Suzuki VL1500 Intruder Reviews from United States of America

2002 Suzuki VL1500 Intruder

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VT750DC Spirit

Summary:

Flat out the best 1500 V-Twin on the market!

Faults:

Safety recall for gas tank bushing had yet to be completed, so I had to get this done during the time I owned it.

General Comments:

I used a GMan Stage 3 Setup and Hard khrome pipes, so this bike knows how to get out of the way, and will easily best any Fatboy of equal size on the market.

The bike itself features a shaft drive, hydraulic valves, tubeless tires, hydraulic clutch and dual front disc brakes, so it is a relatively low maintenance bike (oil changes, clutch flush 1x per year, brake pads every 1 to 2 years).

As for the bike itself, it is extremely comfortable and reliable, as well as strong, so I have no complaints about her. Every time I ride the bike, I end up with a big smile on my face, and I'm very grateful for the quality craftsmanship that has gone into producing this fine machine!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2010

2002 Suzuki VL1500 Intruder

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 883C

Summary:

Dependable machine

Faults:

Bridgestone tires cupped early.

Rectifier stator connector got brittle.

General Comments:

The engine is bulletproof.

OEM gel seat is very comfortable.

Long wheelbase.

15" wheel accepts a 195/65-25 automobile tire very easily.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2008

2004 Suzuki VL1500 Intruder

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Distance when acquired2400 miles
Most recent distance7500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Intruder 1500

Summary:

Otherwise I like the motorcycle

Faults:

The front shakes bad when not holding onto the handlebars. This also happened to my 2001 Suzuki Intruder 1500.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2007

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews