2012 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™

$6,999.00


New/Used
Used
Usage
47983 Miles
Availability
In Stock
Location
Peach Street
Primary Color
Red
Stock #
UM1751
Title
Clean
Condition
Excellent
Year
2012
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model
Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™

Overview

Dealer Insights

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(814) 464-0220
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Description

Embodying classic American style, the Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™ can be the perfect companion for touring or just cruising down the boulevard. This flexibility means it can be many things to different riders. For some it’s a full-blown touring bike, its windshield, hard saddlebags, floorboards, backrest and standard cruise control taking the sting out of long days in the saddle. Strap a sleeping bag to the pillion, jump aboard and let the Nomad’s V-twin eat up the miles effortlessly while you soak in the sights and decompress. And with its mix of the latest technology and luxurious two-tone paint adding to its classic style, it’s a one-two punch of thrill.





Key Features

• Powerful 1,700cc liquid-cooled V-twin

• Six-speed transmission for relaxed cruising

• Electronic cruise control maintains speed for more comfort on long trips and works with the electronic throttle valve system for precision

• Optically correct windshield is height adjustable

• Deluxe passenger backrest is standard equipment

• Chrome backrest support features ergonomic passenger grab handles for comfort

• Lockable, color matched, top-opening hard saddlebags are capacious and easy to pack

• Low 28.7-inch seat height enhances the comfortable riding position





Adjustable Windscreen

• Adjustable handlebar-mounted and optically correct windscreen is shaped for optimum airflow management without compromising the Nomad’s cruiser styling

• Strong chrome-plated steel supports

• Two-position height

• Sub-windshield and deflectors further increase wind protection

• The sub-windshield covers the area between the windshield and headlight when the windshield is in the raised position, while fork-mounted deflectors help direct air away from the rider’s legs





Touring Seats and Passenger Backrest

• Sculpted rider and passenger seats offer all-day comfort and support

• Sturdy backrest with integrated passenger grab bars contributes to passenger confidence

• Passenger floorboards add extra comfort to the 2-up equation





Hard, Lockable Side Cases

• The Nomad features hard, lockable, top-opening side cases that each provide 10 gallons (38L) of sealed storage space for overnight touring

• Front and rear guards help protect the bike’s engine and hard side cases in the event of a tip-over

• Helmet locks are conveniently located on the left and right-side saddlebag guards





Powerful 1,700cc V-twin engine

• Liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700cc 52-degree V-twin engine

• Long-stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke helps deliver high levels of torque with a distinct V-twin feel

• Valve system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power

• Semi-dry sump design allows a lower crankshaft placement and a longer piston stroke without increasing engine height

• Single-pin crank accentuates the engine’s V-twin character by providing stronger power pulses

• Large-capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine

• Small-diameter iridium sparkplugs reach deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially during low-load operation

• Dual mufflers, one on each side of the bike, allow maximum clearance for luggage

• Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50 to 70 mph range

• Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds





Next-generation Fuel Injection

• Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three for reduced complexity and weight

• The touring-oriented Nomad utilizes FI and exhaust systems tuned to reach peak torque and horsepower at a higher rpm than the engines used in standard Vulcan 1700 cruisers On Board Diagnostics

• Diagnostic system allows self-testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700

• System displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner using accessory manual





On Board Diagnostics

• Diagnostic system allows self-testing of the electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700

• System displays codes on the instrumentation, which can be read by owner using accessory manual





Electronic Throttle Valve System

• Fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle valve angle) and fuel (via fuel injector timing) delivered to the engine

• Optimized fuel injector timing and throttle valve position results in accurate, powerful engine response

• Control of both fuel injection and airflow provides easy starting and precise cold-engine idle speed control

• From the rider’s perspective, the ETV works like a standard cable-operated throttle; the throttle grip is still connected to cables, so the feel at the grip is the same

• Twisting the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body, which triggers the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which then modulates the throttle valves via a DC motor

• Accurate throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)

• APS and TPS send two sets of signals to the ECU for system redundancy in the unlikely event of a sensor failure





Cruise Control

• Cruise control can be engaged and adjusted entirely from the right handlebar

• Cruise control can be activated in 3rd gear or above at any speed between 30 mph and 85 mph

• Pressure on the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal will automatically disengage the cruise control, as will manually rolling off the throttle





Six-speed Transmission / Final Drive

• Six-speed transmission with positive neutral finder

• 5th and 6th are overdrive gears for excellent fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds

• 28mm carbon fiber final drive belt has a tensile strength that’s 40 percent greater compared to current Kevlar belts, allowing the Vulcan 1700 to use a slim belt only 2mm wider than the Kevlar unit on the Vulcan 900

• Belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain





Light Handling Chassis

• The frame features a short wheelbase for optimal ergonomics and easy maneuverability

• Lightweight and slim, the frame minimizes the number of forged parts and trims any unnecessary metal. The only forged parts are areas that require additional strength: the down-tube joint, engine brackets, side-stand bracket, and rear fender/shock absorber bracket

• This compact design contributes to light handling and facilitates low-speed handling, especially maneuvers such as parking or U-turns





43mm Telescopic Fork

• Provides superb steering feedback

• 5.5 inches of travel for excellent ride quality

• Optimized damping and spring settings for a plush but controlled ride





Dual Adjustable Rear Air Shocks

• Air-adjustable shocks can be tuned to match varying rider and passenger loads

• 4-way rebound damping adjustments help the shocks compensate for changes in spring pressure

• Chrome shock covers contribute to the bike’s overall luxurious finish





9-Spoke Cast Wheels

• Allow the use of tubeless tires, and nicely complement the Nomad’s styling

• 130/90 front and 170/70 rear tires

• Tire choice and suspension settings selected augment the chassis’ light handling characteristics Classic V-twin Styling

• Basic engine architecture positively impacts the V-twin’s overall appearance

• The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved shape that continues to flow through the bike

• Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces; their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a high-quality appearance

• Cooling fin edges have a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight

• All the engine’s non-chromed parts have a matte black finish to accentuate the chrome





Classic V-twin Styling

• Basic engine architecture positively impacts the V-twin’s overall appearance

• The line created by the top of the airbox and the cylinder heads forms a curved shape that continues to flow through the bike

• Deeply chromed engine covers have curved upper surfaces; their three-dimensional form adds volume and gives a high-quality appearance

• Cooling fin edges have a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight

• All the engine’s non-chromed parts have a matte black finish to accentuate the chrome





Bodywork

• The fuel tank’s hand-sculpted contours employ constantly varying radii, giving the bike a dynamic flowing style which is pleasing both to the eye and to the touch

• Elegantly shaped fuel tank contributes to the Nomad’s curvaceous figure

• Front fender design continues through the rear fender, which features an elegant LED taillight





Instrumentation

• Ignition switch allows on-position key removal, which prevents keys from scratching the instrument cluster or tank while the bike is in operation

• Turning the ignition switch to the “OFF” position turns the engine off and necessitates re-insertion of the key to restart

• Multi-function LCD displays on the tank-mounted instrument cluster are controlled by switches on the right handle. Features include a gear-position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel consumption

• Liberal use of chrome on the engine, fender brackets, light stays, saddlebag accents and front and rear guards contrasts nicely with the bodywork’s deep, lustrous paint

Specifications
  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 1,700 cc (103.7 cu.in.)
  • Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Maximum Torque: 108 lb-ft @ 2,750rpm
  • Cooling System: Liquid, plus cooling fins
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42 mm throttle bodies
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Frame Type: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
  • Rake/Trail: 30 deg. / 7.0 in.
  • Front Suspension / wheel travel: 43 mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
  • Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
  • Front Tire Size: 130/90x16
  • Rear Tire Size: 170/70x16
  • Brakes, front / rear: Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
  • Overall length: 98.4 in.
  • Overall width: 40.4 in.
  • Overall height: 57.7 in.
  • Seat height: 28.7 in.
  • Curb weight: 834 lb.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
  • Color Choices: Metallic Imperial Red / Metallic Phantom Silver Pearl Boulogne / Metallic Spark Black
  • Warranty: 24 months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Four-stroke, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, 52-degree V-twin
Displacement
1,700 cc (103.7 cu.in.)
Bore and Stroke
102 x 104 mm
Cooling
Liquid, plus cooling fins
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Fuel System
Digital fuel injection, dual 42 mm throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance

Chassis

Front Suspension
43 mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in. travel
Front Brakes
Dual 300 mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 300 mm disc, twin-piston caliper
Front Tire
130/90x16
Rear Tire
170/70x16

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.6 in.
Seat Height
28.7 in.
Rake
30 deg.
Trail
7.0 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 834 lb.

Transmission

Transmission
Six-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Belt

General

Colors
Metallic Imperial Red / Metallic Phantom Silver, Pearl Boulogne / Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
12 months