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Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Specs

The Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic model is a Custom / cruiser bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 2014 , the dry weight is  and it is equipped with a V2, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 73.76 HP (53.8 kW) @ 5000 RPM and a maximum torque of 135.00 Nm (13.8 kgf-m or 99.6 ft.lbs) @ 2750 RPM . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of  . On the topic of chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behavior and ride comfort, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic has a Double-cradle, steel frame with front suspension being 43 mm telescopic fork and at the rear, it is equipped with Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks 4-way . Stock tire sizes are 130/90-B16 on the front, and 170/70-B16 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic braking system includes Double disc size 300 mm (11.8 inches) at the front and Single disc size 300 mm (11.8 inches) at the back. 

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic 
Start year 2014 
Year 2014 
Category Custom / cruiser 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type Double-cradle, steel 
Seat details
Wheelbase 1,665 mm (65.6 inches) 
Length 2,500 mm (98.4 inches) 
Width 1,025 mm (40.4 inches) 
Height 1,155 mm (45.5 inches) 
Seat Height 720 mm (28.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1 inches) 
Trail size 177 mm (7.0 inches) 
Wheels details
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/90-B16 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 170/70-B16 
Front brakes Double disc 
Rear brakes Single disc 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 300 mm (11.8 inches) 
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 300 mm (11.8 inches) 
Curb Weight (including fluids) 349.0 kg (769.4 pounds) 
Dry Weight
Front Percentage of Weight
Rear Percentage of Weight
Weight-Power Output Ratio :
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.00 litres (5.28 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity
Carrying Details and Capacity Saddle bags 
Front Suspension 43 mm telescopic fork 
Front Suspension Travel
Rear Suspension Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks 4-way 
Rear Suspension Travel

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders V2, four-stroke 
Engine details Reed valve. 
Fuel system Injection 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 1700.00 ccm (103.73 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 104.0 mm (4.0 x 4.1 inches) 
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration SOHC 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 73.76 HP (53.8 kW) @ 5000 RPM 
Maximum torque 135.00 Nm (13.8 kgf-m or 99.6 ft.lbs) @ 2750 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump 
Engine oil capacity
Exhaust system
Transmission type, final drive ratio Belt 
Clutch type Wet multi-disc, manual 

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Performance

Top Speed
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency
CO2 emissions

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type Digital 
Electrical Details
Starter Type Electric 
How much horsepower does a Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic have?
The Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic has 73.76 HP (53.8 kW) @ 5000 RPM.

How tall (seat height) is a Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic?
The Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic seat height is 720 mm (28.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.