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Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Vs Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX Vs Kawasaki Ninja H2R comparison


Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Vs Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX Vs Kawasaki Ninja H2R Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Forty-Eight Vs Ninja H2 SX Vs Ninja H2R 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.

Forty-Eight Vs Ninja H2 SX Vs Ninja H2R – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight in New Delhi starts at ₹ 10.61 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 10.98 Lakh for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, Kawasaki Ninja H2R price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 75.8 Lakh Lastly, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX starts at ₹ 22.89 Lakh.

SummaryHarley-Davidson Forty-EightKawasaki Ninja H2 SXKawasaki Ninja H2R
Price₹ 10.61 Lakh₹ 22.89 Lakh₹ 75.8 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserSportsSports
Mileage20.00 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Power60.00 bhp197.00 bhp322.00 bhp
Engine1202.0 CC998.0 CC998.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Forty-Eight Vs Ninja H2 SX Vs Ninja H2R – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight base engine returns 20 Kmpl. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R base returns 15 Kmpl. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX basic model, on the other hand, gives 15 Kmpl.

Forty-Eight Vs Ninja H2 SX Vs Ninja H2R – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1202.0 cc998.0 cc998.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 244
Max Power 60 bhp @ 5500 rpm197 bhp @ 11000 rpm322 bhp @ 14000 rpm
Max Torque 97 Nm @ 4250 rpm137.3 Nm @ 9500 rpm165 Nm @ 12500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 244
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection: ø50 Mm X 4 With Dual Injection
Cooling System Air CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 7.9 L19.0 L17.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.6 LN/AN/A
Mileage 20.00 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl15.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 252 kg256 kg216 kg
Length 2165 mm2135 mm2070 mm
Width 820 mm775 mm851 mm
Height 1065 mm1205 mm1161 mm
Wheelbase 1495 mm1480 mm1450 mm
Ground Clearance 110 mm130 mm130 mm
Seat Height 710 mm835 mm831 mm


No. Of Gears 5 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet MultiplateN/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Mild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular SectionsTrellis, High-tensile SteelTrellis, High-tensile Steel, With Swingarm Mounting Plate
Front Suspension Black, Laced Steelø43 Mm Inverted Fork With Rebound And Compression Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability, And Topout Springs / 120 Mmø43 Mm Inverted Fork
Rear Suspension Black, Laced SteelNew Uni-Trak, Gas-charged Shock With Piggyback Reservoir, Compression And Rebound Damping Adjustability, Remote Spring Preload Adjuster, And Top-out Spring / 139 MmOhlins TTX36 Gas-charged Shock


Front Brake Type DiscDual DiscDual Semi-floating Brembo Discs
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscBrembo, Opposed 2-piston Caliper Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 292 mm320 mm330 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 260 mm250 mm250 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 16 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 130/90B16 73H120/70ZR17M/C (58W)120/600 - R17
Rear Tyre 150/80B16 77H190/55ZR17M/C (75W)190/650 - R17


Battery 12V, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCAMaintenance FreeMaintenance Free
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeProjectorProjector
Tail Light LED TypeLEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seatcrossticktick
Pillion Grabrailcrosstickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Countcrossticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Blacked - Out Stylingcross--
New 43mm Front Suspension With Inverted Forkscross--
New Steering Geometrycross--
Premium Emulsion - Type Shocks With Type Shocks With Pre - Loadcross--
Slammed Handlebar & New Gauge cross--
Dog-Ring Transmission--tick

Additonal Features

High-Speed Stability & Light Handling-crosstick
Kawasaki Original Silver-Mirror Paint -crosstick
Man-Machine Interface -crosscross
The Quest For Power, In-House-Designed Supercharger-crosstick
Ohlins TTX36 Rear Suspension--tick

Key Features

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Competitor of Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX

Competitor of Kawasaki Ninja H2R

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