Written on: 19/11/2012
Come back to bikes in my 40's did my CBT same day got my Intruder a 99 y reg. best thing i ever did if they had made the Intruder back in my teen days i would never have go into car's. it had 20000 on it when i got it this year (2012) i have put a load more on. still start's first time some have said about the cold start's i find cover the engine there not a fan of the cold ;) . one said they get averaging 79/83 mpg i have universal turnout exhaust with extra baffles. still get that big... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2012
We have owned this bike in the family for 6 years and I have personally ridden it for the last 2. It's a great looking little cruiser, ideal as a first bike - I actually passed my practical test on it instead of a school bike. Its economical, averaging 79/83 mpg, costs me less than £100 a year to insure and costs £16 a year to tax!! I ride this bike in all weathers, it needs a good clean after riding in the rain a few times, but after 6 years and just over 10,000 miles it still looks... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2012 by puddlehopper (3 reviews written)
I have owned and ridden my Intruder for the last 2yrs it is a 1999 model i bought for 1000 with 13000 miles/kms on the clock. i bought this bike because i wanted to do my test without paying direct access costs i was looking for a 125 cg or gn or whatever that was A2 catagory and this was all i could find in my price range that wasnt knackered lol i really didnt want a cruiser as i didnt like the laid back position being used to crossers and trails, HOWEVER I WAS WRONG lol ride and... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2012
Owned my Intruder now for a couple of months and 2,000 mies.The bike is a joy to ride,great riding position you go a long way without feeling tired and if you like cruising there is nothing touches the bike.Superb on fuel and performance and with excellant build quality this machine is value for money.My last bike was a Kymco Hipster which I thought was descent and was recommended by my CBT instructer but it It is no where near the quality of the Suzuki VL Intruder.Ifyou are going to join... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2011 by Blunder (1 review written)
SUZUKI INTRUDER 125 K2. I am 47 years old, 5' 10" tall around 14 stone and first time biker. I have a 31" inside leg and the bike feels comfortable and I appreciate the fact that you can get both your feet on the ground and have a stretch at lights etc. In my 47 years I have probably spent around 15 minutes on a motorbike which was in my teens and I remember crashing that one. Considering my age and only holding my CBT for a few days I wasn't really concerned about speed and I don't fancy... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2011 by Rumpleproofskin (2 reviews written)
Right, I've ridden and lived with both the Suzuki Marauder 125 and my new bike, the Suzuki Intruder 125. So what's the difference? Mechanically and cosmetically, a lot. The Marauder has a single cylinder and the Intruder two cylinders – a V-twin. The Intruder has a lot more chrome and looks a lot better for it – more like a proper cruiser. The riding positions of the two seem very similar, though on the Marauder my crotch was nearer the tank. I think the Intruder seat is also a little... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2011
I bought the bike as soon as I passed my CBT and never really looked back as I've never had any issues with it. It is a very reliable and beautiful bike and amazes people when they find out it's only a 125cc engine. Everything mentioned above is what you come to expect from the Suzuki brand.
And don't be mistaken to think it's only a commuter. I have been on a number of 200-300 ride out days and it's all been taken in it's stride. If you're interested in the bike, go for it, you won't... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2011
A great looking bike and quick despite the weight. Will attract lots of welcome attention from bikers and pedestrians alike. WARNING This bike suffers from a seriously naff choke system, if it's cold enough to need the choke to start it don't bother as all carb problems from this bike stem from the choke not disengaging properly (rusty/seized cables usually). If you get one, leave it home in winter and enjoy it as it was meant to be (cruising in the sun) (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2011
I took my cbt in November 2010 never having ridden a bike before and I won't see 50 again so I am a late starter. Have ridden it twice and totally love it. There is a problem with the side-stand cut-out switch which was causing it to stall but this has now been isolated. Can't wait to get back on and take my test so the L plates can come off. Gave it 4 stars for reliability because I am sure she will be fine now. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2010
VL125 Is a great bike! I wanted something solid as I am a big bloke and felt like a drum on a pe when I sat on a Yahmaha 125...
It looks good but most importantly it runs really well. Does not like cold mornings so you have to keep the battery fully charged if you are going to lay her up for anymore than a week.
The only problem that I have with the bike is the very small mirrors but easily solver with a surf on E-bay.
I got this bike 3 weeks after completing my CBT and I will... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2010
ive had my suzuki vl125 intruder for 7 months and ive never been bored of it. it looks amazing due to the big bike look and the v twin engine. thing is with this bike it can be abit hard keeping it nice and clean if using it as a work horse like im doing. but still looks brilliant with a layer of dust. In the first month i had a little trouble with the carb but got that sorted out and ive never had a problem since. and as far as winter is concerned, ive never had a problem i had to keep my... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
very good bike especialy for a 125cc easy to maintain and customize if wish to. i would recomend this bike to anyone (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010 by jumboecho (1 review written)
Purchased about 3 mths ago from A & D Motorcycles in North Wales for £1200. Love it to bits, 65-70mph on the A55 (flat surface) 50-55 up hill. Great on juice about (100mpg), still a shock to the system filling her up for under 10. Bike looks great, I bought some front chrome engine bars, sissy and rest for the back and about to purchase some panniers, which also include chrome bars making the bike look even bigger. I would recommend her (Suzi) to anyone looking to start getting into bikes. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2010
i bought the intruder vl 125 last year as i wanted a bike that would fit my frame i'm 17stone and this bike looked great for a learner anyways it ran fine until winter then started to stall whenever i got near traffic lights and had to come down the gears wouldn't start back up straight away i had to wait by the side of the road till it was ready to go again about 2-3 mins i put it into a well known bike garage and after about 3 days got a call to pick it up problem solved and was not... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2009
This is the best Suzuki VL 125 learner legal cruiser shape bike on the market - I love mine to pices! (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009 by royski (1 review written)
bought the Suzuki VL 125 intruder brand new 2005 had`nt been on a bike in 30 years wanted to get some confidence back before moving up to larger bike but of the same type.Only let me down once in three years and that was my fault left fuel valve on prime,but once sorted all ok,sold it last year big mistake its a great little bike im 6ft 3inches and eighteen stone and still did`nt look out of place and got 60mph plus out of it thoroughly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009 by gingerpwebs (1 review written)
i've had a couple of yamaha rdlc &yps 350's and i got a 2003 Suzuki VL 125 Intruder intruder 125 for work and i have ridden it once tonight for 30 mins and it is as much fun as my 2 stroke wheelie machines its fantastic like sitting on my sofa with a big fan going i want a big intruder now !!! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2009
I solved the carb freezing problem on this bike! This bike has been a brilliant all round bike, I have ridden it for nearly 2 years now, and it can still put a smile on my face, its a year 2000 and I have modded it with a set of slash cuts and some crash bars only costing 60 pound for the exhausts and bars in total. This bike will happily pull up to 60mph and handles like a dream for a 125cc, looks like a real winner and turns plenty of heads. And you can also give those street racers a run... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2008
Had one of these for a few weeks now, first bike. Its a really comfortable ride, looks good and runs well (most of the time) but it can be a nightmare in the winter to get started and keep running. Having a problem atm, won't start half the time, barely reaches 30mph and struggles to keep at 30. Stalls if I go into first gear to stop at traffic lights etc. Before this it was running great. Lovely bike to ride. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2008 by mercedeswagon
Great little bike. Picked a 2000 model up for £700 I have no problems with the bike.
Excellent commuter bike for older riders and a great first REAL bike for learners. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008 by mjennings (1 review written)
What can I say that bike does all the talking for you great looks, so much comfort and smooth as hell to ride. Overall I would never get rid of the bike now i know how gd it feels to ride. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
Good solid build. I bought a 4 year old model, and could have got a new Chinese import for less, but I wanted the reliability of a Japanese bike. Looks better as well. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008 by oldsKOOLdaz (1 review written)
I bought one of these new in November '07 and loved every minuite on the bike.
As a new rider I took to is straight away and quickly gained confidence. Un fortunatly the bike was written off in March after some nob decided to u-turn in fron of me without any warning!
Now I've been paid compo I'm getting a new one again and I can't wait!
A lovely machine (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2008 by dan170281
The Suzuki Intruder is a fantastic bike, i've got a 1999 version and was (up untill now) doing great, but now it needs new parts (as does anything after 9 years) but can i find these parts anywhere? the awnser is NO! I need new parts for my carburetor or maybe a whole new one- I think I have more chance my nan passing one through her backside before I can get one, and don't think of doing any work yourself because I think they run out of ink before printing any workshop manuals for it... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2008
This is a good every day bike parts cost too much and the starter motor packs up to soon my dad 23 year old bike still starts on the first push of the button my 5 year old biks starter motor dont even turn over. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2007
Great bike and will comfortably run at 50/60 mph will hit 70/75 but is a little unsteady due to the smaller wheels than the bigger engine equivalents. Winter can be a pain due to the carb freezing but Silolene will make it run a little better but will still need you to keep the revs up to prevent stalling. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2007 by Rooben (1 review written)
An amazing bike, I brought this Suzuki VL 125 Intruder just a couple of months ago and I'm in love. The looks are impeccable and its quite punchy for a 125 reaching 80 odd MPH, although it hasn't got the strongest top end theres plenty of power there when you wanna give it some and get away. Handles well and will happily do long journeys, i often commute from Ipswich to Southwold and have had no problems. The v-twin engine and the chromed exhaust (I've got the "two into one" model) make it... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by KRAG87 (1 review written)
This is my first bike and have been riding it for a year now. It's a great bike as it looks good and can reach a decent speed. I used to travel from London to Ipswich every other weekend on the bike and it was a comfortable journey. I am doing my test soon so I can carry a pillion and I intend to keep it for another year because I like it so much! I also used it to commute and it is great for filtering because people tended to move out of the way which I'm sure they don't for scooters.... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2004 by wizard69 (1 review written)
Bought a Suzuki VL 125 Intruder earlier this year for the wife who had only got one of those 'twist & go' things! She was really impressed with the big bike look and all the chrome. Although it's only a 125 it gets plenty of heads turning and nods from other passing bikers.
The exhaust noise is a little quiet but saying that it was soon solved with a set of 'flatpipes' attached to the rear half of the exhaust. Now I can really, and I mean really wake up the neighbours and make the windows... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2004 by chappers2k (1 review written)
Wow, is what I first said when my mate rode round on his Suzuki VL 125 Intruder 125, after that, all I wanted was one of these! Its much better than the 2-smoke wanna be superbikes around as it has much more street presence, looks an well, anything can sound better eh? It may look like a big tourqeie bike, but the power in this bike is quite a way up the rev range, so to get a lot of speed/acceleration your gonna have to gun it a little, but sayin that, if you want speed, your not gonna buy... (read more)