Raider parts and accessories

Author Topic: 2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO  (Read 764 times)

budaman

  • Raider
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 3552
  • Location: Liverpool NY
  • Referrals: 10
    • View Profile
2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO
« on: Nov 16, 2012, 10:31:43 AM »
This  is a sweet looking cruiser does anybody know anything about  them?
2010 & 2012 ROM WINNER


MYRDR aka Bill L

  • MSgt USMC Retired - Patriot Guard Rider
  • SEA-ROAR
  • Raider
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 22001
  • Location: Yuma, AZ
  • Referrals: 3
    • View Profile
Re: 2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2012, 10:51:59 AM »
Here's a pretty good write-up on several baggers for 2011, including the Vaquero.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/10/10474/Motorcycle-Article/2011-Bagger-Cruiser-Shootout.aspx

KenMcCoy

  • Road Star
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 328
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: 2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO
« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2012, 01:53:44 PM »
Very good bike.  Engine output is exactly the same as the HD 103.  The only complaints I've read about is the gearing, everyone says 1st is too short while 5th and 6th are too tall.  Since the Vaquero has a smaller chin fairing than the Voyager, you won't get the heat issues that that bike has.  Looks wise, it's awesome! Everything integrates seemlessly.

I looked long and hard at this bike before going with the HD road glide.  The deciding point for me was the extra range on the HD (about 50 miles), air cooled, and the 18" front wheel.  Picking between the two was a very hard decision though...

jhow2133

  • Raider
  • *****
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4336
  • Location: Brookings, SD
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: 2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO
« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2012, 03:12:30 PM »
i was looking at the vaquero before i got the raider.  but obviously the 1900 won out  ;D 
they are a really good looking bike though
I have big plans...

109rfan

  • Road Star
  • **
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 370
  • Location: albany ny
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: 2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2012, 07:41:01 AM »
Good looking bike with some nice features. Not a lot if features though
big radius 2 into 2 cobra gen 2 power pro ness mirrors kury control covers with chrome levers kury belt gard jpd bomber chrome engine kit joe florida leds kury chome plate kit  danny gray big seats  yamaha quick detachable short backrest

goober845

  • V Star
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 42
  • Location: middletown new york
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: 2011 KAWASAKI VAQUERO
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2013, 09:06:18 AM »
i made a mistake on trading my raider in for 2012 vaquero....bike runs too hot when fan comes on blows heat directly on rider .rode for wk end and brought bike back to dealer and got my raider back!!!  other than heat issues bike was comfortable and handled well in twisties..just couldnt take the heat from it.and if you thonk im bashing this bike go to vulcan forum and read for yourself.
« Last Edit: Feb 17, 2013, 09:09:41 AM by goober845 »