2003 Suzuki GSX1400

Summary:

Great reliable motorbike

Faults:

Rear wheel bearings at 70k.

General Comments:

Best all round bike I have owned over the past 38 years.

Engine is bullet proof (oil changed every 5K) and extremely torquey - still no rattles or clunks, and it does not use any oil between changes.

The bike is thirsty if ridden hard, but economical if ridden responsibly.

Have added a small fairing to reduce buffeting, but have found that the seat becomes very uncomfortable after about 2 hours - simple to fix. Buy a seat pad and wear a kidney belt and do a thousand ks in a day. Would buy another one, but with servicing, I think this bike will see me out.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2014

2008 Suzuki GSX1400

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

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

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

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

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