Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1996-2004

Successor: Suzuki Intruder M800 (Boulevard M50)

Also called: VZ800, Desperado 800, Marauder 800

Models
Suzuki Desperado 800

1996-1999

(Japan)

Suzuki Desperado 800 X

1996-1999

(Japan)

Suzuki Marauder 800

1997-2004

(Europe, North America)

Suzuki Desperado 800
Suzuki Desperado 800 X
Suzuki Marauder 800

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1996 Japan Name: Suzuki Desperado 800
1997 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Desperado 800 (Japan), Suzuki Marauder 800 (Europe, North America)

Code: VZ800V

1998 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Desperado 800 (Japan), Suzuki Marauder 800 (Europe, North America)

Code: VZ800W

1999 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Desperado 800 (Japan), Suzuki Marauder 800 (Europe, North America)

Code: VZ800X

2000 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Marauder 800

Code: VZ800Y

2001 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Marauder 800

Code: VZ800K1

2002 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Marauder 800

Code: VZ800K2

2003 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Marauder 800

Code: VZ800K3

2004 Europe, North America Name: Suzuki Marauder 800

Code: VZ800K4

Specifications

Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2365 mm / 93,1 in
Overall width 750 mm / 29,5 in
Overall height 1110 mm / 43,7 in
Seat height 700 mm / 27,5 in
Wheelbase 1645 mm / 64,8 in
Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in
Dry weight 207 kg / 456 lbs
Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Inverted telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 102 mm / 4,0 in

Spring pre-load 5-way adjustable

Front tire size 130/90-16M/C 67H
Rear tire size 150/90-15M/C 74H
Front brake Single disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 13,0 l / 3,4 US gal (incl. 3,0 l reserve)
Trail 146 mm / 5,7 in
Fuel economy 6,19 l / 100 km (39,2 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement V-twin
Bore & Stroke 83,0 x 74,4 mm
Displacement 805 cm³ (49,12 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 50 hp (36,78 kW) / 6500 rpm – Desperado 800, Marauder 800 (1997-1999)

53 hp (39 kW) – Marauder 800 (2000-2004)

Max. torque 65 Nm (6,6 kgf*m) / 5000 rpm – Desperado 800, Marauder 800 (1997-1999)

65,7 Nm (6,6 kgf*m) / 5000 rpm – Marauder 800 (2000-2004)

0 to 100 km/h 5,4 sec
Top speed 165 km/h (102 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS36SS (front) / BS36SS (rear)
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.886
Final reduction 3.200
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.461 (32/13)

1.578 (30/19)

1.200 (24/20)

0.956 (22/23)

0.800 (20/25)

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCI
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder): images, gallery.

Suzuki VZ800 Desperado X
Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder)
Suzuki VZ800 Marauder
Suzuki VZ800 Marauder
Suzuki VZ800 Marauder
Suzuki VZ800 Marauder

Videos

Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder): video.

Suzuki VZ800 Marauder Review (1998)
1997 SUZUKI VZ800 MARAUDER 800

Manuals

Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder): manuals, parts, microfiches.