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Compare the 2008 Suzuki Boulevard S50 vs 2008 Honda Shadow Aero vs 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD. The 2008 Suzuki Boulevard S50 has an MSRP of $6,499, while the 2008 Honda Shadow Aero has an MSRP of $6,799, 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD has an MSRP of $5,099.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Suzuki Honda Kawasaki
Model Boulevard Shadow Vulcan 500
Year 2008 2008 2008
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan Japan
MSRP $6,499

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$6,799

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$5,099

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Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.6:1 10.2:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 819 745 498
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Liquid
Engine Type V Twin V Twin Parallel Twin
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27.6 25.9 28.1
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 4.6 5.9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 3.5 3.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.7
Trail (in) 6.3 5.9
Width (in) 30.1 32.7
Wheelbase (in) 61.4 64.5 62.8
Length (in) 88.6 91.3
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 3.2 3.7 4
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2005 2004
Year 2008 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 443 519.4 439
 

Transmission

     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 

Brakes

     
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum Drum
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Disc Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 140/90 R15 70H 160/80 R15 140/90 R15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 100/90 R19 57H 120/90 R17 100/90 R19
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2008 Suzuki Boulevard S50 vs 2008 Honda Shadow Aero vs 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD