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Suzuki VZ1600/M95 Marauder/Boulevard
model history
2004—


I have put tried to tell the Suzuki VZ 1600 Marauder/Boulevard model history on this page as I know it. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.

Suzuki 2004More Suzuki models from 2004
2004 Suzuki year code: K4


This type of bikes are called Custom bikes in Sweden, Cruisers in the UK. I don't know which one is more accurate name, personally I think none of them are really good words to describe the Marauder 1600.

By calling a bike Custom I think of a custom built bike with a personal touch. What's personal about a bike that not just looks like another bike model - it also shares most of its components! Suzuki's new VZ1600 Marauder is actually the same bike as Kawasaki's VN1600 Mean Streak. Only some cosmetic details like brand and model logos, the headlight, the air filter cover and the rear fender are different, the rest of the bike is the same.

The Marauder 1600 is the first result of the co-operation between Suzuki and Kawasaki. It is unquestionably cheaper to share the cost of designing and building a brand new motorcycle model but it certainly makes one wonder. I want to see unique - and great - models. It's hard to be a proud owner of a Suzuki, if the guy next door, owning a Kawasaki, has the same thing.

Apart from the big Marauder, another similar project, has already seen the day of light (It's the end of March 2004 when I write this). Kawasaki's KLV1000 is actually a slightly disquised Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom.

I hope this kind of sharing of the models can result to lower prices for the spare parts, the price tags for the motorcycles are not partically low. Isn't it for it's all about - keeping the prices low?
'04 VZ1600 MarauderVZ 1600 Marauder 2004
Overall Length: 2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Wheelbase: 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight: 290 kg (637 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 1552 cc V-twin, SOHC, 8 valves. 73 hp (54kW)/ 5,300 rpm, 125 Nm / 2,800 rpm.

'04 VZ1600 MarauderVZ 1600 Marauder 2004
Overall Length: 2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Wheelbase: 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight: 290 kg (637 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 1552 cc V-twin, SOHC, 8 valves. 73 hp (54kW)/ 5,300 rpm, 125 Nm / 2,800 rpm.

'04 VZ1600 MarauderVZ 1600 Marauder 2004
Overall Length: 2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Wheelbase: 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight: 290 kg (637 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 1552 cc V-twin, SOHC, 8 valves. 73 hp (54kW)/ 5,300 rpm, 125 Nm / 2,800 rpm.


2004 VZ1600 Marauder specifications

Engine: 1552cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves
Bore Stroke: 102.0 x 95mm
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Fuel System: Fuel injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Overall Length: 2410mm (94.9 in.)
Overall Width: 850mm (33.5 in.)
Overall Height: 1100mm (43.3 in.)
Seat Height: 700mm (27.6 in.)
Wheel Base: 1705mm (67.1 in.)
Ground Clearance: 125mm (5.0 in.)
Dry Weight: 290kg (637 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Twin shock, air-adjustable preload, 4-way adjustable rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 130/70-R17
Tires Rear: 170/60-R17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Colors: Black, Blue

Suzuki 2005More Suzuki models from 2005
2005 Suzuki year code: K5


For 2005, all the Suzuki Intruder and Marauder models got new model names. They were all gathered under the new Boulevard family name. Also, the model names were altered so that the bikes sold in America got their model names by cubic inches instead of cubic centimeters.

The VZ1600 Marauder was now called VZ1600 Boulevard in Europe and M95 Boulevard in USA. I'd guess Suzuki didn't make these changes just to make my life miserable but it causes some problems; It will take me a while before I have made new model history pages for all the new Boulevard models and have collected them under a new Boulevard category...

The only changes for the 2005, except for the name, were adding s new color (XB3) and changing the front brake caliper to radial-mount 4-piston type.

'05 Suzuki M95 VZ1600 BoulevardM 95 / VZ 1600 Marauder 2005
Overall Length: 2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Wheelbase: 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight: 290 kg (637 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 1552 cc V-twin, SOHC, 8 valves. 73 hp (54kW)/ 5,300 rpm, 125 Nm / 2,800 rpm.

'05 Suzuki M95 VZ1600 BoulevardM 95 / VZ 1600 Marauder 2005
Overall Length: 2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Wheelbase: 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight: 290 kg (637 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 1552 cc V-twin, SOHC, 8 valves. 73 hp (54kW)/ 5,300 rpm, 125 Nm / 2,800 rpm.

'05 Suzuki VZ1600 BoulevardM 95 / VZ 1600 Marauder 2005
Overall Length: 2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Overall Width: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Overall Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Wheelbase: 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight: 290 kg (637 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 1552 cc V-twin, SOHC, 8 valves. 73 hp (54kW)/ 5,300 rpm, 125 Nm / 2,800 rpm.



Suzuki 2006More Suzuki models from 2006
2006 Suzuki year code: K6

Suzuki 2007More Suzuki models from 2007
2007 Suzuki year code: K7



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