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Suzuki VL800 Volusia model history
2001—

I have tried to tell the VL 800 Intruder Volusia 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 2001More Suzuki models from 2001
2001 Suzuki year code: K1

Suzuki VL800 Volusia, presented as a 2001-year's model, is a beautiful heavy cruiser in true California spirit. It has a 45° liquid-cooled 805cc V-twin, deep fenders, a fat 17-liter (4.5 gallon) fuel tank and the longest wheelbase in its class.

Colors: Black/Red, Black/White.
VL800 Volusia
VL 800 Volusia 2001
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.

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Suzuki 2002More Suzuki models from 2002
2002 Suzuki year code: K2

Colors: Silver, Black/Blue, Black/Red.
Suzuki VL800 Volusia

VL 800 Volusia 2002
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.

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Suzuki 2003More Suzuki models from 2003
2003 Suzuki year code: K3

Colors: Pearl Novelty Black, Pearl Frosty White/Metallic Galaxy Silver, White/Green. A Limited edition model was available in the USA (beginning March/April 2003) with a special American Suzuki 40th Anniversary emblem mounted on the upper triple clamps, plus the following features: Pearl White color scheme with Gold pin-striping, White speedometer face with orange backlighting, rider and passenger seats trimmed with chrome studs, special ignition key fob and key chain.
Suzuki VL800 Volusia '03VL 800 Volusia 2003
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.

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Suzuki VL800 Volusia '03VL 800 Volusia 2003
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.

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Suzuki VL800Z Volusia '03VL 800 Volusia Limited Edition 2003
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.


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


New features: Standard 4-way emergency flasher and and high beam passing switch, multi-reflector turn signals.

Suzuki presented also a Limited Edition model with special paint scheme (Black flames), studded seats, White speedometer face and Limited Edition emblem. Much alike the 2003 American Suzuki 40th Anniversary except for the color.

Colors: Silver/White, Blue/Gray, Limited Black
Suzuki VL800 Volusia '04VL 800 Volusia 2004
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.
Suzuki VL800 Volusia '04VL 800 Volusia 2004
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.
Suzuki VL800 Volusia '04VL 800 Volusia 2004
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.
Suzuki VL800Z Volusia '04VL 800 Volusia Limited Edition 2004
Overall Length: 2 495 mm (98.2 in)
Overall Width: 985 mm (38.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1 655 mm (65.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dry Weight: 239 kg (526 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 805 cc SOHC 45° V-twin, 8 valves. 52 hp (38 kW)/ 6,000 rpm, 69 Nm/ 3,500 rpm.



2004 VL800 Volusia technical specifications

Engine: 805cc, four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Bore Stroke: 83.0 x 74.4mm
Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
Fuel System: Mikuni BDSR34
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: Shaft Drive
Overall Length: 2510mm (98.8 in.)
Overall Width: 985mm (38.8 in.)
Overall Height: 1100mm (43.3 in.)
Seat Height: 700mm (27.6 in.)
Wheel Base: 1655mm (65.2 in.)
Ground Clearance: 140mm (5.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 241kg (531 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link-type, oil damped, 7-way adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Link-type, oil damped, 7-way adjustable spring preload
Tires Front: 130/90-16
Tires Rear: 170/80-15
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Color: Blue/Gray, Silver/White








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