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Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Indian Scout comparison


Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Indian Scout 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 Scout 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 Scout – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Indian Scout in New Delhi starts at ₹ 12.7 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 CustomIndian Scout
Price₹ 5.79 Lakh₹ 10.89 Lakh₹ 12.7 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage23.00 Km/l24.00 Km/l25.00 Km/l
Power60.00 bhpN/A100.00 bhp
Engine649.0 CC1202.0 CC1131.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Vulcan S Vs 1200 Custom Vs Scout – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Indian Scout base engine returns 25 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 Scout – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Indian Scout 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 cc1131.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 60 bhp @ 7500 rpmN/A100 bhp @ 8100 rpm
Max Torque 63.4 Nm @ 6600 rpm96 Nm @ 3500 rpm97.7 Nm @ 5900 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 4N/A4
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Closed Loop Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledAir CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore x stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mmN/AN/A
Compression 10.8 : 1 10:01N/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A
Bore N/A 88.9 mmN/A
Exhaust N/AChrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflersN/A
Stroke N/A 96.8 mmN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 14.0 L17.0 L12.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A3.0 L
Mileage 23.00 Km/l24.00 Km/l25.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 235 kg268 kg244 kg
Length 2310 mm2225 mm2311 mm
Width 855 mm926 mm880 mm
Height 1090 mm1154 mm1207 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm1530 mm1562 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm105 mm135 mm
Seat Height 705 mm725 mm635 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-discN/AGear Drive Wet Clutch

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Perimeter, High-tensile SteelN/ASplit Dual Exhaust With Crossover
Front Suspension ø41 Mm Telescopic Fork/130 Mm39mm ForkTelescopic Fork/4.7" (120 Mm)
Rear Suspension Offset Laydown Single-shock, Linkage Equipped, With Adjustable Preload/80 MmMonoshockDual Shocks/3.0" (76 Mm)


Front Brake Type Single DiscDiscDisc
Rear Brake Type Single DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm292 mm298 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm292 mm298 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inches16 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSpokeAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R18 M/C 59H130/90B16 73H130/90-16 72H
Rear Tyre 160/60 R17 M/C 69H150/80B16 77H150/80-16 71H


Battery Maintenance Free12V DCMaintenance Free
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeLEDHalogen Bulb

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorticktickcross
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorticktickcross
Low Battery Indicatorticktickcross
Pillion Seatticktickcross
Pillion Grabrailcrosstickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Cruise Controlcross--
Large disc brakestick--
Linkage-equipped offset laydown single-shocktick--
Long wheelbasetick--
Relaxed, foot-forward riding positiontick--
Service Due Indicator cross--
Traction Controlcross--
Under-engine mufflertick--
Closed Loop Exhaust System-tick-
Rear LED Lighting-tick-
Tach and Gear Indicator Readout-tick-

Additonal Features

Key Features

Competitor of Kawasaki Vulcan S

Competitor of Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom

Competitor of Indian Scout

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