2003 Suzuki Volusia/Intruder VL800
- Make: Suzuki
- Model: Volusia
- Price: Not Defined
- Year: 2003
- Engine: 800
- Colour: Black
- Mileage: 18000
- Current Location: SOLD!!!
UK Registered HD52 YFG
18000 miles, enthusiast owned, new clutch, tyres, oil change and battery, Stunning looking bike in Black/Chrome
Super clean, a chrome polishers delight, Fully loaded with just about every option available for these models including sports exhaust.
The perfect starter bike for anyone into cruisers on a budget.
Please find below a review that sums up this bike admirably:
Tooling ’round town on the boulevard, though, is what this low, wide cruiser aspires to do, and we found ourselves looking forward to every jaunt. The immediate ride quality is that of a bigger bike, with easy but slower steering, softer suspension, and a relaxed, throaty lope. Except for necessary choke prodding during early morning starts, the bike performed flawlessly_–_we even took it through a quick dash in the rain, where the Volusia’s long wheelbase proved a solid stabilizing force. The broad, slightly pulled back handlebar, low seat and forward pegs offered an amiable riding position and we found it easy to lever around low speed turns. A wide, flat powerband gave us good throttle response, even at low rpm. Passing slower autos uphill usually required a quick trip to the gear shifter, but any acceleration off the line left traffic behind without fuss.
The backbone of the VL800 is a narrow double cradle steel frame designed to conceal its progressive rear suspension, resulting in the currently de rigueur hardtail look. The single, coil-spring rear shock hidden underneath the seat soaks up small bumps without complaint, but we found the harder-edged stuff wasn’t as easily dispelled. The spring preload is adjustable and lets you dial-in your settings without much effort.
The Volusia’s 11.8-inch front disc brake performed its job adequately in most situations, without standing the bike up in corners. The levers were well positioned and accessible. The rear drum unit answered any prodding without feeling grabby, and the pedal was conveniently covered from the front footpeg.
We found cable clutch actuation to be smooth at the engagement point, and while it wasn’t particularly light, this was an improvement over our previous experiences with Suzuki clutches, and launches were worry-free. The staggered dual exhaust elicited a pleasing throaty rumble by most accounts, when you actually could hear it in the Daytona din. We felt the sound was almost too muffled for pipes this large, most likely because of Suzuki’s integrated air injection system.
Suzuki’s also introduced an admirable array of aftermarket accessories for the Volusia, including replacement chrome levers, case guards, radiator covers, caliper covers, headlight visors and fender trim for a custom look.