Smashinz2002 said:I wish I did. I have a friend who bought an '05 S83 new in August, and was recently complaining about a top speed of not quite a hundred. Knowing that, I wouldn't think 1/4 mile times would be all that great. I'm sure that could be improved significantly however, with a jet kit and opening up the airbox and exhaust (uncorking it). Stock, it won't even pull to the rev limiter, if there is one, in high gear.
The bike is pretty quick to 60 though, my best guess would be 0-60 in something like 4 seconds if you're light and really know how to launch it. The S83 is all about torque and low-end power, so I think it would do a lot better in the 1/8 mile than in the 1/4, in stock condition of course.
Smashinz2002 said:Great info Night_Wolf, you've just answered some questions that I've had about the S83 also, even though I don't own one, a friend of mine does.
I'm sure he will be interested in knowing those 1/4 mile times and comparison to the S50. cool. So the 800 is actually quicker? wow. Never would have thought that.
TM50 said:Since I have come to this forum and reading the posts I have become more interested in the S83, I hate my M50, and maybe if I move up to the S83 I might like it better, the first thing I noticed about the S83 is the postion of the footpegs, I like that, the bike looks more comfortable to ride and easiser to control, the only things I don't like is the small gas tank, and im not worried about top speed just so it doesn't vibrate at 75 to 80 mph. I love Suzuki Bikes, I just need the right one that pleases me.
S83 said:I love my S83. I'm 6'06" and 220lbs. It is a very comfortable ride for me and I distance ride. Lots of torque. Regularly cruise on the Interstate at 75 to 80 mph. Smooth. Very quick in city traffic situations. Accelerates hard. Yes, I wish it had a larger tank.
Not worried about if it is faster, quicker or higher top end than others. Would buy a 'Busa or GSX1000 if that was the case.
This is my first cruiser style bike and my first V-Twin. Very happy with it but would still like a V-Strom also. DL650 actually. But don't want to give up my S83 to get one.
Mine will hit 115mph with the "Boulevard" windshield on. Don't know what it does 0-60 or in the 1/4 mile. Quick enough for me in dealing with traffic. Never had a problem keeping up with anyone I've ridden with.
Night_Wolf said:Top speed on the VS1400/S83 is 115mph and it will turn the 1/4 in 13.71 which until very recently was quickest of all the big twins. Only the Honda 1800 VTX, Yamaha Warrior, Vulcan 2000, The Victory lineup and the new M109 will out sprint it in the 1/4 mile. Even the vaunted Mean Streak in either configuration couldn't touch it. It's not the most comfortable machine, but IMO it's the best looking Check the Wrenching & Tips section on my site for lots of info and tips.
BTW it really ticks off S83/VS1400 owners that it's little brother the S50/VS800 will spank it in the 1/4 with a time of 13.31 and yes I'm talking stock bikes only
Jiffyjam said:Nope, the HD Fatboy beats it at 13.51, its only 1500 cc also.
Hers the link where they were tested.http://motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/littlebigtwins/
Night_Wolf said:Yea that test said the 1400 didn't qualify based on past results and it beats the Meek Streak Different dynoes and different days give different results. Was that a stock HD Fatboy, cause I have yet to see a harley put those type of Numbers in stock trim
Jiffyjam said:Read the article, the test was done in 03 ( I think ) with all stock bikes.
TM50 said:Mr Nightwolf, I agree you are an expert on bikes, I checked out ur web page and im impressed. I can't get my M50 to lean around tight curves at high speeds like you can on ur V Strom. The lower tire pressure helps, the tires give, and grip. When im riding with my friends its embarressing when im the last bike coming outta a tight curve. I live in the mountains of Pennsylvania, we have mountain roads with hairpin turns, I need my bike to take these curves without slowing down. When I owned my DRZ400S I took the same tight curves at a higher speed than I can with my M50, and I was running DOT knobbies on my DRZ. Maybe its the tires, maybe if I switch to a better tire the traction and handling will improve on my M50, but for the time being, lower air pressure on the stock tires works just fine.