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2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90 Review
2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 / Boulevard M90
The Intruder M1500 provides you with a large displacement power cruiser with distinctive styling, performance and economy. Inheriting the cutting edge styling of the M1800R with a new class leading 1,462cc V-Twin engine, the M1500 delivers superb power and torque for outstanding performance across the rev range.
The M1500 performance cruiser also features superb rider comfort with a low 716mm seat that is both wide and long. Adding to rider comfort, the engine is rubber mounted and a back torque limiting clutch smoothes downshifts while the Suzuki Clutch Assist system increases pressure on the clutch plates under acceleration to allow a lighter pull at the clutch lever. With shaft drive for reduced maintenance, low centre of gravity and ergonomically designed switchgear and levers, the M1500 delivers comprehensive comfort and convenience.
A pillion seat cowl is also available as an optional part to continue the sleek lines and heighten the performance styling.
The new Intruder M1500 – where performance and style meet technology and value.
Pure Muscle from Head to Tail Light
Packed with the unique combination of cruiser attitude, technology and value synonymous with Suzuki’s popular Boulevard range, the Boulevard M90 cruiser is hard to look past.
The Boulevard M90 is the perfect fusion of distinctive muscular street-tough styling and modern technology, adopting styling language from its bigger brother, the M109R, while offering uncompromising power and rider-friendly manoeuvrability.
Powered by a 1,462cc, long-stroke, four-valves-per-cylinder, V-Twin engine, the Boulevard M90 possesses class-leading torque-to-weight and power-to-weight ratios.
Dual spark plugs in each cylinder help enhance fuel economy and power delivery, and reduce emissions, while each aluminium-alloy cylinder is coated in a nickel-phosphorus-silicon coating to increase heat transfer.
Suzuki’s race-bred Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel injection and advanced engine management system enhances fuel economy and throttle response across its broad powerband, while meeting the latest emission standards.
As used on the famous Hayabusa, a cable-operated back-torque-limiting clutch with Suzuki’s Clutch Assist System (SCAS) provides efficient clutch operation and smooth downshifts, requiring less force to pull the lever whilst moving through the five-speed transmission.
With a low centre of gravity for easy manoeuvrability, the Boulevard M90 features a high-tensile steel frame and classic hard-tail cruiser look set to stand out in any crowd.
Developed using technology from Suzuki’s sportsbike range, dual floating 290mm front disc brakes with dual-piston calipers and a 275mm rear disc produce impressive braking performance.
The Boulevard M90 features drag-style, flat-bend handlebars, a long and well-padded seat, and an 18-litre fuel tank to help riders enjoy long rides in comfort.
Available in Dark Cherry Red and Pearl Black liveries and backed by a two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty the Boulevard M90 is pure muscle from head to tail light.
*Please note: Boulevard M90 may be shown with seat tail, which is an optional extra accessory.
2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 Features and Benefits
An optional colour matched seat cowl can be added which converts the dual seat to a single. A range of other accessories is also available.
1462cm3 (90 cubic-inch) long-stroke, 4-valve-per-cylinder V-Twin engine, built to deliver massive torque while maintaining efficient operation.
Dual spark plugs for each cylinder increase combustion and fuel efficiency.
Hard, smooth chrome-nitride physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)-coated upper-compression and oil-control piston rings reduce friction and improve sealing.
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel injection and engine management system powered by a 32-bit computer enhance response and efficiency.
An automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system improves cold starting and stabilizes engine idle under varying conditions.
Effective engine management system and emissions control measures allow the SUZUKI BOULEVARD M90 to meet latest emissions standards.
Cable-operated back-torque-limiting clutch with Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) makes for efficient clutch operation and a lighter pull.
To reduce mechanical noise, each cylinder head’s cam cover is separate from the cam bearing caps, and a rubber gasket is used between the cylinder head and the cam cover.
Dual slash-cut chromed mufflers fed from equal-length head pipes produce a dynamic, throaty V-Twin rumble.
Inverted 43mm-outer-tube front forks deliver 130mm of wheel travel.
A classic, rigid hardtail look is composed by hiding the coil-over 46mm rear shock absorber underneath the bodywork.
Wide, long, well-padded seat. The comfortable passenger seat is easily replaced with an optional tailsection cover for solo rides.
Flat-bend, drag-style chromed 25.4mm diameter handlebars, positioned at a relatively short reach from the seat.
Dual fully floating 290mm front disc brakes with dual-piston calipers; 275mm rear disc brake with a single dual-piston caliper.
Wide 120/70ZR18M/C (59W) front and 200/50ZR17M/C (75W) rear Bridgestone radial tires specifically designed for the SUZUKI BOULEVARD M90.
Distinctive instrument cluster, integrated into the headlight cowl under a chrome cover.
Long, chrome-plated sidestand, designed and positioned to help make it easier to move the parked bike up off the stand.
Multi-reflector headlight with a 60/55W halogen high/low-beam bulb.
LED taillight with fisheye fresnel-cut smoked red lens.
Bullet-shaped turn signals with unique vertical lens cuts.
Instrumentation features a stepping-motor-driven analog speedometer and a bar-section fuel gauge always on display.
2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
2 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 54-degree, V-twin
5-speed constant mesh
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Disc brake, twin
Pearl Black or Dark Cherry Red
2 year unlimited kilometre
2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £9,450 GBP
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Overall length: 2410mm (94.9in)
Overall width: 870mm (34.3in)
Overall height: 1100mm (43.3in)
Wheelbase: 1690mm (66.5in)
Seat height: 716mm (28.2in)
Kerb Mass: 328kg (723.1lbs)
Fuel capacity: 18.0litres (4 UK gallons)
Engine capacity: 1462cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, OHC 54?V-Twin
Bore: 96.0mm x 101.0mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 5-Speed constant mesh
Drive: Shaft Drive
Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, oil damped, coil spring
Front brakes: Disc, twin
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 120/70ZR18M/C (59W) tubeless
Rear tyres: 200/50ZR17M/C (75W)
2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD
Model not available in the USA
2012 Suzuki Intruder M1500 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN
Model not available in Canada
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