2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Review

Fresh, low, long, very elegant - all these adjectives fit the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ® ™ plus another - both functional. This bagger, introduced last year in the Vulcan line of cruisers, and new evidence that the practice can coexist on the same bike. His style is aggressive and muscular Vaquero any pilot stand out from the crowd. And with a powerful engine of 1700 cc, electronic cruise control and audio system complete, the cowboy has to be on the road.

Black habit of the details are the first clue that the mission of the Cowboy, and not much to see. It all starts with the candy paint beautiful blue plasma in the short tank fairing, sculpted and curvy body that looks like it could be a mile deep. The special edition should be a little more with candy lime green painted ebony and marble painting custom graphics. Luxurious chrome (guards, engine, exhaust, mirrors, etc.) offer a good counterpoint to the glossy paint, but perhaps the multi-texture black with engine and chassis treatment emphasizes that the best Cowboy radical aesthetic . The engine, air cleaner cover, tires, fork and tank cover all get treatment failure, which gives the bike a truly custom look that is beautiful and menacing at the same time. It is certainly not a bike that is easily forgotten.

Under all that the body, beautiful paint and chrome motorcycle is a beautifully designed, combining the character of power, handling, durability and confidence inspired by a massive functional package. It all starts with the Cowboy 1700 cc liquid cooled V-twin, that the powers of the four models Vulcan 1700 - Voyager ®, Classic, Nomad ™ and Vaquero. A proven design, the V 52 degrees has the latest technology in engine seems a return to the past, a time when the V-twin engine was the power of having your bike. The design features include an overhead cam, high compression and long-stroke dimensions of design that results in the kind of low blow and effortless mid-range that is so desirable and useful in a big-inch cruiser.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
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.

The result of all this is a massive amount of useable torque spread over a wide rpm scandalously. With 108 lb-ft of torque, with a simple twist of the arm that extends Vaquero throttle acceleration to cross the road or riding fast, and the wave smooth low rpm grunt is always ready when you please, when you come to Boppin 'on the boulevard, check the scene and Chillin'.

Apropos Just Cruisin 'long, the Vaquero offers true touring-bike comfort in terms of its system of electronic speed regulator, conveniently controlled from the right handlebar and usable at any speed between 30 and 85 km / h on the one of the last four reports. The system can be disconnected cruising in one of the following: Press the brake lever, clutch lever, rear brake pedal, or manually rotating the accelerator after the "closed" position.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

Acumen shines through additional rounds six-speed gearbox with overdrive fifth engine and 6 speed, which contributes to a relaxed ride and excellent fuel economy at highway speeds. Power is routed to the rear wheels via a carbon-reinforced drive belt close with a tensile strength 40 percent higher than current Kevlar belts. And chopped, custom look fairing? Although less than a traditional windshield or full fairing, it still cuts a hole in the opposite direction sized atmosphere, giving the rider a cocoon useful even seem 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.

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero
2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

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 Features and Benefits

Key Features

• Liquid-cooled 1700 cc V-twin puts out plenty 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 speed control maintains speed for comfort on long journeys

• The frame-mounted front fascia directs aerodynamic forces on the chassis to keep the feeling of lightness in the direction

• "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 cone silencers to maximize the ability to seat

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

• Aggressive black-out look and bright colors to highlight the simple form of the body

Powerful 1,700 cc V-Twin Engin

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

• Long stroke 102 x 104mm bore and stroke dimensions provide a high-torque V-twin with a different feel

• The valve control system uses the above-cam arrangement instead of fastest laps and auctions best medium to 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

• A single bolt increases V-twin engine character, providing high power pulse

• high capacity without the airbox is located on both sides of the engine

• small diameter plugs iridium spark plunge deep into the combustion chamber for high combustion efficiency, especially in the low load operation

• development of the motor in combination with the long stroke provides greater acceleration 5-70 mph range

• Up overdrive (5th and 6th gear) the engine pulls strongly when the highway passes easily

Electronic throttle

• fully electronic throttle actuation allows the ECU to control the amount of intake air (via throttle angle) and fuel (via fuel injector timing) delivered to the engine

• Optimisation of injection time and the results of the throttle position clear, the response of the powerful engine

• monitoring of the injection flow and provides easy cold starts and precise control of motor speed to a minimum

• Select a driver point of view, ETV-system functions as a wire throttle, the throttle is connected to the cables, so you feel the same extract

• Twist the throttle is a pulley on the throttle body, which triggers the detector position of the accelerator (APS) to send a signal to the ECU, which then modulates the throttle valves via a DC motor

• The precise 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 sensor failure

System electronic speed control

• the system to maintain the desired speed, even uphill climbs

• Cruise control can be turned on and set completely right handlebar

• Cruise on the system can be activated by the third or higher at any speed 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

• Diagnostic system allows self testing of electronic systems for 1700 Vulcan

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

6-speed / Final Drive

• Durable and easy changing 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

• belt drive system is quiet, efficient, and offers lower maintenance requirements compared to the chain

45mm fork

• Provides excellent management information

• 5.5 inches of travel for excellent ride quality

• Optimization of the parameters of damping and spring for a luxury ride, but controlled

Dual Air-adjustable rear shocks

• Air conditioning shocks can be adjusted to fit the variables of the driver and passenger numbers

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

9, alloy wheels

• Lightweight and durable wheels allow the use of tubeless tires, while black paint perfectly complements the style of treatment Cowboy

• Grease the front and long-term with 170/70 and 130/90 rear tires

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

Styling and Body

• The architecture of the database engine compatible with Factory Custom search Vaquero, while its black with machined aluminum colored details and color scheme sets bore the bike

• Gloss and ends without the engine even more emphasis on aesthetics

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

• Many of the pieces are just Vaquero, in addition to the factory-custom layout. These include engine shrouds, rear fender, a piece side covers, saddlebags, windshield and seat

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

• Louvre style fog lamp covers can be replaced by the lights of accessories

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

• The mufflers tapered at their ends, for the retro look in depth

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

• LED tail light is attractive and highly visible when turned on for added security


• Wide range trowel with shortened windshield and lowers the wind built provides substantial protection against the elements for riders

• With the fairing mounted on the chassis, all trembling wind is transferred to the bike instead of handlebars, and contribute to strengthening stability and reduce road driver fatigue

Form a plastic

• 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

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

• Two helmet under the seat of the owner

Classic Custom Panel / Advanced Audio

• The development of tools and large round dials give the console has a custom cowboy with a retro touch

• the radio / stereo unit offers the classic custom look for 1960

• Multifunction LCD display in the middle of a console tool is controlled by switches on the right handlebar. Features include a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters remaining field and average fuel consumption

• 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 the elimination of key ignition, preventing damage to the finish of the black tank cover during the operation keys

• Switching the ignition switch in ACC position of the collar allows accessories to be used when the engine is off, turn it "OFF" position turns the engine off and requires the return of the key re-


• Contoured seat combined with stylish design and the ideal density comfort foam all day

• The form collected easy access to the land

• Standing driving position and rubber flooring contribute to overcome significant comfort

• Dual adjustable rear air suspension settings around the optimal use and comply with a load more if necessary

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

• Deluxe two-tone lime green candy paint complemented by an ebony marble graphic custom paint for a distinctive look