2004 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder from New Zealand
Very good value for money cruiser
I have only had this 1400 Intruder (I call it the Tokyo tractor) for a short time, but I really like the looks, the stump pulling grunt, and it gets good fuel mileage. The fuel tank could be bigger, as after 100 to 120 miles I am looking for gas.
In the time I have had the bike, nothing has gone wrong with it.
I find it a really comfortable bike to cruise on.
My wife thinks my Honda CBR1100 Blackbird is more comfortable to be a pillion passenger on. I will not be selling my Honda.
When I bought the bike it had a "Spitfire" windscreen, but there was so much noise coming off this that I soon binned the screen. The bike looks better without it as well.
The bike handles well for a cruiser.
Wind and big vehicles travelling in the opposite direction do not upset this bike much.
To sum up, I think it's a very good bike...
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2014
15th Dec 2014, 07:12
I have now had the Tokyo tractor for 10 months, and I still really enjoy it.
. I see some people mention pinging, pinking or rattly motor. My local Suzuki dealer put different jets in the carbs and that has made it run real smooth, and no back firing on a trailing throttle. The original factory settings are too lean...