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Suzuki Boulevard S40


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The Savage was produced 1986 to 2004. For 2005 it was to the Boulevard S40 and production continues to day. Apart from slight cosmetic changes, the remained unchanged until when it undertook the most change going from 4 to 5 Motorcycles with single-cylinder continue to be good for beginners; its easy handling and a curb of 381 lb.

Suzuki touts the S40 as an entry-level to the cruiser line. [ 15 ] More riders may find that its Rider layout, and its ease of put the S40 right up their street. a seat height of less 28inches, the Savage was deemed to be a motorcycle for shorter people women) but riders taller five-foot-ten can be comfortable on it, too, with the flatter handlebar of the S40. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 16 ]

The LS650/S40 engine is contemporaneous the entire line of Suzuki engines, but these two single-cylinder were designed and developed On the other hand, a smaller 396 cc of the LS650 engine was produced for markets. The LS400 Savage is identical to its larger sibling, the smaller bike uses a rather that a belt drive. Suzuki also this 396 cc single in a standard the ST400 Tempter .

Competition [ edit ]

The LS650 was the first cruiser manufactured by in 1986, and by 2013 had outlasted all of its competitors, including the Yamaha The Kawasaki Vulcan 400 entry-level with a V-twin engine was the same year as the Suzuki and the Vulcan 500 LTD with a parallel-twin was introduced in 1990.

One of the few small motorcycles available with a drive as an alternative to either or belt final drive, the Virago 535 was introduced in 1987. launched the Shadow VLX. a 583 cc V-twin for the 1988 model to compete with the single-cylinder The Savage’s persona was a bike stayed out of harm’s way, a torquey engine (although for its displacement) that made few on the rider. [ 4 ] [ 17 ] [ 18 ] [ 19 ]

Compared to the discontinued Buell which had a 30 c.i.d. single-cylinder with somewhat heavier the S40 is a more versatile and less entry-level motorcycle. [ 20 ]

The Boulevard S40 the gap between less powerful 250 cc cruisers and more powerful 500-650 cc cruisers. The S40’s competitors currently are the Yamaha 250 and the Honda Rebel 250. some consider the S40 too powerful for a motorcyclist, the bike’s light and low seat height make it for beginners who feel that 250 cc are just too small.

The S40 has larger shaft-driven rivals in the V-Star 650 Custom. as well as the Shadow Spirit 750. boasts its super-low 25.7-inch height. Similarly, the Sportster Low, and later SuperLow, are starter bikes. [ 5 ] [ 21 ] [ 22 ] [ 23 ]

Performance [ ]

Large single-cylinder engines this one are sometimes affectionately to as a one-lunger or thumper . in the tradition of ‘Big Singles’ from the post-war era such as the Velocette and Thruxton models, or BSA Gold and B50. Classic British also inspired the design of the Yamaha SR500. which the Suzuki LS650 by eight [ 24 ]

Suzuki’s ‘Big Single’ is a 40 (652 cc), four-…. single overhead camshaft plant, incorporating a Twin-Swirl Chamber (TSCC) cylinder design first used in the GSX series motorcycle engines. engine runs quite for a single, thanks to a balance ; its middling output of 31 horsepower is than enough for stop-and-go (specs for individual model vary from 30 to 33 horsepower). At 60 mph the is spinning at a moderate 3940 and the Boulevard S40 cruises comfortably at 70 [ 5 ] [ 20 ]

In 1996 Motorcycle Consumer measured 24.6 horsepower at the wheel of an LS650 Savage, and a torque of 30.5 pound-foot. The registered a quarter-mile time of seconds at a speed of 81.1 and an average fuel mileage of 50 [ 3 ] In a 2006 road test, Cruiser magazine ascertained a Boulevard S40 could do the quarter in 16.35 sec at 77.2 mph. fuel milage for the S40 was 52.9 [ 5 ]

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