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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero

June 1, 2012
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Owner: Shawnee Cycle Plaza

City: Shawnee, Kansas


  • Type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin
  • Displacement: 1,700cc / 103.7ci
  • Bore x Stroke: 102 x 104mm
  • Compression Ratio: 102 x 104mm
  • Max Torque: 108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm
  • Cooling System: Liquid, plus cooling fins
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies


Transmission: 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder

Frame Type: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone

Rake/Trail: 30° / 7.0 in.

Front Suspension/Wheel Travel: 45mm hydraulic fork/5.5 in.

Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel: Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping/3.1 in.

Front Tire Size: 130/90x16

Rear Tire Size: 170/70x16.

Brakes, Front/Rear: Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers/Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper

Overall Length: 98.8 in.

Overall Width: 38.2 in.

Overall Height: 50.8 in.

Seat Height: 28.7 in.

Curb Weight: 835.7 lbs.

Wheelbase: 65.6 in.

Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.

Color Choices: Candy Plasma Blue, Candy Lime Green/Ebony

Warranty- 36 months

Special thanks to Barry Bunner, owner of Shawnee Cycle Plaza, for providing this beautiful bike, and for having it delivered to our photo studio for this month’s cover shoot.

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.



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