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Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs Yamaha MT-09 comparison


Kawasaki Vulcan S Vs Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs Yamaha MT-09 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 MT-09 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 Iron 883 Vs MT-09 – 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, Yamaha MT-09 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 10.55 Lakh Lastly, the Kawasaki Vulcan S starts at ₹ 5.79 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Vulcan SHarley-Davidson Iron 883Yamaha MT-09
Price₹ 5.79 Lakh₹ 9.38 Lakh₹ 10.55 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserSports
Mileage23.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l19.00 Km/l
Power60.00 bhpN/A113.40 bhp
Engine649.0 CC883.0 CC847.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Vulcan S Vs Iron 883 Vs MT-09 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base engine returns 20 Km/l. The Yamaha MT-09 base returns 19 Km/l. The Kawasaki Vulcan S basic model, on the other hand, gives 23 Km/l.

Vulcan S Vs Iron 883 Vs MT-09 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Yamaha MT-09 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Kawasaki Vulcan S is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 649.0 cc883.0 cc847.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 223
Max Power 60 bhp @ 7500 rpmN/A113.4 bhp @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque 63.4 Nm @ 6600 rpm68 Nm @ 4750 rpm87.5 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)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 9:01N/A
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A
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 L14.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.7 L3.4 L
Mileage 23.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l19.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 235 kg256 kg193 kg
Length 2310 mm2185 mm2075 mm
Width 855 mm820 mm815 mm
Height 1090 mm1120 mm1120 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm1515 mm1440 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm140 mm135 mm
Seat Height 705 mm760 mm820 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-discWet MultiplateWet, Multiple Disc

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Perimeter, High-tensile SteelMild Steel,Tubular FrameDiamond
Front Suspension ø41 Mm Telescopic Fork/130 Mm39 Mm Telescopic ForksTelescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Offset Laydown Single-shock, Linkage Equipped, With Adjustable Preload/80 MmCoil Over, Preload Dual AdjustableSwingarm, (Link Type Suspension)


Front Brake Type Single DiscDiscHydraulic Dual Disc
Rear Brake Type Single DiscDiscHydraulic Single Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm300 mm298 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm260 mm245 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inches19 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R18 M/C 59H100/90B19 57H120/70ZR17M/C(58W) (Tubeless)
Rear Tyre 160/60 R17 M/C 69H150/80B16 77H180/55ZR17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)


Battery Maintenance Free12V, MFMaintenance Free
Headlight Bulb And Reflector TypeHalogenLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickcrosstick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickcrosstick
Pillion Grabrailcrosscrosscross
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--
A Leaping Stance--tick
Advanced Rear View With a 3D Appearance--tick
Compact And light Weight Engine--tick
Muffler Cover Sculpted To Enhance Agility--tick
Sharper, Stronger And Compact Profile--tick
Swingarm Mounted Rear Fender--tick
Traction Control System--tick

Additonal Features

Key Features

Bi Functional LED Headlights--cross
Negative LCD Displaywith Gear Shift Indication--cross
Raised LED Tail Light--cross

Competitor of Kawasaki Vulcan S

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Competitor of Yamaha MT-09

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