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2012 Triumph America Base vs. 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs. 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Special Edition Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Triumph America Base vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Special Edition. The 2012 Triumph America Base has an MSRP of $8,299, while the 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base has an MSRP of $8,299, 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Special Edition has an MSRP of $8,499.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Triumph Triumph Kawasaki
Model America Speedmaster Vulcan 900
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin England England Japan
MSRP $8,299

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$8,299

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$8,499

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PRICE
     
Warranty 24 months 24 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.2:1 9.2:1 9.5:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 865 865 903
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Air Air Liquid / Air
Engine Type Parallel Twin Parallel Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27.2 27.21 26.8
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 4.7 5.1 5.9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 3.8 3.8 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name Kabaya Kabaya UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Trail (in) 5.6 6.7 6.3
Width (in) 32.3 32.5 39.6
Wheelbase (in) 63.3 63.2 64.8
Length (in) 95.3 93.1 97
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.1 5.1 5.3
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2011 2011 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country England England Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 557.9
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Belt
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 Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 170/80 B15 170/80 B15 180/70 R15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90 R16 100/90 R19 130/90 R16
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2012 Triumph America Base vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base vs 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Special Edition