The Vulcan® 1700 Voyager®, complete with its full-dress accoutrements, boasts all you’ll need for adventurous treks: a smooth and torquey 1,700 cubic centimeter V-twin powerplant, large frame-mounted fairing, beautifully integrated luggage, a comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control, and high-fidelity sound system.
The Voyager’s 1,700 cubic centimeter 52-degree V-twin uses a pair of big pistons to pump out a massive quantity of torque over an unbelievably wide rpm range – a key to this engine’s superb flexibility.
Changes for 2011 include mufflers that were redesigned for improved sound quality, improved shifting action, revised intake manifold, and a slight EFI tweak that improves throttle response.
The Voyager provides plenty of wind and weather protection with its large frame-mounted windshield and fairing. Mounting the fairing to the frame transfers any wind buffeting to the bike rather than the handlebar, which reduces rider fatigue on longer trips. Deluxe touring seats are sculpted to provide comfort for rider and passenger while optional floorboards and backrests up the comfort quotient even further.
Stylish and integrated luggage include sealed and lockable side cases that partner with a color-matched, lockable tail trunk. Plus, a pair of lockable glove boxes provide a handy place for storing small items and accessories.
The intercom headset-compatible, 40-watt, twin-speaker audio system features a three-band (FM/AM/WX) radio that is also compatible with iPods, an XM radio tuner, or a CB radio unit.
A rare earth magnet alternator produces an impressive 46.8 amps of electrical output – enough to power electrical accessories that add to the modern touring experience. A convenient cigarette lighter-style power port on the dash and two power outlets under the seat provide a handy plug-in for electrically heated clothing and additional accessories.