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Review of "Suzuki VX800"
Handling. A tubular steel double cradle, one half of which is bolted on. The swingarm is also tubular steel, and not braced. A fair bit of flex in there. The forks are the same diameter as on the 600 bandit, so no problems there.Brakes. A single disc front and rear. The front disc is quite big, but its still working against about 320kg.
Now for the surprising bit. Its the best bike I've ever owned. Thats against assorted competition of 6 similarly priced bikes, so not a great sample I know.On paper and design, it looks horrendous. To actually ride, its a bit like a bandit with midrange instead of top end. You can of course rev it to get power, but its pretty flat after 6000 rpm, redline at 9000ish.
It can weave in corners, but not a huge amount. Having the head bearings at the correct torque helps, as does having decent swingarm bearings and rear shocks. And not throwing it at the road is advisable.The brakes work ok. In an emergency situation they aren't great - more on that later - but on the road they do the job well enough, and really benefit from ferodo platinum pads.
Product Information : Suzuki VX800
Manufacturer's product descriptionStreet, Sport
Long Name: VX800
Bike Type: Sport; Street
Listed on Ciao since: 31/01/2005