2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS

Summary:

A very good bike

Faults:

Accelerator button on cruise control failed.

Bike has a rattle mid ways under the seat when new, and still has - it has increased.

General Comments:

Rides and handles like a big cruiser should.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2013

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS

Faults:

Cracked cylinder head around 2000 miles. Manufacture fault; fully repaired at no cost; no problems since.

General Comments:

Best ride for the bucks in this size motorcycle.

Nearly maintenance free.

Very comfortable for short and long rides.

A little warm on hot summer days when stopped. Kawasaki offers an after market cooling fan system for the 2011/12 Voyagers, but it is too expensive to install - $400 for parts, $400 for labor. I will put up with the heat for that cost.

A little underpowered compared to other bikes of its size, so like many Voyager riders, I added K&N high flow air cleaner, Vance & Hines Slip-on exhaust pipes, and Cobra PowerPro electronic fuel management system. This boosted power, torque, and fuel mileage.

Original Bridgestone tires provided very poor mileage; upgraded Bridgestone tires are not much better; riding on Michelin Commanders now and what a big difference. Go Michelin!

ABS brakes are the best! Saved me a number of times.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2013

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS

Summary:

Outstanding

Faults:

Paint chips easily.

Trunk actuator inoperable in under one year.

Fuel gauge went bad at about 10 months.

General Comments:

This motorcycle was ridden for 1020 miles non-stop with no issues.

Six gear overdrive tremendously increases fuel consumption.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2013

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS

Summary:

Can't be beat!

Faults:

Screws on trunk came loose and were lost.

Rattle on acceleration.

Noisy shifting.

Lights on shifting are slow to adapt to the actual shift at times.

Very hot on over 90 degree days.

No manufacturer trunk rack available.

General Comments:

Handles superb! Best big bike on the market.

Awesome two person touring bike.

Very good ride.

Beautiful styling; looks great with some additional chrome!

Most bang for the buck.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2013

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS

Summary:

Outstanding value, and a great bike to ride!

Faults:

Nothing was wrong with it; great bike.

I sold it to a friend.

General Comments:

Great bike; radio faded in and out, so recommend either the XM Radio operation or purchase the iPod adapter and use an iPod.

Great motorcycle to ride with either 1 or 2 persons!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2011