Suzuki Intruder 1500 (VL, VZ, C1500, M1500, C90, M90)

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Suzuki Boulevard C90 / Suzuki Intruder C1500 (VL1500)
Suzuki Boulevard M90 / Suzuki Intruder M1500 (VZ1500)

The series of cruisers Suzuki Intruder 1500 begins its history in 1998, when the model Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC was introduced to the market as the main competitor [[Kawasaki_VN1500_Vulcan | Kawasaki] VN 1500 , which at that time had been on sale for 2 years. Since 2005, the Intruder line has been split into Boulevard (for the American market) and Intruder (for the European market). Now the Suzuki Intruder 1500 series had the following models:

Since 2009, muscle modifications of the Suzuki VZ1500 Intruder motorcycle have been added to the lineup - they no longer looked like classic cruisers, but were drag-style motorcycles. The main reason for their appearance was the desire of Suzuki to offer the market a cheaper and lighter version, as much as possible similar to the flagship Boulevard M109R (M1800R). So the following models appeared on the market, which can also be attributed to the Intruder 1500 class:

The Suzuki Intruder 1500 series is based on a 2-cylinder V-twin air-oil cooled engine with a volume of 1462 cc, producing 67 hp. power and 115 Nm of torque. Despite the seemingly the same engine on all models of the Intruder 1500 line, it is not and was significantly different on each of the models presented. In particular, the Suzuki Boulevard C90 (Intruder C1500) engine differs from the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC engine by the presence of electronic fuel injection, the Boulevard M90 (Intruder M1500) engines differ from the Boulevard C90 (Intruder C1500) engines by the camber angle (54 degrees versus 45), liquid cooling, 4-valve cylinder head (instead of 3-valve), inclined valve seat and intake valve diameter, compression ratio (9.5 versus 8.5), valve cover design (on the M90 ​​they are made separately from the camshaft cover), cylinder surface treatment ( on the M90 ​​- SCEM technology), the injection system (on the M90 ​​- double injectors 42 mm, on the C90 - single 36 mm), gear ratios (longer gears on the M90). These changes have significantly increased the maximum power and torque of the Boulevard M90 (Intruder M1500) motorcycles - up to 106 hp. and 136 Nm.

The main competitors of the Suzuki Intruder 1500 in the class:


Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC
Suzuki Intruder C1500 (VL1500)
Suzuki Boulevard C90
Suzuki Intruder M1500 (VZ1500)
Suzuki Boulevard M90
Suzuki Boulevard C90 BOSS


Technical characteristics of the Suzuki Intruder 1500 series (VL, C90 / C1500, M90 / M1500):

Models' Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC '' Suzuki Intruder C1500 (VL1500) / Suzuki Boulevard C90 '' Suzuki Intruder M1500 (VZ1500) / Suzuki Boulevard M90 '
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume1462 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke96 x 101 mm
Compression ratio8.5: 18.5: 1 (since 2013 - 9.5: 1)9.5: 1
Coolingair-oilair-oil (since 2013 - liquid)liquid
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder (from 2013 - 4 valves)SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburettors, 2x Mikuni BDSR36Injector, Single Nozzles 36mm (SDTV Double Chokes)Injector, 42mm Double Nozzles (SDTV Double Chokes)
Ignition typeelectronic
Maximum power67 hp at 4800 rpm66 hp at 4800 rpm (since 2013 - 77.8 hp)106 hp at 4800 rpm
Maximum torque114 Nm at 2300 rpm115 Nm at 2800 rpm (since 2013 - 130 Nm)137 Nm at 2700 rpm
Drive typegimbal
Size of the front tire150 / 80-16150 / 80-16 (since 2013 - 130 / 80R 17M / C)120 / 70ZR18
Rear tire size '180 / 70-15180 / 70-15 (from 2013 - 200 / 60R 16M / C)200 / 50ZR17
Front brakes2 discs, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers (up to 2002 - 1 disc)2 discs, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers (since 2013 - 1 disc, 320 mm, 4-piston)2 discs, 290mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 180 mm, 2-piston caliper1 disc, 180 mm, 2-piston caliper (since 2013 - 1 disc 260 mm)1 disc, 274 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension ''41mm telescopic fork41 mm telescopic fork (since 2013 - 45 mm)43mm inverted fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspension ''swingarm with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 108 mm
Maximum speed165 km / h190 km / h
Acceleration to 100 km / hn / a4.6 sec
Gas tank capacity15.5 l (up to 2002 - 13 l)14 L (since 2013 - 18 L)18 l
Weight of the motorcycle292 kg - dry303 kg - dry (since 2013 - 343 kg - equipped)328 kg - equipped