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Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer Specs

The Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer model is a Touring bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 2011 , the dry weight is 360.0 kg (793.7 pounds) and it is equiped with a V2, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 72.42 HP (52.9 kW) @ 5000 RPM and a maximum torque of 136.00 Nm (13.9 kgf-m or 100.3 ft.lbs) @ 2759 RPM . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of  . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer have a Double-cradle, steel frame with front suspension being 43 mm telescopic fork and in the rear suspension it is equiped with Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks 4-way . Stock tire sizes are 130/90-16 on the front, and 170/70-16 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer braking system includes Double disc. Anti-locking brakes (ABS) size 300 mm (11.8 inches) at the front and Single disc size 300 mm (11.8 inches) at the rear. 

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer 
Year 2011 
Year 2011 
Category Touring 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer 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 1,465 mm (57.7 inches) 
Seat Height 730 mm (28.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance 140 mm (5.5 inches) 
Trail size  
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/90-16 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 170/70-16 
Front brakes Double disc. Anti-locking brakes (ABS) 
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) 382.0 kg (842.2 pounds) 
Dry Weight 360.0 kg (793.7 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 0.2012 HP/kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.00 litres (5.28 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity  
Carrying Details and Capacity  
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 Tourer Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders V2, four-stroke 
Engine details  
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 72.42 HP (52.9 kW) @ 5000 RPM 
Maximum torque 136.00 Nm (13.9 kgf-m or 100.3 ft.lbs) @ 2759 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM  
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump 
Engine oil capacity 4.00 litres (0.26 quarts) 
Exhaust system  
Transmission type, final drive ratio Belt 
Clutch type Wet mDouble disk, manual 

Kawasaki VN 1700 Classic Tourer 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 Tourer Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type Digital 
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Electric