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Specification for Suzuki VL 125 Intruder

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Overall Length: 2,240 mm
Overall Width: 880 mm
Overall Height: 1,110 mm
Wheelbase: 1,520 mm
Ground Clearance: 150 mm
Seat Height: 685 mm
Dry Mass: 140 kg
Fuel Capacity: 12 litres

ENGINE:
Engine Type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, 65 degree V-twin, SOHC
Bore x Stroke: 44 x 40.9 mm
Max Power: 13.3 PS (9.8 Kw) @ 10,500 rpm
Max Torque: 9.8 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Piston Displacement: 124 cc
Compression Ratio: 10.3 : 1
Carburettor: Mikuni BDS26
Lubrication: Wet sump

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:
Ignition Type: Digital electronic
Starter System: Electric

TRANSMISSION:
Clutch: Wet multi plate
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Drive System: Chain

CHASSIS:
Front Suspension: Conventional, oil damped, coil-sprung telescopic
Rear Suspension: Twin shock absorber, adjustable spring preload
Rake/Trail: 31.7 degrees / 120 mm
Front Brake: Single piston caliper, 275 mm single disc
Rear Brake: 130 mm drum
Front Tyre: 90/90-18
Rear Tyre: 130/90-15

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★★★★★

“Suzuki Intruder ”

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 bike… Read Full Review

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Naomijr's Comment

Written on: 28/04/2013

ive still got my L plates, had a few ask why im riding such a big bike with l plates on

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★★★★☆

“Suzuki Intruder VL125”

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 Full Review

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“The suzuki VL 125 intruder is a very underated bike ”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Top quality Japanese performer and that,s no word of a...”

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 the… Read Full Review

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“this bike rules”

Written on: 11/01/2012 by emo-biker (1 review written)

i love this bike to bits, its amazing in every way, for a 125cc cruiser it goes pretty kool, runs smooth and i love the sound too, i have owned it for 5 month im only 17 and for a first bike its pretty much spot on :D… Read Full Review

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“Suzuki Intruder 125 K2”

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 my… Read Full Review

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Bosenceman's Response to Blunder's Review

Written on: 10/09/2011

just a question ....can you do a c.b.t on a 500cc in this country????/


kind regards bosenceman

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Guest's Response to Blunder's Review

Written on: 03/05/2012

are you ready for selling it yet cos I'm interested :0D

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★★★★★

“Brilliant bike for commuting and cruising”

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 lower… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought the bike as soon as I passed my CBT and never...”

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 be… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A great looking bike and quick despite the weight....”

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 Full Review

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Naomijr's Comment

Written on: 30/04/2013

im having trouble with the choke on my intruder. do you know best way to solve it?

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★★★★★

“I took my cbt in November 2010 never having ridden a...”

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 Full Review

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“VL125 Is a great bike! I wanted something solid as I...”

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 give… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“ive had my suzuki vl125 intruder for 7 months and ive...”

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 bike… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“very good bike especialy for a 125cc easy to maintain...”

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 Full Review

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“Purchased about 3 mths ago from A & D Motorcycles in...”

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 Full Review

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Csel's Response to jumboecho's Review

Written on: 21/01/2012

Hi
Can you please tell me where you got the sissy bar from for this, can't find them anywhere.
Thanks

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★★☆☆☆

“i bought the intruder vl 125 last year as i wanted a...”

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 cheap… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This is the best Suzuki VL 125 learner legal cruiser...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“bought the Suzuki VL 125 intruder brand new 2005...”

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 Full Review

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“i've had a couple of yamaha rdlc &yps 350's and i got...”

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 Full Review

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M00Nrider's Response to gingerpwebs's Review

Written on: 25/09/2012

You have owned the bike for ONE day, you rode it for HALF AN HOUR, ... you state ...Bad Points: "is there any ? i'll let you no if i find one" ..... and yet you mark it down on 'Reliability' Forgive me but, .... at what point did it LET YOU DOWN????

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“I solved the carb freezing problem on this bike! This...”

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 for… Read Full Review

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Dodi 2009's Comment

Written on: 15/01/2009

How do you solve the carb freezing problem? I too have a problem in winter. Otherwise a great bike, looks the business!
<br/>Love it, when it goes.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 30/05/2012

hey, would you mind letting you know where you got the slash cuts from?
Cheers

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★★★★☆

“Had one of these for a few weeks now, first bike. Its...”

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 Full Review

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Wild Hog's Comment

Written on: 10/02/2009

Hi there,<br/>I revently bought a 2006 intruder and am having problems with the engine cutting out, did u manage to find any way of solving your problems with your bike??<br/>Cheers,<br/>Will

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