Cruiser Motorcycle Comparison Chart (Part 1)

By Chuck Hawks


MFG. & MODEL YEAR TYPE DISP. (cc) ENGINE TORQUE HP FINAL DRIVE WHEELS WET WT. (lb) DRY WT. (lb) BRAKES SELF CANCEL FUEL (gal) SEAT HT. (in) GEARS CARBS (mm) MPG 1/4 MI. (sec)
BMW R 1200C ABS 2002 cruiser 1170 a/o-c, hc, opposed 2 71 61 shaft laced 563 519 f=2 disc, r= disc, A no 4.5 29.1 5 EFI 45.1 14.24@91.2
H-D XLH883 Hugger 2003 cruiser 883 a-c, ohv, V-2 53 57 belt cast 521 485 f=disc, r=disc yes 3.3 27.12 5 1 (40) 53 14.77@89.9
H-D XL1200C Custom 2003 cruiser 1200 a-c, ohv, V-2 72 66 belt f=l, r=c 526 490 f=disc, r=disc yes 3.3 27.12 5 1 (40) 40 13.77@95
H-D VRSCA V-Rod 2003 pwr-cruiser 1130 l-c, dohc, V-2 71.9* 105.6* belt alu. disc 615.5 595.7 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 3.7 26 5 EFI 37 11.5 @ 118
H-D FXD Dyna Super Glide 2003 cruiser 1450 a-c, ohv, V-2 73* 60.3* belt laced n/a 598 f=disc, r=disc yes 4.9 26.5 5 1 (40) 53 13.67@95.64
H-D FXDL Dyna Low Rider 1997 cruiser 1339 a-c, ohv, V-2 78 67 belt laced n/a 598 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 4.9 26.5 5 1 (40) 37.7 14.13@92.5
H-D FXDWG Wide Glide 2003 cruiser 1450 a-c, ohv, V-2 73* 60.3* belt laced n/a 598 f=disc, r=disc yes 5.2 26.75 5 1 (40) 53 13.67@95.64
H-D FXSTC Softail Custom 1997 cruiser 1339 a-c, ohv, V-2 78 67 belt f=l, r=c n/a 613 f=disc, r=disc yes 5.2 26.7 5 1 (40) 53 14.51@90.9
H-D FXSTS Springer Softail 1997 cruiser 1339 a-c, ohv, V-2 78 67 belt laced n/a 625 f=disc, r=disc yes 4.2 26.12 5 1 (40) 53 14.21@92.3
Honda CMX250C Rebel 2002 cruiser 234 a-c, sohc, inline 2 12.5* 16* chain laced n/a 306.4 f=disc, r=drum no 2.6 26.6 5 1 (26) n/a n/a
Honda VLX Deluxe 2002 cruiser 583 l-c, sohc, V-2 n/a n/a chain laced n/a 445.3 f=disc, r=drum no 2.9 25.6 4 2 (34) 45 16.08@79.9
Honda Spirit 750 2002 cruiser 745 l-c, sohc, V-2 43.2* 39.7* chain laced 542 496 f=disc, r=drum no 3.6 27.1 5 1 49 15.09@86.2
Honda VF750 Magna 2002 pwr-cruiser 748 l-c, dohc, V-4 50* 83* chain cast 539 504.8 f=2 disc, r=disc no 3.6 28 5 4 (34) 45.5 12.21@107.6
Honda VT1100 Shadow Spirit 2002 cruiser 1099 l-c, sohc, V-2 65.4* 54.2* shaft cast 618 553.4 f=disc, r=drum no 4.2 28.2 5 2 (36) 41.8 14.19@91.31
Honda Shadow Sabre 2002 cruiser 1099 l-c, sohc, V-2 n/a n/a shaft cast 600+ 573 f=disc, r=disc no 4.2 27.2 5 2 (36) 34.5 n/a
Honda VTX1300S 2003 cruiser 1312 l-c, sohc, V-2 n/a 76 shaft laced 708 661 f=disc, r=disc no 4.8 27 5 1 (38) 34 n/a
Honda GL1500 Valkyrie 2002 pwr-cruiser 1520 l-c, sohc, opposed 6 94.3 100 shaft cast 739 682 f=2 disc, r=disc no 5.3 29.1 5 6 (28) 28.7 12.12@107
Honda VTX1800C 2003 pwr-cruiser 1795 l-c, sohc, V-2 98.9* 89* shaft cast 754 n/a f=2 disc, r=disc no 4.5 27.3 5 EFI 33.8 12.12@108.6
MFG. & MODEL YEAR TYPE DISP. (cc) ENGINE TORQUE HP FINAL DRIVE WHEELS WET WT. (lb) DRY WT. (lb) BRAKES SELF CANCEL FUEL (gal) SEAT HT. (in) GEARS CARBS (mm) MPG 1/4 MI. (sec)


Note: Specifications from various sources, including Rider, Motorcyclist, Cycle World, and Motorcycle Online magazines.

*= at rear wheel (otherwise at crankshaft)


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