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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero

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2011 Touring


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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero
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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero Specifications

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Model Type  Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $16,499.00
Warranty  36
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  108 / 146.4
Torque RPM  2750
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  102 / 4.02
Stroke (mm/in)  104 / 4.09
Displacement (cc/ci)  1700 / 103.7
Compression Ratio  9.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  42
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  170/70 R16
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.8 / 45
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.1 / 78.7
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.23
Width (in/mm)  38.2 / 970.3
Height (in/mm)  50.8 / 1290.3
Wheelbase (in/mm)  65.6 / 1666.2
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  3
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  835.7 / 379.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20.1
Performance  Standard
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  28.7 / 729
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Wind Deflector  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)  36 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Touring
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2011
NADATrimID  81318
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™
Audio & Communication:  
Radio  Standard
Number Of Speakers  2
Saddle Bag Mounts  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  Yes
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Side Case Material  Vinyl
Number Of Side Cases  2
Hard Side Case Capacity (gal/l)  10 / 44
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Helmet Storage  Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Cruise Control  Standard
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By Brian Selleck(Owner), Dec. 13, 2011
I own a 2011 Black Beauty Vaquero....I got to tell you when pull up at the red lights, cars beside me roll down their windows and shout at me....."great looking bike". I was at the Hideaway Bar in Cave Creek Arizona....a very famous well known biker hang out. I pulled into the parking lot ... Read Full Review


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Fantastic bike!!!
By Tim Schinkoeth(Owner), Dec. 7, 2011
Unlike the previous writer I purchased a Vaquero and am very pleased with the bike. The styling and the sound are great and the handling and power is very good. I did get rid of the seat right away and bought a Corbin for it, but I always do that to all of my bikes because I never find the stock s... Read Full Review


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Very nice bike
By Bill Federer(Owner), Jul. 19, 2012
I've had my Vaquero for 1 year and put over 18,000 miles on it...power is ample and the ride more than refined. For the first time, a 3rd gear that is useful for that 20 to 40 mph region around town.

Fuel mileage is around 42mpg, premium fuel only. Maintenance is MINIMAL...self adjusting brakes, cl... Read Full Review


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I love my Black Beauty!
By Cornbread(Owner), Jan. 1, 2014
I love my Vaquero big difference in my other bike. I have only put 6500 miles on mine. Great power, handling is great comfort is perfect to me. Read Full Review


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Didn't like the engiine
By Aniota(Enthusiast), Nov. 9, 2011
I took the Vaquero out for a test ride the other day. The bike was nimble enough but the engine sounded very whimpy. Coupled with a barely noticeable exhaust note, the bike seemed to lack personality that most other v-twins have.Overall, it was the lack of engine power, or what seemed like a lack of... Read Full Review


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