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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs. 2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring ABS Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs 2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring ABS. The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition has an MSRP of $17,199, while the 2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring ABS has an MSRP of $16,999.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer Kawasaki Triumph
Model Vulcan 1700 Rocket III
Year 2012 2012
Class Touring Touring
Country of Origin Japan England
MSRP $17,199

PRICE QUOTE
$16,999

PRICE QUOTE
 
PRICE
   
Warranty 36 months 24 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 3
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.7:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1700 2294
Valve Configuration SOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid
Engine Type V Twin Longitudinal In-Line
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 28.7 28.7
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.8 1.7
Front Travel (in) 5.5 4.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 3.1 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name Kabaya
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in)
Trail (in) 7 7.2
Width (in) 38.2 39.1
Wheelbase (in) 65.6 67.1
Length (in) 98.8 102.4
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.9
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2012 2011
Year 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan England
Generic Type (Primary) Touring Touring
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs)
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Belt Shaft
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 170/70 R16 180/70 R16
Front Tire (Full Spec) 130/90 R16 150/80 R16
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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Special Edition vs 2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring ABS