Suzuki Intruder M800

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Stranglerxx79
Reviewed: 13 September 2014

Got a ls650 ( s40 ) on a o5 plate, loads of grunt , clickable, nice belt drive

Torque , economy, light , belt drive
Awful on bends ,top speed of 80!!! Awful seat gotta a air hawk bag ... God knows what a large custom would be like !!!??? Also the feet forward position is a pain and lack of rear suspension makes for a nasty ride except on motorways etc wish I had got a road or trail bike .
Cruisers are hopeless in the uk ...make sense in oz or USA etc
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
3.0
Handling:
1.0
Comfort:
2.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Stranglerxx79 would not recommend this product
Andrew Martin2
Reviewed: 09 January 2013

Great bike, not so great brakes

Looks good, won't wake the neighbours, plenty of pull one-up and perfectly adequate two-up
Putting a single disk brake on the front was just about passable, putting a drum on the rear was stupid. This is a heavy bike and it does not like to stop. You really have to make use of engine braking on this bike. Seat isn't great for long haul, you will need a stand up every couple of hours
I do love this bike to bits. I know I've been harsh it about the brakes, but they really are awful. But it's a nice soft ride that always puts a smile on my face.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
2.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Andrew Martin2 would recommend this product
Ian Melrose
Reviewed: 25 September 2012

Looks good, goes well, comfortable, economical and easy to maintain...what more could you want.

It's a good looking bike that's really easy to ride. I changed to a cruiser as advancing age and injuries were making sports bikes painful to go any distance on. The forward controls and comfortable seat were major attractions as was the easy v-twin engine. The single front disc is good as is the rear drum when it's adjusted properly but it does take some getting used to after sports bike brakes.
Brakes take some getting used to after a sports bike as does the relative lack of ground clearance. The M800 is a lot better in this respect than many cruisers though. Other than that there really isn't anything to not like.
Riding a cruiser is a whole different biking experience and I have absolutely no regrets in changing. I see more and enjoy the journey more than before. The M800 is a particularly good looking bike that handles well for a cruiser, is economical at an average at 58mpg and is comfortable over distance. The bars are just right for me and everything falls to hand nicely. The engine is torquey with more than enough power for the riding position. Let's face it, any more than 70mph and any cruiser gets uncomfortable without a screen. With a sissy bar fitted the pillion experience is also great.
Score breakdown



Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Ian Melrose would recommend this product
Elf-Alpha
Reviewed: 24 October 2010

2010 Intruder M800 has new styling

The 2010 M800 has been remodeled to look like a smaller version of the M1800R with it's distinctive headlight cowl. This isn't to everybody's taste but personally I like it as it gives the bike a more contemporary sporty look.
Great performance. Loads of power and torque for it's size. Can reach 110mph on a good day (not that you'd be going that fast on British roads of course)
Handling is fantastic for a cruiser. Very nimble and easy to ride.
Good features include shaft drive, upside down front forks, fuel injection and tubeless tyres.
The front brake is good (disc) but the back brake is just a drum and isn't up to much. Fortunately you get quite a bit of engine breaking with this bike so at least that helps with the braking.
Pillion seat isn't very comfortable for long journeys. Usually need to stop to give the girlfriend a break every hour to 2 hours. This seems to be a common problem with most Japanese cruisers.
Can be somewhat bumpy when traveling at speed along back roads although again this seems to be a common cruiser quirk. It's a bit like riding a galloping horse. Kind of fun though :)
Very pleased with the 2010 M800 Intruder. A good bike for getting back into biking after being away for a while.
Stands out from the usual classic style cruisers and can keep up with sports bikes if your feeling in the mood.
This bike doesn't have the batman tail mentioned in one of the other reviews.
Also I don't personally need a screen. You get used to the wind factor after a while. Keeps your arms strong too lol.
If you travel on motorways or main roads a lot then maybe it would be advisable to get a screen.
I muck prefer taking scenic routes on windy B roads.
I recommend this bike to anyone who fancy's a sportier cruiser at a budget price.
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
3.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Elf-Alpha would recommend this product
erizo
Reviewed: 01 July 2008

NOT THE WORST, NOT THE BEST

reliability - these things just keep on going! respect the service intervals and it´ll last forever.

low maintainence - it´s one of tthem bikes that won´t break the bank to run. as opposed to some of the newer cruisers, the tyres are traditional cruiser fare, so they last well. they seem to run well on d404 dunlops.

styling (this is going in weaknesses as well) - mostly quite pleasing to the eye.

handling - one of the best rear suspension set-ups on a soft tail cruiser, combined with inverted forks gives a good ride. a bit more ground clearence than the volusia.
styling - with what they did to the rest of the bike, why the hell did suzuki put a `batman´ tail on the rear mudguard. truly a styling bogie in the custard.

performance - with the aggressive styling suzuki put on this bike, why didn´t they add a couple more ponies? in this respect it´s a bit of a pretender.

brakes - they´re crap. a single front disc with a spongey line and a drum rear is inexcuseable on a cruiser that weighs this much. a braided line improves matters (i´ve fitted a couple to clients who have this bike), but not much.
the finish on the bike isn´t bad per se, but could have been better. with the lack of additional ponies i mentioned earlier, i get the impression suzuki built the concept within a budget.

a pretty good bike all round, but at the moment in the cruiser market, kawasaki´s vn900 knocks it into a cocked hat for in the price / quality / performance/ value for money stakes.
Score breakdown



Engine:
3.0
Brakes:
2.0
Handling:
3.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
3.0

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