Its funny, I've known this dude for almost 25 years and we lost touch for some time due to raising our kids and I moved
upstate etc... but we got back in touch around 7 years ago and we coincidentally both ride! See, great minds do think alike. Okay granted he does not ride a Harley (Not Yet anyway) but none the less he is also a brother of the road. All joking aside Ed Davila has been a brother from another mother and a great friend who is always the same genuine person. Not to mention you better have some really thick skin when you meet him...cause he will waste no time with the pranks and jokes. So this next bike bio is Big Ed's 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager Bagger dubbed by his wife "The HOE". Hey come on...that's a garden tool people!
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS Specs:
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin
Displacement: 1700cc (103.7 cubic inches)
Bore x stroke: 102 x 104mm
Maximum torque: 108 ft/lbs @ 2750 rpm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel system: DFI w/ dual 42mm throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI w/ digital advance
Transmission: 6-speed w/ positive neutral finder
Final drive: Carbon-fiber reinforced belt
Front suspension: 45mm forks; 5.5 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Twin air-assisted shocks w/ 4-way rebound damping adjustment /3.1 inches of travel
Front tire: 130/90 x16
Rear tire: 170/70 x 16
Front brakes: Dual 300mm petal-style discs w/ 4-piston calipers
Rear brake: 250mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
Frame: Perimeter-design high-tensile steel
Rake: 30 degrees
Trail: 7.0 inches
Wheelbase: 65.6 inches
Overall length: 100.8 inches
Overall width: 39.2 inches
Overall height: 61.0 inches
Ground clearance: 5.3 inches
Seat height: 28.7 inches
Curb weight: 895 pounds
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
Ed rides this baby in to work as often as weather and riding conditions permit him to, and definitely pushes the bike to its limit giving him great results. Its a great looking bike and a comfortable ride. It's fixed mounted front fairing is similar to Harley Davidsons "Road Glide" model producing absolutely no issues with vibrations and wind buffeting when riding at highway speeds for a more smooth and secure ride. Ed's performance upgrades include mirror extenders and custom grips both by Kuryakyn, COBRA slip on exhaust mufflers and a custom ECU flash done by computer to give him the best performance to match. The bike sounds flawless when he twists the throttle and has no problems setting off car alarms barreling down residential streets, of course a personal favorite.
Plenty of good times had...and more soon to come. The riding season is in its beginning stages and looks to be another great year.
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