1997 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder
Good size, manueverability, power, smoothness and load size
Regular maintenance is the only expense I have had with this motorcycle: tires, battery, a chain, brake pads and tune ups.
The motorcycle has been on multiple long trips of one to two thousand miles. I have added a fairing with driving lights, a travel trunk with park lights, and saddle bags with park lights.
The Suzuki cruises with much bigger bikes and in most cases will accelerate or pass right with them. The Marauder would pull the front wheel off the ground if the engine was throttled up close to the limiter before the clutch was released, before the addition of the traveling accessories. The seat was uncomfortable on a long ride or trip until I added a driver's backrest. I would like to have a better seat and I wish there was a complete exhaust system available for the 1997-1998 Marauder 800, instead of a slip-on muffler.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2017