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{{DISPLAYTITLE:{{PAGENAME}} Intruder: history, specs, pictures}}
{{Motorcycle
|name = Suzuki VS700
|image photo= 1986-Suzuki-VS700GLFG.jpg|aka = Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDER, Intruder 700|manufacturer = [[Suzuki]]
|parent_company =
|production = 851985 -871987
|model_year =
|predecessor =
|successor = [[Suzuki VS750]]
|class =[[Cruiser]] |engine = 650ccFour stroke, 45°V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
|bore_stroke =
|compression = 10.0:1|top_speed = 108 mph |power = 54.98 HP (41.0 KW) @ 7500RPM|torque = 41.31 ft/lbs (56.0 Nm) @ 7250RPM|fuel_system = 2 x 34 mm Mikuni CV carburetors
|ignition =
|spark_plug = {{sparkplug|NGK DP8EA-9}} '85-87
|battery = {{battery|YUASA YB16B-A1}} '85-87
|transmission = Gear box: 5-Speed <br>Clutch: Wet, multiplate <br>|final_drive = Final Drive: Shaft
|frame =
|suspension = Front: Telescopic air assisted fork <br>Rear: Dual [[coil]] spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload|brakes = Front: Single disc 280 mm <br>Rear: Drum
|front_tire = {{tire|100/90-19}} '85-87
|rear_tire = {{tire|140/90-15}} '85-87
|seat_height =
|dry_weight =
|wet_weight = 217.0 kg|fuel_capacity = 12 Liters / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
|oil_capacity =
|recommended_oil= Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
|fuel_consumption =
|turning_radius =
|oil_filter= {{oilfilter|K&N KN-138}}<ref name="kl_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog|publisher=[https://www.klsupply.com/ K&L Supply Co]|date=2019}}</ref>
|air_filter= {{airfilter|K&N SU-7086}} `86-87<ref name="kl_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog|publisher=[https://www.klsupply.com/ K&L Supply Co]|date=2019}}</ref>
|final_drive= Shaft ‘85-87<ref name="wps_street_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 Western Power Sports Catalog|publisher=[https://www.wps-inc.com/catalogs Western Power Sports]|date=2019}}</ref>
}}
The '''[[Suzuki]] VS 700''' was a Four stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Cruiser [[motorcycle]] produced by [[Suzuki]] from 1985 to 1987. It is more commonly known as the '''Suzuki Intruder 700'''. Max [[torque]] was 41.31 ft/lbs (56.0 Nm) @ 7250 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 54.98 HP (41.0 KW) @ 7500 RPM. In 1987 it was replaced by the [[Suzuki VS750|Intruder 750]].
The '''Suzuki VS700 ''' is a ==Engine==A 78.7mm [[bore]] x 78.7mm [[motorcyclestroke]] produced by result in a [[Suzukidisplacement]] from 1985 to 1987of just 699.0 cubic centimeters.
==Drive==The '''[[Suzuki]] VS700''' is more commonly known as the '''Suzuki Intruder 700'''bike has a 5-Speed transmissionThe Suzuki VS700 was called the Suzuki Intruder 700 until 1987 when it Power was replaced by moderated via the [[Suzuki VS750|Intruder 750]]Wet, multiplate.
==Chassis==
It came with a 100/90 H19 front [[tire]] and a 140/90 H15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc 280 mm in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic air assisted fork while the rear was equipped with a Dual [[coil spring]] oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload.
==1986 VS700GLFG==
[[Image<gallery mode='packed-hover'>File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLFG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLFG]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-0.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-1.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-2.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-3.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-4.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-5.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]]<br style="clear: left"/>
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*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
==1986 VS700GLPG==
[[Image<gallery mode='packed-hover'>File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLPG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLPG]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-0.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-1.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-2.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[ImageFile:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-3.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]] <br style="clear: left"/gallery>
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
==1986 VS700GLEFG==
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLEFG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLEFG]]<br style="clear: left"/> 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
==1986 VS700GLEPG==
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLEPG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLEPG]]<br style="clear: left"/>
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
==1987 VS700GLFH==
[[Image<gallery mode='packed-hover'>File:suzuki-vs-700gl-intruder-1987-1987-2.jpg|600px|1987 Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDERFile:suzuki-vs-700gl-intruder-1987-1987-1.jpg|600px|1987 Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDERFile:suzuki-vs-700gl-intruder-1987-1987-0.jpg|600px|1987 Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDERFile:1987-Suzuki-VS700GLFH.jpg|left|thumb|1987 Suzuki VS700GLFH]]<br style="clear: left"/gallery
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
* Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number
 
 
== Reviews ==
 
Rider review:
 
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR CRUISER AND THEIRS IS AS
PLAIN AS BLACK AND WHITE.
They could see it as soon as I rode my new Suzuki Intruder into town. No other
cruiser looks as custom. No other V-twin sounds this mean.
 
No other streetbike had ever grabbed their attention like my Intruder. Chrome on
chrome on chrome. From its headlight right down to its 60-spokc wheels, Intruder
is mean, clean and classic.
 
And underneath Intruders heart-thumping good looks Suzuki packed the leanest 45°
V-twin on the road.
 
That's what grabbed my soul.
'Cause when I'm riding my Intruder
I become an Intruder. It's
like we were made for each other.
Like we're one single moving part. Man, the difference between my
Intruder and every other bike on
the street is as plain as black
and white.
 
 
 
 
Another rider review:
 
I came across this, when looking
for a used bike to get back into riding. I purchased it from its
original lady owner. Maroon, pullback handlebars & one of the rare
things - the snowflake cast alloy wheels. Since the used bike market
was tight, I settled on this one & took the gamble on buying it on
first impression & a test ride. 2 years & 10,000 miles later, it's a
decision I don't regret.
 
V-twin engine has plenty of get up & go, very good low end take-off.
It is cold blooded though. I do allow it to warm up before taking
off, otherwise it's sluggish.
 
Nice handling & riding, Shaft drive is smooth.
 
I got rid of the factory seat, & put a Mustang Regal Duke on it.
Mustang stated it would not fit my year, but if you have the model
with the slightly higher factory back rest, (Mine, has the small
luggage rack on it - maybe is why) it is a direct bolt-on. The only
thing I had to alter, was to secure the back rest of this one piece
seat to the toolbox front where it locks with heavy adhesive backed
Velcro. I cut out around the toolbox lock cylinder, & also cut off
the plastic pins of the toolbox front that the grommets of the
original back rest would secure to. I bought an extra toolbox front,
should I ever put the stock seat back on should I sell this bike, as
my intention is to someday, upgrade to an 800 model, which this seat
also will fit.
 
Having an exhaust with a pipe on each side, unlike some of the bikes
equipped with stacked pipes on one side, allows for a nice pair of
mid-sized saddlebags with no worry of getting burned from hot pipes
- plenty of clearance. One thing I did do on this model, was find a
plastic cap to put over the rear axle nut & wrap tape over it to
secure, to prevent the exposed axle nut from rubbing through the
saddlebag the side it's on.
 
Pretty easy to maintain - changing engine oil, rear gear oil. I'll
find out about changing coolant, as I plan on replacing the hoses
this year, also with changing the clutch & front brake fluids. Front
& rear wheels are easily removed & installed. This is another bike
that does not have a center stand - a motorcycle jack is a big help
& a wise investment.
 
Personal dislikes - there are not too many:
Bike feels bulky when pushing backwards - weight is not well
distributed. My wife bought a 2008 Yamaha 650 V-Star Classic, & even
though 100 lbs. heavier, it does not feel heavier.
 
No tach - I have found aftermarket ones available for it, & they are
reasonably priced.
 
Having to remove the radiator cover to check the coolant level.
 
5 Speed gearbox - 6th gear overdrive would have been nice to have
had, like some of the others in its class. I'm usually in 5th gear
between 35-40 mph. I'm pretty good at counting gears, but there are
still times I think I'm in 4th, not 5th & I find myself searching to
see if I have one left.
 
Source:
 
 
 
==Specifications==
{| class="wikitable"
|-
!Make Model
|Suzuki VS 700GL Intruder
|-
!Year
|1986
|-
!Engine Type
|Four stroke, 45°V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
|-
!Displacement
|699 cc / 42.7 cu in
|-
!Cooling System
|Liquid cooled
|-
!Induction
|2 x 34 mm Mikuni CV carburetors
|-
!Ignition
|Electronic
|-
!Starting
|Electric
|-
!Max Power
|41.0 kW / 55 hp @ 7500 rpm
|-
!Max Power (at Rear Wheel)
|36.6 kW / 49.1 hp @ 7250 rpm
|-
!Max Torque
|55.9 Nm / 5.7 kgf-m / 41.2 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
|-
!Transmission
|5 Speed
|-
!Final Drive
|Shaft
|-
!Front Suspension
|Telescopic air assisted fork
|-
!Rear Suspension
|Dual coil spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload.
|-
!Front Brakes
|Single 280 mm disc
|-
!Rear Brakes
|Drum
|-
!Front Tire
|100/90 H19
|-
!Rear Tire
|140/90 H15
|-
!Dry Weight
|206 kg / 454 lbs
|-
!Fuel Capacity
|12 Liters / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
 
|}
 
 
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