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Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight comparison

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Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Vulcan S Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty-Eight on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Vulcan S Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty-Eight – 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 Forty-Eight price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 10.61 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 10.98 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the Kawasaki Vulcan S starts at ₹ 5.79 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Vulcan SHarley-Davidson Iron 883Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
Price₹ 5.79 Lakh₹ 9.38 Lakh₹ 10.61 Lakh
ManufacturerKawasakiHarley-DavidsonHarley-Davidson
Body TypeCruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage23.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl
Power60.00 bhpN/A60.00 bhp
Engine649.0 CC883.0 CC1202.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Vulcan S Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty-Eight – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base engine returns 20 Kmpl. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight base returns 20 Kmpl. The Kawasaki Vulcan S basic model, on the other hand, gives 23 Kmpl.

Vulcan S Vs Iron 883 Vs Forty-Eight – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

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

Engine

Engine CC 649.0 cc883.0 cc1202.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 60 bhp @ 7500 rpmN/A60 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 63.4 Nm @ 6600 rpm68 Nm @ 4750 rpm97 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 442
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Fuel Injection
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 9:01N/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIBS VI
Bore N/A76.2 mmN/A
Exhaust N/ABlack exhaust headers and black mufflersN/A
Stroke N/A 96.8 mmN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 14.0 L12.5 L7.9 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.7 L2.6 L
Mileage 23.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 235 kg256 kg252 kg
Length 2310 mm2185 mm2165 mm
Width 855 mm820 mm820 mm
Height 1090 mm1120 mm1065 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm1515 mm1495 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm140 mm110 mm
Seat Height 705 mm760 mm710 mm

Transmission

No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears5 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-discWet MultiplateWet Multiplate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Perimeter, High-tensile SteelMild Steel,Tubular FrameMild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular Sections
Front Suspension ø41 Mm Telescopic Fork/130 Mm39 Mm Telescopic ForksBlack, Laced Steel
Rear Suspension Offset Laydown Single-shock, Linkage Equipped, With Adjustable Preload/80 MmCoil Over, Preload Dual AdjustableBlack, Laced Steel

Braking

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

Wheel and Tyres

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

Electricals

Battery Maintenance Free12V, MF12V, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCA
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeHalogenBulb And Reflector Type
Tail Light LEDLEDLED Type

Standard Features

SpeedometerDigitalAnalogueDigital
TachometerAnaloguetickAnalogue
Gear Indicatortickcrosstick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickcrosscross
Pillion Grabrailcrosscrosscross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Clocktickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Countticktickcross
Pass Lighttickticktick
3 Riding Modescross--
ABScross--
Bosch Cornering ABS Evocross--
Large disc brakestick--
LED Headlightcross--
Linkage-equipped offset laydown single-shocktick--
Long wheelbasetick--
Relaxed, foot-forward riding positiontick--
Testatretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing)cross--
Traction Control & EBDcross--
Under-engine mufflertick--
Dual Channel ABS-cross-
Twin Exhaust-cross-
13.1 litre Tear Drop Tank--cross
Black Open Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels--cross
Colour Matched Speed Screen--cross
Drag Bars with Bar-End Mirrors--cross
Revolution X Engine Styling--cross

Additonal Features

Key Features

Competitor of Kawasaki Vulcan S

Honda Gold Wing

14.00 Kmpl
Honda Gold Wing Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 27.79 L
EMI Starts
₹ 51,917 9% / 5 years
Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 1.23 L
EMI Starts
₹ 2,283 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 49.99 L
EMI Starts
₹ 93,392 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson Street Bob Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 12.59 L
EMI Starts
₹ 23,519 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 18.25 - 20.1 L
EMI Starts
₹ 34,106 9% / 5 years

Indian Scout

25.00 Kmpl
Indian Scout Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 12.7 L
EMI Starts
₹ 23,727 9% / 5 years

Indian Roadmaster

15.00 Kmpl
Indian Roadmaster Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 39 L
EMI Starts
₹ 72,862 9% / 5 years

Indian Chieftain

20.00 Kmpl
Indian Chieftain Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 32.01 L
EMI Starts
₹ 59,805 9% / 5 years
Indian Chief Vintage Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 25.33 L
EMI Starts
₹ 47,308 9% / 5 years

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Honda Gold Wing

14.00 Kmpl
Honda Gold Wing Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 27.79 L
EMI Starts
₹ 51,917 9% / 5 years
Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 1.23 L
EMI Starts
₹ 2,283 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 49.99 L
EMI Starts
₹ 93,392 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson Street Bob Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 12.59 L
EMI Starts
₹ 23,519 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 18.25 - 20.1 L
EMI Starts
₹ 34,106 9% / 5 years

Indian Scout

25.00 Kmpl
Indian Scout Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 12.7 L
EMI Starts
₹ 23,727 9% / 5 years

Indian Roadmaster

15.00 Kmpl
Indian Roadmaster Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 39 L
EMI Starts
₹ 72,862 9% / 5 years

Indian Chieftain

20.00 Kmpl
Indian Chieftain Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 32.01 L
EMI Starts
₹ 59,805 9% / 5 years
Indian Chief Vintage Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 25.33 L
EMI Starts
₹ 47,308 9% / 5 years

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Honda Gold Wing

14.00 Kmpl
Honda Gold Wing Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 27.79 L
EMI Starts
₹ 51,917 9% / 5 years
Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 1.23 L
EMI Starts
₹ 2,283 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 49.99 L
EMI Starts
₹ 93,392 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson Street Bob Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 12.59 L
EMI Starts
₹ 23,519 9% / 5 years
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 18.25 - 20.1 L
EMI Starts
₹ 34,106 9% / 5 years

Indian Scout

25.00 Kmpl
Indian Scout Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 12.7 L
EMI Starts
₹ 23,727 9% / 5 years

Indian Roadmaster

15.00 Kmpl
Indian Roadmaster Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 39 L
EMI Starts
₹ 72,862 9% / 5 years

Indian Chieftain

20.00 Kmpl
Indian Chieftain Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 32.01 L
EMI Starts
₹ 59,805 9% / 5 years
Indian Chief Vintage Price
Ex-showroom Price
₹ 25.33 L
EMI Starts
₹ 47,308 9% / 5 years
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