Suzuki VL800 Volusia / C50: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki VL800 Volusia
Manufacturer
Production 2001 - 2007
Class Cruiser
Engine
four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Bore / Stroke 83.8mm x 83.8mm
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Horsepower 52.03 HP (38.8 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 3500RPM
Fuel System Mikuni BDSR34 carburetor
Spark Plug NGK DPR7EA-9 '01-07
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS '01-07
Transmission Gear box: 5 speed, manual

Final Drive: Shaft

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Link-type, oil damped, 7-way adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic discs
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 130/90-16
Rear Tire 170/80-15
Wheelbase 65.39 inches (1661 mm)
Length 98.19 inches (2494 mm)
Width 38.82 inches (986 mm)
Seat Height 27.52 inches (699 mm)
Weight 239.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki VL800 was a four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 2001 to 2007. It was first known as the Volusia, however in 2006, its name was changed to the C50.. Max torque was 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 3500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 52.03 HP (38.8 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 83.8mm bore x 83.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 805.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-16 front tire and a 170/80-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single hydraulic discs in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a Link-type, oil damped, 7-way adjustable spring preload. The wheelbase was 65.39 inches (1661 mm) long.

2001 VL800K1[edit]


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS54A 12100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S509-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 41F
  • COLOR 1: Black - 33J
  • COLOR 2: Black, White - FP4
  • COLOR 3: Black, Red - FP3
  • V-Twin with chrome air filter cover on right side between cylinder "V"
  • Cruiser styling with flaired fenders
  • Shaft driven final drive


2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia[edit]

2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia

The 2001 MY VL800 Volusia takes the traditional chopper looks of the Intruder one step further into the realm of the cruiser styling. The bike uses the same 805cc liquid-cooled engine and rolling chassis, but the rest of the machine oozes a different character. The Volusia boasts more chrome, low, wrapping fenders, a different tank with the instruments mounted atop, dual chromed exhausts and a sculpted seat, matched by forward foot controls and a pull-back handlebar.


2002 Suzuki VL800 Volusia[edit]

2002 Suzuki VL800 Volusia

Based on the same middleweight platform as the VS800 Intruder, the 2002 MY VL800 Volusia is however a different kind of bike. The Volusia dropped the chopper looks in favor of the bobber styling, witha long, lo stance which oozes a commanding character despite its moderate displacement. Beefy tires, wire spoked rims, deeply-valanced fenders, long, chromed, slash-cut dual silencers and a tank-mounted console are all details which add classic and classy looks to the Volusia.



2003 Suzuki VL800 Volusia[edit]

Even though some say that there cannot be big-bike style in the absence of an actual big bike, the 2003 MY VL800 Volusia is begging to differ. In fact, the Volusia is telling an even more thrilling story, that of a middleweight bobber which oozes classic styling and is packed with both tech feats and head-turning looks.

The 2003 MY brings multi-reflector turn signals for an updated appearance, while the overall stance of the bike maintains the same retro vibe. Laced wheels, deeply-valanced fenders, dual stacked slash-cut silencers and plenty of chrome in all the right places. Cue in the sculpted seat and pull-back bars which make a good complement for the forward-mounted controls, and the teardrop tank with a chromed console mounted on top for even more classic DNA.


2004 Suzuki VL800 Volusia[edit]

The 2004 MY VL800 Volusia retains all the cool factor of the Limited Edition, even though it ditches the studded leather seats and the two-tone custom flame paint work. However, this doesn't make it any less a spectacular machine. The VL800 Volusia boasts the same bobber styling with a beefy front wheel and ample fenders, the bars reaching back to the sculpted seat and the tank-mounted console.

Gritty but still an amazing bike for daily use, the 2004 MY VL800 Volusia combines awesome looks with versatility and solid road worthiness.

2007 C50[edit]

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Suzuki VL800
Manufacturer
Also called VL 800 Intruder Volusia, VL800 Intruder Volusia
Production 2001 - 2003
Class Cruiser
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 83.0mm x 74.4mm
Top Speed 99 mph (160 km/h)
Horsepower 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 3500RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 130/90-16
Rear Tire 170/80-15
Wheelbase 65.16 inches (1655 mm)
Length 94.29 inches (2395 mm)
Width 38.78 inches (985 mm)
Height 43.7 inches (1110 mm)
Seat Height 27.56 inches (700 mm)
Weight 526.9 pounds (239.0 Kg) (dry),
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Suzuki VL800 Intruder Volusia was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Suzuki between 2001 and 2003. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Max torque was 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 3500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 83.0mm bore x 74.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 805.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-16 front tire and a 170/80-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The VL800 Intruder Volusia was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 526.9 pounds (239.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 65.16 inches (1655 mm) long.

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