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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad vs. 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline vs. 2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm ABS Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad vs 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline vs 2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm ABS. The 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad has an MSRP of $16,099, while the 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline has an MSRP of $15,599, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm ABS has an MSRP of $14,799.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Harley-Davidson Triumph
Model Vulcan 1700 Softail Thunderbird
Year 2013 2013 2013
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan USA England
MSRP $16,099

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$15,599

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$14,799

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PRICE
     
Warranty 24 months 24 months 24 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.6:1 9.7:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1700 1687.9 1699
Valve Configuration SOHC OHV - Pushrod DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Air Liquid
Engine Type V Twin V Twin Parallel Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.7 26.1 27.5
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.8 1.6 1.9
Front Travel (in) 5.5 5.6 4.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 3.1 3.6 3.7
Rear Suspension Brand Name Showa
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.3
Trail (in) 7 4.84 5.9
Width (in) 40.4 34.6
Wheelbase (in) 65.6 66.5 63.5
Length (in) 98.4 93 92.1
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5 5.8
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2009 2012 2011
Year 2013 2013 2013
Manufacturer Country Japan USA England
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 648
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Belt Belt
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 170/70 R16 Dunlop MU85 B16 77H 200/50 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90 R16 Dunlop MH90-21 54H 120/70 R19
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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad vs 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline vs 2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm ABS