Suzuki VL1500 Intruder / Boulevard C90: review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1998+

Also called: Intruder 1500, Boulevard C90

Models
Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

1998-2004

(Japan and other)

Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90

2005-2012

(North America, Europe and other)

Suzuki Boulevard C90T

2005-2012

(North America, Europe and other)

Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.

2013+

(North America, Europe and other)

Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S.

2013+

(North America)

Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC
Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90
Suzuki Boulevard C90T
Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S
Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S.

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1998 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500W

1999 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500X

2000 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500Y

2001 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500K1

2002 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500K2

2003 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500K3

2004 Japan and other Name: Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC

Code: VL1500K4

2005 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500K5, VL1500TK5

2006 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500K6, VL1500TK6

2007 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500K7, VL1500TK7

2008 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500K8, VL1500TK8

2009 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500K9, VL1500TK9

2010 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500L0, VL1500TL0

2011 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500L1, VL1500TL1

2012 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Intruder C1500 (Europe and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90 (North America), Suzuki Boulevard C90T (North America)

Code: VL1500L2, VL1500TL2

2013 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. (North America and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90T / B.O.S.S. (North America, Europe and other)

Code: VL1500BL3, VL1500TL3

2014 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. (North America and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90T / B.O.S.S. (North America, Europe and other)

Code: VL1500BL4, VL1500TL4

2015 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. (North America and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90T / B.O.S.S. (North America, Europe and other)

Code: VL1500BL5, VL1500TL5

2016 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. (North America and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90T / B.O.S.S. (North America, Europe and other)

Code: VL1500BL6, VL1500TL6

2017 North America, Europe and other Name: Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. (North America and other), Suzuki Boulevard C90T / B.O.S.S. (North America, Europe and other)

Code: VL1500BL7, VL1500TL7

Specifications

Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2525 mm / 99,4 in – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

2560 mm / 100,8 in – Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T

Overall width 965 mm / 38,0 in - Intruder 1500 LC

995 mm / 40,2 in - Boulevard C90

990 mm / 39,0 in - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T

Overall height 1165 mm / 45,9 in - Intruder 1500 LC

1125 mm / 44,3 in - Boulevard C90

1440 mm / 56,7 in - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T

Seat height 700 mm / 27,5 in – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

720 mm / 28,3 in - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T

Wheelbase 1700 mm / 66,9 in – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

1675 mm / 65,9 in - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T

Ground clearance 145 mm / 5,7 in – Intruder 1500 LC

140 mm / 5,5 in - Boulevard C90, Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T

Dry weight 296 kg / 652 lbs – Intruder 1500 LC

302 kg / 665 lbs - Boulevard C90

Curb (wet) weight 344 kg / 758 lbs - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S.

363 kg / 800 lbs - C90T

FRAME Type Steel
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 41 mm, 140 mm / 5,5 in – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

Telescopic fork 45 mm, 140 mm / 5,5 in - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 118 mm / 4,6 in
Front tire size 150/80-16 71H – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

130/80-17 65H - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Rear tire size 180/70-15M/C 76 – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

200/60-16M/C 79 - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Front brake Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper - Intruder 1500 LC (1998-2001)

Double disc, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers – Intruder 1500 LC (2002-2012)/ Boulevard C90

Single disc, 330 mm, 4-piston caliper - Boulevard C90, Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Rear brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper - Intruder 1500 LC (1998-2001)

Single disc, 4-piston caliper - Intruder 1500 LC (2002-2012)

Single disc, 260 mm - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Fuel capacity 15,5 l / 4,1 US gal – Intruder 1500 LC

14,0 l / 3,7 US gal – Boulevard C90

18,2 l / 4,8 US gal – Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Trail 138 mm / 5,43 in – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

132 mm / 5,2 in - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Fuel economy 6,72 l / 100 km (35 mpg) - Intruder 1500 LC

5,88 l / 100 km (40 mpg) - Boulevard C90 / B.O.S.S., C90T

ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke - Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90 (2005-2012)

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. (2013+)

Cylinder arrangement V-twin
Bore & Stroke 96,0 x 101 mm
Displacement 1462 cm³ (89,2 cu in)
Compression ratio 8.5:1 – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

9.5:1 - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

2004+ - hydraulic tappets

Max. power 68 hp (50 kW) / 4800 rpm – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

77,8 hp (57 kW) / 4800 rpm - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

Max. torque 114 Nm (11,5 kgf*m) / 2300 rpm – Intruder 1500 LC/ Boulevard C90

131 Nm (13,2 kgf*m) / 2600 rpm - Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., C90T (2013+)

0 to 100 km/h 5,3 sec
Top speed 165 km/h (102 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDSR36 – Intruder 1500 LC

Fuel injection (SDTV) – Boulevard C90 / Intruder C1500

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.490
Final reduction 2.666
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


3.000

1.823

1.333

1.041

0.884

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator
Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90: images, gallery.

Suzuki VL1500 Intruder LC
Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90
Suzuki Boulevard C90T
Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.
Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S.

Videos

Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90: video.

Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 LC/ 1999
2009 - Suzuki - Boulevard C90
2013 Suzuki boulevard C90 BOSS

Manuals

Suzuki Intruder C1500 / Boulevard C90: manuals, parts, microfiches.