2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS Review

Cool, low, long, ultra-chic - all these adjectives fit ™ Vulcan ® 1700 Vaquero over another - much functional. The Bagger, who was introduced as recently as last year in the line Cruiser Vulcan, shows that the practice and fresh can coexist on the same bike. His aggressive, muscular style that any rider Vaquero stand out from the crowd. And with a powerful engine of 1700 cc system, electronic cruise control and fully equipped audio raising Vaquero to take on the open road.

Custom black-out detail is your first mission Vaquero index, and there is much to see. It all starts with the beautiful blue paint Plasma Candy on the abbreviated fairing, tank and sculpted body bent looks like it could be a mile deep. The Special Edition takes it a step further with its lime green with candy paint job and an ebony custom graphics paint marble. Luxurious chrome (engine guards, exhaust, mirrors, etc.) provide a nice contrast with the gloss, but it may be the driving multi-textured obscured and treatment of the chassis that the best Vaquero emphasizes the aesthetic radical. The engine, air cleaner cover, wheels, forks and everyone receives the tank lid blackout treatment that gives the bike a custom look that is truly beautiful and menacing at the same time. It is certainly not a motorcycle, you can easily forget.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
Underbody beautiful paint and chrome motorcycle is a great engineering that combines the character of power, handling, durability and confidence-inspiring in a massive functional package. It all starts with the Vaquero 1700 cc liquid-cooled V-twin that drives all four models Vulcan 1700 - Voyager ®, Classic, Nomad ™ and Vaquero. Design quite well proven, 52-degree Vee has the latest engine technology seems like a return to the past, a time when the V-twin engine has been run on your bike. Features include an overhead cam design, high compression and a long stroke design dimensions which results in the kind of performance at low and mid range without effort that is so desirable and useful in a large cruiser inches.

Vaquero system works with a butterfly advanced electronic fuel injection to optimize engine response without compromising its distinctive V-twin throb. The system uses a throttle position sensor (APS) and a throttle position sensor (TPS), which allows data to the ECU, which adjusts the throttle plates to the flow of intake air tailored accordingly . The system provides a feeling of natural gas, because the APS is activated by a throttle body pulley connected by cables to the throttle. Besides the obvious benefits such as FI improved fuel economy and automatic adjustment for changes in altitude, the system also allows easy control of the hands-off warm-up and rest. Vaquero is also equipped with a water-cooled generator, which produces a staggering 46.8 amps of electrical power - enough to power a variety of electronic accessories to enhance motorcycle travel.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS

The result of all this is a huge amount of usable torque over a wide rev range surprisingly large. With 108 lb-ft of torque, a simple twist of the throttle arm extends Vaquero offers acceleration for highway passing and a sportier drive, and the gentle wave low rpm grunt is always ready to s 'you like when you're boppin' by Boulevard, check the scene and Chillin '.

Speech, while Cruisin along the Vaquero offers true comfort bike ride in the form of its system of electronic speed regulator, the ideal is operated by the right handlebar and usable at any speed from 30 to 85 mph in the last four reports. The system can be disconnected from cruise on one of the following means: pushing the brake lever, clutch, rear brake pedal, or manually by turning the history of the throttle position "closed".

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS

Insight shines through further rounds of six-speed transmission gear saturated motor 5 and 6, which contributes to a more relaxed driving and excellent fuel economy at highway speeds. Power is directed to the rear wheels through a transmission belt of carbon fiber reinforced with about a tensile strength 40 percent higher than current Kevlar belts. And chopped fairing, custom design? While smaller than the traditional windshield or full fairing, still cuts a good size hole in the opposite atmosphere, giving the driver a good still air cocoon in which to enjoy the ride.

Closed half-loading hard bags set the Vaquero addition to his brothers Volcano 1700. They are well built and spacious, and the style of the wheel stresses the long, low look. He won the seat provides a comfortable perch pilot, but the minimalist passenger pad stands wildly shaped rear fender that integrates a stylish tail light and flasher assemblies.

Hull are in possession of all the equipment is both one of the backbone, two rack unit designed for thin and light as possible, a short distance from the ground and the optimal treatment. Bolted to the steering head is a mammoth mount 45 mm fork offers 5.5 inches of wheel travel and get to the bottom meet. Rear suspension consists of double air damping and spring preload adjustable rebound damping through the action of the steel arm muscle. Nine-spoke alloy wheels in flat black to keep the fat, 130/90 front and 170/70 radial tires offer handling characteristics, excellent grip and durability. The braking system consists of two discs from 300mm to a twin-piston front and 300 mm rear disc brake caliper piston for two.

And 'all this really is a top-of-the-line Bagger that includes the perfect combination of features: It has a wide range of operating conditions, the town cruisin' running along the open road. It 'was a very advanced technology. And it is the knee shakingly beautiful bike, which has put the chicken is a neck and hands every time you open the garage door to look.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS Features and Benefits

Same as 1700 Vulcan Vaquero, but with ABS

The main features of

• Liquid-cooled 1,700 cc V-twin is a lot of torque

• 6-speed makes driving more relaxed

• The electronic throttle control to optimize the time of injection and throttle position, resulting in a precise answer, powerful engine

• Electronic cruise control to maintain comfort over long distances

• Frame mounted fairing directs aerodynamic forces on the body to keep the steering feel light

• "muscle car" style unique instrumentation keeps the rider fully informed

• The sound system is FM, AM and WX and is compatible with the iPod, XM radio, or CB radio

• An aggressive styling and muscular cruise at the end to end

• Double tapered muffler to maximize capacity bag

• Low seat height with a single piece of sports contributes to the long seat, look at some classic cruiser

• aggressive Black-out shows and strong colors to emphasize the simple nature of the forms of the body

Powerful 1700 cc V-Twin Engine

• e, liquid cooling, four valves per cylinder, fuel injection 1700 cc 52 degree V-twin engine

• Long-stroke 102 x 104 mm bore and stroke to produce high torque with a distinct V-twin feel

• Valve actuation system uses a single overhead cam arrangement instead of push to speed revving and enhanced mid-high rpm power

• The design of semi-dry sump allows a lower position of the crankshaft and a longer stroke piston without increasing engine height

• Engine crank pin one emphasizes the V-twin by delivering high voltage pulses

• Large capacity airbox is located on both sides of the engine

• Iridium spark plugs, small wood deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially in low load

• engine optimization, combined with long-haul design offers superior acceleration in the range of 50-70 mph

• Even in overdrive (5th and 6th), the engine pulls strongly, making the highway passes easily

Electronic throttle

• The fully electronic throttle activation allows ECU to control the volume of intake air (via throttle angle) and fuel (via fuel injection time) delivered to the motor

• Optimized injector timing and results of the butterfly position in engine response and precise power

• Control of fuel injection and air control allows easy and accurate starting cold engine idle

• From the perspective of the driver, the system functions as an ETV powered by the standard throttle cable, the accelerator is connected to cable, so it feels to drive is the same

• Turn the throttle turns a pulley on the throttle body, which triggers the throttle position sensor (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which in turn modulates the butterflies through a DC motor

• The precise throttle position is relayed to the ECU by a throttle position sensor (TPS)

• APS and TPS send two signals to the control system redundancy is unlikely failure of the sensor

Electronic cruise control

• The system maintains the desired speed, whether or not mounted

• Cruise control can be initiated and paid for entirely from RHD

• Cruise the system can be activated by 3 or higher running at all speeds between 30 mph and 85 mph

• Press the brake lever, clutch lever or rear brake pedal automatically disables the cruise control, and manually rolling the throttle

Board diagnostic systems

• Diagnostic system allows self testing of electronic systems on the Vulcan 1700

• The system displays the codes for the instrumentation, which can be read by owner

6-speed gearbox / Final Drive

• Durable and easy-shifting six-speed transmission with positive neutral finder

• 5 and 6 are overdrive gears for excellent fuel economy cruising at highway speeds

• Carbon fiber reinforced belt final drive with a 40 percent increase in tensile strength than current Kevlar belts

• The belt drive system is quiet, efficient and offers reduced maintenance compared to a chain

45 mm telescopic fork

• Provides excellent management information

• 5.5-inch travel as an excellent guide

• Optimization of parameters for damping and spring driving plush but controlled

Double Air-adjustable rear shock

• Air adjustable shock can be adjusted to match the other driver and passenger numbers

• 4-way rebound damping adjustment helps to compensate for changes in shock-compressed spring

9 cast aluminum wheels

• Light and strong for the tubeless tire wheels, while the black paint nicely complements the design of treatment Vaquero

• Fat and the front and long lasting 170/70 130/90 rear tires

• the choice of tires and suspension settings increase the handling characteristics of the chassis of light

Styling and Body

• The basic engine architecture supports Vaquero factory-custom look-out when its black color, with machined aluminum and bare accent color from the wheel of the world

• matte and glossy aesthetics of the engine even more clearly

• The hand-shaped forms part of the body create a highly customized look

• Many pieces are exclusive Vaquero, which increases its factory-custom look and feel. These include engine shrouds, rear fender, side panels in one piece, bags, fairing and seat

• Cut the bottom of the fairing looks like a real piece custom, even in the short smoked windshield and headlight covers

• The Louvre covers style fog lamps can be replaced by an accessory

• Sculpted leg covers perfectly fill the space between the rear fender and saddlebags

• silencers are tapered at the ends of a completely retro look

• contoured, tailored look handsome home and cradle the rider maximum comfort

• The LED tail light is an attractive and safe to burn more visible


• Large fairing with wide windshield shortened and integrated falls service offers protection against wind and rain for pilots

• When the equalization of all material kuormausrunkoon wind vibrations transferred to the wheel instead of handlebars, helps to improve the road to stability and reduce rider fatigue

Convenient storage

• Vaquero features hard, lockable, opening and closing the side panniers, offering nearly 10 liters of storage space for each night tour

• Their smooth, rounded shape, is an interesting alternative in place, luggage squares found on other models Bagger

• front, lockable glove boxes provide a convenient place to store small items for the

• Two helmet under the seat of the owner

Classic Custom Panel / Advanced Audio

• instrument development and large rings round the console Vaquero give a custom look with a retro flavor

• Unit radio / stereo has a classic look custom of the 1960

• Multi-function LCD display in the center of the instrument console is controlled by a switch on the right handlebar. Features include a speedometer, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range and average fuel

• analog displays are one, speedometer and tachometer coolant temperature indicator

• Audio system with two speakers features radio (FM / AM / WX) and compatibility with the iPod ®, XM tuner or CB radio units

• The audio system (and iPod, which easily connects muotosuojus pocket on the left) can be controlled by switches on the left handlebar

• Power switch allows you to remove the key position, which prevents the keys without damaging the finish of the lid in silver tank during operation

• Turn the ignition switch collar to the ACC position allows accessories to be used when the engine is off, turning to the "OFF" turns off the engine and requires rehabilitation of the key to restart


• Seat combines an elegantly sculpted, with a density of the foam is ideal for all day comfort

• The form collected easy access to the land

• Standing driving position and rubber floors to help meet a substantial driving comfort

• Dual adjustable rear air settings using optimized for a bumper turn in line and load capacity when needed

Long Range

• Fuel tank 5.3 liter has a wide range, reduces fuel stops when the open road

Optional Accessories

• Kawasaki offers a range of optional accessories, including iPod connector module XM radio, standard gel seat, gel coatings double seat bag, auxiliary lights, DC Output, GPS mount, handlebar clamps ticket, engine trim, the bag top rail, custom cover and more. Consult your dealer for more information Kawasaki

Special Edition

• Candy Lime Green Deluxe two-tone finish completes the ebony marble custom paint a graphic for a unique look