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For mamat and others interested in this bike.

 

This bike started way back in 1980s. The latest model is ard 2001

 

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1997/1997_GSX400_Impulse_250.jpg

 

Specs can be found below.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/GSX-series/GSX400-Impulse.shtml

 

This bike is very similar to the Honda Super 4 ver S.

 

Tank:16L, between 23km-25km per lite.

Top speed:Specs stated as 200km/h. Some tried it before(read on net). I only tried 145km on ecp. Rpm was around 8800. Normal cruise at 100km/h, rpm is at 5500.

 

Maintainance wise, 3L of oil, one oil filter, and 4 spark plugs. Does not know any quirks of this bike yet...

 

I was thinking of getting a Super 4 also but...

Compared to Super4,

1)Retro look, I like...

2)Cheaper, Paid $3.6k(bike only, 1996 model. Registered in 1998, so is 5 years old)

Compared to $4k-$5k for a ver S. or >$7k for vtec1.

3)Servicing is cheaper. $35 for carbs and tuning at Guan Hoe, another $10 for valve checking. Total is $45. Spark plugs and oil can change urself.

S4 is $60 for carbs cleaning, tuning is another $35(not sure)?. Then valve checking? Another $100(not sure)???

 

Bottomline, loved it for the looks. Save more $ for a class 2 bike.

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Forgot to mention, the insurance is cheaper also.

Under NTUC, its classified under "Others".

 

Wherelse NTUC rejects new policys for Super 4.

 

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Wow.. din expect my thread to surface after so long..

 

The bike shop i got from still has impulse.

If u wan, pm me ur contact and name. I check for u.

 

Anyway, jus some updates. The engine is different from bandit. It is the smaller version of Bandit1200. I would say more similar to sportsbike GSX400.

 

Top speed is 180km/h. Bike is quite reliable, been to Phuket and back. Only thing to take note is wear and tear parts.

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check new link... in the first post.

 

Bike not popular, cos most youngsters dun like retro look.

Normally this is an uncle's bike.

Morever, now no more new bikes.

 

But then, its cheap, reliable and does its job well.

Honestly, think S4 is overrated and the high insurance is infact, paying for someone else's mistake...

 

No offence to anyone... Each to his own.

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Originally posted by rogerng@Sep 22 2004, 04:28 PM

how come this bike is not popular in the 2A class?

many ppl dun like bikes that are too old... cos they think the bike will surely give them hell lots of problem... i also riding a 95 gsxr.... now still serving me fine... those things that need replacement are usually wear and tear parts..

an enemy of an enemy is your fren

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Originally posted by rogerng@Sep 22 2004, 04:28 PM

how come this bike is not popular in the 2A class?

many ppl dun like bikes that are too old... cos they think the bike will surely give them hell lots of problem... i also riding a 95 gsxr.... now still serving me fine... those things that need replacement are usually wear and tear parts..

an enemy of an enemy is your fren

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lolz, still alive and kicking.

I know of 4 other impulse riders, but seldom online.

 

Wat info u need?

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wow there are so few Impulse riders around?

 

personal tots, didn't really like the look of it at first, but eventually it won me over with it's "retro-ness". I didn't use to like squarish looking bikes, but somehow this one's a little different. :) it will grow on you.

 

and I agree on the part about no point paying for other ppl's mistakes for insurance.. ;)

"You float like a feather.. In a beautiful world.."

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So Stardust also riding an Impulse?

 

It's kinda hard to spot another Impulse on the road. There's some kinda bond whenever u see another of it on the road... hehe! Machiam like a long lost family member like that.

 

:cheeky:

Cheers!

Roy

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hi all, a fellow fren juz bought a 97 FQ suzuki gsx400 impulse n nids more info bout the bike eg. spec, reability n comments..oso place wer he can get parts..tks

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SUPER4 VTEC2 Micron powered - S4M

R1 '07 LE Akrapovic powered

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SUPER4 PB1 / 125z Rockstar

RXZ135 Japan-modeL 6-speed lemang powered

 

carousell.com/shasalem.biz :D

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Originally posted by salem77@May 22 2005, 03:11 PM

hi all, a fellow fren juz bought a 97 FQ suzuki gsx400 impulse n nids more info bout the bike eg. spec, reability n comments..oso place wer he can get parts..tks

elo,i think for sparepart ur frenz can go to KS moto...they're suzuki dealer... :goodluck:

OnLy ThE StRoNg SuRvIvE..!!!!

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thnx but care to tell me wer iz ks moto?

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MY RIDES

RXZ135 botoL powered / WR200 FMF powered - RXZ D CLUB

SUPER4 VTEC2 Micron powered - S4M

R1 '07 LE Akrapovic powered

HAYABUSA '99 Scorpion powered - SgBusaRiderz

SUPER4 PB1 / 125z Rockstar

RXZ135 Japan-modeL 6-speed lemang powered

 

carousell.com/shasalem.biz :D

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Originally posted by salem77@May 23 2005, 08:57 PM

thnx but care to tell me wer iz ks moto?

itz juz opp regina dat sketch of shop houses but need to go abit further up towards the direction of the traffic flow

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For Fellow Impulse Riders.

 

KS Motorcycles Co.

127 Jalan Besar S208845

6294 0392, 6294 9316

 

They carry Suzuki parts.

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