Suzuki VS800: Intruder 800 / S50 history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki VS800
Manufacturer
Also called VS800GL, VS 800 GL, VS800GL Intruder, VS 800 GL Intruder, VS800 Intruder, VS 800 Intruder, Boulevard S50
Production 1992 - 2003
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Suzuki VS750
Successor Suzuki VZ800
Engine
800cc four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Bore / Stroke 83.8mm x 83.8mm
Compression ratio 10:1
Top Speed 99 mph (160 km/h)
Horsepower 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 6500RPM
Torque 45.73 ft/lbs (62.0 Nm) @ 4000RPM
Fuel System Mikuni BDS36 carburetor
Air Filter K&N SU-7086 `92-04[1]
Spark Plug NGK DRP8EA-9 '01-05
NGK DPR8EA-9 '05-07
Battery YUASA YB16B-A1 '05-07 , '01-05
Transmission Gear box: 5 speed, manual

Final Drive: Shaft

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Swingarm, oil damped, 5-way adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19 57H
Rear Tire 140/90-15 M/C 70H
Wheelbase 61.42 inches (1560 mm)
Length 88.58 inches (2250 mm)
Width 34.8 inches (884 mm)
Height 27.56 inches (700 mm)
Seat Height 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Weight 443.13 pounds (201.0 Kg) (dry), 201.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Suzuki VS800 Intruder was a four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1992 and 2003. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Max torque was 45.73 ft/lbs (62.0 Nm) @ 4000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 6500 RPM.

History[edit]

The VS750 Intruder ended its career in 1991, when it was replaced by the VS800, a more powerful cruiser.

The Suzuki VS800 was called the Suzuki Intruder 800 until 2006. The Intruder 800 was the iterative replacement to the Suzuki VS700 and Suzuki VS750 called the Intruder 700 and Intruder 750 respectively. The 800 was the smaller motorcycle in the Suzuki Intruder lineup

The VS800 Intruder is a classic chopper in the middleweight range, packing 805cc of liquid-cooled v-twin nerve and being a nifty choice for newer riders who are not fully-confident in their skills, or for those who are simply looking for an economical and fun cruiser for daily rides.

The VS800 Intruder has a skinny chopper style front wheel, with a tall, comfy passenger seat and backrest, an angled teardrop tank and pull-back bars for an ageless attire. The transmission has 5 speeds, and the final drive is achieved via a shaft drive which provides great reliability with little maintenance.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC. A 83.8mm bore x 83.8mm 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, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-19 57H front tire and a 140/90-15 M/C 70H rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single hydraulic disc 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 Swingarm, oil damped, 5-way adjustable spring preload. The VS800 Intruder was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 443.13 pounds (201.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 61.42 inches (1560 mm) long.



1992 VS800GLN[edit]

1992 Suzuki VS 800 Intruder

1992 Suzuki VS800GLN


  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, [[Four-stroke]], water-cooled V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR: Blue, Red
  • Larger 805cc engine
  • Blue has chrome pin stripe on tank and side cover
  • Red has gold pin stripe on tank and side cover
  • 800 added to side cover
  • Serial Number
    • Frame: JS1VS52A N2100001
    • Engine: S503-

1993 VS800GLP[edit]

1993 Suzuki VS800GLP


  • V.I.N. JS1VS52A P2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR: Blue, Red
  • Pin stripe has been deleted

1994 VS800GLR[edit]

1994 Suzuki VS800GLR


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A R2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Unchanged features, identify by VIN

1995 VS800GLS[edit]

1995 Suzuki VS800GLS


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A S2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Push-to-cancel turn signal switch

1996 VS800GLT[edit]

1996 Suzuki VS800GLT
1996 Suzuki Intruder 800 (VS800) in Black
1996 Suzuki Intruder 800 (VS800) in Black
1996 Suzuki Intruder 800 (VS800) in Black


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A T2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR: Teal/Green, Maroon
  • Teal has white insert on tank
  • Maroon has grey insert on tank
  • Oval Intruder emblem on side covers

1997 VS800GLV[edit]

1997 Suzuki VS800GLV
1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 in Black
1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 in Black
1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 in Black
1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 in Black
1997 Suzuki Intruder 800 in Black


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A V2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE. 38E
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Raised Intruder emblem on fuel tank
  • Silver pin stripe on tank
  • Oval 800 Suzuki emblem on side covers

1998 VS800GLW[edit]

1998 Suzuki VS800GLW


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A W2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR: Green/White, Red/White
  • Raised Intruder emblem on fuel tank
  • Silver pin stripe on green tank
  • Gold pin stripe on red tank
  • Oval 800 Suzuki emblem on side covers

1999 VS800GLX[edit]

1999 Suzuki VS800GLX


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A X2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR 1: Maroon - Y4M
  • COLOR 2: Dark Blue - Y7H
  • Raised Intruder emblem on fuel tank
  • Silver pin stripe on blue tank
  • Gold pin stripe on red tank
  • Oval VS Suzuki emblem on side covers
  • Black engine with chrome covers

2000 VS800GLY Intruder 800[edit]


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A Y2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR 1: Black - 33J
  • COLOR 2: Red - 19A
  • Black finish on engine with chrome covers
  • Handlebar switch wiring routed outside of handlebars and risers
  • Nineteen-inch front wheel
  • Black engine with chrome covers

2001 VS800GLK1[edit]

2001 Suzuki VS800GLK1


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VS52A 12100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: S503-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 805cc, Four-stroke, V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38E
  • COLOR 1 • Black - 33J
  • COLOR 2: Maroon - YC6
  • Black finish on engine with chrome covers
  • Handlebar switch wiring routed outside of handlebars and risers
  • Nineteen inch front wheel

2001 Suzuki VS800 Intruder

If you dig the Intruder style but feel like an 1500cc-class cruiser is out of your league, the 2001 VS800 Intruder may be a nifty alternative, as it retains the classic style and chopper looks, while offering a more tempered character from its 805cc v-twin. The 2001 MY has received new colors and graphics, but the authentic chopper style is just the same.

A skinny front wheel, laced rims, plush seats and a miniature passenger backrest, a blacked-out engine, chromed details and a manageable, non-intimidating engine will make the time you spend on two wheels all the more rewarding. Equally suitable for longer trips and urban/ sub-urban commuting, daily city slicing and all.


2002 Suzuki VS800 Intruder[edit]

2002 Suzuki VS800 Intruder 2002 Suzuki VS800 Intruder

The 2001 MY VS800 Intruder is only a middleweight cruiser, but it packs solid big bore chopper looks which will please even the most demanding of riders. Compact, low but offering a comfy ride, this machine boasts wire spoked rims, achopped rear fender and a skinny front one, complemented by shorty shiny slash-cut dual exhausts and a nice, slammed teardrop tank with bar-mounted instrumentation.

The VS800 Intruder looks classic, but its 4-valve per cylinder v-twin is liquid-cooled and mated to a road worthy 5-speed transmission and minimal maintenance shaft final drive, while the passenger backrest adds both comfort and classic style.


2003 Suzuki VS800 Intruder[edit]

2003 Suzuki VS800 Intruder 2003 Suzuki VS800 Intruder

The 2003 MY VS800 Intruder looks very much like its 1400 sibling, but the trained eye will observe the badges and the small engine size. However, the VS800 Intruder retains a massive dose of styling cues from its bigger brother, with the classic chopper stance, laced wheels, pull-back bars and mini backrest for the passenger, plus the short exhaust and the black engine accents.

If you're in for a middleweight chopper with ageless looks but manufactured with modern technologies, this is definitely one of THE choices.

2006[edit]

2006 Suzuki Boulevard S50 in Black
2006 Suzuki Boulevard S50 in Black





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References[edit]

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