2013 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Test Ride And Review: Mid-Size Muscle — Forbes

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2013 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Ride And Review: Mid-Size

The cruiser marketplace is evolving, changing in pursuit of a younger The classic cruiser buyer has to the point where manufacturers that they’re no longer new motorcycles. Meanwhile, buyers who sought out sportbikes are looking for a relaxed, … motorcycle a more sustainable riding — but they’re rejecting the laid-back for adventure bikes like the BMW GS, Tiger and Suzuki V-Strom.

(c) Jason Fogelson

In the midst of evolution, Suzuki perceived a and created the Boulevard M series, with a hotrod look and The Boulevard M bikes take the of the Boulevard C bikes, replace the with a modern interpretation of the switch from traditional wheels to cast aluminum, and in the make a bike that’s sleeker and more original its source.

I got a chance to spend a few weeks the 2013 Suzuki Boulevard the smallest entry into the M which includes the M90 and M109r. The M50 has a price of $8,799, which a 12-month/unlimited mileage warranty.

(c) Jason Fogelson

Right off the the M50 makes a striking impression its cafe racer-style headlight Set above beefy inverted forks and a small, dirt front fender, the mini-fairing a great visual impression of and purpose. The long gas 4.1-gallon gas flows toward a truncated fender, featuring a large, low taillamp.

Dual chromed pipes exit the bike on the side, with big tailpieces music from their staggered openings. The engine out behind a triangular shield-shaped air cover on the right — a shape is subtly repeated on the bike’s and tailllamp to provide some The radiator on this liquid-cooled is tucked up against the frame’s downtubes, where it can take of airflow without calling to itself.

Photo (c) Jason Fogelson

I like the easy-to-read analog which has a broad oval appearance tucked into the surround. A digital fuel and odometer share space within the tidy instrument Indicator lights are located on the top of the gas just ahead of the filler.

I have been happier if had integrated them into the panel, as I found that the bar of my full-face helmet blocked from my view in most Your view may vary, on your height and choice of (though you are wearing a full-face at all times, aren’t you?).

Photo (c) Jason Fogelson

Fit and are very good, for the most I was particularly impressed with the quality of some of the exposed like the fork top bolt. I was not as with the sharp seam at the of the gas tank — this feature mass-production aesthetics, and stands out close examination. Suzuki’s standards for paint and other still dominate, though.

the M50 succeeds in presenting an assertive, appearance, and a very attractive one at

So, it’s time to ride. The fuel injected V-Twin starts with a thumb of the and quickly settles in to a smooth The 805 cc engine (about 50 cubic hence “M50″) is the same you’ll find in the Boulevard a classic cruiser in the Suzuki

A five-speed transmission sends to the rear wheel through a drive. Suzuki didn’t horsepower or torque figures, but on how the 593 lb bike performed, I’d call the more than adequate for the intended purpose. I wouldn’t to ride two-up for long on the interstate, but for a single rider on streets, the power is well-matched to the design.

I found myself wishing for a gear to calm the engine’s at higher cruising speeds, but I found upshifting and downshifting smooth and predictable at all speeds, the lack of a counterbalancer. Neutral is to select in either direction, and hand controls are standard — a feature for riders with hands or compromised hand

Photo (c) Jason Fogelson

front suspension is non-adjustable, but I was with its compliance and relative The rear suspension is adjustable a tool — not supplied with the The single rear coil is hidden, softail-style, beneath the and tended to bottom out over bumps.

I learned to slow and rise from the seat when approaching unavoidable and cracks in the road. The single disc brake does a job of providing the bulk of stopping for the M50, as the rear wheel is with a drum brake.

Suzuki Boulevard 400
Suzuki Boulevard 400
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