2008 Suzuki Boulevard C109R Motorcycle Cruiser

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It seems like we been waiting for this a big part of forever. When introduced its first mega-cruiser, the back in 2005, it was obviously an leader, but still not the Boulevard headline attraction. Sure, get excited about musclebikes the M109R, but they buy classic in much larger numbers.

showed the prototype of the classically companion to the M109R back in and confirmed that the C109R be an ’08 model last We finally got to throw a leg over one in at Suzuki’s press ride.

The C inherits most of the technology and power of the M109 engine. It retains the R suffix, presumably so it can about the potent GSX-R technology incorporated in the 1783cc, V-twin. However, the C109R’s is tempered with milder timing than the M, smaller throttle bodies (versus in the M) and 20 percent more crankshaft There is always a battle airbox capacity (needed for and fuel capacity.

To get both, Suzuki created an tract with three atop the engine and two triangular on the sides-for 11 liters of airbox In the process it gave up a quart of the fuel capacity for 5.0 gallons. It lost a little peak to the M, ending with 114 at 5800

The trade results in pumped-up at the lower end of the rpm scale.

A 1.8-inch-longer a triangular hardtail-style swingarm different shock geometry, classic-style metal (rather the M’s plastic) fenders, traditional bodywork, covered fork tubes, a traditional headlight, its own LED taillight, long rider floorboards, a roomy saddle, a higher and wider inches) handlebar, a fresh instrument panel, cast with 10 thin spokes and its own transform the musclebike to a traditional cruiser. The rear tire is a 240-width like the M109R, but the tire has a slightly taller on 16- instead of 18-inch wheels. The add about 80 pounds.

The C delivers its power a bit more than the M, with stronger response down low and slightly rush above 4500 However, Suzuki claims it has more horsepower than any classic-style twin, and I can believe it. greater top-end rpm than monster twins and strong down low, the C109R has an wide powerband, largely it continues to rev well beyond the rpm most big V-twins go blah.

response is smooth yet crisp Fuel mileage ranges about 29 to 36 mpg. The fuel light generally comes on at 130 miles from the last

The burly drivetrain makes but somewhat noisy shifts, and is easy to get with the heel-toe A moderate pull and predictable even when hot make for clutch control. My only drivetrain complaints center on the final drive.

Suzuki was once revered for its shaft drives but not on the 109s, there is considerable jacking power changes and a shock in the driveline that makes throttle changes pretty

I’m not a fan of the M109’s steering, It turns reluctantly, especially braking. So I was pleased to discover the C version steers much willingly, even on the brakes, it more assured and enjoyable on roads. I’m not sure if is because of the 2-inch-wider handlebar or in steering geometry or tires. rear-tire profile looks the on both 109s.) Despite its the C even seems to offer a few more lean angle.

It wallows mildly if you hit a bump in a corner but is otherwise stable and Though heavier than the the C109R feels lighter and to handle. Full-lock turns at low require less muscle most other megacruisers.

factors conspire to make the significantly more comfortable the M. Topping the list is a more riding position with flexibility offered by the spacious and 12-inch-long floorboards. This room to squirm and shift weight on long rides. initial travel in the 46mm rear shock makes sharp bumps less than on the M, though larger still come through

Although both saddles are 15 inches wide, the C’s is crowned, leaving my … comfortable than in the flatter M after five hours or so. enjoy more space and on the C model, too, with floorboards and backrest among accessories already available for the Three-point rubber mounts subdue any vibration escaping the

Unlike the M109R, the C features braking. The front-brake lever two of the three pistons in each of the front-brake calipers, with the pedal activating the third as as the rear-brake caliper. However, the system requires considerable to get real effect.

Fortunately the brake delivers good with moderate effort, and the lever includes cam-style

Except for turn signals don’t self-cancel I didn’t any details to irk me. Details and finish are they should be for a bike of stature and the $13,799 price. The note is strong and solid.

sold more bikes than 1300cc last than any other Japanese However, I rank the C109R as the best big cruiser ever, with Yamaha’s excellent ‘liners, my reigning favorites megatwins. It was a long time but the C109R was worth the wait.

’08 Suzuki Boulevard

Suzuki Boulevard C109R

msrp: $13,799

Standard Black, maroon

Standard 12 months

Engine Drivetrain

Liquid-cooled, 54-deg. V-twinDisplacement, x …: 1783cc, 112.0 x

Valvetrain: DOHC; 2 intake, 2 valves per cylinder


Wheelbase: 69.1 in.

Overall 101.8 in.

Handlebar: 35.5 in. 1.0-in. diameter

Rake/trail: deg./5.2 in.

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