The 800cc class motorcycles have to be kept at a certain price level so I was pleasantly surprised of the bike’s features and technology. That makes it somehow surprising that Suzuki implemented the fuel injection system used in GSX-R sportbikes, the EFI employs the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve system to maintain intake velocity for crisp throttle response and a 32-bit ECM for precise control of ignition timing and fuel injection.
I was eager to continue testing this cruiser as it began impressing me and I was kind of like a kid on Christmas. Gift after gift, this is how the Suzuki helped me form the best impression on the M50. My second joy, after the responsive engine, was handling. I have to say that the inverted front fork really does its job and I can understand now why Suzuki provided this only cruiser with such a fork. Way to do Suzuki!
So now I had at my disposal this great partially discovered package but what needed to be further unveiled?
As I strongly accelerated after pulling the bike out of a series of sinuous corners, I find myself going with 100mph and I thought that testing the brakes will come in handy as another round of corners were awaiting. As I strongly pulled the front brake lever, the bike immediately began reducing the rhythm of its gallop but peace was made after the rear drum was invited to the interesting game.
At this level, the three elements helped me enjoy the view and the open road that I elected for the rest of my Test Drive but a 4th element entered the scene. I was now interested in the sound provided by the exhaust and I wasn’t disappointed by the home cinema kind of atmosphere going on in my helmet.
Overall, I have to say that this unique cruiser made sure that its rider had the ride of its life. Well, at least until the next ride with the Suzuki.
I’ve noticed that my review doesn’t do anything else but to say how enjoyable can this motorcycle be and how great it can look. I don’t now why but I feel that I should give you another reason to appreciate the Suzuki Boulevard M50 and that would be its price.
This amazing package can mark the beginning of a beautiful story for an MSRP of only $6,899. Try to resist that!
The Suzuki Boulevard M50 has performance to match its image. Its liquid-cooled 50-cubic-inch V-twin engine features an advanced Suzuki fuel injection system that gives its terrific torque down low and an incredible wide powerband. What’s more, the M50 rewards you with crisp handling and an exceptionally comfortable ride around town or out on the open highway.