Standard & Sport Cruiser Motorcycle Comparison Chart

By Chuck Hawks


Mfg. Model Year Disp. (cc) Engine Torque HP Final Drive Frame Wheelbase (in) Ft. Suspension Rear Suspension Wheels Front Brake R. Brake Wet Wt (lb) Dry Wt. (lb) Self Cancel TS Fuel (gal) Seat Ht. (in) Gears Carbs (MM) MPG 1/4 Mile
BMW F 650 1997 652 l-c, dohc, single 42 48 chain Tubular steel single-cradle 58.3 telescopic forks single, 2-way adj. laced 300mm disc w/2 piston cal. 240mm disc w/1 piston cal. 444 417 no 4.6 31.5 5 2 (33) 44 13.64@91.6
BMW R 850R 1995 848 a/o-c, hc, opposed 2 56.8 70 shaft 3-pc., front, rear, and engine 58 telever paralever, 2-way adj. cast 2-305mm discs w/4 piston cal. 276mm disc w/2 piston cal. 533 518 no 5.5 29.8 5 EFI 40 12.62@102.8
BMW R 1100R 1997 1085 a/o-c, hc, opposed 2 72* 79.4* shaft 3-pc., front, rear, and engine 58 telever paralever, 2-way adj. cast 2-305mm discs w/4 piston cal. 276mm diwsc w/2 piston cal. 547 517 no 5.5 29.8 5 EFI 41 12.35@106.6
BSA DBD34 Goldstar 1958 499 a-c, ohv, single n/a 40 chain steel double cradle 56 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 8" single leading shoe drum 7" drum n/a 380 none 2.4 30.5 4 1 (36) 70 (est) n/a
BSA A65L Lightning 1970 654 a-c, ohv, inline 2 42.6 54.7 chain steel double cradle 56.25 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 8" twin leading shoe drum 7" drum 435 396 none 2.4 32.5 4 2 (30) 50 (est) 14.38@94.7
Buell P3 Blast 2003 492 a-c, ohv, single 26.7* 29* belt steel rectangular backbone 55.2 telescopic forks single, gas charged cast 320mm disc w/2 piston cal. 220mm disc w/2 piston cal. 393 360 no 2.8 25.5/27.5 5 1 (40) 70 15.73@82.19
H-D XLH883 Sportster 2003 883 a-c, ohv, V-2 53 57 belt steel double cradle 60.2 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. cast 292mm disc w/4 piston cal. 292mm disc w/4 piston cal. 524 488 yes 3.3 28 5 1 (40) 53 14.2@91.2
H-D XL1200 Sportster 2003 1200 a-c, ohv, V-2 72 66 belt steel double cradle 60.2 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. cast 292mm disc w/4 piston cal. 292mm disc w/4 piston cal. 526 490 yes 3.3 28.9 5 1 (40) 43.9 13.41@95
H-D XL1200S Sportster Sport 2002 1200 a-c, ohv, V-2 68* 56* belt steel double cradle 60.2 3-way adj. telescopic forks dual, 3-way adj. cast 2-292mm discs w/4 piston cal. 292 disc w/4 pistol cal. 524 497 yes 3.3 28.9 5 1 (40) 41 13.39@95.2
H-D FXDX Super Glide Sport 2003 1450 a-c, ohv, V-2 77* 63* belt steel double cradle 63.3 3-way adj. telescopic forks dual, 2-way adj. cast 2-292mm discs w/4 piston cal. 292mm disc w/4 piston cal. 651 629 yes 4.9 27 5 1 (40) 42 13.54@96.48
Honda Nighthawk 250 2002 234 a-c, sohc, inline 2 12.5* 16* chain single downtube steel cradle 56.3 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced drum drum n/a 286.6 no 4.3 29.3 5 1 (26) n/a n/a
Honda Hawk I 1978 395 a-c, sohc, inline 2 22.7 39 chain steel tube stressed member 54.7 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced drum drum n/a 351 no 3.7 31.5 5 2 (32) n/a n/a
Honda CB750 Nighthawk 1997 747 a-c, dohc, inline 4 43.7 66.7 chain steel double cradle 59.3 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. cast disc w/2 piston cal. drum n/a 463 no 4.8 30.9 5 4 (34) n/a 12.54@?
Honda V65 Sabre 1984 1098 l-c, dohc, V-4 64.43* 101.98* shaft steel double cradle 62.6 2-way adj. telescopic forks single 2-way adj. cast 2-10.8" discs w/2 piston cal. 11" disc w/2 piston cal. 603 532 no 5.8 33.4 6 4 (36) 32 11.38@120.36
Kawasaki Mach III 1970 498 a-c, 2/s, inline 3 n/a 60 chain steel double cradle 55 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced twin leading shoe drum drum 417 395 none 4 32 5 3 (28) 33.2 n/a
Kawasaki W650 2002 676 a-c, sohc, inline 2 37* 43.6* chain steel double cradle 57 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced disc w/2 piston cal. drum 475 430 no 4 31.5 5 2 (34) 41 14.05@93.24
Moto Guzzi V11 Jackel 2000 1064 a-c, ohv, V-2 70 74 shaft steel double cradle 61.8 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 320mm disc w/4 piston cal. 282mm disc w/2 piston cal. 591 est 542 no 5 30.3 5 EFI 47 13.63@96.64
Royal Enfield Bullet Deluxe 2001 499 a-c, ohv, single n/a 22 chain steel single cradle 53.5 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 7" twin leading shoe drum 6" drum n/a 370 no 3.8 30 4 1 70 n/a
Suzuki GS500E 2001 487 a-c, dohc, inline 2 n/a n/a chain box section perimeter 55.5 telescopic forks single, preload adj. cast disc disc n/a 372 no 4.5 31.1 6 2 (33) n/a n/a
Suzuki GSF600S Bandit 1999 599 a/o-c, dohc, inline n/a n/a chain steel double cradle 56.3 telescopic forks single, 2-way adj. cast 2-floating discs disc 493 445 no 5 31.7 6 4 (32) 43.8 12.11@109.8
Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit 2001 1157 a/o-c, dohc, inline 73.5* 105.1* chain steel double cradle 56.9 preload adj. telescopic single, 2-way adj. cast 2-floating discs disc n/a 505 no 5 32 5 4 (36) 37 10.98@122.51
Triumph Trophy 250 1970 250 a-c, ohv, single 15.8 22 chain single downtube steel cradle 52 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 7" drum 7" drum 345 312 none 2.5 30 4 1 (28) 48 (est) n/a
Triumph T100/R Daytona 1970 490 a-c, ohv, inline 2 n/a 41 chain single downtube steel cradle 53.5 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 8" twin leading shoe drum 7" drum 389 354 none 2.375 30 4 2 (26) 43 n/a
Triumph T120/R Bonneville 1970 649 a-c, ohv, inline 2 n/a 52 chain single downtube steel cradle 55.5 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced 8" twin leading shoe drum 7" drum 425 386 none 2.5 30.5 4 2 (30) n/a 13.88@96.9
Triumph Bonneville 2003 790 a/o-c, dohc, inline 2 40.7* 55* chain steel double cradle 58.8 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. laced disc w/2 piston cal. disc w/2 piston cal. 499 451 no 4.2 30.5 5 2 (36) 43.8 13.83@95.34
Triumph Thunderbird 2002 885 l-c, dohc, inline 3 53 69 chain steel spine w/rear sub-frame 62.2 telescopic forks single, preload adj. laced 320mm disc w/2 piston cal. 285mm disc w/2 piston cal. 528 485 no 4 29.5 6 3 (36) 38 13.23@99.7
Triumph Thunderbird Sport 1999 885 l-c, dohc, inline 3 52.4* 72* chain steel spine w/rear sub-frame 62.2 3-way adj. telescopic forks single, 3-way adj. alloy laced 2-310mm discs w/2 piston cal. 285mm disc w/2 piston cal. 537 494 no 4 31.1 6 3 (36) 38 12.22@?
Yamaha Seca II 1997 599 a-c, dohc, inline 4 36.9 51.9 chain steel perimeter type 56.9 telescopic forks adj. mono shock cast 320mm disc 245mm disc n/a 419 yes 4.5 30.3 6 2 (26) 45 n/a
Yamaha XJ650 Maxim 1980 653 a-c, dohc, inline 4 n/a n/a shaft steel double cradle n/a telescopic forks dual, preload adj. cast disc drum 482 453 yes 4.3 29.8 5 4 49 12.76@104.3
Yamaha XS750 Special 1978 747 a-c, dohc, inline 3 47 60 (est) shaft steel double cradle 59.6 telescopic forks dual, preload adj. cast 2-discs w/single piston cal. disc w/single piston cal. 546 521 yes 4.5 32 (est) 5 3 (34) 43.6 12.99@102
Mfg. Model Year Disp. (cc) Engine Torque HP Final Drive Frame Wheelbase (in) Ft. Suspension Rear Suspension Wheels Front Brake R. Brake Wet Wt (lb) Dry Wt. (lb) Self Cancel TS Fuel (gal) Seat Ht. (in) Gears Carbs (MM) MPG 1/4 Mile


Note: Specifications from various sources including Rider, Cycle World, and Motorcycle Online magazines.
* = At rear wheel (otherwise at crankshaft).


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