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What's The Difference?

A common question seems to be, “What is the difference between the LX model and the LXE model.” A CUSA member (HeyJerr) offers the following:

LXE Model

LX Model

helmet hangers under trunk

helmet hangers - front of saddlebags

orange radio lettering

white radio lettering

raised radio knobs

flush radio knobs

single vents on front fairing, plus additional vent below primary

single vents on front fairing

passenger headrest

no passenger headrest

tape compartment/coin holder on the left top faring (standard)

plain compressor cover on the top left faring (standard)

map window with compartment on the right top faring (standard)

plain cover for the battery / fuse compartment on the right top faring (standard)

adjustable air bladder in the seat for the pilot and co-pilot (standard)

adjustable air bladder in the seat for the pilot and co-pilot (standard)

adjustable 2 position lumbar  airbladder for the co-pilot (standard)

adjustable 2 position lumbar  airbladder for the co-pilot (standard)

adjustable air bladder in the lumbar for the pilot (standard)

available as an option

lower faring on the LXE

no lower faring

cables holding the side bag lids (except earlier models)

cables holding the side bag lids (except earlier models)

cornering lamps

no cornering lamps

passenger speaker fader control

no passenger speaker fader control

passenger speakers under headrest, on top of passenger seatback

no passenger speakers

If you compare your LX model to the above, you may find that you have some features that are listed for the LXE.  Keep in mind that everything that was standard equipment for the LXE was available for the LX model.

What about the GT Model?

There was still yet another model of Cavalcade, the GT. This model was a “bare bones” version of the Cavalcade.


There were no lowers, no cornering lights, no lumbar supports, not even a radio. In the false tank, where the radio normally is, there’s a storage compartment.

  

This was still a great touring bike, but without the frills.

Which Cavalcade Do You Have?

A good friend of this site, Paul Gruhn, had a Website dedicated to the Suzuki Cavalcade. Paul is going to dismantle his site, but offered the following information and graphics. No changes have been made to Paul’s work (except for sizing, to make this page load faster). Thank you, Paul for allowing us to remove the following information from your site:

1986 (CAVALCADE GT) GV1400GTG

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__K2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

24A

Colors:

Black & Silver

Changed Features:

Unchanged features,
identify by V.I.N number

1986 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDG

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__G2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

 24A

Colors:

Two Tone Gold
Two Tone Brown

Changed Features:

Pneumatically inflatable co-rider's seat and backrest

Auto-leveling system

AM/FM stereo cassette system

1986 (CAVALCADE LXE) GV1400GCG

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__G2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

24A

Colors:

Two Tone Blue

Two Tone Maroon

Changed Features:

Color matched lowers
Pneumatically seat for rider
Rear speakers built into backrest
Adjustable headrest for co-rider

1987 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDH

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__H2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

24A

Colors:

Two Tone Blue
Two Tone Silver

Changed Features:

Rear view mirror mounting position raised
Cavalcade LX emblem on saddlebags, moved forward of reflector

1987 (CAVALCADE LXE) GV1400GCH

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__H2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

24A

Colors:

Black & Silver
Maroon & Silver

Changed Features:

Taller audio control knobs
Cavalcade LXE emblem on saddlebags, moved forward of reflector

1988 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDJ

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__J2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

24A

Colors:

Maroon, Silver

Changed Features:

Unchanged features,
identify by V.I.N number

1989 (CAVALCADE LX) GV1400GDK

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V.I.N. #:

JS1VX71A__K2100001

Engine Prefix:

X701-

Engine Type:

1360cc 4 Stroke V-4

Model Code:

24A

Colors:

Black & Silver

Changed Features:

Unchanged features,
identify by V.I.N number