The similarities between the two are many. Both cost around Rs 7 lakhs, come with 'all-black' styling, and have liquid cooled twin cylinder engines that masquerade as air cooled units, you know, just to trick you into believing these have old world charm. These are also both low slung, laid back and ideal upgrades for various Royal Enfield owners.
On the left corner then is the Harley Davidson Street 750. It's been on the market for a while, mostly unchanged. But, over the years, it has seen its poor brakes being upgraded to ones that work. And now these get ABS as well.
On the right is an Oriental kid. But, the Kawasaki Vulcan S looks American, much like the Harley. And that’s because that's where the majority of the cruiser audience is. And, in Japan. And now, also in India.
There is, however, one crucial difference between the two. The Harley - in old school style - runs a V-twin. The Kawasaki, on the other hand, comes with a parallel twin motor. So, not only do these bikes sound different, they feel different when on the move as well.
And, there's more...