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2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base vs. 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base vs 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic. The 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base has an MSRP of $10,090, while the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic has an MSRP of $9,699.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Yamaha Kawasaki
Model V Star 1300 Vulcan 1500
Year 2008 2008
Class Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $10,090

PRICE QUOTE
$9,699

PRICE QUOTE
 
PRICE
   
Warranty 12 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1304 1470
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid / Air
Engine Type V Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.1 27.6
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.3 5.9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 4.3 3.4
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in)
Trail (in) 6.5
Width (in) 38.6 39.2
Wheelbase (in) 66.5 65.6
Length (in) 98 98.6
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.9 5
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2007
Year 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 624 659
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Shaft
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 170/70B-16M/C 75H 150/80 R16
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90-16M/C 67H 130/90 R16
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2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base vs 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic