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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD vs. 2009 Honda Shadow Aero Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD vs 2009 Honda Shadow Aero. The 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD has an MSRP of $5,499, while the 2009 Honda Shadow Aero has an MSRP of $6,999.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Kawasaki Honda
Model Vulcan 500 Shadow
Year 2009 2009
Class Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $5,499

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$6,999

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PRICE
   
Warranty 12 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 10.2:1 9.6:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 498 745
Valve Configuration DOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid
Engine Type Parallel Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.1 25.9
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.9 4.6
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 3.9 3.5
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 4.7
Trail (in) 5.9 6.3
Width (in) 32.7
Wheelbase (in) 62.8 64.5
Length (in) 91.3
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4 3.7
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2004
Year 2009 2009
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 439 519.4
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Shaft
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 140/90 R15 160/80 R15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 100/90 R19 120/90 R17
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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD vs 2009 Honda Shadow Aero