2003 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder from United States of America


Good handling bike if you have good tires and make sure the neck bolt is tight below the handle bars


Nothing has gone wrong with it yet... been a good bike. I have 2 Honda's in the garage.. older bikes, but are good ones.

General Comments:

This Suzuki Marauder is a cool bike, I like it a lot, & have gotten a lot of positive comments on the looks and sound...

The only complaint I have is at higher RPMs near (65 mph), the motor seems to over work! And over rev.. due to the poor design of the gearing by Suzuki. So I guess I am going to change the front sprocket & rear sprocket... Also change to a high dollar chain.. o-ring. I am going up to a 16 tooth on the front, & down to a 47 tooth on the rear to see my results on the top end.. I hope this fixes my problem..?!!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd August, 2011

2nd Sep 2011, 14:49

Just curious if the sprocket changes fixed the high rev/over-rev problem you've described?

27th Jul 2013, 04:22

Hello! How does it work with the 16 tooth sprocket on the front and 47 on the rear?

19th Mar 2014, 23:34

Hi, I'm interested in how your sprocket change went? You stated you were going to change the front to 16 & the rear to 47. How did this work? OK or NOT at 60mph / 100km/h?

11th Mar 2016, 09:06

I don't know what he did, but I changed my sprockets and it helped a lot. It increased my range from 110 miles per tank to 150. My gas mileage increased to 50 MPG. I put on Vance & Hines pipes, 15 inch ape hangers and an engine guard. It is the VZ800, but it runs with the big bikes all day. I would say the only need thing that happened is when you start, it's like starting out in 2nd gear. But it has enough torque to pull right out.