Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder (Boulevard M95, Intruder M1600)

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Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder

Suzuki VZ 1600 Marauder appeared in 2004 and is nothing more than Kawasaki VN1600 Mean Streak with minor cosmetic differences - the shape of the headlight, rear wing, air filter cover, nameplates on the tank, lighting and dashboard fonts.

In 2005, the Suzuki VZ 1600 Marauder is sold in the US under the name Suzuki Boulevard M95 and in Europe as the Suzuki Intruder M1600.

The motorcycle was based on the engine from Kawasaki VN1600 Vulcan, which has been reconfigured and boosted to improve performance. As a result, the engine is a 2-cylinder V-shaped block of liquid cooling, with a volume of 1552 cc, giving out 74 hp. power and 125 Nm of torque. The maximum engine performance starts from about 3000 to 5500 rpm.

Other features of the Suzuki VZ 1600 Marauder include a steel frame, inverted fork, 5-speed gearbox, cardan drive, powerful 6-piston brakes (4-piston radial since 2005) and 290 kg dry weight.

2005 was the last year of production of the Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder (Boulevard M95, Intruder M1600), after which it disappeared from the Suzuki line of motorcycles. At the same time Kawasaki Mean Streak 1600 was produced until 2008 inclusive.

In 2008, as the successor to the VZ1600, Suzuki launches its own model Suzuki VZ1500 (Boulevard M90) based on a redesigned engine from [[Suzuki_VL1500_Intruder_ (Boulevard_C90) | VL1500] the original appearance inherent in the entire Suzuki Boulevard M series.

The main competitors of the Suzuki VZ 1600 Marauder (Boulevard M95) in the class:


Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder
Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder
Suzuki Boulevard M95 (Intruder M1600)


Specifications Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder (Boulevard M95):

Model Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder (Intruder M1600, Boulevard M95)
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 2004-2005
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 1552 cm³
Bore / Stroke 102.0 x 95.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply system DFI (Digital Fuel Injection), 2x 40 mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 74.0 h.p. (54 kW) at 5300 rpm
Maximum torque 125.0 Nm (12.7 kg * m) at 2800 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 130/70-R17 M / C 62H
Rear tire size 170/60-R17 M / C 72H
Front brakes 2 discs, 320mm, 6-piston calipers - VZ1600K4

2 discs, 320mm, 4-piston radial calipers - VZ1600K5

Rear brakes 1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension 43mm Inverted Fork, 150mm Travel
Rear suspension linkage with two shock absorbers (preload adjustment), 87 mm
Motorcycle length 2410 mm
Motorcycle width 850 mm
Motorcycle height 1100 mm
Wheelbase 1705 mm
Saddle height 700 mm
Minimum ground clearance 125 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 5.04 sec
Maximum speed 193 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 17.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 290 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb) 317 kg