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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Special Edition vs. 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs. 2012 Honda Shadow RS Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Special Edition vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Honda Shadow RS. The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Special Edition has an MSRP of $8,999, while the 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base has an MSRP of $8,299, 2012 Honda Shadow RS has an MSRP of $8,240.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Triumph Honda
Model Vulcan 900 Speedmaster Shadow
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan England Japan
MSRP $8,999

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$8,299

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$8,240

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 24 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.2:1 9.6:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 903 865 745
Valve Configuration SOHC DOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Air Liquid
Engine Type V Twin Parallel Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27 27.21 29.4
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.9 5.1 4.6
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 4.1 3.8 3.5
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK Kabaya
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in)
Trail (in) 7.2 6.7 5.3
Width (in) 35.2 32.5
Wheelbase (in) 64.8 63.2 61.4
Length (in) 94.7 93.1
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.1 2.6
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2012 2011 2010
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan England Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 549
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Drum
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 180/70 R15 170/80 B15 150/80 R16
Front Tire (Full Spec) 80/90 R21 100/90 R19 100/90 R19
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Special Edition vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Honda Shadow RS