Suzuki VS1400 Intruder 1400 / Boulevard S83: history, specs

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Suzuki VS1400
Manufacturer
Also called VS1400 Intruder, VS1400 GLP Intruder, VS 1400 Intruder, VS 1400 GLP Intruder, S83 Boulevard
Production 1987 - 2003
Class Cruiser
Engine
four-stroke, air/oil cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 6-valves
Bore / Stroke 94.0mm x 94.0mm
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Top Speed 106 mph (170 km/h)
Horsepower 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 5000RPM
Torque 76.71 ft/lbs (104.0 Nm) @ 2800RPM
Fuel System Mikuni BDS36 carburetor
Air Filter K&N SU-1487 `87-04[1]
Spark Plug NGK DP8EA-9 '87-89
NGK PJR7A '90
NGK DPR8EA-9 '91-07
Battery YUASA YTX16-BS-1 '87-07
Transmission Gear box: 5 speed, manual

Final Drive: Shaft

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Twin shocks, oil damped, 5-way adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: Single disc
Rear: Single disc
Front Tire 110/90-19 62H
Rear Tire 170/80-15 M/C 77H
Wheelbase 63.5 inches (1613 mm)
Length 91.89 inches (2334 mm)
Width 34.8 inches (884 mm)
Height 47.44 inches (1205 mm)
Seat Height 28.9 inches (734 mm)
Weight 535.72 pounds (243.0 Kg) (dry), 243.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.68 liters/100 km (147.1 km/l or 345.91 mpg)
Related Suzuki VS700
Suzuki VS750
Suzuki VS800
Competition Honda VT1100C2
Kawasaki VN1500A
Manuals Service Manual


The Suzuki VS1400 Intruder was a four-stroke, air/oil cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 6-valves Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1987 and 2003. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). Max torque was 76.71 ft/lbs (104.0 Nm) @ 2800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 5000 RPM.

Overview[edit]

The classic air/oil-cooled 1360cc v-twin packs plenty of punch to make the VS1400 Intruder fun to ride, solo and two-up, while the shaft final drive eliminates much of the overall maintenance fuss. Compact, yet offering a comfy ride, this is a chopper worth considering when it's time to go for a new bike.

Classic down to the bone, the VS1400 Intruder is a lower-big-bore chopper with tons of character, wire spoked wheels,a slash-but shorty silencer, a teardrop tank neatly complementing the raked-out front and yoke-mounted instruments. Neatly padded seats for both rider and passenger, a miniature backrest for the latter, a teardrop tank, raked-out forks, skinny front wheel with laced rims and a shorty exhaust are all on the list to stress out its retro heritage.


History[edit]

For most of its production lifetime the Suzuki Intruder 1400 was the largest model in the Intruder lineup. It was a very smooth V-twin with nice power, but didn't quite have the same Harley emulating sound of the Honda Shadow ACE or Kawasaki Vulcan 1500

Introduced in 1987, the VS 1400 Intruder has suffered only a few changes over the years. The original model had a 4 speed gearbox but in 1992, the 5 speed model was introduced to Europe.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a oil & air cooled four-stroke, air/oil cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 6-valves. A 94.0mm bore x 94.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1360.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

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 110/90-19 62H front tire and a 170/80-15 M/C 77H rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc in the front and a Single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a Twin shocks, oil damped, 5-way adjustable spring preload. The VS1400 Intruder was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 535.72 pounds (243.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 63.5 inches (1613 mm) long.

The Suzuki VS1400 is a motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1987 to 2007 more commonly known as the Suzuki 1400 Intruder.


1987 VS1400GLFH[edit]


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Blue
  • Flat handlebars
  • Spoke wheels


1987 VS1400GLPH[edit]

1987 Suzuki VS1400GLPH


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Maroon, Black
  • Pullback handlebars
  • Spoke wheels


1988 VS1400GLPJ[edit]

1988 Suzuki VS1400GLPJ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L J2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Maroon
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number

1989 VS1400GLPK[edit]

1989 Suzuki VS1400GLPK


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L K2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Purple
  • New color, identify by V.I.N. number


1990 VS1400GLPL[edit]

1990 Suzuki VS1400GLPL


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L L2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Charcoal Metallic
  • New graphics, identify by V.I.N. number

1991 VS1400GLPM[edit]

1991 Suzuki VS1400GLPM


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L M2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Maroon, Blue
  • Pullback handlebars
  • Spoke wheels
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1992 VS1400GLPN[edit]

1992 Suzuki VS1400GLPN


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L N2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Unchanged features, identify by VIN
  • Silver engine with chrome covers


1993 VS1400GLPP[edit]

1993 Suzuki VS1400GLPP
1993 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 in Red
1993 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 in Red
1993 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 in Red
1993 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 in Red
1993 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 in Red
1993 Suzuki Intruder VS1400 in Red


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L P2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Two-tone paint on fuel tank
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1994 VS1400GLPR[edit]

1994 Suzuki VS1400GLPR


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L R2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Pinstripe and S logo on tank
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1995 VS1400GLPS[edit]

1995 Suzuki VS1400GLPS


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L S2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black, Teal Green
  • Oval shaped Intruder 1400 emblem on side cover
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1996 VS1400GLPT[edit]

1996 Suzuki VS1400GLPT


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L T2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black/Maroon, Teal/White
  • Black/maroon has maroon stripe on tank
  • Teal/white has white stripe on tank
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1997 VS1400GLPT[edit]

1997 Suzuki VS1400GLPV


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L V2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, 4-Strk, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black/Maroon, Blue/White
  • Black/maroon has black insert on tank
  • Blue/white has white insert on tank
  • Oval 1400 Suzuki emblem on side covers
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1998 VS1400GLPW[edit]

1998 Suzuki VS1400GLPW


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L W2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, Four-stroke, 2Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black/Maroon, Black/Grey
  • Oval shaped Intruder 1400 emblem on side cover
  • Gold pinstripe on maroon tank
  • Red pinstripe on black tank
  • Silver engine with chrome covers

1999 VS1400GLPX[edit]

1999 Suzuki VS1400GLPX


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L X2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, Four-stroke, 2Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR 1: Black/Maroon - G2P
  • COLOR 2: Black/Grey - E88
  • Black painted engine with polished fins
  • Oval shaped 1400 emblem on side cover

2000 VS1400GLPY[edit]

2000 Suzuki VS1400GLPY


  • V.I.N.#: JS1VX51L Y2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, Four-stroke, 2Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black/Maroon - N3V
  • COLOR: Green/Green - N3W
  • Switch wiring routes outside of handlebars and risers
  • Black painted engine with polished fins
  • Oval shaped 1400 emblem on side cover


2001 VS1400GLPK1[edit]

2001 Suzuki VS1400GLPK1
2001 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder in Blue
2001 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder in Blue
2001 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder in Blue
2001 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder in Blue
2001 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder in Blue


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VX51L 12100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: X501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1360cc, Four-stroke, 2Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 38B
  • COLOR: Black/Grey - EJ1
  • COLOR: Blue/Silver - ER5
  • Switch wiring routes outside of handlebars and risers
  • Black painted engine with polished fins
  • Oval shaped 1400 emblem on side cover


2002 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder[edit]

2002 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder



2003 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder[edit]

2003 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder 2003 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder

2005 Suzuki Boulevard S83[edit]

2005 Suzuki Boulevard S83

The old Intruder 1400 has become the Boulevard S83 and the 2005 model year marks the debut of this machine. Even though the badge has changed, the bike retained the full rewarding feel, with is 1360cc air and oil-cooled v-twin, compact looks and retro chopper vibe.

The instruments are bar-mounted, above the small headlight overlooking the skinny front fender and wheel, while the shorty exhaust system adds to the overall compact attire of the Boulevard S83. This is a great choice if you're looking forward to buy a brawny chopper with classy mean looks.


2006 Suzuki Boulevard S83[edit]

2006 Suzuki Boulevard S83 2006 Suzuki Boulevard S83

A bigger version of the Boulevard S50, the S83 provides more displacement for a power and torque supplement, making this bike an even more attractive option for the experienced riders. Still not a big-bore beast, the Boulevard S83 is a clean cruiser with slightly retro looks, fluid lines and a classic air-cooled engine.

The Boulevard S83 is a better choice for those who like the old-school attire of the smaller Boulevard bikes. but are not willing to settle for an under-liter machine. With the extra grunt the 1,360cc v-twin packs, these fellows can now throttle ahead onto the open highway.


2007 Suzuki Boulevard S83[edit]

2007 Suzuki Boulevard S83 2007 Suzuki Boulevard S83 2007 Suzuki Boulevard S83

The 2007 MY Boulevard S83 carries on the heritage of the family and offers an upper-middleweight air and oil-cooled riding experience powered by the classic 45-degree 1360cc v-twin. Drawing inspiration from the choppers of old and introducing some cruiser DNA into the mix, the Boulevard S83 shows off a skinny front wheel and fender, complemented by a bobbed rear mudguard covering a beefy tire.

Short silencers complement drag bars, and slender fork legs, while the moderately-sized headlight is mated to a minimalist single gauge on top of it.


2008 Suzuki Boulevard S83[edit]

2008 Suzuki Boulevard S83 2008 Suzuki Boulevard S83 2008 Suzuki Boulevard S83

If classic-look cruisers are not your thing and you're looking for a more radical bike, take a closer look at the 2008 MY Boulevard S83. You'll most likely smile and want to ride it, as this machine embeds several timeless attributes which have written many a page in the motorcycle history books. Compact, low, with an aggressive drag bar on tall risers, a single gauge hovering above a moderate-size headlight, slender profile and plenty of power to spare, the Boulevard S83 is ready to turn heads wherever it will show up.

The 1360cc v-twin engine is air- and oil-cooled, and this makes the bike lighter and nimbler. The Boulevard S83 also sports a classic tire combo, with a beefy rear one and a skinny front wheel and a shorty fender for even more classic looks, plus a slash-but exhaust.


2009 Suzuki Boulevard S83[edit]

2009 Suzuki Boulevard S83 2009 Suzuki Boulevard S83

The 2009 MY Boulevard S83 is a chopper which sits between the middleweight and the big-bore classes in Suzuki's roster. Packing an 1360cc displacement, this air and oil-cooled machine exudes certain design elements which hark back to the '70s. A svelte profile with tall forks, a skinny front wheel with a skimpy fender, a fat rear tire and shorty exhausts, plus tall bar risers, they are all honoring the past.


The two-up seat is a single-piece like you'd expect from a retro machine, and the 60-spoke rims are emphasizing this character. A full-on machine with no compromises, the Boulevard S83 is waiting for you to pick the next destination.


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.