Madura 1200cc! The VMax competitor, from Suzuki, in FL asking $2300

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Fire-medic

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Not mine, no one I know. I just thought it would be interesting for someone who may like Suzukis. The bike from the pics looks pretty-clean.

1985 Suzuki Madura - motorcycle parts - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org)

It runs like a champ. It goes up to 130 MPH. Clean Florida title.
English 954 six six one 4357
Español 305 nine seven cero 4870

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A direct response to the ‘mega-cruiser’ Honda Magna, the Suzuki Madura was all about one-upmanship. Honda called their Magna an 1100, so the Madura was called a 1200, even if the engine was actually 1165cc. Honda rated the Magna at 116hp, Suzuki rated the Madura at…117 horsepower. You get the idea. Either way, it was a rare (5,099 produced over two years) bike that competed against the Magna and of course, the Yamaha V-Max. Evidently, they also came in a wire-wheel model the GV1200GLF, which I think looks pretty-good.
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I bet spare parts are hard to come by, I like the earlier cruiser style bikes
 

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I owned one, parts are scarce but you can find them. Mine was pretty quick, it felt faster than the magna v65 I owned but not Vmax fast. I really enjoyed it, very comfortable bike.
 

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I owned one, parts are scarce but you can find them. Mine was pretty quick, it felt faster than the magna v65 I owned but not Vmax fast. I really enjoyed it, very comfortable bike.
I think at the time, the V65, GS1150E/ES, CB1100, XS-11, and GPZ1100 were all within striking distance of one-another.

As-far as production numbers, I think the '85 VMax in the USA was about 8800, and '86 was less, and '87 was dropped as a year-model here, because of unsold inventory, returning in '88 until 2007. I had heard previously that the yearly allocation of planned production was 2,000/year for the USA.
 

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