Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight vs Kawasaki Vulcan S Comparison

Updated: 15, Jan, 2019 07:48 AM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 10,50,000
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₹ 5,49,900
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DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Kerb/Wet Weight
252 kg235 kg
Ground Clearance
110 mm130 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
7.9 litres14 litres
Wheelbase
1495 mm1575 mm
Overall Length
2165 mm2310 mm
Overall Width
820 mm855 mm
Overall Height
1065 mm1090 mm
Seat Height
710 mm705 mm
Engine Oil Capacity
2.6 litresNA
Dry Weight
247 kgNA

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Electric Start
NA
Security System
NA

MILEAGE & TOP SPEED

Mileage
20.40 kmpl (approx.)NA

ENGINE & GEARBOX

Displacement
1202 cc649 cc
Bore
88.9 mm83 mm
Stroke
96.8 mm60 mm
Compression Ratio
10:0110.8:1
Engine Torque Testing Method
EEC/95/1NA
Engine Diagnostics Readout
NA
Number of Cylinders
22
Engine Description
Air-cooled, Evolution649cc, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke Parallel Twin, 8-Valves, DOHC
Maximum Torque
97 Nm @ 4250 rpm63 Nm @ 6600 rpm
Number of Gears
56
Clutch
Multiplate WetNA
Cooling
Air CoolingLiquid Cooled
Fuel System
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Fuel Injection: 38 mm x 2 with Sub-Throttles
Primary drive
Chain, 38/57 ratioNA
Gear Ratios
1st-9.004, 2nd-6.432, 3rd-4.783, 4th-3.965, 5th-3.4NA

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES

Low Oil Pressure Light
NA
Low Fuel Warning Light
NA
ABS Light
NA
RPM/Gear Display
NA
LED Indicator Lights
NA
Fuel Gauge
DigitalDigital
Tachometer
AnalogAnalog
Trip Meter
DigitalDigital
Speedometer
4-inch Speedometer mounted low and integrated into handlebar clamp electronicDigital
Odometer
Digital

QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION

Body Type
CruiserCruiser
Top Speed
177 kmphNA
Bike Variant
Harley-Davidson Forty-EightKawasaki Vulcan S
Current Status
AvailableAvailable
Price in India
Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Custom is priced at INR 10.50 lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).Kawasaki Vulcan S is priced at INR 5.50 lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).
Vehicle Overview
Forty Eight is a 1202cc, twin cylinder motorcycle that produces 60 BHP at 5500 rpm and 96 Nm at 3500 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and claims a top speed of just 177 kmph. The bulky wheels and tough attitude of the Forty Eight makes it one of the most desired Harley bike in the country. The only problem with its design is its fuel tank which looks perfectly good but holds just 7.9 liters of fuel tank. HD Forty Eight rivals Honda Fury, Indian Scout Sixty and other bikes around its price segment.NA
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrol
Shades
Vivid Black, River Rock Gray Denim, Stoned Washed White Pearl, Performance Orange, Stiletto RedBlack, Orange

BATTERY & LIGHTING

Pass Light
NA
Voltage
12VNA
Capacity
12 AhNA
Head Light
55-watt low beam, 60-watt highNA
Battery Type
Maintenance FreeNA

BRAKES & TYRES

Front Brake
292mm Disc, 2-piston CaliperSingle ø300 mm Disc, Dual-Piston
Rear Brake
260mm Disc, 2-piston CaliperSingle ø250 mm Disc, Single-Piston
Wheel Type
Alloy WheelsNA
Front Tyre
130/90B16 73H120/70-R18 M/C (59H)
Rear Tyre
150/80B16 77H160/60-R17 M/C (69H)
Front Wheel
Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights18-inch
Rear Wheel
Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights17-inch

SUSPENSION & CHASSIS

Frame
Mild steel tubular framePerimeter, High-Tensile Steel
Exhaust/Muffler
Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual slash-cut mufflersNA
Front Suspension
49mm Telescopic Forksø41 mm Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension
Twin ShocksOffset Laydown Single-Shock, Linkage Equipped, with Adjustable Preload

Miscellaneous Information

Lean Angle, Right (deg.)
27.1 DegreesNA
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)
27.1 DegreesNA
Rake
29.6 degree31°
Trail
132 mm120 mm

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