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Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 comparison


Kawasaki Vulcan S 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 Vulcan S 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.

Vulcan S Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 9.38 Lakh. On the other hand, Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 10.89 Lakh Lastly, the Kawasaki Vulcan S starts at ₹ 5.79 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Vulcan SHarley-Davidson 1200 CustomHarley-Davidson Iron 883
Price₹ 5.79 Lakh₹ 10.89 Lakh₹ 9.38 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage23.00 Km/l24.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Power60.00 bhpN/AN/A
Engine649.0 CC1202.0 CC883.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Vulcan S Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base engine returns 20 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom base returns 24 Km/l. The Kawasaki Vulcan S basic model, on the other hand, gives 23 Km/l.

Vulcan S Vs 1200 Custom Vs Iron 883 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

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


Engine CC 649.0 cc1202.0 cc883.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 60 bhp @ 7500 rpmN/AN/A
Max Torque 63.4 Nm @ 6600 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 83.0 x 60.0 mmN/AN/A
Compression 10.8 : 1 10:01 9:01
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIBS VI
Bore N/A 88.9 mm76.2 mm
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 14.0 L17.0 L12.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A2.7 L
Mileage 23.00 Km/l24.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 235 kg268 kg256 kg
Length 2310 mm2225 mm2185 mm
Width 855 mm926 mm820 mm
Height 1090 mm1154 mm1120 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm1530 mm1515 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm105 mm140 mm
Seat Height 705 mm725 mm760 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-discN/AWet Multiplate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Perimeter, High-tensile SteelN/AMild Steel,Tubular Frame
Front Suspension ø41 Mm Telescopic Fork/130 Mm39mm Fork39 Mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Offset Laydown Single-shock, Linkage Equipped, With Adjustable Preload/80 MmMonoshockCoil Over, Preload Dual Adjustable


Front Brake Type Single DiscDiscDisc
Rear Brake Type Single DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm292 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm292 mm260 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inches16 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSpokeAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R18 M/C 59H130/90B16 73H100/90B19 57H
Rear Tyre 160/60 R17 M/C 69H150/80B16 77H150/80B16 77H


Battery Maintenance Free12V DC12V, MF
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeLEDHalogen

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorticktickcross
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seatticktickcross
Pillion Grabrailcrosstickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Large disc brakestick--
Linkage-equipped offset laydown single-shocktick--
Long wheelbasetick--
Relaxed, foot-forward riding positiontick--
Under-engine mufflertick--
Blacked - Out Styling-cross-
Closed Loop Exhaust System-tick-
New 43mm Front Suspension With Inverted Forks-cross-
New Steering Geometry-cross-
Premium Emulsion - Type Shocks With Type Shocks With Pre - Load-cross-
Rear LED Lighting-tick-
Slammed Handlebar & New Gauge -cross-
Tach and Gear Indicator Readout-tick-
Anti-lock Braking System--cross

Additonal Features

Key Features

Competitor of Kawasaki Vulcan S

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Competitor of Harley-Davidson Iron 883

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