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Compare the 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE vs 2011 Honda Shadow Aero vs 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom. The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE has an MSRP of $8,199, while the 2011 Honda Shadow Aero has an MSRP of $7,999, 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom has an MSRP of $8,549.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Honda Kawasaki
Model Vulcan 900 Shadow Vulcan 900
Year 2011 2011 2011
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan Japan
MSRP $8,199

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$7,999

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$8,549

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Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.6:1 9.5:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 903 745 903
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Liquid Liquid / Air
Engine Type V Twin V Twin V Twin
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 26.8 25.9 27
 

Front Suspension

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

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 4.1 3.5 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Trail (in) 6.3 6.3 7.2
Width (in) 39.6 35.2
Wheelbase (in) 64.8 64.5 64.8
Length (in) 97 94.7
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 3.7 5.3
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2006 2011 2007
Year 2011 2011 2011
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 557.9 549
 

Transmission

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

Brakes

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

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 180/70 R15 160/80 R15 180/70 R15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90 R16 120/90 R17 80/90 R21
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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE vs 2011 Honda Shadow Aero vs 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom