Who the heck ever checked the oil on a GW?! Just funning. You'll have to remove a side cover to air up the rear shock unless you reroute it on the Vic. Just a trade off.
Wings aren't bad but yes you have to get your head wrapped around the extra steps.
I haven't ridden the Kawasaki, did try the Voyager but don't know if it has the same engine. Just figured they hosed the Voyager name with this generation, YMMV
Vaquero looks nice though. It is also water cooled so that is good. Vic engines have the longest and most dramatic break in I have ever seen with any vehicle. I was about run over because of the gutless newness. At 5K the thing came to life in a remarkable fashion. I'm not is to loud pipes and trying to make a mule in to a stallion. Mostly because the mule has its defining qualities. The stallion does too but you get it.
Luggage galore, fine road manners, about as good as I've ever been on, good pillion accommodations, and enough grunt to get me, momma and the kitchen sink down the road. What I was looking for.
The electronics are lacking for sure. No comm, no wired to helmet radio, no security. Stuff that should be on a bike for the price they ask, but for the most part, cheap enough to get your own especially if you like to tinker. Easy oil changes, the clutch should be hydraulic IMHO, throttle can be easily and cheaply shortened up.
I'm not telling you this to nit pick but to inform you what to look for. The seat height will aid the old leg" syndrome and they carry their weight well FWIW I thought the Vision would be in our wheel house but the pillion nixed it. Oh well, what ever they did to the fairing on the X bikes, they did it right. High winds and gusts don't seem to give it any trouble. Trucks feel about like they did on the Wing.
Some people go their whole life wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem.~ Ronald Reagan
2012 XCT, AFR+ Gen 4, Lloydz air filter. I don't equate noise with power.
I ride with the Force.