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Suzuki Boulevard M109R

Boulevard M109R Black

There is a swarm of bees our way this spring.

Well, not bees, but Suzuki Boulevard Black Edition cruisers.

come in a stinging black and paintscheme that makes look like bees.

I made my mind up yet if I love or the new colour.

However, if you favour the Edition’s colour scheme is complemented by black wheels aggressive yellow pinstripes and tail light and indicator you will pay an extra $500 for the

The M109R Black Edition in spring at $19,490 and comes a two-year unlimited-kilometre warranty.

It a host of parts from the M109R transformed from to black, including rearview handlebars and handle switches, and brake levers, tank, magneto, side and cylinder covers, brake calipers, stand and mufflers.

I’ve ridden the M109R and it’s more cruise than cruiser.

Craig on Suzuki M109R

That’s why Suzuki ambassador Craig chose an M109R as his road “It’s nice to have the to swap motorbikes through the range,” he says. “It’s different to ride but it’s and relaxing. Having to put my feet in of me instead of below me is unusual and had to get used to cornering, but it’s no

“The two big things I have to reminding myself is it doesn’t as well as my Gixxer and it takes a bit time to stop and pull it up of its weight.

“It’s a heavy but once you start riding, the of gravity and balance is surprisingly It’s actually quite more so than I expected.”

As a driver of a V8 Supercar, Craig the M109’s 100ft lb of torque at the wheel.

“It’s got a heap of so it accelerates very quickly and shaft driven it’s responsive,” he says. “I really riding cruisers. It’s I like to do from time to but I think ultimately my passion is to back to a sports bike.”

it comes to cruisers, there is no for displacement.

Back in 2006 V-twin engine had the biggest capacity of any production passenger or car in the world.

Top of the capacity stakes now is three-cylinder 2.3-litre Rocket The biggest of the twin-cylinder cruisers is 1854cc XV1900A at $24,099, by the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle (CVO) 1802cc models start at $42,995 and run up past

Next is Suzuki’s range of cruisers and even at $19,490 for the new Edition, it’s just the biggest V-twin bang for buck on the cruiser market.

The double-overhead-cam engine feels and refined rather than and coarse.

Suzuki doesn’t out power figures but it is probably 90kW with 160Nm of which is why you only need the gears supplied.

A compact lube system lowers the in the frame for a lower centre of and more stability.

Suspension is a sportsbike’s with upside-down and the brakes, radial-mounted four-piston brake calipers and dual-piston brake caliper, are straight Suzuki’s sportsbikes.

It looks like something big would ride in a Terminator

The instruments are in two pods: a tank-mounted speedo with two LCD screens for dual trip meters, gauge and clock. Another LCD on the steering head shows position and a digital rev readout.

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should be the other way around as you to look too far down to check speed and you don’t need a anyway if you can count the lazy beat.

Also, the LCD screens on the are recessed and fall into in the bright sun making them to read.

There is no ABS unlike of its more expensive rivals, but the power from the twin discs is excellent.

And like cruisers, there is quite a bit of power from the rear.

Muscle cruisers have an odd mix of controls and lean-forward drag

It means riders end up sitting in a V shape that is neither nor aerodynamic. You feel more a windsock.

It’s more attitude than comfort.

Yet the is an easy bike to ride … just not for long.

Cornering aren’t great and turn-in a hefty amount of leverage of drag bars and a concerted through your arms to it leaned over.

All the time you are against that massive rear tyre and its desire to the bike up again.

It may be a manual but it still takes corners with plenty of grip and

Despite its hard-tail look, also got more bump than other cruisers the same limited-… hidden shock. It also has adjustable preload to allow for a pillion.

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