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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Voyager?

Does anyone know when Kawasaki rolls out their next year models? I'm curious to see if there's any changes to the Voyager or if they're even going to make one for 2017. Thanks!

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The New York City Motorcycle show is 12/09 to 12/11/2016 I'd expect it will be out by then. I'll look for it, because I'm going.

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I read in MotorcycleDaily.com (Oct. 4) that new bikes were to be introduced on November 13. Don't know how reliable the source is.

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I wouldn't expect any changes other than maybe color. Wouldn't be surprised if they stop production before long. That is the norm for flagship motorcycles. Yamaha and Kawasaki do it more than any other. Then after a few years they bring out an entirely different motorcycle and call it the same thing.

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I wouldn't expect any changes other than maybe color. Wouldn't be surprised if they stop production before long. That is the norm for flagship motorcycles. Yamaha and Kawasaki do it more than any other. Then after a few years they bring out an entirely different motorcycle and call it the same thing.
I'd go further than that... I would bet good money that they never make any change to anything except color for the rest of the Voyager's (or the Vaq's) future. As much as we like it, it's never been enough of a world-beater for Kaw to spend any more significant money on it, and they clearly can't even be bothered to keep the accessory line going.

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I'd go further than that... I would bet good money that they never make any change to anything except color for the rest of the Voyager's (or the Vaq's) future. As much as we like it, it's never been enough of a world-beater for Kaw to spend any more significant money on it, and they clearly can't even be bothered to keep the accessory line going.
It makes sense since the Voyager and Vaquero have no direct competition anymore when it comes to category and price. Why spend the $$$ and resources to update them when you already dominate the market segment? I am hoping that the rumors of a new Yamaha Venture are true and that it's priced competitively so that Kawi will be motivated to get back on the ball again. Otherwise my next bike likely won't be a Vulcan.

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I'd like to see a new Yamaha Venture too. Is that supposed to be 2017, per rumor?

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It makes sense since the Voyager and Vaquero have no direct competition anymore when it comes to category and price. Why spend the $$$ and resources to update them when you already dominate the market segment? I am hoping that the rumors of a new Yamaha Venture are true and that it's priced competitively so that Kawi will be motivated to get back on the ball again. Otherwise my next bike likely won't be a Vulcan.

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I'd like to see a new Yamaha Venture too. Is that supposed to be 2017, per rumor?
The online pictures of that new full dress bagger being tested (speculated to be Yamaha) and the rumors that Yamaha is releasing a lot of new models in the next few years makes me think we might see a new Venture as early as 2018. But that's still just speculation.

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YES! The new 2017 Kawasaki bikes came out today (November 13th). Check the kawasaki site for info. The new colors for the Voyager are. . . (drum roll) gray or black (yawn). Not much new that I can find as far as improvements, etc. Dang, I wanted some excitement. Oh, well. Maybe next year. If the Cubbies could do it maybe Ma Kaw can, too. :-)

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That red Vaquero looks great. I really like that.



I also think that the gray and black on the 900 classic looks great. The Vulcan S Cafe looks cool as well.

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