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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster vs. 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster vs 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000. The 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster has an MSRP of $9,999, while the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has an MSRP of $10,399.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Harley-Davidson Suzuki
Model Sportster V-Strom
Year 2012 2012
Class Standard Standard
Country of Origin USA Japan
MSRP $9,999

PRICE QUOTE
$10,399

PRICE QUOTE
 
PRICE
   
Warranty 24 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 11.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1201.2 996
Valve Configuration OHV - Pushrod DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Air Liquid
Engine Type V Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 1 2
Seat Height (in) 25.7 33.1
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.7
Front Travel (in) 6.3
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 6.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 3.9 6.5
Trail (in) 4.6
Width (in) 35.8
Wheelbase (in) 59.8 60.4
Length (in) 85.8 90.4
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 3.3 5.8
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2007
Year 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country USA Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Standard Standard
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 545
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 5 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Michelin Scorcher 150/80 R16 77H 150/70 R17M/C 69H
Front Tire (Full Spec) Michelin Scorcher 100/90 R19 57H 110/80 R19M/C 59H
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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster vs 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000