1991 Suzuki VX800
Great all arounder. Unique style and character
The fork seals are starting to leak.
The rear disk must be made out of recycled aluminum downspouts. Very soft with deep grooves.
There are certain unmeasurables that combine to create the essence of a motorcycle.
This bike has character beyond the sum of its individual attributes.
Tourqey motor with good throttle response.
It begs for stiffer fork springs and dual disks up front.
Limited choices on aftermarket pipes.
Doesn't lend itself to performance modification, it is what it is. I generally tend to think that's a good thing.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th November, 2006
23rd Feb 2014, 02:15
Actually the VX 800 lends itself to extreme performance and especially appearance mods. I have just turned one into a serious rat/street fighter, which leaves Harley owners dribbling in their boots. All for a fraction of the price of their bikes.
22nd Jul 2014, 19:42
I have a 90 VX800 and was curious about the mods you made to yours, as I might want to update the performance or body style? I also enjoy my bike, but mostly for a daily spin around town. Good luck!