Kawasaki VN 1700 Nomad (2009-10)

The Kawasaki VN 1700 Vulcan Nomad is a touring motorcycle that was produced in 2009-10. The engine is a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-twin with an electronic fuel injection system and a capacity of 1700cc. The maximum power output is 55kW/74hp at 5000rpm, while the maximum torque is 135Nm/13.7kgf-m/99.6lb-ft at 2750rpm. The transmission has 6 speeds and is belt-driven. The frame is a double cradle, steel structure with a box section single-tube backbone. The front suspension has a 43mm telescopic fork, and the rear suspension is a swingarm with twin air-assisted 4 way adjustable shocks for rebound and damping. The front brakes consist of two, 300mm discs with 2 piston calipers, while the rear brake is a single 300mm disc with a 2 piston caliper. The tyres are sized 130/90-R16 at the front and 170/70-R16 at the rear. The wet weight of the bike is 373kg/34lb, and it has a fuel capacity of 20 litres/5.3 US gallons. Overall, the Kawasaki VN 1700 Vulcan Nomad is a heavy, powerful touring bike with a comfortable riding position and a range of standard features such as electronic cruise control.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki VN 1700 Vulcan Nomad

Year: 2009 – 10

Engine: Four stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4 valve per cylinder
Capacity: 1700 cc / 103.7 in
Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled, plus cooling fins
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Exhaust: Twin, stacked
Induction: Electronic fuel injection, 42 mm dia. x 2
Ignition: TCDI with digital advance
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 55 kW / 74 hp @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque: 135 Nm / 13.7 kgf-m / 99.6 lb-ft @2750 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc, manual, electronic cruise control
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Belt drive

Gear Ratio: 1st 3.077 (40/13) 2nd 1.900 (38/20) 3rd 1.407 (38/27) 4th 1.143 (32/28) 5th 0.967 (29/30) 6th 0.806 (29/36)
Frame: Double cradle, steel with box section single-tube backbone
Front Suspension: 43 mm Telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with twin air-assisted 4 way adjustable shocks for rebound and damping
Rear Wheel Travel: 80 mm / 3.2 in
Front Brakes: 2x 300mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 300mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 130/90 -R16
Rear Tyre: 170/70 -R 16
Rake: 30 degrees
Trail: 178 mm / 7.0 in
Dimensions: Length 2499 mm / 98.4 in Width 1025 mm / 40.4 in Height 1466 mm / 57.7 in
Wheelbase: 1,666 mm / 65.6 in
Seat Height: 730 mm / 28.7 in.
Ground Clearance: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Wet Weight: 373 kg / 34 lb
Fuel Capacity: 20 Litres / 5.3 US gal.

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