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2012 Honda Shadow RS vs. 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Honda Shadow RS vs 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base. The 2012 Honda Shadow RS has an MSRP of $8,240, while the 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base has an MSRP of $8,490.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Honda Yamaha
Model Shadow V Star 950
Year 2012 2012
Class Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $8,240

PRICE QUOTE
$8,490

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PRICE
   
Warranty 12 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 745 942
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Air
Engine Type V Twin V Twin
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 29.4 26.6
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 4.6 5.3
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 3.5 4.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in)
Trail (in) 5.3 5.7
Width (in) 39.4
Wheelbase (in) 61.4 66.3
Length (in) 95.9
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 2.6 4.5
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2010 2009
Year 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs)
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 5 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Belt
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Drum Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/80 R16 170/70 R16 75H
Front Tire (Full Spec) 100/90 R19 130/70 R18 63H
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2012 Honda Shadow RS vs 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Base