Suzuki Intruder M1800R Review (2006)
What Is It?
The Suzuki Intruder M1800R is a cruiser style bike and is powered by a huge liquid cooled 1,783 cc V-Twin engine, producing 123 bhp at 6,200 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,200 rpm.
- Seat Height: Low (705 mm / 27.8 inches)
- Weight: Very Heavy (347 kg / 765 lbs)
- Fuel Capacity: High (19.5 litres / 5.2 US gallons)
- Economy: Average (40 mpg / 7.1 l/100km / 14.2 km/l)
- Range: Average (150 miles / 241 km)
- Top Speed: High (135 mph / 217 km/h)
- Capacity: Very High (1,783 cc)
- Power: High (123 bhp / 92 kW)
- Power to Weight: Average (0.354 bhp/kg / 0.264 kW/kg)
- Redline: Average (7,500 rpm)
- Road Tax / VED: Very High (£101 Per Year)
- Launch RRP: £10,500
What Is It Like?
2010 Suzuki M1800R
Tell us a bit about you
I'm a 67 year old man and I'm happily retired.
Your biking experience to date?
Over 50 years of bikes:
- BMW F850GS
- Yamaha FJ1200 x3
- Kawasaki Z1000SX
- Kawasaki Z650
- Triumph T100 x2
- Kawasaki ZX1200S
- BSA A10
- James Captain
- Arial Arrow
- BMW R100
- BMW R600
- Honda CBR1000RR
- Honda vtx1800 x2
- Suzuki M1800R
- Suzuki GS850
- Suzuki TS100
- ... plus a few I have forgotten
Why did you choose it?
I got fed up cleaning all the chrome on my last few bikes and this one is painted all matt black.
What is good about it?
Hardly any chrome which is a bonus. It's bloody loud when you open it up but okay when on tick over.
What could be improved?
Nothing, I'm happy with it.
Any mods or upgrades?
- Power Commander
- Heated grips
- Cruise control
- Straight through pipes
What is the economy like?
I actually get 45 mpg.
How is the engine?
It's an 1,800 cc with plenty of grunt and it can put other bikes to shame.
How does it handle?
Like a barge, but it does corner well if you set it up right.
What are the brakes like?
Not brilliant but its ok. A bit like my old BSA.
Is it comfortable?
It's excellent, like sitting in an armchair.
How reliable have you found it?
It's been extremely reliable.
What's the servicing frequency and cost like?
£250 which is a bargain and only once a year.
To Sum Up
The M1800R is a big imposing brute of a bike which is crying out to be customised. Which is exactly what I have done. It has been de-badged and that's why I have the BMW stickers on it. It does confuse some people.
- Terry, 2022
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