1997 Suzuki VS800
No major issues, but would pass on the bike if I ran across it again
Valve adjustments needed, carb sync, oil changes, tires.
Would become unstable at 100 mph. Acceleration was good. Front tire was a 21 inch laced wheel, was good for looks, bad for handling.
I rode it from NC. to CA, no problems, always fired up and ran, but I didn't care for the bike. It needed the valve adjustment too often, the cost was $300.00 for the adjustment. The carbs needed to be synced, and after the first valve adjust and sync, the bike never ran smoothly. It loped and ran rough. Mechanics would cringe at the thought of working on it for some reason. They hated the cramped engine access they would comment.
I owned a GZ 250 and loved it, but hated this upgrade from the GZ. I was not overall pleased with the bike.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2011