2006 Cruiser Buyer's Guide

The performance numbers included here are from actual testing of the model or one that is so similar that the performance should be the same. The specifications presented are based on manufacturer's information and subject to change (and there are a few cases where we believe their numbers are incorrect, but hey, they are their bikes). Some are based on best guesses because the manufacturer supplied conflicting information. In some cases, such as seat height (where some manufacturers measure with the suspension compressed by a rider), figures may be based on different measuring methods, and seat heights that we know to be measured laden are marked with an asterisk (*). Prices are manufacturers' suggested prices at the time this guide was prepared, without freight (which some manufacturers charge for separately), but dealers can charge whatever they think they can get. This year we have included addresses where tests or riding impressions of the bikes may be found on our web site. The URLs are case-sensitive and should be added at the end of this string: www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/. You can also find a complete index of all motorcycles we have tested, including tests of models from earlier years and comparisons, at www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/testfinder/.

Specifications & Performance
Manufacturer's Specifications Measured Performance
Make/Model 2006 Price EngineDisplacement Engine Type Carburetion Transmission/Final Drive Wheelbase SeatHeight DryWeight FuelCapacity 1/4-miletime/mph Fuel Mileage
Harley-Davidson
FLHRSE {{{Electra}}} Glide $31,995 1690cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 63.5 26.5 845 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLSTFSE Fat Boy $27,995 1690cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 64.5 25.4 702 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
VRSCSE V-Rod $25,495 1130cc l-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 67.5 27.1 667 lb. 4.0 gal. NA NA
FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra $19,795-20,645 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 63.5 30.7 788 lb. 5.0 gal. 14.65/87.0 33.4
VRSCA V-Rod $15,995-15,{{{740}}} 1130cc l-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 67.5 27.1 596 lb. 4.0 gal. 11.882/113.8 47.1
FLTRI Road Glide $17,495-17,885 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 63.5 28.4 731 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLHRCI Road King Classic $17,345-18,005 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 63.5 29.5 710 lb. 5.0 gal. 13.74/93.8 34.4
FLHXI Street Glide $17,795-18,185 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 63.5 29.5 745 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLHTC/I {{{Electra}}} Glide Classic $17,795-18,245 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 63.5 30.7 776 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLSTC/I Heritage Softail Classic $17,395-17,980 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 64.5 26.6 719 lb. 5.0 gal. 14.28/92.2 43.1
FLHRS/I Road King Custom $17,195-17,970 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 63.5 26.1 721 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
VRSCR Street Rod $15,495-15,{{{740}}} 1130cc l-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 66.8 31.0 618 lb. 5.0 gal. 11.94/112.9 35.3
VRSCD Night Rod $14,995-15,390 1130cc l-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 66.9 27.1 607 lb. 4.0 gal. 11.94/112.9 34.9
FXSTD/I Softail Deuce $16,995-17,730 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.6 28.3 645 lb. 4.9 gal. 13.14/97.2 42.5
FLSTSC/I Springer Softail Classic $16,995-17,970 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 64.5 27.4 731 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLSTN/I Softail Deluxe $16,995-17,580 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 64.5 26.5 676 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLST/I Heritage Softail $15,495-15,{{{780}}} 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 64.5 27.4 672 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FXSTS/I Springer Softail $17,145-17,730 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 65.4 27.6 653 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FXDWGI Dyna Wide Glide $16,620-17,205 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 68.3 28.5 650 lb. 5.1 gal. NA NA
FLSTF/I Fat Boy $16,645-17,230 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 64.5 26.4 669 lb. 5.0 gal. 13.97/91.9 44.6
FLHR/I Road King $16,995-17,655 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 63.5 30.7 723 lb. 5.0 gal. 13.92/92.2 37.9
FXDLI Dyna Low Rider $15,620-16,205 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 64.6 26.8 641 lb. 4.7 gal. NA NA
FXSTB/I Night Train $15,445-15,730 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.9 27.6 651 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FLHT {{{Electra}}} Glide Standard $15,395-15,785 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 63.5 30.7 758 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FXDI 35th Anniversary Super Glide $16,795 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 64.2 27.8 645 lb. 5.1 gal. NA NA
FXDBI Dyna Street Bob $13,195-13,480 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 64.2 27.8 634 lb. 4.7 gal. NA NA
FXST/I Softail Standard $13,920-14,{{{780}}} 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI or 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.9 27.4 651 lb. 5.0 gal. NA NA
FXDC/I Dyna Super Glide Custom $14,195-14,480 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 64.2 27.8 641 lb. 4.7 gal. NA NA
FXD/I Dyna Super Glide $12,195-12,685 1450cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 64.2 27.8 634 lb. 4.7 gal. NA NA
XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom $9595-10,015 1203cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 60.4 28.3 554 lb. 4.5 gal. 13.47/94.9 40.6
XL1200R Sportster Roadster $8595-8815 1203cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 60.0 29.9 553 lb. 3.3 gal. 13.43/95.2 39.4
XL883 Sportster 883 Custom $7595-8090 883cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 60.4 28.1 558 lb. 4.5 gal. NA 51.4
NEW XLH Sportster 883 Low $6995-7215 883cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 60.0 27.5 555 lb. 3.3 gal. NA 51.4
XL883 Sportster 883 $6495-6790 883cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 60.0 29.3 555 lb. 3.3 gal. NA NA
Sportster 883R Roadster $7695-7915 883cc a-c OHV 4-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 60.0 28.1 560 lb. 3.3 gal. NA NA
{{{Honda}}}
VTX 1800N $13,699-16,049 1795cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 67.5 27.3 756 lb. 5.3 gal. NA NA
VTX 1800S $13,599-14,899 1795cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 67.5 27.3 755 lb. 5.3 gal. NA NA
VTX 1800R $13,399-15,849 1795cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 67.5 27.3 755 lb. 5.3 gal. 12.9/101.{{{57}}} 39.0
VTX 1800F $13,499-15,399 1795cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 67.6 27.9 719 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
VTX 1800C $13,199-14,699 1795cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 67.5 27.3 705 lb. 4.5 gal. 12.72/105.1 43.0
VTX 1300S $9599-9699 1312cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 1, 38mm 5-sp/shaft 65.7 27.0 650 lb. 4.8 gal. 13.86/93.1 33.3
VTX 1300C $9599-9699 1312cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 1, 38mm 5-sp/shaft 65.5 27.0 641 lb. 4.8 gal. 13.79/93.6 33.3
{{{Shadow}}} Sabre $8599-8899 1099cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 2, 36mm 5-sp/shaft 64.6 27.2 573 lb. 4.2 gal. 13.88/93.3 45.5
{{{Shadow}}} {{{Spirit}}} $8599 1099cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 2, 36mm 5-sp/shaft 65.0 28.7 553 lb. 4.2 gal. 13.86/94.8 42.9
Shadow Aero 750 $6599-6899 745cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 1, 34mm 5-sp/shaft 64.5 25.9 519 lb. 3.7 gal. NA 42.8
Shadow Spirit 750 $6399-6599 745cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 1, 34mm 5-sp/chain 64.5 25.9 496 lb. 3.7 gal. 14.83/86.7 44.0
Shadow VLX/Deluxe $5399-5699 583cc l-c SOHC 6-valve V-twin 2, 34mm 4-sp/chain 63.0 25.6 452 lb. 2.9 gal. 16.42/78.1 45.2
Rebel 250 $3099 234cc a-c SOHC 4-valve vertical twin 1. 26mm 5-sp/chain {{{57}}}.1 26.6 306 lb. 2.6 gal. NA 66.0
Hyosung
GV650 Avitar $6199 647cc l-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin 2, 41mm 5-sp/belt 66.9 NA 485 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
GV250 Aquila $3599 249cc a/o-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin NA 5-sp/chain 68.7 25 352 lb. 3.7 gal. NA 53.0
Kawasaki
Vulcan 2000 Limited $14,999 2053cc l-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 68.3 26.8 750 lb. 5.5 gal. 12.43/104.2 33.4
Vulcan 2000 Classic LT $14,499 2053cc l-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 68.3 26.8 NA 5.5 gal. NA NA
Vulcan 2000 $13,499 2053cc l-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 68.3 26.8 750 lb. 5.5 gal. 12.43/104.2 33.4
Vulcan 2000 Classic $12,999 2053cc l-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 68.3 26.8 750 lb. 5.5 gal. NA NA
Specifications & Performance
Manufacturer's Specifications Measured Performance
Make/Model 2006 Price Engine Displacement Engine Type Carburetion Transmission /Final Drive Wheelbase Seat Height Dry Weight Fuel Capacity 1/4-mile time/mph Fuel Mileage
Vulcan 1600 Nomad $12,999 1470cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 66.5 28.3 772 lb. 5.3 gal. NA 35.7
Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak $10,999 1552cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 67.1 27.6 637 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
Vulcan 1600 Classic $10,599 1552cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 66.7 26.8 675 lb. 5.3 gal. 14.21/{{{90}}}.2 39.1
Vulcan 1500 Classic $9599-9799 1470cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/shaft 65.6 27.6 644 lb. 4.2 gal. 15.03/85.3 39.1
Vulcan {{{900}}} Classic LT $8499 903cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 65.0 NA NA 4.8 gal. NA NA
Vulcan 800 Drifter $7399 805cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin 1, 36mm 5-sp/chain 63.6 NA NA 4.0 gal. 14.56/88.9 46.1
Vulcan 900 Classic $7299 903cc l-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 65.0 27.8 516 lb. 4.8 gal. NA 44.6
Vulcan 750 $6299 749cc l-c DOHC 8-valve V-twin 2, 34mm 5-sp/shaft {{{62}}}.2 28.9 483 lb. 3.6 gal. 13.98/93.1 46.1
Eliminator 125 $2649 124cc a-c SOHC 2-valve single 1, 28mm 5-sp/chain {{{57}}}.4 26.8 291 lb. 3.4 gal. NA NA
Vulcan 500 {{{LTD}}} $4899 498cc l-c DOHC 8-valve vertical twin 2, 32mm 6-sp/chain 62.8 28.1 439 lb. 4.0 gal. 15.03/87.5 48.9

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Triumph
Rocket III $15,990 2294cc l-c DOHC 12-valve in-line triple EFI 5-sp/shaft 66.7 29.1 704 lb. 6.6 gal. 11.55/118.0 33.9
Rocket III Classic $NA 2294cc l-c DOHC 12-valve in-line triple EFI 5-sp/shaft 66.7 29.1 704 lb. 6.6 gal. 11.55/118.0 33.9
Speedmaster $8699 865cc a-c DOHC 8-valve vertical twin 2, 36mm 5-sp/chain 65.2 28.3 504 lb. 4.4 gal. NA 42.9
{{{Bonneville}}} T100 $7999 865cc a-c DOHC 8-valve vertical twin 2, 36mm 5-sp/chain 58.8 30.5 451 lb. 4.2 gal. NA NA
Bonneville America $7899 790cc a-c DOHC 8-valve vertical twin 2, 36mm 5-sp/chain 65.2 28.3 497 lb. 4.4 gal. NA NA
Bonneville $6999-7499 790cc a-c DOHC 8-valve vertical twin 2, 36mm 5-sp/chain 58.8 30.5 451 lb. 4.2 gal. NA 42.2
Ural
Wolf $5995 745cc a-c OHV 4-valve opposed twin 2, 22mm 4-sp/shaft NA 29.7 551 lb. 5.5 gal. NA NA
Victory
Ness Signature Vegas Jackpot $21,999 1634cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 66.3 25.7* 644 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
Vegas Jackpot $17,499 1634cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 66.3 26.5* 644 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
Hammer $16,899 1634cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 65.7 26.4* 657 lb. 4.5 gal. 12.98/99.7 37.8
Kingpin $15,299 1634cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 66.5 26.5* 639 lb. 4.5 gal. 12.77/104.0 37.6
V92TC Touring Cruiser $15,349 1507cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 65.5 28.3* {{{720}}} lb. 5.0 gal. 13.52/94.2 35.8
Vegas $15,799 1634cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 65.6 26.5* 620 lb. 4.5 gal. 12.99/101.0 39.3
8-Ball $13,399 1634cc a-c SOHC 8-valve V-twin EFI 6-sp/belt 65.6 26.5* 620 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
Yamaha
Royal Star Midnight {{{Venture}}} $17,299 1294cc l-c DOHC 16-valve V-4 4, 32mm 5-sp/shaft 67.1 29.5 807 lb. 6.0 gal. NA NA
Royal Star Venture $16,799 1294cc l-c DOHC 16-valve V-4 4, 32mm 5-sp/shaft 67.1 29.5 807 lb. 6.0 gal. 13.97/93.3 32.1
Star Stratoliner $15,180-$16,580 1854cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 67.5 28.9 NA 4.5 gal. NA NA
Star Roadliner $13,580-$14,980 1854cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 67.5 28.9 705 lb. 4.5 gal. NA Na
Royal Star Tour Deluxe $13,999-14,699 1294cc l-c DOHC 16-valve V-4 4, 32mm 5-sp/shaft 67.5 29.1 787 lb. 6.0 gal. NA 33.5
Road Star Midnight {{{Silverado}}} $13,499 1670cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.5 27.9 712 lb. 5.3 gal NA NA
Road Star Silverado $12,799 1670cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.5 27.9 712 lb. 5.3 gal. NA NA
Road Star Warrior/Midnight $12,399-12,699 1670cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin EFI 5-sp/belt 65.7 28.1 606 lb. 4.0 gal. 12.71/103.0 38.0
Road Star Midnight Star $11,999 1670cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.5 27.9 679 lb. 5.3 gal. NA NA
Road Star $11,099-11,299 1670cc a-c OHV 8-valve V-twin 1, 40mm 5-sp/belt 66.5 27.9 679 lb. 5.3 gal. 14.04/93.1 38.1
V-Max $11,099 1198cc l-c DOHC 16-valve V-4 4, 35mm 5-sp/shaft {{{62}}}.6 30.1 582 lb. 4.0 gal. 11.62/116.9 34.0
V-Star 1100 {{{Silverado}}} $9599-9799 1063cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 2, 37mm 5-sp/shaft 64.8 27.9 639 lb. 4.5 gal. NA NA
V-Star 1100 Classic $8599-8799 1063cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 2, 37mm 5-sp/shaft 64.8 27.9 {{{600}}} lb. 4.5 gal. 14.50/{{{90}}}.3 38.9
V-Star 1100 Custom $8399-8499 1063cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 2, 37mm 5-sp/shaft 64.6 27.2 571 lb. 4.5 gal. 14.43/89.4 35.2
V-Star Silverado $6999-7199 649cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 2, 28mm 5-sp/shaft 64.0 28.0 {{{505}}} lb. 4.2 gal. NA NA
V-Star Classic $5999-5999 649cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 2, 28mm 5-sp/shaft 64.0 28.0 501 lb. 4.2 gal. 15.91/{{{80}}}.4 45.0
V-Star Custom $5799-5899 649cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 2, 28mm 5-sp/shaft 63.4 27.4 474 lb. 4.2 gal. 15.48/82.6 41.0
Virago 250 $3499 249cc a-c SOHC 4-valve V-twin 1, 26mm 5-sp/chain 58.7 27.0 302 lb. 2.5 gal. NA NA

Key Cooling: a-c = air-cooled, a/o-c = air/oil-cooled, l-c = liquid-cooled. Valve arrangement: DOHC = double overhead camshaft, SOHC = single overhead camshaft, OHV = overhead valve operated by pushrods. Carburetion: EFI = electronic fuel injection.

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