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KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS

kAWASAKI vn1700 classic 2016 (VN1700-fef)

Kawasaki VN1700 Classic


This is the one to be seen on, the new Kawasaki VN1700 Classic, a motorcycle with a lot of savvy, from the low seat height to easy to operate controls (even self cancelling indicators no less), this bike oozes torque from the big-bore V-twin engine as soon as you fire it up.

Do not let the retro look fool you, the VN1700 Classic is loaded with modern technology such as electronic fuel injection for awesome power and clean emissions, modern geometrics and suspension units are utilised to offer a well balanced and smooth handling package.

It pulls like a locomotive from low in the rev range, and with the supple front and rear suspension, you can ride this bike all day in total comfort.

For those of you looking for all of those creature comforts as standard, the Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer comes as standard with a large screen, hard luggage and several further extras.

Kawasaki VN1700 2016 Classic Images


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Kawasaki VN1700 Classic 2016 UK Specifications

Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement
1,700 cm3
Bore x stroke
102 x 104 mm
Compression ratio
9.5:1
Valve/Induction system
SOHC, 8 valves
Maximum power
55 kW {74 PS} / 5,000 rpm
Maximum torque
135 N·m {13.7 kgf·m} / 2,750 rpm
Fuel system
Fuel injection: ø42 mm x 2
Ignition
Digital
Starting
Electric
Lubrication
Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission
6-speed, return
Final Drive
Belt
Primary reduction ratio
1.515 (50/33)
Gear ratios: 1st
3.077 (40/13)
Gear ratios: 2nd
1.900 (38/20)
Gear ratios: 3rd
1.407 (38/27)
Gear ratios: 4th
1.143 (32/28)
Gear ratios: 5th
0.967 (29/30)
Gear ratios: 6th
0.806 (29/36)
Final reduction ratio
2.250 (72/32)
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame type
Double-cradle, steel
Rake/Trail
30˚ / 169 mm
Suspension, front
43 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks 4-way
Wheel travel, front
140 mm
Wheel travel, rear
80 mm
Tyre, front
130/90B16M/C 67H
Tyre, rear
170/70B16M/C 75H
Brakes, front
Dual 300 mm discs. Dual twin-piston
Brakes, rear
Single 300 mm disc. Twin-piston
Steering angle, left / right
35˚ / 35˚
Dimensions (L x W x H)
2,500 mm x 1,025 mm x 1,155 mm
Wheelbase
1,665 mm
Ground Clearance
130 mm
Seat height
720 mm
Fuel capacity
20 litres
Curb Mass
345 kg
Automatic Headlights On (AHO)
n/a
Complies to EU emission limit
-
** This is now a wet weight wth full fuel tank and battery installed etc.

Browse our Kawasaki price list for the latest Kawasaki VN1700 Classic 2016 prices....

 

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