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[edit]

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[edit]

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.


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