Suzuki VX800

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Suzuki VX800

The Suzuki VX 800 was developed at the American Suzuki design studio in Brea, California between 1986 and 1989, and official series production began in 1990. This model has been sold in Japan, the United States and Europe. Production of the model was stopped in 1997, and sales in the United States ceased in 1993 due to extremely low demand. Meanwhile, in Europe, the VX 800 was on sale throughout the 1990-1997 release period.

The main versions of the Suzuki VX 800:

  • Suzuki VX 800 (for the Japanese market) - has a shortened frame.
  • Suzuki VX 800 (for the US market) - differs in the settings of the engine (connecting rod journals 45 °) and gearbox (gear ratio). The California version had a more suffocated exhaust to comply with local environmental regulations.
  • Suzuki VX 800 (for the European market) - differs in engine settings (connecting rod necks 75 °).

The Suzuki VX 800 was based on an engine from Suzuki VS 750 Intruder with an increased volume of 805cc (similar to Suzuki VS 800 Intruder) and using oversized carburetors (36mm). In addition, the bike has received a reverse torque limiter from the Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder. The Suzuki VX 800 engine produced 63 hp. power and 73 Nm of torque. The maximum performance of the motor is at 6500-7500 rpm. European versions produced from 45 to 61 hp. (depending on the specific country).

The frame of the Suzuki VX800 is also similar to the one used in the Suzuki VS 750 Intruder, but with some differences.

Other features of the Suzuki VX 800 include a steel frame, simple suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and double shock absorber, disc brakes, 17 'and 18' wheels, cardan drive, 5-speed gearbox, 18 l fuel tank and 213 kg dry masses.

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Specifications Suzuki VX 800:

ModelSuzuki VX 800
Motorcycle typeroad (classic)
Release year1990-1996
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume805 cc cm.
Bore / stroke83.0mm x 74.4mm
Compression ratio10.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS36SS / BS36SS
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power63 hp at 7500 rpm (56.2 hp - at wheel) (45-61 hp - European versions; 57 hp - Japanese versions)
Maximum torque73 Nm @ 6500 rpm (69-72 Nm - European versions; 68 Nm @ 4500 rpm - Japanese versions)
Drive typecardan
Front tire size110 / 80-18 58H
Rear tire size150 / 70–17 69H
Front brakes1 disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 150mm travel
Rear suspensiondouble shock absorber (preload and rebound adjustment), travel - 118 mm (in versions E-01, E-03, E-28, E-33 - adjustable compression and rebound)
Fuel tank capacity18 L (19 L - in the E-33 version for California), including reserve - 4.0 L
Length2280 mm (versions E-15, E-16, E-17, E-22, E-25, E-39 - 2355 mm; versions E-18 - 2255 mm)
Width805 mm
Height1115 mm (versions E-03, E-28, E-33 - 1085 mm)
Wheelbase1565 mm (versions E-03, E-33 - 1555 mm)
Saddle height800 mm (versions E-01, E-03, E-28, E-33 - 795 mm)
Maximum speed186 km / h
Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100)5.1 sec
Motorcycle weight (dry)214 kg (E-33 versions - 213 kg)