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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad vs. 2004 Honda VTX 1800 vs. 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad vs 2004 Honda VTX 1800 vs 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight. The 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad has an MSRP of $12,999, while the 2004 Honda VTX 1800 has an MSRP of $12,599, 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight has an MSRP of $11,899.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Honda Yamaha
Model Vulcan VTX Road Star
Year 2004 2004 2004
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan Japan
MSRP $12,999

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$12,599

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$11,899

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PRICE
     
Warranty 24 months 12 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9:1 9.0:1 8.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1470 1795 1670
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC OHV - Pushrod
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Air
Engine Type V Twin V Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.3 27.3 27.9
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.8 1.7
Front Travel (in) 5.9 5.1 5.5
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 3.9 3.9 4.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.7
Trail (in) 7.4 6 5.59
Width (in) 38.6 38.6
Wheelbase (in) 65.6 67.5 66.5
Length (in) 98.8 98.4
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5 4.5 5.3
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2004
Year 2004 2004 2004
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 743 705 679
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Shaft Belt
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Disc Dual Disc Dual Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/80 R16 180/70 R16 150/80 HR16
Front Tire (Full Spec) 150/80 R16 130/70 R18 130/90 HR16
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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad vs 2004 Honda VTX 1800 vs 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight