2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Back, in Black

They Ride on, be king of the night. We Is this what they by a ‘dark ride’?

At the recent dealer meeting in Las Vegas, the in the room was a recently announced 11 bankruptcy at the firm’s U.S. division. But company reps assured us there was no reason for shorts: The move will in more resources for the bike of the business, which boasts 47 this year (up from 10 years ago). And with also the 50th anniversary of the entry into the U.S. market, it seemed like a for Suzuki to make some big in the long-neglected cruiser arena.

To point, the firm is reintroducing one of its popular Boulevard models, the In a big way. Okay, so it’s a medium way.

While it isn’t a clean-sheet the new C90T is substantially changed for

Meant primarily to plug the hole in the Boulevard line 800cc and 1800cc, the updated is also designed to fit the wide of rider sizes in the segment. emissions from the previous C90 mill contributed to its demise in 2009. So, for 2013, the new C90T gets a powerplant based on the M90’s. It also shares the M90 swingarm, and components like the exhaust, and cooling system. Not with the M90 engine?

It’s basic water-cooled, 52-degree displacing 1462cc from a bore and a 101mm …. cylinder heads with spark plugs work a modest 9.5:1 compression to produce a claimed 77.8 at 4800 rpm and an impressive 96.6 of torque at just 2600 Suzuki says it’s the powerful engine in the class. A transmission, special low-effort assist system, and shaft drive complete the drivetrain.

Less radical are the styling The C90T keeps its classic-cruiser which has been smoothed out and up-Suzuki calls it refreshed-though still find a traditional chassis supporting a 4.8-gallon with Softail-style hidden suspension and dual mufflers New saddlebags make the C90T the Boulevard with factory-designed, hard cases.

Leather-like similar to the seat’s covers ABS pods that are lockable the ignition key. Listed is 26 liters for the right bag and 24.5 for the left; the leading edges are to improve passenger leg room.

A multifunction display resides the analog speedometer. Suzuki has a lot of information into a small of real estate.

A neat multifunction display below the analog speedometer. has stuffed a lo

If that’s the C90T, makes it B.O.S.S. It stands for which means the package the currently trendy black matte-finish exhaust-and hardware There’s also a standard version, which retains the basics but adds more and a smattering of color options.

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up on the B.O.S.S.’s 28.3-inch seat and flatter than the M90’s) to yourself in a comfortable touring-cruiser There’s a wide pullback right at your fingers and an floorboard layout with a shifter giving you plenty of placement options. Stab the and the quiet is almost eerie.

There’s no uneven burble or fueling here, just a idle and a meh exhaust note the slash-cut duals.

Suzuki the engine has been massaged for torque and a wider spread of than on the M90 version, so throttle is slightly more muted-plus a heavier machine than the Fortunately, there’s plenty of to keep you interested, especially low. High-speed freeway require little prodding, you might find yourself for a sixth gear above 85

Heft the B.O.S.S. off the sidestand and the curb weight of 800 pounds is believable. But handling is surprisingly once up to speed, with steering and good stability in the Some riders might be that there’s only one disc on each wheel, but the sliding-pin caliper does an job up front; the rear disc squeezed by a two-piston unit similar results. (Sorry, no ABS

Cruisers sometimes sacrifice travel for style, and that’s the with the nonadjustable rear It’s fine on smooth what isn’t?-but provides too compliance over rippled On the other hand, the beefy fork is more than up to the of soaking up most road

Suzuki says that the hard-mounted windshield was designed with a mandate to minimize buffeting. Wind protection at speeds is more than though a detachable option be more appealing. The tank-mounted function instrument package is far impressive, especially in this highlights include a large speedometer, gear-position indicator, and a large, five-segment LCD fuel

The C90T isn’t an entirely machine, but it’s a solid, effort from Suzuki, and a reentry to the middleweight segment. is eager to put the troubles of its auto behind it and focus on new and innovative products. The B.O.S.S. is a fine

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