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★★★★★

“recent purchase of 2002 Volusia”

Written on: 22/11/2013

Have only owned this bike for a month now. Bought it used with 3000 miles. So far I love the bike, the ride and style is excellent. Have not yet taken any long rides but will be soon. Plenty of power on the highway still had plenty at 80mph. One thing I did notice be careful when stopped the kickstand wants to fold up nearly dropped the bike. Be sure you are in gear and try for level ground. Have had lots of bikes never had this problem… Read Full Review

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“82K Strong!”

Written on: 01/08/2013 by Mgo2l (1 review written)

I am the second owner of a 2002 vl800 with, yes, 82,000 km... Still smooth, flawless, absolutely NO issues, reliable, and great commuter bike, or long rides with lots of public appeal...this is a Classic workhorse with appeal...the quality for the price you cannot surpass...Yes it sounds like an angry sewing machine but open up the pipes to get the classic rumble and you will be hooked... … Read Full Review

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“2002 Suzuki Volusia”

Written on: 27/04/2013 by aBill4U2C (1 review written)

I would highly recommend this bike for a 1st timer that you will not outgrown quickly. It looks and runs like a cruiser bike twice the size. It is a 805cc (50 cubic inches) with a 5 speed transmission, drive shaft, water cooled & very reliable. It has a very low center of gravity with great balance. It handles with a passenger very well. It has an off set crank pin without power robbing counter balancer's as one reason for the power and nice V-twin sound. There is no reserve switch, but has a… Read Full Review

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“2004 Suzuki Volusia...outstanding bike”

Written on: 30/06/2012 by deano502000 (1 review written)

I have a 2004 Volusia which I purchased just over a year ago...it had 49,000 kms on it. I thought the engine was noisy so I took it in and got the valves reset, but the engine noise was the same. later I ran into another person with a Boulevard 800 and the engine sounded the same, so I guess that is what they sound like. My bike (2004) was the last year of carburation, changed to the Boulevard and fuel injection in 2005, but I have had no problems with the carb set up, which is a single carb… Read Full Review

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“Have completed 3 long distance challenges on my...”

Written on: 10/08/2010

Have completed 3 long distance challenges on my velusia. 1000 miles in 24hrs / 1500 miles in 36hrs and the last one 1732 in 36 hrs. Excellent performance from the bike. total reliability. Comfortable ride, even for all those hours in the saddle did not suffer rider fatigue, aching arms or painfull back - time lowing, could have ridden another 1000 miles.
Value for money bike, with good handling, Excellent quality build and the V twin engine never misses a beat. If you want a bike, that is good… Read Full Review

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Eariii's Comment

Written on: 14/04/2012

Would like to hear back from this guy and see how the bike is serving him now.
Long distance is exactly what I am looking to buy a bike for. I've been concerned that the 800 is not big enough????????

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★★★★★

“This bike sounds, looks and feels like a Harley Fatboy...”

Written on: 29/04/2010

This bike sounds, looks and feels like a Harley Fatboy but costs about 1/4 as much. Love this bike!!!… Read Full Review

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“Absolutly chuffed to bits. Love it. Handles s dream,...”

Written on: 03/03/2010

Absolutly chuffed to bits. Love it. Handles s dream, comfortable, easy to ride, reliable and responsive. Riden and owned many types of bikes over past 27 years. But, this ticks all the boxes. I like the classic smooth styling and the big look without the weight. Thing is, there are so many accessories you can individualise to your own style and tastes. The wife hates it!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Its hard to find anything wrong with this bike, in...”

Written on: 22/01/2010 by Sleeping Deeply (1 review written)

Its hard to find anything wrong with this bike, in fact there isnt anything wrong with the bike. Just buy one.
I have had loads of bikes over the last 20 years from passing my test and having a GSX 750, through CBR 600's, an R1 a couple of cruisers & a few trials bikes. This is a great bike.
It handles very well round corners, gets plenty of admiring looks fantastic for both long and short journeys.
P.S. The missus likes it too, loves going to Flamingo Land on it when the kids are at school 90… Read Full Review

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“Just picked up a 2002 volusia 800 from an older...”

Written on: 27/06/2009 by nirom (1 review written)

Just picked up a 2002 volusia 800 from an older gentleman that purchase the next larger model from Suzuki. I've been out just a few time because of bad weather, but I can tell I've picked up a gem of a bike. He's made the upgrades that alot of people do suggest, a mustang seat , full windshield and floor boards, this makes for an enjoyable riding experience. I've been very pleased with the exceleration from the shaft drive, handling and it's weight, it's got that the big bike feel. Looking… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 is good all the way..”

Written on: 19/05/2009

The Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 is good all the way… Read Full Review

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“If you have the chance to own one of these Suzuki...”

Written on: 03/03/2009

If you have the chance to own one of these Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 bike's I say do so you will enjoy every minute that you are on it. This v-twin has the look the feel of a true road machine. If you like the look of a H-D but don't have that kind of cash you can own one of these bikes for about half of what you would pay for a H-D!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great bike overall... Everything is good... gel in the...”

Written on: 06/11/2008

Great bike overall... Everything is good... gel in the seat from factory would have been good guess they could pay more attention to the needs of the rider… Read Full Review

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“I've ridden many similar bikes over the years, but the...”

Written on: 01/09/2008 by islandweber (1 review written)

I've ridden many similar bikes over the years, but the Suzuki Volusia sits and rides like a good American. More bang for the buck, not many accessories, but that's a good thing, no money pit!… Read Full Review

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“The Suzuki Volusia was test driven by myself some days...”

Written on: 30/07/2008 by ghostbiker (13 reviews written)

The Suzuki Volusia was test driven by myself some days ago.
I found the bike very good. Good fuel range say 150. Gear change was faultless but when you have to stop then you knock 1st gear to go it takes a bit long to go. The revs are around 3500 for it to take off from stop. But on the run it goes well smooth very smooth. With no snatch from the shaft drive. Also footboards help on it relaxed. Long rides, handle bars very laid wide but perfect.
Yep go for it. if you dont want something heavy… Read Full Review

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“As an older rider it suits me. I am a cruiser not a...”

Written on: 11/01/2008

As an older rider it suits me. I am a cruiser not a peg scraper.
Not the most exciting bike in the world compared to my previous bikes but I do enjoy it. I scraped the pegs a lot the first few times out until I learned not to lean too much..

The wind blast at speed is a pain but I plan to fit a screen… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Most 'cruisers' don't handle worth a darn, this Suzuki...”

Written on: 02/05/2006 by scoot (1 review written)

Most 'cruisers' don't handle worth a darn, this Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 is an exception with really excellent handling. Very economical, I get 50 mpg. It's comfortable to ride over a long distance without frequent stops & the handlebars & rear view mirrors are free of vibration. As a point of interest it's actually longer than a Harley Davidson Electra Glide! I love this bike!… Read Full Review

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270597_Ward Everaardt's Response to scoot's Review

Written on: 12/12/2006

You are right! It also looks like the Harley Fatboy with those fantastic 50s retro features but to me looks just more stylish ..... regards ward everaardt..... wards sensational suzuki

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★★★★★

“Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 2002 model. Almost 10k mi.,...”

Written on: 16/01/2006 by Mickeldee (1 review written)

Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 2002 model. Almost 10k mi., now, and loving it. Of course one always wants something bigger and better, but, during this model year, I don't believe you could get more bang for your cruiser buck. A 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad will probably be the next bike for me… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have owned the Volusia for 4 months and i find it a...”

Written on: 08/08/2005 by teluk (27 reviews written)

I have owned the Volusia for 4 months and i find it a pleasure to ride. It is comfortable, handles well, good fuel consumption (I managed 55 to 56 mpg on a run), plenty of extras to customise it and always attracts attention when riding or parked up.
The plastic fenders and panels keep the weight down and also the rust!

One fault I did find with this bike is the footstand, at first I thought it was just inexperience as I have only been riding bikes approximately 5 years. The stand does not… Read Full Review

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Teluk's Response to teluk's Review

Written on: 22/08/2006

I have now owned this bike for 1.5 years and still love it! My review points out the footstand as a problem but leaving it in gear stops any chances of it rolling off the stand. The bike has started first time- every time but does not like the cold mornings and needs the choke for a few minutes.
<br/>The bike could benefit from more responsive brakes but you allow for this.
<br/>Maintenance is quite easy even though the tank and seat have to come off to change the plugs and water but this is no major problem and only takes 10 minutes.
<br/>Overall this bike is great and the only thing i would change is the exhaust system which lacks the rumble of a big cruiser!

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★★★★★

“Overall this Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 Motorcycle is good...”

Written on: 28/04/2005 by biker4 (1 review written)

Overall this Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 Motorcycle is good value for anybody's money, ideal bike for small and tall people alike, can be individualzied to your own spec. Suzuki parts are very expensive, pays to shop around you'll find what you are looking for and normally cheaper than Suzuki parts. Pity that there is no automatic choke. That said it sounds and looks good overall a great bike for me, looking to keep it for years to come… Read Full Review

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“I bought this Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 bike in 2003. I...”

Written on: 26/04/2005 by mcoe (2 reviews written)

I bought this Suzuki Volusia VL800K3 bike in 2003. I have owned many other motorcycles both smaller and larger in displacement. This bike is an outstanding value and an outstanding motorcycle. It may not have the power to rip the handlebars out of your grip if you crank too much throttle but it will run with the big boys all day long and easily out corner them. This bike inspires confidence and I have laid this bike over so far the pegs were grinding and the bike never lost its cool.

It is… Read Full Review

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