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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Preview
 

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Preview

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bigjames 10-05-2010 07:37 AM

Still glad I bought a...
 
2010 Road King, this thing is but another case of a company out of ideas so they have to borrow some other companies heritage to make their "own". Come on Kawasaki, you can do better (and do) than cloning.

King Vitamin 10-05-2010 11:49 AM

I hope it comes with better saddlebag lids than the Nomad. I looked at one of those in the showroom and could not get the lids to close because they didn't line up and they were kind of flimsy.

silentgrayfellow 10-05-2010 07:11 PM

Over $16 K for a knockoff? I don't think so...

Matt7even 10-06-2010 07:40 AM

$$$
 
Sure just about everyone (including Harley) has jumped on the blacked out sport fairing bagger theme by now. But what sets the Vulcan apart I think is that it does it for $16,500 without sacrificing standard features, reliablilty, or performance. Brand loyalists my scoff but I think the Vaquero will appeal to the new bike buyer on a budget that is looking for the best value for the $.

seruzawa 10-06-2010 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt7even (Post 250343)
Sure just about everyone (including Harley) has jumped on the blacked out sport fairing bagger theme by now. But what sets the Vulcan apart I think is that it does it for $16,500 without sacrificing standard features, reliablilty, or performance. Brand loyalists my scoff but I think the Vaquero will appeal to the new bike buyer on a budget that is looking for the best value for the $.

You have actual evidence that other brands "sacrifice reliability or performance or standard features"? I'd like to see it. $16.5K is no bargain.

trenttheuncatchable 10-06-2010 09:10 AM

I would rather have a liquid-cooled bike than an air-cooled one. So I actually prefer this Kawi over the Harley. I don't really care about the "clone" argument. That said, I'm looking at an air-cooled 2004 V-Star 1100 this weekend, simply because the price is so good. Now that I'm not putting bikes on credit anymore, Harleys are out of my price range.

Kevin_Duke 10-06-2010 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by trenttheuncatchable (Post 250348)
I would rather have a liquid-cooled bike than an air-cooled one. So I actually prefer this Kawi over the Harley. I don't really care about the "clone" argument. That said, I'm looking at an air-cooled 2004 V-Star 1100 this weekend, simply because the price is so good. Now that I'm not putting bikes on credit anymore, Harleys are out of my price range.

If you could find a V-Star 950 in your price range, that's a more modern and nicer-looking bike than the 1100, IMO.

Buzglyd 10-06-2010 09:56 AM

You gotta admit, Vulcan Vaquero is a hilarious name.

Vaquero is how a Mexican would say cowboy.

Dr. Spock in a cowboy hat?

The_AirHawk 10-06-2010 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 250351)
You gotta admit, Vulcan Vaquero is a hilarious name.

Vaquero is how a Mexican would say cowboy.

Dr. Spock in a cowboy hat?

"Yippee-Ki-Yi-That-Is-Not-Logical, Mother-F-Bomber!"


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