5 Essential Infos About The Suzuki S40 Bobber
There are different variants of motorcycles made by different motorcycle giants. Each company along with each model of its own does have their own enthusiasts and fan base. While there are clubs and organizations to promote specific brands of motorcycle some does encourage promoting the love for bikes and riding. One motorcycle which is part of the motorcycle giants in the industry and which has a standard fan base is the S40 Bobber. The S40 Bobber which is primarily known as the Suzuki Boulevard S40 is basically a lightweight cruiser motorcycle.
The S40 Bobber is from the Suzuki Motor Corporation, which was intended to cater for the Japanese domestic market. This was then exported to places like North America, New Zealand and even places like Chile along with a few other countries. The S40 Bobber saw its sale starting on the continent of Australia from the period of January 2015. This was the first time the motorcycle was made available in the country when considering the 4-speed LS650 which was made available in the period of 1980s.
The S40 Bobber was both manufactured and marketed as Savage in the years of 1986 to 2004. By the time of 2005, slight improvements were made in the name of the bike which was finally made to be Boulevard S40. When considering the case of LS650 it did stay the same except for some slight changes here and there. This mainly included some cosmetic changes were a 5-speed transmission was seen to be getting into the place of a 4 speed one in the year 1993. This motorcycle had its weight to be around 173 kgs. The said motorcycle was promoted by the Suzuki Company as the entry-level model for the cruise line category.
This bike was the perfect one for shorter rides mainly because of its seat height, which was only 28 inches and was also complemented with a flatter handlebar. Suzuki did manufacture its first cruiser model in the year 1986 which was the LS650 Savage. This year did witness other competitors to it. One was the Kawasaki Vulcan 400 entry-level cruiser which came up with a V-Twin engine. Another was the Vulcan 500 LTD which had parallel-twin engines in it and came along the period of 1990. This category did witness another motorcycle which had a shaft drive in the place of the chain or belt final drive is the Yamaha Virago 535.
The motorcycle giant Honda also joined the race by releasing the Shadow VLX which came with a 583 cc V-twin which was seen in the market by 1988. Talking about the performance of the S40 it did have a 40's engine which is 652 cc and along came the four-stroke, air-cooled option which was accompanied by a single overhead camshaft power plant. This was incorporated with the cylinder head design which was initially used in the GSX series motorcycle engines of Suzuki Company. This particular engine does have a balance shaft with an output of 31 horsepower.