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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero Special Edition

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero Special Edition

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero Special Edition Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $17,199.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  36
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Finance
Engine:  
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:  
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
Brakes:  
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
Suspension:  
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:  
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
Seats:  
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
Exterior:  
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
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  36 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Touring
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2012
NADATrimID  97290
Display Name  Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ Special Edition
Audio & Communication:  
Radio  Standard
Number Of Speakers  2
Mounts:  
Saddle Bag Mounts  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  Yes
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  Yes
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
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
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Cruise Control  Standard

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