2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. Review —

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Suzuki Boulevard Touring
Suzuki Boulevard Touring

Back in Black

To prove its ASMC brought out the big guns, in corporate honchos from to address the crowd and assuage the of its powersports dealer network. For power, Suzuki brought up legend Ricky Carmichael and icon Carey Hart, and motocross champion and recent defector James Stewart onstage aboard a 2013 the room really began to

But talk is cheap, and celebrity only get you so far. In addition to the models Suzuki introduced to the Suzuki made certain some folks got a chance to get up and personal with its new 1500cc the Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. Blacked-Out Special Suzuki). I was those lucky few, and by the I got back to the Strip after a ride to Valley of Fire Park, the black beauty made me glad Suzuki from whence it came.

Sharing a platform with the M90 cruiser, the C90T is a low-slung, muscle tourer, with hard bags and a contoured designed specifically for this and it shows – in appearance as well as Filled with features for convenience and comfort, the B.O.S.S. classic styling with an approach – not too radical, but not too conservative.

Its motor and cast wheels are by chrome cooling fins and head covers, while in the the dual slash-cut pipes in black look undeniably – and they make a nice to match. None of this is considering its lineage; the C90T its engine components, intake, system, cooling system and drive with the Boulevard as well as its steel-tubed frame and

The standard C90T, in red/black or isn’t quite as aggressive in but has identical components. (Suzuki a base C90 cruiser will be on shores in the spring, at a price yet to be Fat tires – the rear is a stout – are mounted on seven-spoke cast-aluminum and the long rear fender a bright LED taillight.

On the highway, the is a beast. The distinctive three-airbox borrowed from the M109. plenty of oxygen into the 42mm throat (which Suzuki’s Dual Throttle – the same design found in the and the five-speed transmission pulls in phase, from a … all the way into top gear. Shift are so generous you won’t even fifth until, say, 70

Judging by the merits of its powerplant this is a touring machine, capable and eager to please. But of it’s outfitted with a of amenities to make the journey comfortable.

The C90T is the first to roll off Suzuki’s assembly with factory-designed hard The impact-resistant ABS bags fit the lines of the nicely, boast plenty of space, and are upholstered in the same soft black leather-esque that adorns the seat and pillion. They’re easily from the cockpit, using the key, and have a 10-pound rating.

The broad windscreen is and devoid of any refraction, despite its physique and slight flip at the and it pushed the wind over my and around my body with buffeting. Both the rider and passenger seat on the C90T are and flatter than those on the

Suzuki Boulevard Touring
Suzuki Boulevard Touring

Unlike some tourers looking at you, Interstate), it you to move around and make comfortable instead of putting you an exacting position and forcing you to there. And the floorboards enhance freedom of mobility.

Other amenities include: a 4.8-gallon tank; a handlebar that’s and nearly 4 inches closer to the than the M90’s; a small, storage space behind the side cover; a heel-toe lever; and a handy helmet on the left side of the rear

The C90T’s suspension is also to be touring friendly, but with a The 45mm inverted fork – out on the B.O.S.S. of course – uses 5.1 of travel to soak up road while the link-type rear uses an oil-damped, coil-over to produce a smooth ride. So the hitch?

None of it is preload adjustable. says it is preset from the to accommodate the rider, a passenger and but without preload adjustability, must be a compromise. That I found its comfort while solo to be quite plush.

glitch for this tourer is its of cruise control, even as an Suzuki said it has no plans to add perk. Nor did it consider jumping the Bagger Bandwagon by opting for a fairing, into which all of touring amenities – stereo accessory power jack, – could feasibly and quite have been incorporated.

I wasn’t the only one on our press who thought perhaps Suzuki an opportunity here, not simply to advantage of a trend and sell a few units, but to augment a bike the company claims is intended to be a touring motorcycle. Surely, the will plug this One more hiccup of note: the windscreen nor the saddlebags are detachable.


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