> Suzuki Intruder 1400 as first bike EVER?

Suzuki Intruder 1400 as first bike EVER?

Posted at: 2015-04-14 
Hi guys, I am really in love with choppers/cruisers and VS 1400 got my heart. I know a lot of people say "get smaller bike to get some experience, then buy VS 1400". But the problem is money. You know, smaller bike cost something as well. And buying smaller bike for season or two and then VS 1400 is not simply possible for me. So I would like to know if with big respect and caution, it is possible to get started with Intruder 1400?

Im 70 kg (154lbs) heavy and 182 cm(72inches or 6 feet) tall

Thanks and sorry for any grammar mistakes, not native speaker.

Suzuki Intruder 1400, renamed Boulevard S83 in 2005, about 570 pounds wet.

Far too many start with big cruiser, will never learn how to ride fast, don't care.

But, yeah, you can start with the Intruder.

If money for a "learner" bike is an issue, you will never be able to afford the Intruder.

I know a lot of people who flipped their "learner" bike after a year or two for exactly what they paid for it (those that didn't crash).

How will you afford gear and maintenance on a big bike if you can't dump $2,000 into a used bike to learn how to ride?

If you're unfamiliar with riding motorcycles, take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course. After that, you'll be better able to decide what kind of motorcycle you want.


Example: for me, a smaller motorcycle would be more sensible because there's no reverse gear on a motorcycle and my parking space is really awkward. Strange consideration, but hey, these aging legs are finding it difficult to push around a Honda PC800.

bad choice as a first bike! but don't worry money is not the problem you think it is, if you buy a nice used smaller bike to get started on and take care of it then the odds are that you will be able to resell it for near as much as you bought it for so it should not affect your later purchase of the big bike you really want!

The 1400 is far too big for a new rider - simple as that. You will probably drop it without even moving down the road

Test ride one and see what you think. They are heavy and low, and not really high powered. You may find out that what looks good does not ride good. I found that out on several test rides.