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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs. 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs. 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 vs. 2012 Triumph America Base Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 vs 2012 Triumph America 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 Triumph America Base has an MSRP of $8,299.
 
KEY FACTS
       
Manufacturer Kawasaki Triumph Honda Triumph
Model Vulcan 900 Speedmaster Shadow America
Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan England Japan England
MSRP $8,699

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$8,299

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$8,240

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$8,299

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PRICE
       
Warranty 12 months 24 months 12 months 24 months
 
Engine
       
Cylinders 2 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.2:1 9.6:1 9.2:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 903 865 745 865
Valve Configuration SOHC DOHC SOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Air Liquid Air
Engine Type V Twin Parallel Twin V Twin Parallel Twin
 
Seat Specifications
       
Number Of Seats 2 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27 27.21 25.7 27.2
 
Front Suspension
       
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.9 5.1 4.5 4.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
       
Rear Travel (in) 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.8
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK Kabaya 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 5.6
Width (in) 35.2 32.5 32.3
Wheelbase (in) 64.8 63.2 65.2 63.3
Length (in) 94.7 93.1 95.3
 
Capacities
       
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.1 3.7 5.1
 
Misc
       
Major Revision Year 2007 2011 2012 2011
Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan England Japan England
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 Chain
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 170/80 B15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 80/90 R21 100/90 R19 90/90 R21 130/90 R16
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 vs 2012 Triumph America Base