Suzuki VL 400 Intruder Classic

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Suzuki VL400 Intruder (VK56A)

Suzuki VL400 Intruder appeared in 2001 as a successor of the model Suzuki VS400 Intruder. The motorcycle is aimed at the Japanese market and is not officially supplied to other markets. In Japan, this model may also be called - Suzuki Intruder 400 Classic '.

At its core, the Suzuki VL400 Intruder is an export Suzuki VL800 Volusia (later versions - Intruder C800 / Boulevard C50) with a reduced engine displacement. In all other respects, these bikes are identical.

The Suzuki Intruder 400 Classic is powered by a standard 2-cylinder V-engine, almost the same as the old Suzuki VS400 Intruder. By the way, the same engine goes to the domestic Japanese model Suzuki Boulevard 400, and produces the standard 33 hp. power.

The Intruder 400 Classic features a classic steel frame, rear suspension in the form of a monoshock, rear drum brake, an instrument panel with an electronic fuel gauge, a 17 liter fuel tank (15 liters since 2009) and a cardan drive to the rear wheel.

The main generations of the Suzuki VL 400 Intruder Classic:

  • Suzuki VL400 Intruder (2001-2008) - first generation. It features a carburetor power system, a simple headlight and a horizontally elongated air filter housing. Almost all modifications of this generation were produced with spoked wheels (versions with alloy wheels have appeared since 2006).
  • Suzuki VL400 Intruder (2009-2016) - second generation. These versions most often come with alloy wheels. The model also features an injector, an enlarged headlight and a diamond-shaped air filter housing.

The Intruder 400 Classic was produced until 2017, after which it was discontinued. This model is rarely found on the Russian market, since the price is comparable to the cost of slightly older cruiser models of larger cubic capacity.

The main competitors of the Suzuki VL400 Intruder in the class:


Suzuki VL400 Intruder
Suzuki VL400 Intruder
Suzuki VL400 Intruder


Specifications Suzuki Intruder 400 Classic:

ModelSuzuki VL400 Intruder
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2001-2016
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume399 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke65.0 x 60.2 mm
Compression ratio10.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, Mikuni BDSR29 - VL400K1-K8

injector - VL400K9 +

Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power33 hp (24 kW) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque33 Nm (3.4 kg-m) @ 6000 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size130 / 90-16M / C 67H
Rear tire size170 / 80-15M / C 77H
Front brakes1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspensiontelescopic fork, stroke - 140 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 105 mm
Fuel tank capacity17 L - VL400K1-K8

15 l - VL400K9 +

Length2510 mm
Width985 mm
Height1110 mm
Wheelbase1650 mm
Saddle height700 mm
Maximum speed150 km / h
Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100)9.5 sec
Motorcycle weight (dry)200 kg