WRR29: Riding the Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero 1700

For this week’s Weekly Rides with Reuben, I take the Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero 1700 for a spin. Come ride with us, and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay up to date with our weekly motorcycle adventures!

The Vulcan Vaquero sports a cut down fairing and a fat front tire that give it a muscular look.  16″ cast wheels means you don’t need tubes, and the built in luggage allows you to bring along a few things whether you are just riding around town or across the country.




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The dash has plenty of info and gauges that look like they came out of an El Camino.  I found myself admiring how nice the paint looked in the sun.

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The 1700 cc v-twin (103 ci) provides 108 ft-lbs of torque at just 2,750 rpm.  This means you have a good amount of power from almost any rpm.  The engine doesn’t mind being lugged at all.




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The Kawasaki Vaquero has a retro-inspired tail light that accents the back fender nicely.


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This shot of the saddlebags really shows how nice the paint looks in the sun.

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Thanks for riding along with us – see you next week!


Gear used in this video:
Aeromoto Newport Gloves

Aeromoto Hot Rod Leather Jacket

Sliders Adventure Pants

Schampa Fleece Neck Gaiter

FirstGear Kathmandu Boots

Alpinestars Thermal Tech Socks

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