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Comparisons With Other Brands In 1987

What's The Difference
How Many Were Made?

 

* * * * * * * Capacities And Weights * * * * * * *

Fuel Tank Capacity

6.1 U.S. Gallons (23 liters)

Oil Capacity

3.4 Quarts (U.S.) (3.2l)

Tire Pressures

(recommended originally, but read tire manufacturer's specs.)

Front - 32 psi    

Rear  - 40 psi

Curb Weight (full tank)

871.5 lbs (395.3 kg) LXE Model
Dry Weight

768 lbs (349 kg)     LX Model

783 lbs (355 kg)    LXE Model

Test Weight 1031.5 lbs (467.8 kg) LXE Model
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

1300 lbs

 

* * * * * * * Electrical * * * * * * *

Power Source Three-phase AC generator
Charging Output 500 Watts
Charge Control Solid-state voltage regulator
Headlight Beams (high / low) 60 / 55 Watts
Tail / Brake Lights 8 / 23 Watts
Battery 12 Volt / 20AH

 

* * * * * * * Performance * * * * * * *

Time To Distance mile in 12.82 seconds @ 101.5 mph
Time To Speed

0    to    30               1.4 seconds

0    to    60               4.2 seconds

0    to   100         11.75 seconds

Maximum Speed In Gears @ Engine Redline (7000 RPM)

(in mph)

(1) 40       (2) 65       (3) 88

(4) 110     (5) 129

Speedometer Error

30 mph indicated -     28.7 actual

60 mph indicated   -   57.0 actual

Fuel Mileage

High/Low/Average     42/35/38 mpg

 
 * * * * * * * Technical Specifications & Measurements * * * * * * *
Displacement

1360 cc

Horse Power 112 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.19 inch x 2.60 inch (81 mm x 66 mm)
Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Overall Length 99.6 inches (8'4") (2530 mm)
Overall Width 36.8 inches (3'1") (935 mm)
Overall Height 61 inches (5'1") (1550 mm)
Seat Height 30.8 inches (2'7") (780 mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (5'6") (1670 mm)
Rake / Trail 29.0 / 4.7 inches (119mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches (130 mm)
Tire Size

Front - 130/90-16-67H,

Rear - 150/90-15-74H, tubeless

 

 * * * * * * * Transmission * * * * * * *

Type Five Speed, constant mesh, wet clutch
Primary Drive Helical gear; 72/41, 1.76
Final Drive Shaft and bevel gear; 19/19, 32/12, 2.6

Gear Ratios

(transmission)

(1) 33/12, 2.75       (2) 32/19, 1.68

(3) 25/20, 1.25       (4) 25/25, 1.00

(5) 23/27, 0.85

Gear Ratios

(overall)

(1) 12.93       (2) 7.90       (3) 5.88

(4)   4.70       (5) 4.00

 

 * * * * * * * General Information * * * * * * *

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 Valve, 82, V-4, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC)

Carburetor Four, constant velocity, 33mm, Mikuni BDS33SS
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Transistorized
Starter Electric
Clutch Multi-Plate (11) wet
Primary Drive Helical Gear
Final Drive Shaft Drive

Suspension

Front - Telescopic, coil-spring, oil-damped, center-axle fork with 41mm tubes and 5.9 inches (150mm) of travel

Rear - Swing Arm, pneumatic/coil spring,  oil damped, Suzuki "Auto-Leveling" System (air adjustable shock absorbers, producing 4.2 inches (106mm) of rear-wheel travel)

Brakes

Front - Dual hydraulic discs

Rear - Hydraulic disc

 Instruments Include Speedometer, odometer, trip meter; tachometer with 7000 RPM redline; gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature; digital clock; warning lights for low battery fluid, side stand down, headlight out, cruise control on, brake light out, low oil pressure; indicators for gear position, high beam, turn signals, neutral

 

 * * * * * * * Pricing  & Warranty * * * * * * *

1985

Suggested Retail Price

(Model LX)

$7,999 (U.S.)

1987

Suggested Retail Price

(Model LXE)

$10,699 (U.S.)

1989

Suggested Retail Price

(Model LX)

$9,999 (U.S.)
Original Warranty

24 Months / 24,000 miles

 

 * * * * * * * Comparisons With Other Brands In 1987* * * * * * *

Rider Magazine - September, 1987

Brand Retail Price GVWR Average MPG Wheelbase Seat Height

Suzuki

Cavalcade LXE

$10,699 1320 lbs 37.5 65.7 inches 30.8 inches

Kawasaki

Voyager XII

$8,099 1241 lbs 45.0 63.8 inches 29.7 inches

Harley-Davidson FLTC

(Tour Glide Classic)

$10,395 1180 lbs 42.1 62.9 inches 29.6 inches

BMW

K100LT

$9,455 1058 lbs 43.7 59.7 inches 31.9 inches

Honda

Goldwing

Aspencade

$8,498 1195 lbs 36.9 63.4 inches 30.7 inches

Yahama

Venture Royale

$8,799 1168 lbs 39.8 63.4 inches 30.9 inches

 
What's the difference between the LX and the LXE models, you ask?  Find out here

 

 * * * * * * How Many Were Made? * * * * * *

This question has been asked repeatedly.  Suzuki's records are now archived, so we no longer have access to this information, but ... Greg "Spike" Jones' Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) List may provide some answers.  This, in no way, is presented as 100% accurate, but it IS based on the serial numbers of the bikes.  The following are Spike's best estimates, based on the VIN's he has registered.

To register your Suzuki Cavalcade, please send your VIN, year and model, along with your name, City and State, to Spike.

1985

Information not available yet

1986

At least 6917

1987

At least 1136

1988

At least 416

 

Here's another source of "How Many Were Made."  This comes to us from The Suzuki Cavalcade Club of Sweden

These figures are unverified by Suzuki, but The Suzuki Cavalcade Club of Sweden claims the following figures came from Suzuki of Japan, after a request for this information by The Suzuki Cavalcade Club of Norway.

Approximately 8500 were produced - total

These were the major markets

USA 7500
Canada 700
Belgium 120
Norway 77
Sweden 67
Finland 10
Holland 10
 




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