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Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 vs 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base. The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom has an MSRP of $8,699, while the 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base has an MSRP of $8,299, 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 has an MSRP of $8,240, 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base has an MSRP of $8,490.
 

KEY FACTS

       
Manufacturer Kawasaki Triumph Honda Yamaha
Model Vulcan 900 Speedmaster Shadow V Star 950
Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan England Japan Japan
MSRP $8,699

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$8,299

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$8,240

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$8,490

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Warranty 12 months 24 months 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

       
Cylinders 2 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.2:1 9.6:1 9.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 903 865 745 942
Valve Configuration SOHC DOHC SOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Air Liquid Air
Engine Type V Twin Parallel Twin V Twin V Twin
 

Seat Specifications

       
Number Of Seats 2 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27 27.21 25.7 26.6
 

Front Suspension

       
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.9 5.1 4.5 5.3
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

       
Rear Travel (in) 4.1 3.8 3.5 4.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK Kabaya
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

       
Ground Clearance (in)
Trail (in) 7.2 6.7 6.2 5.7
Width (in) 35.2 32.5 39.4
Wheelbase (in) 64.8 63.2 65.2 66.3
Length (in) 94.7 93.1 95.9
 

Capacities

       
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.1 3.7 4.5
 

Misc

       
Major Revision Year 2007 2011 2012 2009
Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan England Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 

Weight

       
Dry Weight (lbs) 549
 

Transmission

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

Brakes

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

Tires

       
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 180/70 R15 170/80 B15 160/80 R15 170/70 R16 75H
Front Tire (Full Spec) 80/90 R21 100/90 R19 90/90 R21 130/70 R18 63H
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 vs 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base