Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Elyria, OH, USA
Re: Bike Specs--Old School/New School
The Yammi was a well-styled bike, indeed. The Cavalcade was, I guess, Suzuki's 'finger-in-the-eye' to the other manufacturers of that era. Outweighed the Yamaha by almost 300# GVW, dimensionally HUGE by any standards of the day, honest 100HP from the engine, and loaded with everything imaginable, including great brakes, killer audio/CB/intercom system with handlebar controls, mega storage, adjustable headlight, FULL digital instrumentation, self-leveling air suspension, air-adjustable seats (F and R), cruise, and whatever else they decided to throw on it. Made for a really nice all-day ride. Problem was....it was expensive (even more than the comparable HD at the time) and Suzuki just couldn't compete with the advertising budget of Mother Honda, whose 'Wing quickly overtook everything else in class. Suz gave up after selling only 8500 total units between late '85 and late '87--only 7500 of which made it to the US. They're getting pretty rare now, I'm learning.
"A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer."
BMW K1200LT "Carpathia"
Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade "Paladin"
Kawasaki ZX14 Ninja "Shashka"
Kawasaki GPz1100 "Sicarius"
Buell S3 "Pazuzu"
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing "Aurore"
Honda PC800 Pacific Coast "Octavia"
Honda CB750F "Genvieve"
And other remnants of a misspent youth.