Suzuki VS800 Review from United Kingdom

2003 Suzuki VS800

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Most recent distance22300 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX250


Fantastic value for money


Brakes went spongy after the first 14000 miles. This seems to be a common fault across the Intruder range.

After 18000 miles, the seat started to break up and the fenders rusted up, but then I'm in Scotland where the road salt is bad every year, so if you ride it every day of the year, sun or snow, you've got to expect rust.

General Comments:

Excellent motorcycle for the vertically challenged person (short). It's well weighted and can even ride well in the snow!

The tank is a bit small, so look for a petrol station around 115 miles, but then your rear end is looking for a rest by then also.

Loads of torque for the best of times and the worst.

A genuine good buy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2009

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review