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.

  • 2014 Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Torque @ RPM:
  • Energy:
    Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    1700 cc
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph (Est.)


2014 Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer Exterior
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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:

2014 Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer Exterior
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Windshield lower kit

Provides additional wind protection for the lower body.


2014 Kawasaki VN1700 Light Tourer Exterior
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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 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
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø42 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Maximum power 55 kW 74 PS / 5,000 rpm
Maximum torque 135 Nm 13.7 kgfm / 2,750 rpm
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
Wheel travel, front 140 mm
Wheel travel, rear 80 mm
Tyre, front 130/90B16M/C 67H
Tyre, rear 170/70B16M/C 75H
Steering angle, left / right 35° / 35°
Brakes, front Dual 300 mm discs. Dual twin-piston
Brakes, rear Single 300 mm disc. Twin-piston
Suspension, front 43 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Swingarm 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
Wheelbase 1,665 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 20 litres
Seat height 720 mm
Curb Mass 349 kg
Colors Ebony
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