Suzuki Boulevard 400 (VZ400): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 2005-2016

Also called: VZ400

Predecessor: Suzuki VZ400 Desperado

Related: Suzuki VZ800 Intruder (M800, Boulevard M50)

Models
Suzuki Boulevard 400

2005-2009

(Japan)

Suzuki Boulevard 400

2010-2016

(Japan)

Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2010-2015)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2005 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK55A-100001 to VK55A-100431

Code: VZ400K5, BC-VK55A

2007 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK55A-100432 to VK55A-100591 (VZ400K7)

VK55A-100592 to VK55A-100693 (VZ400ZK7)

Code: VZ400K7, VZ400(Z)K7, BC-VK55A

2008 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK55A-100694 to VK55A-100698 (VZ400K8)

VK55A-100699- (VZ400ZK8)

Code: VZ400K8, VZ400(Z)K8, BC-VK55A

2009 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100001 to VK57A-100170 (VZ400K9, VZ400ZK9)

Code: VZ400K9, VZ400(Z)K9, EBL-VK57A

2010 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171- (VZ400L0)

Code: VZ400L0, BC-VK57A

2011 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171-

Code: VZ400L1, BC-VK57A

2012 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171-

Code: VZ400L2, BC-VK57A

2013 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171-

Code: VZ400L3, BC-VK57A

2014 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171-

Code: VZ400L4, BC-VK57A

2015 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171-

Code: VZ400L5, BC-VK57A

2016 Japan Name: Suzuki Boulevard 400

Frame/Engine: VK57A-100171-

Code: VZ400L6, BC-VK57A

Specifications

Suzuki Boulevard 400 (VZ400): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2370 mm / 93,3 in - Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)

2395 mm / 94,3 in - Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)

Overall width 920 mm / 36,2 in - Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)

890 mm / 35,0 in - Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)

Overall height 1125 mm / 44,3 in - Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)

1105 mm / 43,5 in - Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)

Seat height 700 mm / 27,5 in
Wheelbase 1655 mm / 65,1 in
Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,5 in
Dry weight 240 kg / 519 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 267 kg / 588 lbs
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Inverted telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 105 mm / 4,1 in
Front tire size 130/90-16M/C 67H
Rear tire size 170/80-15M/C 77H
Front brake Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 17 l / 4,49 US gal – VZ400K5-K8

15 l / 3,96 US gal – VZ400K9+

Trail 141 mm / 5,55 in
Fuel economy 3,3-4,1 l / 100 km (58-78 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement V-twin
Bore & Stroke 65,0 x 60,2 mm
Displacement 399 cm³ (24,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 33 hp (24 kW) / 8000 rpm
Max. torque 33 Nm (3,4 kgf*m) / 6000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 9,5 sec
Top speed 150 km/h
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDSR29 – VZ400K5-K8

Fuel injection – VZ400K9+

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.690 (71/42)
Final reduction 3.503 (17/15 x 34/11)
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.461 (32/13)

1.631 (31/19)

1.227 (27/22)

1.000 (25/25)

0.814 (22/27)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator
Battery capacity 12V-10AH

Images

Suzuki Boulevard 400: images, gallery.

Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)

Videos

Suzuki Boulevard 400: video.

Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2005-2009)
Suzuki Boulevard 400 (2010-2016)