Suzuki VZ1500 Intruder (Boulevard M90)

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Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90

Suzuki VZ1500 Intruder was first introduced in 2009 and was intended for the markets of North America, Europe and Oceania, where it was sold under various names:

  • Suzuki Intruder M1500 - model for all markets except North America.
  • Suzuki Boulevard M90 - model for the North American market.

The Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90 was based on a frame from the flagship version Suzuki Intruder M1800R / Boulevard M109R and a redesigned engine from [[Suzuki_VL1500_Intruder_] , increased compression ratio, 4 valves per cylinder and a number of other improvements, which ultimately increased the maximum power to 106 hp and torque to 137 Nm.

In all other respects, the Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90 was very much like the M109R model - Suzuki's marketing ploy was to offer the market a cheaper alternative to the M109R, which would be as similar to it as possible.

Despite the interesting concept, the Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90 model outside the American market enjoyed rather weak demand. This led to the fact that Intruder M1500 gradually began to disappear from dealers in European countries, as well as the name itself. As a result, only American modifications of the Boulevard M90 remained on the market today, which continue to be produced to this day.

In 2013, the liquid engine from the Suzuki Boulevard M90 completely migrated to the classic version Suzuki Boulevard C90, which received the abbreviation B.O.S.S. Despite the same engines, the C90 and M90 deliver different power and torque - the classic version of the C90 is "throttled" to 77.8 hp.

The main competitors of Suzuki VZ1500 Intruder (Boulevard M90) in the class:


Specifications Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90:

ModelSuzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2009+
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume1462 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke96.0 x 101 mm
Compression ratio9.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemInjector (SDTV)
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power106 hp (78 kW) at 4800 rpm
Maximum torque137 Nm (14.0 kgf * m) @ 2700 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size120 / 70ZR 18M / C (59W)
Rear tire size200 / 50ZR 17M / C (75W)
Front brakes2 discs, 290mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 274 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension43mm inverted fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 108 mm
Motorcycle length2390 mm - VZ1500 (North America)

2410 mm - VZ1500 (Europe, Oceania)

Motorcycle width870 mm
Motorcycle height1100 mm
Wheelbase1690 mm
Saddle height716 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.8 sec
Maximum speed190 km / h
Fuel tank capacity18.2 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)328 kg