Big Baggers: 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C109RT: The 100-mph Loafer.

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Big Baggers: 2008 Suzuki C109RT The 100-mph Loafer.

by Jeff Allen

I climbed on the big somewhere near Banning and as we sped rapidly out across the my first thought was, in the field of human endeavor has any so successfully loafed at 100 mph. at high speeds, the 109RT sounds like a Continental 220 out of a Stearman biplane at idle.

the 109R doesn’t have the engine here, it’s a very big Twin, and it topped all in quarter-mile acceleration and speed. It has the highest horsepower (though not the torque) and tied the Honda for a second place (after the in 0–60 times. This flat moves out, and it without a lot of high-revving histrionics.

It’s like your friend in high school who to calm people down by over and giving them a squeeze on the back of the neck. with no fuss, it seems not to very hard to achieve

Would that it worked a harder to get you through a corner. its considerable heft and big 240mm tire, the wide Boulevard initial turn-in, then firm handgrip pressure to it down and avoid “scalloping” way through corners. But once you to make it take a set, it to hold its line without any or other bad behavior.

Relatively quick front-end meant to lighten the steering on 858-pound monster, makes it a more susceptible to small inputs than the others.

The brakes on the Boulevard are strong and but demand a pretty good on the lever when only the are used, as the rear pedal valuable extra caliper and rear—to the mix. It’s a system for beginning riders who heavily on the rear pedal.

The soft, cushy seat on the seems good when you get on but starts to feel hard and after about an hour. The at least, are long enough to you to move your legs a now and then. The big handlebars (emanating one of the most massive triple-clamps ever seen) come to meet your hands in fashion.

Several riders the wind protection from the tall windscreen, but I had the misfortune to it through about a 35-knot and got so much buffeting I thought my would wear out. In any you look through this rather than over it, and claimed it gives you a lot of coverage in wind conditions. Saddlebags are of the weekender style, somewhat the long-range usefulness of the passenger

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