Cruiser Motorcycle Comparison Chart (Part 2)

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)
Kawasaki Eliminator 125 2002 cruiser 124 a-c, sohc, single n/a n/a chain laced n/a 282 f=disc, r=drum no 3.4 26.8 5 1 46.7 21.13@57.84
Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD 2003 cruiser 498 l-c, dohc, inline 2 29.6* 40.8* chain laced n/a 439 f=disc, r=drum no 4 28.1 6 2 (32) 48.9 15.03@87.5
Kawasaki Vulcan 750 2003 cruiser 745 l-c, sohc, V-2 n/a n/a shaft cast 544 484 f=2 disc, r=drum no 3.6 28.9 5 2 (34) 46 13.7@97.6
Kawasaki Vukcan 800 2003 cruiser 805 l-c, sohc, V-2 47 54 chain laced 554 485 f=disc, r=drum no 4 28 5 1 (36) 46 14@93.6
Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 2002 cruiser 1470 l-c, sohc, V-2 73.6* 54.6* shaft laced 727 644 f=disc, r=disc yes 5 27.6 5 EFI 41 14.07@92.6
Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak 2003 Pwr-cruiser 1470 l-c, sohc, V-2 74.4* 63.7* shaft cast 599 572 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 5 27.5 5 EFI 38 13.47@97
Moto Guzzi California EV 2002 cruiser 1064 a-c, ohv, V-2 70 77 shaft laced 601 552 f=2 disc, r=disc no 5 30.3 5 EFI 38 13.63@96.64
Polaris Victory V 92C 1999 cruiser 1507 a/o-c, sohc, V-2 75* 56* belt cast 692 658 f=disc, r=disc no 5 29 5 EFI 38.7 14.28@90
Suzuki LS650 Savage 2002 cruiser 652 a-c, sohc, single n/a n/a belt laced n/a 342 f=disc, r=drum no 2.5 27.6 4 1 (40) 51.1 16.33@77.2
Suzuki VS800 Intruder 2002 cruiser 805 l-c, sohc, V-2 54.3 62 shaft laced 477 443 f=disc, r=drum no 3.2 27.6 5 2 (26) 45 13.31@97.2
Suzuki VZ800 Marauder 1997 cruiser 805 l-c, sohc, V-2 n/a n/a chain cast 482 456 f=disc, r=drum no 3.4 27.6 5 2 (36) 44 14.08@89.9
Suzuki VS1400 Intruder 2002 cruiser 1360 a-c, sohc, V-2 77.4* 56.5* shaft laced 578 535 f=disc, r=disc no 3.4 27.6 5 2 (36) 47 13.64@94.7
Suzuki VL1500 Intruder 2001 cruiser 1462 a-c, sohc, V-2 73.9* 52.8* shaft cast 699 644 f=disc, r=disc no 4.1 27.6 5 2 (36) 36 14.26@91.33
Triumph Bonneville America 2003 cruiser 790 a/o-c, dohc, inline 2 n/a n/a chain laced n/a 497 f=disc, r=disc no 4.4 28 5 2 n/a n/a
Triumph Adverturer 1998 cruiser 885 l-c, dohc, inline 3 53 69 chain laced n/a 496 f=disc, r=disc no 4 29.5 5 3 (36) 38 12.91@101.9
Yamaha XV250 Virago 2002 cruiser 249 a-c, sohc, V-2 n/a n/a chain laced n/a 301 f=disc, r=drum yes 2.5 27 5 1 (26) n/a n/a
Yamaha V-Star Classic 2003 cruiser 649 a-c, sohc, V-2 *34.3 *32.2 shaft laced 544 496 f=disc, r=drum yes 4.2 27.5 5 2 (28) 43 15.45@83.77
Yamaha XV750 Virago 1997 cruiser 749 a-c,sohc, V-2 47.7 61 shaft cast 507 483 f=2 disc, r=drum yes 3.8 28.1 5 2 (40) 47 13.77@95.8
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom 2003 cruiser 1063 a-c, ohc, V-2 62* 50* shaft laced 616 571 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 4.3 27 5 2 (37) 35 14.43@89.4
Yamaha VMX12 V-Max 2003 pwr-cruiser 1198 l-c, dohc, V-4 87 145 shaft cast 616 580 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 3.96 30.1 5 4 (35) 34 10.87@124
Yamaha Road Star Warrior 2003 pwr-cruiser 1670 a-c, ohv, V-2 95.5* 74.5* belt cast 650 606 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 4 28.1 5 EFI 35.8 12.71@103
Yamaha Road Star 2003 cruiser 1602 a-c, ohv, V-2 88.5* 56.8* belt laced 740 677 f=2 disc, r=disc yes 5.3 27.9 5 1 (40) 43.7 14.25@92.1
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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