.8 in.
Width 38.2 in.
Weight Cub - 844.5 lbs.
Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 65.6 in.
Seat Height 28.7 in.


Transmission 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder
Final Drive Carbon fiber-reinforced belt


Engine 4-stroke, 52° V-twin
Displacement 1,700 cc (103.7 ci)
Bore x Stroke 102 x 104 mm
Torque 107.6 ft. lbs. @ 2,750 rpm maximum
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System DFI® with (2) 42 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal.
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Cooling Liquid


Frame Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone

Front - 45 mm hydraulic fork; 5.5 in. travel

Rear - Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping; 3.1 in. travel

Rake 30 degrees
Trail 7 in.