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2012 Zero DS ZF6 vs. 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Rally Edition vs. 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Zero DS ZF6 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Rally Edition vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650. The 2012 Zero DS ZF6 has an MSRP of $11,495, while the 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Rally Edition has an MSRP of $19,045, 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Zero BMW Kawasaki
Model DS R KLR
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin USA Germany Japan
MSRP $11,495

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$19,045

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$6,299

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PRICE
     
Warranty 24 months 36 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 1
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1170 651
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type Electric Flat Twin Single-Cylinder
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 1 2 2
Seat Height (in) 35.3 33.5 35
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 9.4 7.5 7.9
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 7.7 7.9 7.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 8.3
Trail (in) 3.5 4 4.4
Width (in) 36 37.8
Wheelbase (in) 57.3 59.3 58.3
Length (in) 87 90.4
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.8
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2012 2011 2008
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country USA Germany Japan
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 297 461
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 1 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Automatic Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 110/90 - 16 150/70 HR17 130/80 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 100/80 - 17 110/80 HR19 90/90 R21
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2012 Zero DS ZF6 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Rally Edition vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650