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Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Z 1000 vs 2012 Triumph Speed Triple vs 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure. The 2012 Kawasaki Z 1000 has an MSRP of $10,799, while the 2012 Triumph Speed Triple has an MSRP of $11,999, 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure has an MSRP of $10,999.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Triumph Suzuki
Model Z Speed V-Strom
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Standard Standard Standard
Country of Origin Japan England Japan
MSRP $10,799

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$11,999

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$10,999

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Warranty 12 months 24 months 12 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 4 3 2
Compression Ratio 11.8:1 12:1 11.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1043 1050 996
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Liquid
Engine Type Horizontal In-line Horizontal In-line V Twin
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 32.1 32.5 33.1
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.7 1.7
Front Travel (in) 4.7 4.7 6.3
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 5.4 5.1 6.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK Showa
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 6.5
Trail (in) 4.1 3.6
Width (in) 31.7 28.6
Wheelbase (in) 56.7 56.5 60.4
Length (in) 82.5 82.1 90.4
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4 4.6 5.8
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2010 2005 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan England Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Standard Standard Standard
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs)
 

Transmission

     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 

Brakes

     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 190/50 ZR17 190/55 ZR17 150/70 R17M/C 69H
Front Tire (Full Spec) 120/70 ZR17 120/70 ZR17 110/80 R19M/C 59H
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2012 Kawasaki Z 1000 vs 2012 Triumph Speed Triple vs 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure