2010 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™


23000 Miles
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Miller's US 31 Sales
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Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™


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1,700cc, fuel inj, 6 speed, Nomad - factory hard bags & pass backrest, upgraded matching fairing, Vance & Hines exhaust, engine guards, local trade-in, 23,000 miles


Miller's US 31 Sales, family owned & operated, no franchises, 50+ clean, like-new, low mile used motorcycles in stock. North end of Petoskey on US 31 across from the Ford/Chrysler dealer. Trade-ins welcome - motorcycle, power sports, auto - credit union financing available, shipping and delivery available.


    • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
    • Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
    • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
    • Bore x stroke: 102 x 104mm
    • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
    • Maximum Torque: 108 lb-ft @ 2,750rpm
    • Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
    • Ignition: Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies
    • Transmission: Six-speed with overdrive
    • Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
    • Rake / trail: 30° / 7.0 in.
    • Front Suspension / wheel travel: 43mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in.
    • Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in.
    • Tire, front: 130/90x16
    • Tire, rear: 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 lbs.
    • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
    • Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
    • Colors: 2-tone Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Titanium
    • Warranty: 24 months
    New for 2010
    • Improved exhaust pipe heat shielding reduces radiant heat felt by the rider
    • Improved radiator ducting helps keep heat away from the rider's right leg
    • A 5mm shorter coolant pipe makes it possible to remove the pipe without removing the alternator cover, simplifying oil-screen maintenance
    Adjustable Windscreen
    • Adjustable handlebar-mounted 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 performance
    • The sub-windshield covers the area between the windshield and headlight when the windshield is in the raised position and the fork-mounted deflectors help direct air away from the rider's legs
    Touring Seats and Passenger Backrest
    • Rider and passenger seats are sculpted for greater all-day support
    • Sturdy backrest with integrated passenger grab bars contributes to passenger confidence
    • As a final contribution to passenger comfort, the Nomad features passenger floorboards
    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 on the Nomad 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 1700CC V-Twin Engine
    • Liquid cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel-injected 1700cc 52° 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 is based on the Vulcan 2000, but uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of pushrods, for quicker revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power
    • Semi-dry sump 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
    • Features dual mufflers, one on each side of the bike, to allow maximum clearance for luggage
    • Engine tuning offers superior acceleration in the 50-70 mph range
    • Even in overdrive, the engine pulls strongly in this speed range, facilitating overtaking at highway speeds
    Next Generation FI
    • Based on the systems used by the Ninja® 650R and Vulcan 900 motorcycles
    • Utilizes one sensor in place of the usual three, for reduced complexity and weight
    • The touring-oriented Nomad utilizes FI and exhaust systems which are 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
    • 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
    • The 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 30mph and 85mph
    • 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 offers a 40 percent increase in tensile strength 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 great rider ergonomics and easy maneuverability
    • As light and slim as possible, 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
    • The compact design contributes to light handling and facilitates handling at low speeds, especially when executing precise slow speed maneuvers like parking or making U-turns
    43MM Telescopic Fork
    • Provides superb steering feedback
    • 5.5 inches of travel for excellent ride quality
    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
    • Feature chromed shock covers, contributing the luxurious finish of the rear of the bike
    9-Spoke Cast Wheels
    • Allow the use of tubeless tires and complement the Nomad's styling
    • 130/90 front and 170/70 rear radial tires
    • Tire choice and suspension settings selected to augment the chassis' light handling characteristics
    Classic V-Twin Styling
    • Basic architecture has a significant impact on a V-Twin engine's 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
    • The edges of the cooling fins receive a special NC treatment that makes them gleam in sunlight
    • All the non-chromed parts of the engine have a matt black finish that to accentuate the gleaming chrome
    • 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
    • Its lines flowing through the rest of the bike, the elegantly shaped fuel tank contributes to the Nomad's curvaceous figure
    • Design Motif from the front fender continues through the rear fender, which features an elegant LED taillight
    • Ignition switch allows on-position key removal; preventing key bunches 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
    • Simple design of the seat cover balances rich visual tone of the bodywork



    Engine Type
    Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
    1,700cc / 103.7ci
    Bore and Stroke
    102 x 104mm
    Liquid, plus cooling fins
    Compression Ratio
    Ignition : TCBI with Digital Advance; Ignition : Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies


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


    65.6 in.
    Seat Height
    28.7 in.
    7.0 in.
    Fuel Capacity
    5.3 gal.


    Six-speed with overdrive


    2-tone Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Titanium
    24 months