Suzuki Intruder 1400 (VS 1400, Boulevard S83)

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Suzuki Boulevard S83

Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder began its history in 1987, being the second motorcycle in the Intruder line (the first was - Suzuki VS 750 Intruder).

This model was produced until 2004, after which it was replaced by the Suzuki Boulevard S83 , oriented to the American market and slightly different from the original Suzuki Intruder 1400. The Suzuki Boulevard S83 was available until 2010, after which it was removed from production.

The Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder was based on a 2-cylinder V-twin air-oil-cooled engine with a volume of 1360 cc, producing up to 71 hp. power and up to 113 Nm of torque. It is noteworthy that as the Suzuki Intruder 1400 model was updated, it produced less and less power - for example, the early versions (1987-1994) produced an average of 71 hp, and the latest modifications (1998-2004) came with power. only 60 hp However, with the appearance of the Suzuki Boulevard S83 model (in 2005), the situation changed - the motorcycle received characteristics at the level of the earlier versions of the Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder - 71 hp. and 112 Nm. However, tightening environmental regulations meant that the new model was only available in North America.

The main modifications of the Suzuki Intruder 1400:

  • Suzuki VS1400GLP Intruder - high handlebar version. It is the basic version of the motorcycle. The entire period of the Intruder model was available.
  • Suzuki VS1400GLF Intruder - version with a lower, straighter steering wheel. Was available on Intruder models until 1995.
  • Suzuki Boulevard S83 is a continuation of the Intruder 1400 for the US market. Features a low handlebar, seat, air filter cover and other minor visual changes. The main technical difference is that only full-strength versions with 71 hp were produced. power. It was available from 2005 to 2009. inclusive.

From 1987 to 1990, the Suzuki Intruder 1400 was equipped with a 4-speed gearbox, which was later replaced by a 5-speed one. By the way, the Canadian versions of the motorcycle received it in 1995, and the US version in 1997.

The Suzuki Intruder 1400 features a steel frame, classic spoked wheels, simple suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and a double shock absorber at the rear, disc brakes, a 13-liter fuel tank and 242 kg dry weight ..

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Specifications Suzuki Intruder 1400 (Boulevard S83):

ModelSuzuki VS1400 Intruder / Boulevard S83
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year1987-2009
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume1360 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke94.0 mm x 98.0 mm
Compression ratio9.3: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS36SS / BS36SS
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power71.0 h.p. (52 kW) / 4,800 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1987-1994), Boulevard S83

64.0 h.p. (47 kW) / 4,600 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1995-1997)

60.0 h.p. (44 kW) / 5,000 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1998-2004)

Maximum torque112 Nm (11.5 kg-m) / 3200 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1987-1994), Boulevard S83

113 Nm (11.5 kg-m) / 2600 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1995-1997)

105 Nm (10.5 kg-m) / 2800 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1998-2004)

Gearbox4-speed ('88 -90, up to ‘95 for Canada, up to ’97 for US)


Drive typecardan
Front tire size110 / 90-19 M / C 62H
Rear tire size170 / 80-15 M / C 77H
Front brakes1 disc, 295 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 275 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspensiontelescopic fork, travel 160 mm
Rear suspensionDual Shock Absorber (Preload Adjustable), 105mm Travel
Fuel tank capacity13.0 l, including reserve - 3.0 l
Length2330 mm - Intruder 1400

2335 mm - Boulevard S83

Width710mm - Intruder 1400 (GLF)

770 mm - Intruder 1400 (GLP)

765 mm - Boulevard S83

Height1135mm - Intruder 1400 (GLF)

1220 mm - Intruder 1400 (GLP)

1145mm - Boulevard S83

Wheelbase1620 mm
saddle740 mm
Maximum speed159 km / h - for the 64 hp model
Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100)5.8 sec - for the 64 hp model
Motorcycle weight (dry)242 kg - Intruder 1400 (GLF)

244 kg - Intruder 1400 (GLP)

243 kg - Boulevard S83