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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 vs. 2012 Triumph Bonneville Base vs. 2012 Kawasaki Versys Base Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 vs 2012 Triumph Bonneville Base vs 2012 Kawasaki Versys Base. The 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 has an MSRP of $7,999, while the 2012 Triumph Bonneville Base has an MSRP of $7,699, 2012 Kawasaki Versys Base has an MSRP of $7,899.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Harley-Davidson Triumph Kawasaki
Model Sportster Bonneville Versys
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Standard Standard Standard
Country of Origin USA England Japan
MSRP $7,999

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$7,699

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$7,899

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PRICE
     
Warranty 24 months 24 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.2:1 10.6:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 883.3 865 649
Valve Configuration OHV - Pushrod DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Air Air Liquid
Engine Type V Twin Parallel Twin Parallel Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 1 2 2
Seat Height (in) 25.7 29.1 33.3
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 4.7 5.9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 3.9 5.7
Rear Suspension Brand Name Kabaya
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 3.9
Trail (in) 4.6 4.2 4.3
Width (in) 31.1 33.1
Wheelbase (in) 59.8 58.6 55.7
Length (in) 85.8 83.2 83.7
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 3.3 4.2 5
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2009 2009 2010
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country USA England Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Standard Standard Standard
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 548
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Michelin Scorcher 150/80 R16 71H 130/80 R17 160/60 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) Michelin Scorcher 100/90 R19 57H 100/70 R17 120/70 R17
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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 vs 2012 Triumph Bonneville Base vs 2012 Kawasaki Versys Base