Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder: review, history, specs

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Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder
Production 2004 - 2005
Class Cruiser
four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves
Bore / Stroke 101.6mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Horsepower 72.95 HP (54.4 KW) @ 5300RPM
Torque 92.2 ft/lbs (125.0 Nm) @ 2800RPM
Fuel System Electronic Injection
Air Filter K&N KA-1596 `04-05[1]
Spark Plug NGK DPR6EA-9 '04
Battery YUASA YTX16-BS '04
Transmission Gear box: 5 speed, manual

Final Drive: Shaft

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Twin shock, air-adjustable preload, 4-way adjustable rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 130/70-R17
Rear Tire 170/60-R17
Wheelbase 67.09 inches (1704 mm)
Length 94.88 inches (2410 mm)
Width 33.5 inches (851 mm)
Seat Height 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Weight 289.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Related Kawasaki VN1600B
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder was a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki in 2004. Max torque was 92.2 ft/lbs (125.0 Nm) @ 2800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 72.95 HP (54.4 KW) @ 5300 RPM. The Suzuki VZ1600 is basically a rebranded Kawasaki Vulcan Meanstreak 1600.


A 101.6mm bore x 101.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1552.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 5 speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.


It came with a 130/70 R17 front tire and a 170/60 R17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Dual hydraulic discs in the front and a Single hydraulic disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a Twin shock, air-adjustable preload, 4-way adjustable rebound damping. The wheelbase was 67.09 inches (1704 mm) long.

2004 Suzuki VZ1600 Marauder

The 2004 MY VZ1600 Marauder builds on the Marauder 800 and takes things on the big-bore side of life. The power unit is a liquid-cooled SOHC 4 stroke v-twin which produces 73 hp and 125 Nm of torque to get you going and provides lots of passing nerve, as well as effortless highway speed. The 5-speed shaft transmission has aggressive close-ratio gearing.

With plenty of real estate for two, the Marauder 1600 opens a new chapter in Suzuki's history, adding to the overall comfort, and streetability. And with new, sportbike-derived suspensions and brakes, things also look goo on the safety side, as well.

2005 Suzuki VZ 1600 MARAUDER

The powerful engine utilizes a compact combustion chamber, digital fuelinjection system with dual 40mm throttle bodies and dualplug digital ignition. The result is precise engine response and gobs of torque.


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