What's The Difference?

A common question seems to be, "What is the difference between the LX model and the LXE model."  A CUSA member (HeyJerr) offers the following:

LXE Model

LX Model

bullethelmet hangers under trunk
bullethelmet hangers - front of saddlebags
bulletorange radio lettering
bulletwhite radio lettering
bulletraised radio knobs
bulletflush radio knobs
bulletsingle vents on front fairing, plus additional vent below primary
bulletsingle vents on front fairing
bulletpassenger headrest

no passenger headrest

bullettape compartment/coin holder on the left top faring (standard)
bulletplain compressor cover on the top left faring (standard)
bulletmap window with compartment on the right top faring (standard)
bulletplain cover for the battery / fuse compartment on the right top faring (standard)
bulletadjustable air bladder in the seat for the pilot and co-pilot (standard)
bulletadjustable air bladder in the seat for the pilot and co-pilot (standard)
bulletadjustable 2 position lumbar  airbladder for the co-pilot (standard)
bulletadjustable 2 position lumbar  airbladder for the co-pilot (standard)
bulletadjustable air bladder in the lumbar for the pilot (standard)

available as an option

bulletlower faring on the LXE

no lower faring

bulletcables holding the side bag lids (except earlier models)
bulletcables holding the side bag lids (except earlier models)
bulletcornering lamps

no cornering lamps

bulletpassenger speaker fader control

no passenger speaker fader control

bulletpassenger speakers under headrest, on top of passenger seatback

no passenger speakers

If you compare your LX model to the above, you may find that you have some features that are listed for the LXE.  Keep in mind that everything that was standard equipment for the LXE was available for the LX model.

What about the GT Model?

There was still yet another model of Cavalcade, the GT.  This model was a "bare bones" version of the Cavalcade.

There were no lowers, no cornering lights, no lumbar supports, not even a radio.  In the false tank, where the radio normally is, there's a storage compartment.

This was still a great touring bike, but without the frills.

Which Cavalcade Do You Have?

A good friend of this site, Paul Gruhn, had a Website dedicated to the Suzuki Cavalcade.  Paul is going to dismantle  his site, but offered the following information and graphics.  No changes have been made to Paul's work (except for sizing, to make this page load faster).  Thank you, Paul for allowing us to remove the following information from  your site:

 

1986 (CAVALCADE GT) GV1400GTG

GV1400GTG.jpg (65117 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__G2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code: 24A
Colors: Two Tone Maroon
Two Tone Charcoal
Changed Features:  Cavalcade emblem on saddlebags
 Manually inflated rear shock

 

 

 

1986 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDG

GV1400GDG.jpg (71376 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__G2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code:  24A
Colors: Two Tone Gold
Two Tone Brown
Changed Features:

Pneumatically inflatable co-rider's seat and backrest

Auto-leveling system

AM/FM stereo cassette system

 

 

 

1986 (CAVALCADE LXE) GV1400GCG

GV1400GCG.jpg (56084 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__G2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code: 24A
Colors:

Two Tone Blue

Two Tone Maroon

Changed Features: Color matched lowers
Pneumatically seat for rider
Rear speakers built into backrest
Adjustable headrest for co-rider

 

 

 

1987 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDH

GV1400GDH.jpg (67626 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__H2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code: 24A
Colors: Two Tone Blue
Two Tone Silver
Changed Features: Rear view mirror mounting position raised
Cavalcade LX emblem on saddlebags, moved forward of reflector

 

 

 

1987 (CAVALCADE LXE) GV1400GCH

GV1400GCH.jpg (61472 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__H2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code: 24A
Colors: Black & Silver
Maroon & Silver
Changed Features: Taller audio control knobs
Cavalcade LXE emblem on saddlebags, moved forward of reflector

 

 

 

1988 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDJ

GV1400GDJ.jpg (57748 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__J2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code: 24A
Colors: Maroon, Silver
Changed Features: Unchanged features,
identify by V.I.N number

 

 

 

1989 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDK

GV1400GDK.jpg (56489 bytes)

V.I.N. #: JS1VX71A__K2100001
Engine Prefix: X701-
Engine Type: 1360cc 4 Stroke V-4
Model Code: 24A
Colors: Black & Silver
Changed Features: Unchanged features,
identify by V.I.N number

 

 

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