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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs. 2012 Victory Hard-Ball Base vs. 2012 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs 2012 Victory Hard-Ball Base vs 2012 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S. 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 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S has an MSRP of $20,190.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Victory Yamaha
Model Vulcan 1700 Hard-Ball Royal Star
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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$20,190

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PRICE
     
Warranty 36 months 12 months 60 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 4
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.4:1 10.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1700 1731 1294
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type V Twin V Twin V4
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.7 26.3 29.5
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.8 1.7
Front Travel (in) 5.5 5.1 5.5
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 3.1 4.7 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 6.1
Trail (in) 7 5.6
Width (in) 38.2 35.4
Wheelbase (in) 65.6 65.7 67.1
Length (in) 98.8 104.4 104.5
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.8 6
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2012 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan USA Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Touring Touring Touring
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 758 807
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Belt Shaft
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
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 150/90 HR15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90 R16 130/70R18 Dunlop 491 Elite II 150/80 HR16
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs 2012 Victory Hard-Ball Base vs 2012 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S