6 Things You Need To Know About The Suzuki Intruder Bobber
A number of motorcycles hit the market in the past here decades. This was due to the demand of the motorcycles belonging to several categories. During this period the craze for motorcycles grew larger and since this was the period before the boon of cars, those periods did see a variety of bikes. Understanding the demand all the major players in the motorcycle world came up with new products every now and then. One of the major brands in this sector is the company, Suzuki.
Suzuki launched the Suzuki Intruder Bobber which belonged to the category of the cruiser motorcycles. This was manufactured by the company during the years 1985 to 2005. Following the year 2005, the Suzuki Intruder Bobber was replaced by Boulevard range. Still, in parts of Europe, the Suzuki Intruder Bobber name is kept unchanged in certain models. This motorcycle has the V-twin engines which have 4-strokes.
The Suzuki Intruder Bobber was introduced in North America. Initial models were the Intruder 700 and the Intruder 1400 where this was a 1360cc machine. The size was made low in order to accommodate the projected 45% US import tariff in the case of imported bikes. There was the introduction of the larger bikes which were produced to compete with the Harley 1640 cc Evolution models along with the Japanese bikes like the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500.
The import limit was set at 750ccs in the place of 700 in consideration to US tariff which was passed into the law. In order to join the competition, the Suzuki launched the Suzuki Intruder Bobber made to be a 750. This was in the market until the year 1991. In the year 1992, the Suzuki Intruder Bobber was changed where the engine was made larger along with a larger radiation. The forks were also made larger in order to accommodate with the larger engine.
The particular model with these features kept going on the market till the year 2004. There was only one notable change in Suzuki where the engine was painted black in the year 1999. In the year 2005, the company decided to launch the cruiser models with the ‘Boulevard' name. This was an effort made to make it sound less like the ‘Japanese crotch rocket' and more favorable for American cruiser buyers. The models of the Suzuki Intruder Bobber which is the sports vs Intruder 800 and VS1400 Intruder were changed into the ‘Boulevard S50’ and ‘Boulevard S83’. Basically here the cubic centimeter names were being changed with the engine displacement in cubic inches.
There was an addition of a plastic fake air cleaner on the side of the engine. This was to hold the toolkit which was formerly stored in the sissy bar. The mechanics are however the same. The parts were also swapped between the Intruder 800 to S50. There was this exception of the fake air cleaner which is screwed to threaded holes present in blocks cast, into the cooling fins which is present in the cylinders. This was absent in Intruder 800.