Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade

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Suzuki GV1400GC Cavalcade (LXE)

The Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade was introduced in 1985 for the North American and European markets. At the time of its release, it was the most powerful, heavy and luxurious luxury tourer on the market at the time. In terms of value, it was also the leader, surpassing Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII by $ 2600, Honda Goldwing 1200 Aspencade by $ 2200 and [[Yamaha_XVZ1300 | Yamaha] Venture Roy $ 1900 | The closest in cost was the Harley-Davidson FLTC (Tour Glide Classic), which was only $ 300 cheaper than the Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade.

The Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade is based on a specially developed V-shaped (82 °) 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, 1360 cm³, producing 112 hp. power and 123 Nm of torque. The engine is distinguished by the presence of hydraulic valve clearance compensators and a specially shaped combustion chamber (TSCC - Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers).

However, the main feature of the Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade model is its equipment - the motorcycle had a huge number of comfortable touring options:

  • Adjustable steering wheel, seat, footrests and windshield
  • Headlight adjustment
  • Air suspension
  • Pneumatic seat
  • Auto turn off turn signals
  • Radio and cassette audio system with LCD display
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Integrated bag system
  • Airflow adjustments
  • Passenger backrest and headrest

The main configurations and versions of the Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade:

  • Suzuki GV1400 ' GT Cavalcade - basic version.
  • Suzuki GV1400 LX Cavalcade - basic version + automatic rear air suspension, comfortable passenger seat with backrest, passenger adjustment, air compressor, cruise control, Clarion audio system with radio, cassette player, connectors for CB, intercom and microphones. The modification also has the name - Suzuki GV1400GD'.
  • Suzuki GV1400 LXE Cavalcade - top version. Includes airflow adjustment, audio system control from the driver's and passenger's seats, passenger headrest, pneumatic adjustment of the driver's seat and backrest, arches with additional light. The modification also has the name - Suzuki GV1400GC

The Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade was available in the US until 1988 and in Europe until 1991, after which it disappeared from dealerships and was no longer sold. Despite the outstanding characteristics and equipment, the model did not become popular and quickly sunk into oblivion. Suzuki did not develop the luxury touring business, which took up a lot of resources, but did not bring much profit. In addition, Suzuki never managed to get around the Honda Gold Wing 1200, which was in much higher demand. Over the entire production period, only 8,500 Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade motorcycles were produced, most of which (almost 7,000 units) were sold in 1986.

The main competitors of the Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade in the class:


Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade
Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade
Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade


Specifications Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade:

ModelSuzuki GV1400 Cavalcade
Motorcycle typeluxury tourer
Release year1985-1988
Framesteel tubular
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shape 82 °
Working volume1360 cm³
Bore / stroke81.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio9.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Mikuni BDS33SS
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power112.0 h.p. (82.4 kW) at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque123.0 Nm (12.4 kg * m) at 5500 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size130 / 90-16-67H
Rear tire size150 / 90-15-74H
Front brakes2 discs, 381mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 381 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm KYB Telescopic Fork (Fixed), - 150 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum pneumatic with two shock absorbers and Suzuki "Auto-Leveling" auto-leveling system, stroke - 106 mm
Motorcycle length2530 mm
Motorcycle width935 mm
Motorcycle height1550 mm
Wheelbase1670 mm
Saddle height780 mm
Minimum ground clearance130 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.2 sec
Maximum speed207 km / h
Fuel tank capacity23 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)349 kg - GV1400 LX

355 kg - GV1400 LXE