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Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Kawasaki Ninja 650 Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight comparison


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

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the 1200 Custom Vs Ninja 650 Vs Forty-Eight 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 Ninja 650 Vs Forty-Eight – 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 Forty-Eight price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 10.61 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 10.98 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom starts at ₹ 10.89 Lakh.

SummaryHarley-Davidson 1200 CustomKawasaki Ninja 650Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
Price₹ 10.89 Lakh₹ 6.24 Lakh₹ 10.61 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserSportsCruiser
Mileage24.00 Km/l21.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
PowerN/A67.30 bhp60.00 bhp
Engine1202.0 CC649.0 CC1202.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

1200 Custom Vs Ninja 650 Vs Forty-Eight – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 base engine returns 21 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight base returns 20 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom basic model, on the other hand, gives 24 Km/l.

1200 Custom Vs Ninja 650 Vs Forty-Eight – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

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


Engine CC 1202.0 cc649.0 cc1202.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power N/A67.3 bhp @ 8000 rpm60 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 96 Nm @ 3500 rpm64 Nm @ 6700 rpm97 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder N/A42
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air CooledLiquid CooledAir Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore 88.9 mmN/AN/A
Compression 10:01N/AN/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIBS VI
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflersN/AN/A
Stroke 96.8 mmN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L15.0 L7.9 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A2.6 L
Mileage 24.00 Km/l21.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 268 kg196 kg252 kg
Length 2225 mm2115 mm2165 mm
Width 926 mm740 mm820 mm
Height 1154 mm1145 mm1065 mm
Wheelbase 1530 mm1410 mm1495 mm
Ground Clearance 105 mm130 mm110 mm
Seat Height 725 mm790 mm710 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears5 Gears
Clutch N/ASlipper And Self-servo Wet Multiplate ClutchWet Multiplate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type N/ATrellis, High-tensile SteelMild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular Sections
Front Suspension 39mm Forkø41 Mm Telescopic Fork / 125 MmBlack, Laced Steel
Rear Suspension MonoshockHorizontal Back-link With Adjustable Preload / 130 MmBlack, Laced Steel


Front Brake Type DiscDual Semi-floating Petal DiscsDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 292 mm300 mm292 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 292 mm220 mm260 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 16 inches17 inches16 inches
Wheel Type SpokeAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 130/90B16 73H120/70-17 ZRI7M/C (58W)130/90B16 73H
Rear Tyre 150/80B16 77H160/60-17 ZRI7M/C (69W)150/80B16 77H


Battery 12V DCMaintenance Free12V, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCA
Headlight LEDBulb And Reflector TypeBulb And Reflector Type
Tail Light LEDLEDLED Type

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seatticktickcross
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosscross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Countticktickcross
Pass Lighttickticktick
Closed Loop Exhaust Systemtick--
Rear LED Lightingtick--
Tach and Gear Indicator Readouttick--
Easily-Legible Crimson-Lit Instrument Cluster-cross-
Efficient Disc Brake For Split Second Braking-cross-
Improved Windshield-tick-
Premium Quality Comfortable Split Seat-cross-
Smartphone Connectivity-tick-
TFT Colour Instrumentation-tick-
"Diamond" Tank--cross
"Twin Pulse" Firing Order--cross
Auto Tyre Calibration--cross
Bosch EVO ABS Cornering--cross
Ducati Power Launch (DPL)--cross
Full LED Lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL)--cross
Innovative "Front Frame"--cross
Sleek Tail Guard--cross
TFT Colour Instrument Console--cross

Additonal Features

Dual ABS--cross

Key Features

Competitor of Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom

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Competitor of Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

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