2006 Suzuki M109R First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2006 Suzuki M109R Ride

Suzuki’s new power boasts more power its competitors, with a claimed 127 horsepower.

A Cowboy’s Prayer:

Oh I reckon I’m not much by myself; I fail to do a lot of things I to do. But Lord, when trails are and the pass is high, help me it straight the whole way through. And in the dusk I get the final call, I do not how many flowers they

Above all else the happiest will be for you to say to me, Let’s Ride, My

Swinging open the heavy doors, he stepped out of the cool and into the Driskill Hotel, in the business since 1886. The tile floor of the lobby to the sound of the cowboy’s polished Stetson worn proud, buckle shining, he walked a laconic gait toward the glancing over and nodding slow deliberation as he passed.

I sat notes in the comfortably worn still dressed in my leather and boots from a day in the saddle, and I his gesture as he walked by. No words needed; just the mutual that exists between two who live for the same freedom, be it on legs or two wheels.

Choosing the open Hill Country of Austin, Texas, to launch its new cruiser, the M109R. Suzuki the perfect location for more one reason. As a part of the county the open roads seem to go on the scenery is rugged without distractingly stunning, as well as home to ex-500cc World Kevin Schwantz.

As Suzuki’s son, Kevin would a dozen journalists for a ride would go west to the one-horse of Luckenbach before circling back to his place for a Texas

In the same style as all press we were introduced to the new machine our ride, and for me it was the first time I had the newest Boulevard in person. back on the sidestand in the meeting the M109R has a striking presence, its long, low, solid It is also very wide, and its butch inverted front massive 240-section rear and swooping bodywork, there is no Suzuki has come up with own unique version of what a cruiser should be.

Taking the stage, Suzuki’s PR Glen Hanson quickly us know how thrilled he and everyone are with the new M109R. Certain launches seem to have buzz about them others, and with the new bike just that — a new not a warmed-over existing product the enthusiasm for it really showed.

managed to keep the burly relatively agile, adding to the of this big power cruiser.

wanted to build the most cruiser, and the message was very on who the bike would be aimed at. models in their extensive already that cater to the touring guys, they a machine that would the taste buds of experienced and not just riders from the world. As a company that is so linked to racing and high decided to use some of their own road racing technology to attract the experienced sportbike looking for a different experience: riders who aren’t willing to performance or compromise too heavily in the and braking department.

Watching a of the bike in action during the I found it interesting to note it was to soft rock and roll, and a … rider bend at a responsible speed out in the countryside. was no flashing and banging or ADD induced cuts, just a relaxed showing the M109R in what must consider its natural

Next day, rolling the near deserted roads of Luckenbach at a swift but not outrageous the video made perfect The M109R is a big bike and doesn’t to be hustled. Weighing close to 700 dry, it is not a city commuter.

But, with 3200 rpm up on the tachometer, 70 mph registering on the analogue and an endless horizon to be reeled in the super-light throttle, I was out making my own With the soundtrack being by the largest pair of pistons made for a production engine through a deep, mellow two-into-two exhaust system, it was the score. Set on a stage of barren, hills, peppered with Juniper bushes and tightly Texas Red Oaks, the wild was capped by a perfect, cloudless sky.

At 1783cc, the new engine is not the but Suzuki is claiming it to be the most V-Twin in the world. Producing a 127 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 118 lb-ft of at 3200 rpm, it has got the Kawasaki 2000 and the new Yamaha Roadliner by a few, that’s for sure. It doesn’t out-torque the Vulcan, not much does.

With the massive 112mm pistons up and down their individual strokes, the engine will rev to 7400 rpm before the limiter things down. Maximum is quoted at 6200 rpm, but the still keeps pulling till 7000 rpm if you need.

our test I heard one journalist a well-known glossy publication about the bike’s bland delivery, and have to disagree. The engine is the jewel in the M109R’s and our esteemed scribe to me is mistaking for bland. Producing power in the range, there is never a hesitation when you twist the and the bike pulls from a few rpm off idle with absolute all the way to redline.

If you crack open the hard with the big pistons at four grand there is a feral growl, and you feel a mellow vibration in your gut as you forward at an extremely rapid Then, rolling off from rpm as you shift down through the gives the most wonderful from the pipes as the engine rapidly. Great stuff.

By using a liquid-cooled design, was able to develop more out of the 1783cc V-Twin than any of its rivals. Editor-at-large Bayly its bountiful powerband that wind out all the way until 7400 hitting its rev limiter.

Talking engine engineer Yutaki the pulsation I felt from the is a deliberate move to give the character, and after three developing the new engine, Mr. Nitta had the smile on his face as I extolled the of his baby to him later in the day.

Of this smooth, seamless vat of is greatly aided by Suzuki’s fuel injection. This set-up kicks off with the ISC speed control) valve that adjusts the starting to compensate for hot or cold engine and temperatures. Two single-barrel throttle get the fuel and air into the cylinders and dual throttle valves.

the system controlled by a power ECM uses a 32-bit processor, it is wonder the fueling is so perfect on bike.

Spent gases through a catalytic converter, and the exhaust system is also with Suzuki’s own version of the valve called SET (Suzuki Tuning). This is said to combustion at the low end of the rpm range, and seems to be its job just fine. Producing a hearty throb, it makes me how the OEMs get these cruisers to so throaty yet still pass regulations.

You known they are so no complaints, as the accompanying sound is to ears.

Differing from cruisers under the Boulevard the M109R uses a 54-degree for its V-Twin, not the typical 45-degrees. It is and uses a DOHC four-valve per cylinder top In the interest of keeping the motor as as possible, uses a unique cam-chain system.

The crankshaft a smaller intermediate gear a short chain before a chain runs up to rotate the The two-stage system sees the reduction gear spin at engine speed, which the camshaft sprockets to be smaller in and makes for a shorter and narrower head. This more engine also allows for a wheelbase.

Power is then taken to the wheel through a five-speed and shaft drive. I wasn’t if shaft drive made on a power cruiser at first, but in the saddle I quickly forgot it, as the handling of the bike is not upset because of it.

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Purple is nice, against the Driskill Hotel Suzuki has unique styling incorporates minimal amounts of

Starting our ride in Austin, my few miles in the saddle of the M109R something of a culture shock. the last three bikes I tested all being sportbikes at the the riding position initially alien. I had trouble finding the that seem to be positioned way out and the bars felt too high and

Thankfully, the bike has been to lift easily off the sidestand, and with a low 27.8-inch seat was easy to maneuver at slow

As we cleared Austin and the countryside up, I could feel myself melting into position, and by I was feeling right at home. The itself is very broad, and the let you sit straight up, so there is no slouching on the With my lower spine of cadaver bone and other artificial bits and pieces, is a big plus for me, and scores the M109R big in the comfort department.

Throttle is as light as it gets, the cable-operated the same, and all of the handlebar controls a sparse simplicity to them. The brake lever is six-position although the clutch is not and it requires a big to pull it. The back brake was a little awkward to use also, as I bend my ankle enough to it all the way down, although some adjustment might have it in minutes if we had time.

The front brakes themselves with a very impressive resume, boasting radial-mount four-piston calipers grabbing a of 310mm floating discs. In they were a tad disappointing, the initial bite of the Roadliner we tested in Oregon a few months and not feeling quite as strong. in a large group I didn’t get a lot of chance to put them to test, but I did notice was as the day wore on, with a few stops under their they really started to

Attaching to a custom looking aluminum-alloy wheel, that in between a set of 46mm inverted the front end of the M109R looks it means serious business. The tire is an aggressive sport-sized, and accompanied by the wide handlebar the big Suzuki with super-light With a 67.3-inch wheelbase and a and trail set at 31.25 degrees and I wouldn’t have expected quick steering.

It’s extremely solid at speed: I was on the side of 120 mph at one point when I to quickly lose 30 mph for a high-speed Rolling off and scrubbing a little with the brakes, the M109R railed through the turn the lightest inputs at the bars, not one of wobble or weave.

At lower the 240-section rear tire make itself felt, decidedly more effort for maneuvering. But using the old turn for the test certainly showed the is also extremely manageable if Able to be slowed to a crawl and turned on full lock, situation repeatedly simulates lot manners, and the M109R gets a grade on this scorecard.

A rear tire will a fatty strip on the boulevard and a impression on your buddies.

and starting soon makes it the exhaust pipes poke out far to hit your right leg. the heat shields do an excellent job and no is transferred to your leg. The shields also look class, and if there is an un-chromed hiding in there, unlike other bikes tested, it is not showing. Looking closer, the to detail paid on the big Suzuki is

No unsightly wires or hoses and neat flush-mount Allen on a lot of the bodywork. The large 5.2-gallon gas has top-quality paint, as do the fenders and panels, and the chrome engine look the business.

There are a number of plastic parts, but you to start tapping things to them, and from a pace or two you would never notice. the two spark plugs that in each cylinder, the covers are chromed plastic. Adding to the overall look, they the cylinder fins, air cleaner and cases.

The Suzuki M109R is a new competitor in the cruiser arena. It suitably mean and futuristic, and is to back up its looks with a motor and a decent handling Setting its intentions as a power it is still all-day comfortable and to cover plenty of distance fuel stops.

The bike in three-color choices, and by the time you this will be available in quantities at your local for $12,399.

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