2003 VL800 Ann. 36K miles, $1825, east TN

$1825 – trades considered: Ninja 500R, Bandit 600, Katana 600, 750 Nighthawk. Something in the middle range standard or dual sport category for wife. I have moved up to Guzzi 1400 California.

This bike has been maintained and used, always with fresh oil, good plugs, adjusted valves, drive shaft lubed, fork oil and coolant replaced.

Retro styling, wide, sculpted fuel tank, deeply valanced fenders, spoked wheels, staggered dual chrome exhaust. Low 27.6-inch seat height, good comfy riding position. Rear pillion. 33-degree rake. Approximately 65-inch wheelbase. 16″ front (130/90-16), 15″ rear (170/80-15). Tank-mounted instrument panel. Analog speedometer, black on white easy read. Inset LCD fuel gauge and clock. Odometer and tripmeter are integrated into the LCD display, easy mode switching. Ignition and steering lock switch on right side of the steering stem. Very stable ride, can be pushed fairly hard, doesn’t have any particular faults all the way over to peg contact. Has been over the Dragon many times, one up and 2 up. Feels quite burley and rugged, handles gravel well. Very capable bike, easy to ride, will handle the Interstate OK. Decent acceleration, full throttle jumps out nicely, but isn’t scary.

34,600 miles, old ding in tank (came with it – looks like a garage drop), stock saddle (Mustang available), well maintained, fresh oil change, valve check at next oil change needed, Michelin Commander II tires with at least a summer’s worth of wear left, rejetted, stock exhaust. Runs very well, easy to ride.

Anniversary version in special pearl paint, special instrument cluster
34,600 miles on odometer
Fresh oil change
531 lb (spec., not weighed) steel frame cruiser
Soft-tail look with singe rear shock, adjustable preload, 4.1″ travel
Fork – 41 mm stanchions, 5.5″ travel
805cc 45-degree V-twin
Oversquare 83.0 x 74.4mm bore and stroke
Liquid cooled, coolant replaced in 2015
Chain driven SHC working through rocker arms, 4 valves per cylinder, nut & threaded shaft easy valve adjust. Will need checking at next oil change, about 2500 miles.
4.5 gallon tank, range about 140 miles comfortably. About 40 mpg the way it’s been ridden.
Shaft drive, recently inspected and lubricated
Single disk front brake, upgraded stainless line, EBC HH pads (both give better braking)
Drum rear, recently inspected, fine condition, adjustable at pedal and at drum
Spoked wheels, true
Michelin Commander II tires (I recommend highly!!), summer’s worth of wear left.
Cable operated clutch, easy adjustments, multi-plate wet
5 speed transmission, adjustable linkage
Fork fluid replaced last year
Harley pullback risers
Avon air grips.
Kuryakyn swing foot pegs (a bit beat up)
Stock saddle (Mustang available for $275 in good shape)
Highway bar available
Single 34 mm Mikuni Carb has been gone through, has dyna needle and spacers, new diaphram, new vacuum lines (I think all).
Stock air filter

Old ding in tank (had when I got it at 10,000 miles)
Scratches and a ding on exhaust (stock exhaust, but was bought used and put on)
Scratches in surround on R side mirror

Other equipment we can talk about:

Mustang saddle & pillon
Highway bar
Bags & support
Rack and backrest
Beat up Memphis Shades batwing fairing with mount and 2 windshields


New: $6599
Low retail: $1495
Average retail: $1965

Excellent dealer $2745
Good condition trade, $1855

Other examples:

2003 Suzuki Volusia VL800 – $2200 (Sterling, VA) – Washington – classifieds – reachoo.com – $2200 with windshield etc
2003 VL800 – $3400 (Riverside) – Providence – classifieds – reachoo.com – $3400 with fairing
2003 Suzuki volusia 800 VL800 – $2700 (Salisbury nh) – Boston – classifieds – reachoo.com – $2700
2003 Suzuki VL800 Intruder Volusia – $4600 (Marietta) – Atlanta – classifieds – reachoo.com – $4600


Cash in hand and contingent purchase agreement before any test ride. Must have motorcycle endorsement. Must use protective gear. Will transfer title at courthouse and take my plate. No open title.

If you want to test ride and are a new rider, just let me know and we can go somewhere easy and safe to try it out. This is a popular first or first step up bike with good reason, and I will work with you on that. If you want it and are concerned about riding a bigger bike or whatever between here and where you want the bike, we can transfer title and I can ride it to your place for you, within reason.

Pictures – send email vtwinlaw@gmail.com