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2011 Kawasaki Vaquero First Ride Photo Gallery

See Kawasaki Vaquero photos in the 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero First Ride photo gallery. Read the full review in our 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero First Ride.

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We sampled the all-new Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero on the scenic farm-to-market roads north of Houston, Texas.
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Riding position on the Kawasaki is feet-forward cruiser typical, with a comfortable seat and easy reach to the backswept bars.
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The Kawasaki Vaquero delivers a great deal of rider protection from its broad upper fairing, though its short windscreen produced ample buffeting for our 6'1" frame.
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Cruiser aboard Kawasaki's solo-touring cruiser, the Vaquero.
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Handling aboard the Vaquero is reasonable given its size, weight and intended application.
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Click it in first and slip the clutch, this 800-plus beaut wants to take a stroll.
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The Vaquero handles moderate corners and transitions without trouble.
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Hustle around the bends? No, the new Kawi bagger's not a sportbike, but dances around with some agility for its size.
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Backroad fun at a cruising pace - 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero.
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Does the Vaquero harken back to a nostalgic era of days gone by? You know, the one where everyone saw in black and white? Well, this is a modern machine with technology like EFI, but it does deliver that cruiser aesthestic that willfully clutches an older style and lowered performance expectation.
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The 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero in Black colorway.
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The Kawasaki Vaquero makes use of tapered exhaust silencers that reduce decibels by an unspecified amount.
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The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero in Candy Fire Red.
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The Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero out in the country - Sam Houston National Forest.
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The 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero saddlebags.
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The 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero dash, also borrowed from the Voyager, but with a red backlighting.
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The 2011 Vulcan 1700 Twin sports the same displacement and peak power claims, but sources a new intake manifold.