Suzuki GSX1400 Reviews from Australia

2008 Suzuki GSX1400

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHarley Davidson Softail Deluxe

Summary:

Owned many bikes, and this 1400 is the best by far

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is a motorcycle that embodies the essence of what motorcycling was meant to be.

A big, heavy, mean looking naked with a massive powertrain with 6 gears (why bother changing, as the torque factor makes changing gears an afterthought).

A bike that is equally at home being ridden short distances around town, or on extended tours of the country.

The engine and gearbox are virtually bulletproof. I sold my original 14 and bought a Harley, It wasn't long before I sold the Harley and bought another 14, as I found I missed the excitement of riding such an awesome machine. Will always own one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2013

2002 Suzuki GSX1400

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired1100 kilometres
Most recent distance33000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS850G

Summary:

Love it! Lazy power, top handling, great tourer!

Faults:

Front fork seals - But that's cause I didn't clean it for 4 years...

General Comments:

Love it!

Lazy power.

Top handling.

Great tourer.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2009

2008 Suzuki GSX1400

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS850

Summary:

Brilliant, go and buy one

Faults:

Showing its age.

General Comments:

Meets all the requirements for a naked sports tourer.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2009

2008 Suzuki GSX1400

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance1500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZX-14

Summary:

It's pretty happy doing it all, just don't push too hard

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Suspension settings way too soft until tweaked.

Brakes are not the best.

Pegs to low and scrape easily.

Can easily ride 700 klm days.

Comfort is brilliant.

Finish is perfect.

Great off the line.

A great all rounder.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2008

2006 Suzuki GSX1400

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance11800 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

Summary:

Big and bad power machine

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I brought this bike for the great options it offers. 22 litre tank, tones of storage under seat, comfort.

The GSX 1400 is an excellent bike to do just about anything you want.

The handling does rely on having a good set of tyres; personally I use Pilot Powers, they are a quick warm up and good gripping tyre for this bike. Don't worry about the mileage you get from these, it's all about staying upright.

As for the power and torque, you will love it.

This bike pulls right from down low in the revs to approx 7 grand.

The motor is bullet proof, and if you are worried about keeping up with your sports bike mates, trust me, if you can ride they will be well impressed with you, as you put a lot of them to shame.

As for the comfort, not only do you arrive with a smile on your face, but guess what, no back, neck or wrists are aching.

That's one one the best things about this bike, you don't get left behind too often.

Six pot calipers work very well, but there is always room for improvement. IE braided lines.

To sum up, this bike would have to be the best bike I have owned, the power and torque are just fantastic, and it's a great bike to make your own, with all the after market parts you can get for it.

Don't think about it, do it, you will not regret it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2008

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews