2004 Suzuki Volusia 800 Consumer Reviews How I decided upon a Volusia/C50…

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Suzuki Boulevard Cruiser
Suzuki Boulevard Cruiser

User Rating: Excellent


Handling And Control:

and Craftsmanship:

Pros: Powerful, classic looks high features.

Cons: Speed-o is in a poor place for the rider. Low clearance.

The Bottom Line: The C50 is a quality cruiser with looks, wonderful balance, a ride and a powerful engine.

Why a cruiser motorcycle?

I don’t the riding position of a bullet or bike, nor do I desire to travel at mph. A touring bike is to for in town use; so a cruiser motorcycle seemed to be a logical for freeway travel. My wife and I ride dual-sport bikes legal dirt bikes); these are great on and off the trails are not comfortable after 30-60 at highway speeds.

A cruiser provide the classic looks and we wanted on longer highway Vee-twin’s have a distinctive note and look classy. The of a cruiser bike gives riders wiggle room

What cc size and type of

We visited several motorcycle to see what type of bikes our eye and found we liked the classic-style A classic, looks like it was in the 1950’s, skirted fenders, tires and a large tractor seat/saddle. We decided on bikes in the range because they have enough freeway get good gas mileage and be down on when compared to larger cc

Both of us are solo-riders so carrying a was not considered.

Next, we used the to research, reading reviews and posted by motorcycle magazines and riders. We found that Boulevards got high marks they have been for many years. In 2005, the was updated and became the C50 Boulevard. authors felt that is the industry-leader with 800cc cruisers.

Other manufactures have 800’s, then stopped and restarted production; while has always been improving 800 cc bikes over the years.

a quality used bike?

We a local newspaper’s on-line section to search for 750-800cc in the price range, total mileage and distance we were to travel. Next we contacted the and started test riding. I a beautiful 600cc Honda but I found it lacked grunt and it had a bouncy ride.

I rode a Suzuki Volusia 800, it had style but it shifted rough the gears, had a carb and the owner had loud straight-pipes. It was a close but we kept looking. A red 750cc Magna had racy looks four chrome exhaust but not real. classic-cruiser-style.

The Honda ACE 750 had cruiser style but with drive, so I did not even test it.

We decided upon a C50 Boulevard:

At we found two low mileage (3000 2005 Suzuki C50 Boulevards. By the the Volusia was updated and became the C50 in 2005. What impressed us was, the updated Volusia. now had injection, shaft drive, boards and heal-toe shifter, from the factory! Other bikes still had carbs, pegs, air cooling, chain and twin spring-type shocks shocks. The Boulevard line in several style types: chopper and touring.

The bikes impressive! I have had many comment on the bike’s classic and styling.

Suzuki Boulevard Cruiser
Suzuki Boulevard Cruiser

Many people a Harley is the top of the stack in cruisers but I beg to A Harley-guy we ride with the looks of our bikes and about over when he found out he have purchased 4 or 5 Boulevards for the he paid for his hog. He also he would look into a as a bike for his wife to ride. I that as a big compliment coming a HD rider

Impressions of the Boulevard:

What us first about the C50 Boulevard is its feel on the road. On windy or when a semi-truck passes, the stays put. As a dual-sport I hate the fear factor of blown around on the highway. The produce NO engine vibration,

My Harley friend’s bike on idle. like a jackhammer. The ride smooth as silk of a hidden single-shock rear and a large comfy seat. So far we made a dozen or so, 150 mile rides and feel little after two or three hours in the Update: Currently, we have over 7,000 miles on bike.

Although the bikes are then dual sports, balance and maneuver nicely at any and the weight is low to the ground. The cycles loads of torque and grunt so accelerate powerfully. They strong all they way to 98 mph.

I don’t have to shift because the bike can be in top gear at 32 You just slow down for the and twist the grip when you hit the no shifting needed. I feel bikes would impress riders to find out that are only 800cc. Gas mileage has 48 to 50 mpg and the tank holds 4 gallons gives you plenty of ride between fill ups. On one of our out of the rides, where we kept the to 60, we got over 65 mpg!

I recommend a fork mounted wind for longer rides and to keep the off your face and clothes.

I few complaints about the Boulevard. One is the location of the speed-o. It’s on top of the gas tank and the rider must way-down to check the road Also the floor boards can on the road during tight lot turns. The exhaust note is quiet, but you can drill a few 1/4 holes in the baffles.

This will give the better sound quality but not an one. The past owner, I had a of Cobra pipes on the bike. It made a difference in power and but at the cost of my hearing.

I like the pipes (drilled out).

smart and be seen!

Recommend product? Yes

Suzuki Boulevard Cruiser

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