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Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs Kawasaki Ninja 650 comparison


Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs Kawasaki Ninja 650 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 Vs Ninja 650 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 Vs Ninja 650 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 6.24 Lakh. On the other hand, Harley-Davidson Iron 883 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 9.38 Lakh Lastly, the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom starts at ₹ 10.89 Lakh.

SummaryHarley-Davidson 1200 CustomHarley-Davidson Iron 883Kawasaki Ninja 650
Price₹ 10.89 Lakh₹ 9.38 Lakh₹ 6.24 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserSports
MileageN/A20.00 Kmpl21.00 Kmpl
PowerN/AN/A67.30 bhp
Engine1202.0 CC883.0 CC649.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 Vs Ninja 650 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 base engine returns 21 Kmpl. The Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base returns 20 Kmpl. The Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom basic model, on the other hand, gives 0 Kmpl.

1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 Vs Ninja 650 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1202.0 cc883.0 cc649.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power N/AN/A67.3 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 96 Nm @ 3500 rpm68 Nm @ 4750 rpm64 Nm @ 6700 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder N/A44
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air CooledAir CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore 88.9 mm76.2 mmN/A
Compression 10:01 9:01N/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIBS VI
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflersBlack exhaust headers and black mufflersN/A
Stroke 96.8 mm 96.8 mmN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L12.5 L15.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.7 LN/A
Mileage N/A20.00 Kmpl21.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 268 kg256 kg196 kg
Length 2225 mm2185 mm2115 mm
Width 926 mm820 mm740 mm
Height 1154 mm1120 mm1145 mm
Wheelbase 1530 mm1515 mm1410 mm
Ground Clearance 105 mm140 mm130 mm
Seat Height 725 mm760 mm790 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch N/AWet MultiplateSlipper And Self-servo Wet Multiplate Clutch

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type N/AMild Steel,Tubular FrameTrellis, High-tensile Steel
Front Suspension 39mm Fork39 Mm Telescopic Forksø41 Mm Telescopic Fork / 125 Mm
Rear Suspension MonoshockCoil Over, Preload Dual AdjustableHorizontal Back-link With Adjustable Preload / 130 Mm


Front Brake Type DiscDiscDual Semi-floating Petal Discs
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 292 mm300 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 292 mm260 mm220 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 16 inches19 inches17 inches
Wheel Type SpokeAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 130/90B16 73H100/90B19 57H120/70-17 ZRI7M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 150/80B16 77H150/80B16 77H160/60-17 ZRI7M/C (69W)


Battery 12V DC12V, MFMaintenance Free
Headlight LEDHalogenBulb And Reflector Type

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickcrosstick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickcrosstick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosscross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Closed Loop Exhaust Systemtick--
Rear LED Lightingtick--
Tach and Gear Indicator Readouttick--
Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system-cross-
Brembo Braking System-cross-
Cruise Control-cross-
Ducati Multimedia System-cross-
LCD instrument panel-cross-
Service Due Indicator -cross-
Traction Control-cross-
Elegant Design--cross
Fine-Atomising Injectors & Dual Throttle Valves--cross
Heat Management Technology--cross
Improved Windshield--tick
Modern Instrumentation--cross
Ninja Styling--cross
Smartphone Connectivity--tick
TFT Colour Instrumentation--tick
World's Smallest ABS Unit--cross

Additonal Features

Race-Derived Clutch Technology & Smoother Shift Feel--cross

Key Features

Competitor of Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Competitor of Kawasaki Ninja 650

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