Suzuki VS1400 Intruder (Boulevard S83): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1987-2009

Also called: Intruder 1400, Boulevard S83

Models
Suzuki VS1400GLP Intruder

1987-2004

(North America, Europe, Japan)

Suzuki VS1400GLF Intruder

1987-1995

(North America, Europe, Japan)

Suzuki Boulevard S83

2005-2009

(North America)

Suzuki VS1400GLP Intruder
Suzuki VS1400GLF Intruder
Suzuki Boulevard S83

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1987 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPH, VS1400GLFH

1988 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPJ, VS1400GLFJ

1989 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPK

1990 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPL, VS1400GLFL

1991 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPM, VS1400GLFM

1992 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPN, VS1400GLFN

1993 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPP, VS1400GLFP

1994 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPR, VS1400GLFR

1995 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPS, VS1400GLFS

1996 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPT

1997 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPV

1998 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPW

1999 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPX

2000 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPY

2001 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPK1

2002 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPK2

2003 North America, Europe Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPK3

2004 North America Name: Suzuki Intruder 1400

Code: VS1400GLPK4

2005 North America Name: Suzuki Boulevard S83

Code: VS1400K5

2006 North America Name: Suzuki Boulevard S83

Code: VS1400K6

2007 North America Name: Suzuki Boulevard S83

Code: VS1400K7

2008 North America Name: Suzuki Boulevard S83

Code: VS1400K8

2009 North America Name: Suzuki Boulevard S83

Code: VS1400K9

Specifications

Suzuki VS1400 Intruder / Boulevard S83: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2330 mm / 91,7 in – Intruder 1400

2335 mm / 91,9 in – Boulevard S83

Overall width 710 mm / 28,0 in – Intruder 1400 (GLF)

770 mm / 30,3 in – Intruder 1400 (GLP)

765 mm / 30,1 in – Boulevard S83

Overall height 1135 mm / 44,7 in – Intruder 1400 (GLF)

1220 mm / 48,0 in – Intruder 1400 (GLP)

1145 mm / 45,1 in – Boulevard S83

Seat height 740 mm / 29,1 in
Wheelbase 1620 mm / 63,5 in
Ground clearance 150 mm / 5,9 in
Dry weight 242 kg / 533 lbs - Intruder 1400 (GLF)

244 kg / 537 lbs – Intruder 1400 (GLP)

243 kg / 535 lbs – Boulevard S83

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Steel
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork, 160 mm / 6,3 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 105 mm / 4,1 in

Adjustable spring pre-load

Front tire size 110/90-19 M/C 62H
Rear tire size 170/80–15 M/C 77H
Front brake Single disc, 295 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 275 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 13,0 l / 3,4 US gal

Reserve – 3,0 l

Trail 166 mm / 6,5 in
Fuel economy 6,19 l / 100 km (~38 mpg)
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement V-twin
Bore & Stroke 94,0 x 98,0 mm
Displacement 1360 cm³ (83,0 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder (with rocker arms)
Max. power 71,0 hp (52 kW)/ 4,800 rpm – Intruder 1400 (1987-1994), Boulevard S83

64,0 hp (47 kW)/ 4,600 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1995-1997)

60,0 hp (44 kW)/ 5,000 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1998-2004)

Max. torque 112 Nm (11,5 kg-m)/ 3200 rpm – Intruder 1400 (1987-1994), Boulevard S83

113 Nm (11,5 kg-m)/ 2600 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1995-1997)

105 Nm (10,5 kg-m)/ 2800 rpm - Intruder 1400 (1998-2004)

0 to 100 km/h 5,8 sec (for model – 64 hp, 113 Nm)
Top speed 159 km/h (99 mph) - for model 64 hp, 113 Nm
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS36SS (front) / BS36SS (rear)
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 4-speed (’88-90, to ‘95 – Canada, to ’97 - USA)

5-speed

Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.645
Final reduction 2.666
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


3.000

1.823

1.333

1.041 (4-speed); 1.086 (5-speed)

0.960

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

Images

Suzuki VS1400 Intruder / Boulevard S83: images, gallery.

Suzuki VS1400 GLP Intruder
Suzuki VS1400 GLF Intruder
Suzuki Boulevard S83

Videos

Suzuki VS1400 Intruder / Boulevard S83: video.

2003 SUZUKI VS1400 INTRUDER 1400
2005 Suzuki S83 Boulevard 1400

Manuals

Suzuki VS1400 Intruder / Boulevard S83: manuals, parts, microfiches.