Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC / Boulevard C90

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Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC
Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 LC 1.JPG
Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 1998-2004
Class Cruiser
Engine 1,462 cc (89.2 cu in) air/oil-cooled, 45° tandem V-twin
Bore / stroke 96 mm × 101 mm (3.8 in × 4.0 in)
Power 50 kW (67 hp) @ 4,800 rpm[1]
Torque 114 N·m (84 lbf·ft) @ 2,300 rpm[1]
Transmission Wet multiplate clutch, 5 speeds
Wheelbase 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Dimensions L: 2,520 mm (99.4 in)
W: 850 mm (33.3 in)
Related Suzuki VL 1400

The Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC and Boulevard C90 are cruiser motorcycles with a feet-forward riding posture, shaft drive and engine balance shafts made by Suzuki from 1998 to 2004 as the Intruder, and since 2005 as the Boulevard.[2]

After VL production ended with model year 2004, Suzuki replaced the motorcycle in its model range with the 2005 fuel-injected Boulevard C90, which is being produced as of 2013.

VL 1500 Intruder LC[edit]

The original Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC had a 680 mm (26.7 in) seat height and an underseat 13 l; 2.9 imp gal (3.5 US gal) fuel tank. Its new engine is designed to produce a claimed 50 kW (67 hp) @ 4,800 rpm, and 114 N·m (84 lbf·ft) @ 2,300 rpm torque.[1] In 2004, Suzuki added a four-way emergency flasher/high beam passing switch, multi-reflector turn signals, hydraulic valve lash adjusters, hydraulic clutch and a back-torque limiter.[1]

The VL name refers to the V-twin engine and "long" frame,[3] 1500 is the approximate metric displacement of the engine, and the LC means Legendary Classic.

Production resumed for the C90 in the 2013 model year.

Boulevard C90[edit]

Suzuki Boulevard C90
2006 Suzuki C90.jpg
Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 2005-2010, 2013-
Predecessor Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC
Class Cruiser
Engine 1,462 cc (89.2 cu in) air/oil-cooled, 45° tandem V-twin
Bore / stroke 96 mm × 101 mm (3.8 in × 4.0 in)
Power 50 kW (67 hp) @ 4,800 rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque 114 N·m (84 lbf·ft) @ 2,300 rpm (claimed)[1]
Transmission Wet multiplate clutch, 5 speeds
Wheelbase 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Dimensions L: 2,520 mm (99.4 in)
W: 850 mm (33.5 in)

In 2005, Suzuki re-branded its lineup of cruisers as its Boulevard series,[2] renaming the VL1500 the Boulevard C90. Aside from a name change and cosmetic differences, Suzuki replaced the carburetor with a new multi-hole fuel-injection system that was borrowed from Suzuki's Suzuki GSX-R line of racing bikes. They also added a 32-bit ECU processing chip and a marginally revised 3.7 gallon fuel tank.[4]

The engine's torque and acceleration were increased by the introduction of the new fuel-injected system, with dual throttle valve and auto fast-idle systems. The engine uses SCEM cylinder plating.[1] Suzuki said the engine developed 50 kW (67 hp) @ 4,800 rpm and 114 N·m (84 lbf·ft) @ 2,300 rpm.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Biker, Maxx (2009-05-01). "2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90/C90T Preview". TopSpeed.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b Cherney, Andrew (2009-03-06). "1600cc Class Motorcycles - The Forgotten Bunch". MotorcycleCruiser.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Motorcycle Road Test: Suzuki Intruder 1500 LC". MotorcycleCruiser.com. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Riding Impression: 2005 Suzuki Boulevard C90T Touring Cruiser Motorcycle". MotorcycleCruiser.com. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 

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