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2012 Brammo Empulse R vs. 2012 KTM 1190 RC8 R Race Spec vs. 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare the 2012 Brammo Empulse R vs 2012 KTM 1190 RC8 R Race Spec vs 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. The 2012 Brammo Empulse R has an MSRP of $18,995, while the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 has an MSRP of $14,699.
Manufacturer Brammo KTM Kawasaki
Model Empulse 1190 Ninja
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Sport Track Sport
Country of Origin USA Austria Japan
MSRP $18,995


Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months
Cylinders 2 4
Compression Ratio 13.5:1 12.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1195 1441
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Liquid
Engine Type Electric V Twin Horizontal In-line
Seat Specifications
Number Of Seats 2 1 2
Seat Height (in) 31.5 33.3 31.5
Front Suspension
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.7 1.7 1.7
Front Travel (in) 4.7 4.6
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Inverted Fork Inverted Fork
Rear Suspension
Rear Travel (in) 4.7 4.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name Sachs WP UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 4.3 4.9
Trail (in) 3.8 3.82 3.7
Width (in) 31.8 30.3
Wheelbase (in) 58 56.1 57.5
Length (in) 81.3 85.4
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.4 5.8
Major Revision Year 2012 2011 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country USA Austria Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Track Sport
Dry Weight (lbs) 470 381
Number Of Speeds 6 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Chain
Transmission Type Automatic Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Avon 180/55 R17 Dunlop Sportmax SportMart 200/55 R17 190/50 ZR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) Avon 120/70 R17 Dunlop Sportmax GP Racer 120/70 R17 120/70 ZR17
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2012 Brammo Empulse R vs 2012 KTM 1190 RC8 R Race Spec vs 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14