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Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs 2012 Victory Hard-Ball Base vs 2012 Honda Gold Wing Airbag. The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition has an MSRP of $17,199, while the 2012 Victory Hard-Ball Base has an MSRP of $18,999, 2012 Honda Gold Wing Airbag has an MSRP of $28,499.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Victory Honda
Model Vulcan 1700 Hard-Ball Gold Wing
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Touring Touring Touring
Country of Origin Japan USA Japan
MSRP $17,199

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$18,999

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$28,499

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Warranty 36 months 12 months 36 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 2 6
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.4:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1700 1731 1832
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type V Twin V Twin Horizontally Opposed
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.7 26.3 29.1
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.8 1.7 1.8
Front Travel (in) 5.5 5.1 4.8
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 3.1 4.7 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name Pro Arm
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 5.8
Trail (in) 7 5.6 4.3
Width (in) 38.2
Wheelbase (in) 65.6 65.7 66.5
Length (in) 98.8 104.4
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.8 6.6
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2012 2012 2007
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan USA Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Touring Touring Touring
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 758
 

Transmission

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

Brakes

     
Rear Brake Type Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 170/70 R16 180/60R16 Dunlop 491 Elite II 180/60 R16
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90 R16 130/70R18 Dunlop 491 Elite II 130/70 R18
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs 2012 Victory Hard-Ball Base vs 2012 Honda Gold Wing Airbag