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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs. 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base vs. 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base. The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom has an MSRP of $8,699, while the 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base has an MSRP of $8,490, 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base has an MSRP of $8,299.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Yamaha Triumph
Model Vulcan 900 V Star 950 Speedmaster
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan England
MSRP $8,699

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$8,490

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$8,299

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 12 months 24 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1 9.2:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 903 942 865
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Air Air
Engine Type V Twin V Twin Parallel Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27 26.6 27.21
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.9 5.3 5.1
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 4.1 4.3 3.8
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK Kabaya
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in)
Trail (in) 7.2 5.7 6.7
Width (in) 35.2 39.4 32.5
Wheelbase (in) 64.8 66.3 63.2
Length (in) 94.7 95.9 93.1
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 4.5 5.1
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2007 2009 2011
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan England
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 549
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Belt 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 Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 180/70 R15 170/70 R16 75H 170/80 B15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 80/90 R21 130/70 R18 63H 100/90 R19
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom vs 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base vs 2012 Triumph Speedmaster Base