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“One of the best bikes I ever owned!”

Written on: 17/07/2014 by AdonisGibbons (1 review written)

I bought a 1985 Suzuki Madura 1200 in 1986 from the dealer and rode it for 9 years. Sold it in a moment of weakness in 1995. I have collected 3 1200 parts bikes over the last few years and have now finally found a 5500 mile survivor. I drove 800 miles to get it. It hasn't run in 15 years but has been stored inside and was still owned by the original owner. It now resides in my garage and I can't wait to get into it and get it running. I've owned at least two dozen bikes since that first Madura… Read Full Review

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“Was a KZ man”

Written on: 24/06/2014 by Willoughby66 (1 review written)

6 months ago in January I saw this 1200 madura for sale for 520 dollars or best offer.. said there was 5100 actual miles on it. So I called.. it was about 45 mils north of here in Daytona.. I found out the bike had the carbs off of it but all was there.. They was removed for cleaning.. So I bring the bike home and clen the carbs and assemble and it runs great! When I took it for a short ride up the street I could not believe the power.. and most of all the comfort.. Most comfortable bike… Read Full Review

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“Gone but not forgotten 1200 suzuki madura”

Written on: 28/12/2011 by Mr1200Madura (1 review written)

Ok when it comes to the suzuki madura 1200 Im sorry im a very pro madura person. This is a amazing bike with a super strong reliable engine and drive train. I almost hate to say this but a suzuki madura 1200 is as classy as any BMW the cadilac of motorcycles. There are now reports of maduras with over 300,000 miles on them.This does not really suprize me thou.As far as sheer speed and torque goes the v-4s maduras fit nicely between sport bikes for hauling A** and almost as much torque as… Read Full Review

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“One Problem .”

Written on: 03/09/2011

Up from the Keys in Florida on I 75 ( VACATIONING )heading North aprox. 90 Farenhieght .Did alligator ally at about a 100mph steady. 20 miles before Tampa the transfer to the drive shaft locked up solid at about 90 mph. Had a brand new rear tire on. thank god for that. It flat spotted the tire completely,[Tire is toast,] but I managed to keep the bike up and thankfully I wasn't in the midst of any traffic at that time . Skidded it off of the 2 lane interstate to the untraveled portion and un… Read Full Review

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Cruisin_N_Style's Comment

Written on: 04/06/2014

Yup sounds like the owners neglected regular maintenance on the secondary and final drive gear oil. Not a fault of the bike at all. Check and change fluids regularly!

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“Just bought this bike at a heck of a deal.Mint...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

Just bought this bike at a heck of a deal.Mint condition and never been stored outside ever.Only 27000 kms and is the 1200GLF Canadian model.Last bike I owned was a gold wing a long time ago.This is one powerful bike and am looking forwards to warm weather for sure… Read Full Review

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“ My thoughts onthis bike are many, 1st of all it is...”

Written on: 12/02/2011

My thoughts onthis bike are many, 1st of all it is reliable as reliable as names like BMW and GoldWing. You can always find little quirks tthaat could be improved, the biggest downside to this bike is its fuel range, the foot peg location is i guess for really short people the bike could for sure be lowered and the seat height could drop by 4 inches. But i dont want to sound negative, cause this is a ve3ry fine motorcycle mine has never broke down never ever. The only thing ever to go wrong… Read Full Review

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Karllohne's Comment

Written on: 05/04/2014

Why is this not a beginners bike?

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Cruisin_N_Style's Comment

Written on: 04/06/2014

Because it is very heavy, and very powerful.

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“Ive had my 1200 mudura for 2 1/2 years and totally...”

Written on: 08/10/2009

Ive had my 1200 mudura for 2 1/2 years and totally love it ,one of the best bikes Ive driven,i just wish the tank was bigger so's to hold more fuel.
this is a fast and powerful bike ,love it to death… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my Suzuki Madura 1200 for five years now...”

Written on: 26/08/2009

I have owned my Suzuki Madura 1200 for five years now (2009) and ride in all weather and pass everything on the road. I own four 1200's, a 700 and a Cavalcade, the big brother. What can I say?
Love 'em, love 'em love 'em.
I see another one on the road by chance maybe once a month if I watch carefully.
No other bike compares with the sound, power, grace and rarity.

Pro's:
AWESOME POWER, smooth, a little loud for touring; you might want earplugs, comfortable front seating.

Con's:
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“The Suzuki Madura 1200 is a really comfy bike and easy...”

Written on: 05/05/2009

The Suzuki Madura 1200 is a really comfy bike and easy to handle.
Can't wait to ride it everyday. As soon as i leave work, i pick up my keys, turn it and ride.

Also, nice look and sound.

I just love my bike… Read Full Review

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“Today, at 24 years young, these bikes are still the...”

Written on: 09/04/2009 by Sethjeboy (2 reviews written)

Today, at 24 years young, these bikes are still the most awesome bike ever built. No nore than 6000 Madura's all together were ever build by Suzuki (in two types; a 700 (698cc) and a 1200 (1165cc)
Within the two types, some minor changes have taken place;
A Californian model 1200 (emission controle) with a slightly lesser fuel capacity, the GLG version of the 1200 had a slightly different gear ratio....and a French and Canadian version with the gold spokes, these are even more rare.
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“I now own 2 bikes, a Suzuki GV 700 and a GV 1200 both...”

Written on: 08/04/2009 by Sethjeboy (2 reviews written)

I now own 2 bikes, a Suzuki GV 700 and a GV 1200 both with an age of 24 years.
I owned my first in 1991 when they were imported from the states
I will never let them go.
Never before had such a machine such an impact.
Both bikes are awesome and have plenty of power, good handling, great looks and the right "feel"… Read Full Review

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“The Suzuki Madura 1200 is a good reliable bike and...”

Written on: 22/03/2009 by Summoner (1 review written)

The Suzuki Madura 1200 is a good reliable bike and quite comfy too… Read Full Review

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“All the instruments are readily accessable. The gages...”

Written on: 07/09/2008 by Madura85 (1 review written)

All the instruments are readily accessable. The gages are a bright orange that is really soothing to the eye. My N maxima is like this and it looks sharp any time of day. There is a speed gage, an RPM gage and a fuel gage. The gear indicator is just as visible and easy to see at a glace. The dual front disk and one rear disk brake are very strong and stop the MC very quick and strong. The Madura has a great deal of power at any gear level. I was doing 70 in 6th OD gear and was surrounded by… Read Full Review

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“I have had three with no major problems other than...”

Written on: 19/06/2008

I have had three with no major problems other than rear spokes breaking with abusive burn outs… Read Full Review

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“The absolute best handling bike I have ever owned and...”

Written on: 08/06/2008 by Davepomrenke (1 review written)

The absolute best handling bike I have ever owned and these are probally in the high twennies for me. I have owned Goldwings, BSA's, Triumph, Nortons, Bridgestones, Puch, and a few other obscure polish made bikes. You want an inexpensive crotch rocket cruiser custom get a Madura… Read Full Review

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“I am going on my second year with my 85 Suzuki Madura,...”

Written on: 15/04/2008

I am going on my second year with my 85 Suzuki Madura, and I just keep on falling in love with it. The bike was built and designed for me, ha ha. I am just 26 and plan on keeping my madura forever. Hands down the best bike I have ever rode, and I ride every bike that gives ma a chance… Read Full Review

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“I owned one of these when it first came out and people...”

Written on: 13/04/2008 by lweilacher (1 review written)

I owned one of these when it first came out and people don't realize just how screaming fast these bikes were! I don't recommend exceeding 100 mph hour however I must confess this bike was amazingly smooth at 120-135mph and mine (stock) would run 150 if you wanted to go that fast. I never had any problems with the bike and I've owned about 10 bikes since the Madura and I haven't ridden anything that pound for pound even comes close to this one for performance which leads me to wonder why they… Read Full Review

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“The Suzuki Madura 1200 bike is getting older and...”

Written on: 27/08/2006 by pqb3 (1 review written)

The Suzuki Madura 1200 bike is getting older and harder to find parts for. The unofficial Madura site is a good resource but you may find yourself waiting on that hard to find part to appear before you can ride again. The Madura is an awesome classic bike with some real devoted followers. You will definitely be part of an elite and special crowd when you own one of these bikes… Read Full Review

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“I have owned a Suzuki Madura 1200 bike for 2 years and...”

Written on: 20/03/2006 by Rage (1 review written)

I have owned a Suzuki Madura 1200 bike for 2 years and I found it to be a great riding machine. It handles decent for a muscle bike, has tons of torque and 117 horsepower, and gets looks from everyone. Proper maintenance will result in a bike that will last longer than a lot of cars. Only drawbacks are you have to be careful with the throttle, as this bike is deceptively fast, and if parts break many are discontinued and hard to find… Read Full Review

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“Suzuki Madura 1200 has to be one of the most reliable...”

Written on: 04/12/2005 by rfaulk (1 review written)

Suzuki Madura 1200 has to be one of the most reliable bikes ever built. Why they stopped building after 2 years is beyond me… Read Full Review

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