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Compare the 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad vs 2004 Honda VTX 1800 vs 2004 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum. 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 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum has an MSRP of $11,490.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Honda Moto Guzzi
Model Vulcan VTX California
Year 2004 2004 2004
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan Italy
MSRP $12,999

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$12,599

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$11,490

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Warranty 24 months 12 months 24 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9:1 9.0:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1470 1795 1064
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC OHV
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 29.5
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.8 1.8
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 3.5
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 7.5
Trail (in) 7.4 6 4.3
Width (in) 38.6 29.9
Wheelbase (in) 65.6 67.5 61.4
Length (in) 98.8 93.7
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5 4.5 5
 

Misc

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

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 743 705 553.4
 

Transmission

     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Shaft Shaft
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 140/80 VR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 150/80 R16 130/70 R18 110/90 VR18
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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad vs 2004 Honda VTX 1800 vs 2004 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum