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Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 comparison


Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Ninja 300 Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 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.

Ninja 300 Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 3.18 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.

SummaryKawasaki Ninja 300Harley-Davidson 1200 CustomHarley-Davidson Iron 883
Price₹ 3.18 Lakh₹ 10.89 Lakh₹ 9.38 Lakh
Body TypeSportsCruiserCruiser
Mileage26.00 Km/l24.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Power38.40 bhpN/AN/A
Engine296.0 CC1202.0 CC883.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Ninja 300 Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 base engine returns 26 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base returns 20 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom basic model, on the other hand, gives 24 Km/l.

Ninja 300 Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 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 296.0 cc1202.0 cc883.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 38.4 bhp @ 11000 rpmN/AN/A
Max Torque 27 Nm @ 10000 rpm96 Nm @ 3500 rpm68 Nm @ 4750 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 4N/A4
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Cooling System Liquid CooledAir CooledAir Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore x stroke 62.0 mm x 49.0 mmN/AN/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIBS VI
Bore N/A 88.9 mm76.2 mm
Compression N/A 10:01 9:01
Exhaust N/AChrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflersBlack exhaust headers and black mufflers
Stroke N/A 96.8 mm 96.8 mm

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L17.0 L12.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A2.7 L
Mileage 26.00 Km/l24.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 179 kg268 kg256 kg
Length 2015 mm2225 mm2185 mm
Width 715 mm926 mm820 mm
Height 1110 mm1154 mm1120 mm
Wheelbase 1405 mm1530 mm1515 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm105 mm140 mm
Seat Height 780 mm725 mm760 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet MultiplateN/AWet Multiplate
Compression Ratio 10.6:1N/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Tube Diamond, SteelN/AMild Steel,Tubular Frame
Front Suspension 37 Mm Telescopic Fork39mm Fork39 Mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak With Gas-charged Shock And 5-way Adjustable Pre-loadMonoshockCoil Over, Preload Dual Adjustable


Front Brake Type Single Petal DiscDiscDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 290 mm292 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 220 mm292 mm260 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches16 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSpokeAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 110/70R17 M/C 54H130/90B16 73H100/90B19 57H
Rear Tyre 140/70R17 M/C 66H150/80B16 77H150/80B16 77H


Battery Maintenance Free12V DC12V, MF
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeLEDHalogen

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrosstickcross
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seatticktickcross
Pillion Grabrailcrosstickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dual-Channel ABScross--
Effortless Assist/Slipper Clutchcross--
Elegant Designtick--
Embellished With Full LED Lightingcross--
Fine-Atomising Injectors & Dual Throttle Valvestick--
Heat Management Technologytick--
LCD Displaycross--
Modern Instrumentationtick--
Ninja Stylingtick--
Redesigned Exhaust & Mufflercross--
Roading Four-Cylinder Enginecross--
World's Smallest ABS Unittick--
Closed Loop Exhaust System-tick-
Rear LED Lighting-tick-
Tach and Gear Indicator Readout-tick-
Advanced Electronic Riding Aids--cross
High-performance Brembo Brake System--cross
Power Modes--cross
Öhlins electronic steering damper--cross

Additonal Features

Dual Throttle Valvestick--
Race-Derived Clutch Technology & Smoother Shift Feeltick--
Aluminium twin-spar frame--cross
BFRC lite--cross
Increased Brake Force. Increased Controllability. Improved Touch--cross
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control--cross
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)--cross
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction)--cross
Massive Acceleration. Civilised Character--cross
S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control)--cross
Sporty Handling. Superb High-Speed Stability--cross

Key Features

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