-Fuel-injected, 50 cubic inch, eight-valve, liquid-cooled, 45 degree V-twin engine tuned for exceptional low rpm power and torque
Electronic fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) – maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and high torque output – includes Auto Fast Idle System (AFIS)
32-bit ECM provides precise control of ignition timing and multi-hole-type injectors ensuring quick startup and excellent drivability under all conditions
Crankshaft designed with 45” offset crank pins to reduce engine vibration without a counterbalancer for a more comfortable ride
Five-speed transmission features a high fifth gear ratio for relaxed highway cruising
Low-maintenance shaft final-drive system is clean-running with low torque reaction
Custom-styled exhaust designed for a deep rumbling sound and tuned low rpm power
Pulsed-secondary air-injection system introduces air into the exhaust ports to ignite unburned hydrocarbons and reduce emissions – CA. spec. model is equipped with a catalyst for further emission reduction
-Fuel tank-mounted speedometer with LCD fuel gauge, clock and indicator lights – cables and wiring are carefully routed for a detailed look
Cradle-type steel frame with color-matched sidecovers, fenders and fuel tank, plus numerous chrome-plated parts
Wide, comfortable seat with low 27.6 inch seat height – passenger seat can be removed for a bobbed rear fender appearance
Wide handlebars and forward-mounted floorboards and foot controls for more comfort around town or on the highway
Telescopic forks with polished aluminum sliders and polished stainless steel stanchion-tube covers
Long 33” rake angle and 65.2 inch wheelbase provide a smooth, comfortable ride
Link-type rear suspension connects to a truss-style swingarm and a single shock absorber with 7-way spring preload adjustment
Powerful multi-reflector headlight houses in an attractive case with stylish headlight rim – headlight switches off during startup to reduce load on battery
Bright, multi-reflector turn signals designed for high visibility and attractive appearance
Standard 4-way emergency flasher and high-beam passing switch
Traditional spoke wheels with chrome-plated rims carry a wide 130/90-16 front tire and 170/80-15 rear tire
Single front disc brake with large 300mm rotor and 180mm rear drum brake for strong braking performance
I choose to talk about the most simple and cheapest Suzuki Boulevard C50 out there, a motorcycle which has the same specs and features with the other versions that I am about to mention and write a bit on them.
Suzuki tries to be on top of its competition and the best solution to do that is to offer mostly everything a customer needs and sometimes that means a different paintjob. This is also the case of the C50 which ever since it was launched could be available in different two tone colors, apart from the simple black. In 2005, the cruiser made its debut with black/blue and black/gray color schemes, only to be replaced a year later with blue/gray and silver/gray. 2007 brings a complete change of colors so the now popular C50 featured white/silver and black/red paintjobs. 2008 reintroduces the black/gray but the attention is focused on the blue/silver version which seems to turn a lot of heads.
What is worth mentioning is that the two tone painted Boulevard C50 cost with $100 more every year and that is pretty much what makes it a different version. This model also contributes to the process of branding that Suzuki developed for the Boulevard line.
An attractive and unique version of the classic C50 featuring new cast aluminum wheels, a special tribal paint scheme, stylish studded seat and the Suzuki Boulevard logo embossed in the seat is available for 2008 as it only features metallic gray in 2007. The distinctive elements add $300 on the price tag but it is well worth it as it makes the bike and the rider stand out even more.
Suzuki Boulevard C50T
2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50T
You may have seen the Suzuki Boulevard C50 around town, and with stylish new two tone red/white color combination, it’ll be sure to capture the spotlight wherever it goes. Now you have the change to experience its awesome V-twin performance – and enjoy the benefits of key features designed for the open road. Meet the Boulevard C50T. Like the C50, it boasts a fuel-injected 45-degree V-twin engine that cranks out a load of torque down low, matched by exciting top-end performance. It also has a spacious riding position and smooth suspension for comfortable cruising. With a multitude of features, the, the C50T establishes its own unique identity. The C50T has an aerodynamic windshield and a custom-designed backrest, encouraging you to take to the open highway for true long-range cruising in maximum comfort. The C50T also has a range of custom features, from whitewall tires to studded seats, for its own bold look. The Boulevard C50T is as comfortable as it is stylish.
2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50T and Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
It is logical for the touring version of the Suzuki Boulevard C50 to compete with the accessorized version of the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 which is called Vulcan 900 Classic LT.
The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT motorcycle takes the class-leading attributes of its Vulcan 900 Classic sibling and ups the ante with additional custom touring features and enhanced style. Kawasaki accessorized the Vulcan 900 LT with saddlebags, a special seat, passenger backrest and an adjustable windshield. The only add-on that doesn’t show up on the showroom hang-tag is the riding enjoyment that this new Vulcan addition will provide its owners.
It would have been ideal but impossible for the bike to keep its price the same for all the model’s versions but where would the beauty be? Well, it isn’t there but in the actual fair price of $7,999. This bike is also made to be ridden so a 12 months unlimited mileage limited warranty comes with the bike.
-Stylish new two tone red/white color combination
-Custom-designed, height-adjustable windshield provides classic styling and full wind protection – includes unique chrome garnish with Boulevard emblem
Attractive studded seats, plus matching touring-style backrest with unique pivoting backrest pad for increased passenger comfort.
Large capacity, textured leather saddle bags with Boulevard emblems and convenient twist-lock fasteners
Stylish white-wall tires – 130/90-16 front and 170/80-15 rear tire mounted on traditional spoke wheels
-All other Suzuki Boulevard Authentic Accessories will fit the C50T