Suzuki VL250 Intruder (2000-04)

The Suzuki VL250 Intruder motorcycle was produced between 2000-04. It had a four-stroke, 65-degree V-twin engine with a capacity of 248cc and a 10.5:1 compression ratio. The bike was air-cooled and had a wet sump lubrication system, with a BDS26 induction and a full transistor ignition system. The maximum power was 17.5 kW at 8500 rpm, and the maximum torque was 23 Nm at 6000 rpm. The clutch was wet, multi-plate, and the transmission had five speeds, with a constant mesh and a chain final drive. The bike had a semi-double cradle frame, a rake of 31 degrees, and a trail of 121mm. The front suspension was a telescopic fork with a 37mm oil/coil damping system, while the rear suspension was a twin shock with five-way adjustable coil springs. The front brakes were a single 275mm disc with a one-piston caliper, and the rear brakes were a 130mm drum. The bike had a length of 2240mm, a width of 880mm, and a height of 1110mm, with a wheelbase of 1520mm and a ground clearance of 150mm. The seat height was 685mm, and the dry weight was 143kg, with a wet weight of 159kg. Finally, the fuel capacity was 12 litres, or 3.2 US gallons or 2.6 Imperial gallons. The motorcycle was reviewed by

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Suzuki VL 250LC Intruder

Year: 2000 – 04

Engine: Four stroke, 65 degrees V-Twin, SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 248 cc / 15.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 52 x 58.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication System: Wet sump
Induction: BDS26
Ignition: Full transistor system
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 17.5 kW / 24 hp @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque: 23 Nm / 2.3 kgf-m @ 6000 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5 Speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain
Primary Reduction: 3.173:1

Gear Ratios: 1st 2.636 / 2nd 1.647 / 3rd 1.217 / 4th 0.952 / 5th 0.818:1
Final Reduction: 2.866:1
Frame: Semi-double cradle
Rake: 31o
Trail: 121 mm / 4.8 in
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork, 37 mm, oil/coil damped
Rear Suspension: Twin shock, coil springs, 5 way adjustable
Front Brakes: Single 275 mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: 130 mm Drum
Front Tyre: 90/90-17
Rear Tyre: 150/80-15
Dimensions: Length: 2240 mm / 88.2 in Width: 880 mm / 34.6 in Height: 1110 mm / 43.7 in
Wheelbase: 1520 mm / 59.8 in
Ground Clearance: 150 mm / 5.9 in
Seat Height: 685 mm / 27.0 in
Dry Weight: 143 kg / 315 lbs
Wet Weight: 159 kg / 350 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 12 Litres / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal

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