Bike Of The Year Winner, 2012
Join Date: Oct 2010
In answer to the question as to why Kawasaki stopped making the V2K
Kawi spent 4 years, from 1997 to 2001, doing market research on what the American male wanted in a bike.
It then took an additional three years to design and bring to production the V2K... based off that survey of bigger, badder, meaner.
Problem was, by then almost a decade had passed and what the American male wanted had changed; they wanted the road kings and the ultra glides.
That's what prompted the V2K classic (windshield/bags). But it still was not enough, so they came out with the Voyager and the Vaquero.
What they SHOULD have done, was take the frame/engine of the V2K, and molded that into the Vaquero. That would have been the true ultimate machine.
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