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Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Vs Indian Scout Sixty comparison


Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Vs Indian Scout Sixty Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Vulcan S Vs Forty-Eight Vs Scout Sixty 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 Forty-Eight Vs Scout Sixty – 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, Indian Scout Sixty price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 11 Lakh Lastly, the Kawasaki Vulcan S starts at ₹ 5.79 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Vulcan SHarley-Davidson Forty-EightIndian Scout Sixty
Price₹ 5.79 Lakh₹ 10.61 Lakh₹ 11 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage23.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l25.00 Km/l
Power60.00 bhp60.00 bhp76.90 bhp
Engine649.0 CC1202.0 CC999.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Vulcan S Vs Forty-Eight Vs Scout Sixty – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight base engine returns 20 Km/l. The Indian Scout Sixty base returns 25 Km/l. The Kawasaki Vulcan S basic model, on the other hand, gives 23 Km/l.

Vulcan S Vs Forty-Eight Vs Scout Sixty – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Indian Scout Sixty comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Kawasaki Vulcan S is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 649.0 cc1202.0 cc999.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 60 bhp @ 7500 rpm60 bhp @ 5500 rpm76.9 bhp @ 7300 rpm
Max Torque 63.4 Nm @ 6600 rpm97 Nm @ 4250 rpm88.8 Nm @ 5800 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 424
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel InjectionClosed 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 : 1N/AN/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 14.0 L7.9 L12.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.6 L3.0 L
Mileage 23.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l25.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 235 kg252 kg254 kg
Length 2310 mm2165 mm2311 mm
Width 855 mm820 mm880 mm
Height 1090 mm1065 mm1207 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm1495 mm1562 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm110 mm135 mm
Seat Height 705 mm710 mm635 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears5 Gears5 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-discWet MultiplateGear Drive Wet Clutch

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Perimeter, High-tensile SteelMild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular SectionsSplit Dual Exhaust With Crossover
Front Suspension ø41 Mm Telescopic Fork/130 MmBlack, Laced SteelTelescopic Fork/4.7" (120 Mm)
Rear Suspension Offset Laydown Single-shock, Linkage Equipped, With Adjustable Preload/80 MmBlack, Laced SteelDual 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 mm260 mm298 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inches16 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy 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, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCAMaintenance Free
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeBulb And Reflector TypeHalogen Bulb
Tail Light LEDLED TypeLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorticktickcross
Low Battery Indicatorticktickcross
Pillion Seattickcrosscross
Pillion Grabrailcrosscrosscross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickcrosstick
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--
Dual Channel ABS-cross-
LED DRL Headlamp--cross
Long Wheel Base The Perfect Cruiser Posture--cross
New Multi - Function Display--cross
Stage 1 Straights Slip-On Exhaust--tick

Additonal Features

220 CC DTS-i Engine With Twin Spark Plugs--cross
Highway Comfort Handle Bar--cross
Iconic Style & Design Timeless Avenger Style--cross
Low Slung Seating The Best Seat On The Road--cross
Oil Cooled Keeps Your Engine Cool At All The Times--cross
Wide Rear Tyre--cross

Key Features

Competitor of Kawasaki Vulcan S

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Competitor of Indian Scout Sixty

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