2014 Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer

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The Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer was especially designed for long journeys. It is equipped with a comprehensive list of features which help you travel long distances in full comfort.

Among them you’ll find a pair of generous saddlebags made of leather, a tall windshield and a 20 Liters fuel tank.

At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 1700 cc, liquid-cooled, 4 - stroke V-twin, SOHC, 8 Valves engine with fuel injection. The engine generates a maximum power of 55 KW 74 PS at 5,000 rpm and 135 Nm (13.7 Kgfm) of torque at 2,750 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a 6-speed transmission with wet, multidisc clutch. The engine is housed by a double cradle steel frame.

You also get front and rear disc brakes and 130/90B16M/C 67H front and 170/70B16M/C 75H rear tires.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer.


Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer

VN1700 Light Tourer

Grab your stuff and go with the distance ready, mile hungry Light Tourer featuring additional touring screen and capacious leather saddlebags as standard.

2014 Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer Key Features:

Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer

Windshield lower kit

Provides additional wind protection for the lower body.


Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer

Measures 61cm H x 58cm W with additional height adjustment. Optional emblem 062TPU0001 shown (sold separately).


Top quality leather and workmanship. HDPE liner and formed backpanel keep saddlebags in perfect shape. Approx 2 x 15 litres. Dimensions: L-50cm x H-25cm x D-20cm. Type: 2 buckles.


Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement1,700 cm3
Bore x stroke102 x 104 mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Valve/Induction systemSOHC, 8 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø42 mm x 2
LubricationForced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Maximum power55 kW 74 PS / 5,000 rpm
Maximum torque135 Nm 13.7 kgfm / 2,750 rpm
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveBelt
Primary reduction ratio1.515 (50/33)
Gear ratios: 1st3.077 (40/13)
Gear ratios: 2nd1.900 (38/20)
Gear ratios: 3rd1.407 (38/27)
Gear ratios: 4th1.143 (32/28)
Gear ratios: 5th0.967 (29/30)
Gear ratios: 6th0.806 (29/36)
Final reduction ratio2.250 (72/32)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Frame typeDouble-cradle, steel
Rake/Trail30° / 169 mm
Wheel travel, front140 mm
Wheel travel, rear80 mm
Tyre, front130/90B16M/C 67H
Tyre, rear170/70B16M/C 75H
Steering angle, left / right35° / 35°
Brakes, frontDual 300 mm discs. Dual twin-piston
Brakes, rearSingle 300 mm disc. Twin-piston
Suspension, front43 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rearSwingarm with twin air-assisted adjustable shocks. Rebound damping: 4-way
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,500 mm x 1,025 mm x 1,155 mm
Wheelbase1,665 mm
Ground Clearance130 mm
Fuel capacity20 litres
Seat height720 mm
Curb Mass349 kg

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