Suzuki Boulevard S40 vs Suzuki Boulevard S50 Best Beginner Motorcycles

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Suzuki Boulevard S40 vs Suzuki S50

‘Uncle Bernie’ one of the members of BBM has about his experience of moving the Suzuki Boulevard S40 to the Suzuki S50. Here is a link to his forum post: I bought a Suzuki S50 after a Suzuki S40 for the last three

Ben asked if I’d post a of the S40 compared to the S50 I just bought so it is.

I. Initial impressions from ride

I practiced “duck the bike backward and forward and it around. definitely feel the hundred pounds. The driveway out of the parking lot from The Motorcycle Man upwards at around a 25-30 angle. I rode the bike up to the where the front wheel was a foot from the edge of the and most of the bike was on the incline.

On the S40 I could have kept the from rolling backwards by applying the front/rear brake or pressing down with my and holding the bike without the brakes. The S50 didn’t allow options. I definitely had to use the technique been practicing on upward with my S40 of keeping the bike with the front brake and gassing and letting off the brake and at the same time*.

After one out which I attribute to my apprehension how the bike would behave if I it too much gas on takeoff, I managed to get the moving and head out onto the As always, the apprehension was unfounded while the s50 did take off with a more authority than the s40 it anything that worried me I got going. Taking off I felt a bit of sputter laying on the gas. I the same thing with my S40 it is cold.

In this case I’m not about cold as a temperature so much as the engine hadn’t running long enough to at peak efficiency. Like the the S50 wants and needs the choke out a fresh start and seems to to idle, like the S40, for a of minutes from a cold before being taken out on the I have no empirical data at point but I expect the S50, a normally aspirated carburetor behave much the same

I did note that after riding for a couple of minutes and the bike, waiting, and restarting it to see if it had up a bit (and I must note the sprang to life with the second time I started the with no choke), my initial are that the bike probably longer to get warmed up than its injected counterparts, the C50 and the M50 and that rides will reveal the bike is adequately warmed up the will improve accordingly. you open up the throttle on a warmer and I only had about a half of road I was testing on and I didn’t the bike very hard, I did get the tactile feeling there was a slightly nastier beast my legs than I was used to.

the S40 lately I felt like and bike were beginning to be in terms of performance and expectation. I was the S40 for performance out on the freeways it was striving and mostly delivering (but not to achieve. The S50 feels like taking me on a ride as opposed to us a ride together.

I know familiarity and comfort will that but, as I noted, is an initial impression. I did open up the somewhat, and was exhilarated but definitely not by the increase in speed and power I was If anything, I am excited by it and am looking to future rides.

So far, so good. *I haven’t on this using the back due to Texas’ motorcycle law that a stop “ain’t” a complete unless both feet are so, all my practice has been done the front brake for this

II. I’ve Got a Name (apologies to Jim

Moving me down the highway me down the highway moving so life won’t pass me by the song by Jim Croce, I’ve Got a circa 1973 All of a sudden literally popped into my for this bike’s name and stuck. And after looking up the derivation, the name popping my head feels very like kismet. So Ferdie it is!

is the historical meaning of the name ): FERDIE Gender: Usage: English Pronounced: Pet form of FERDINAND FERDINAND Masculine Usage: German, Czech, Slovene “Pronounced: (English), FER-dee-nahnt (German) Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a name composed of the Germanic frið, peace and nanð, brave. This was the name of rulers of Spain, Portugal and the Roman Empire. It was also by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand the leader of the first expedition to around the earth.” (emphasis I don’t know why it came to me, but daring, and the freedom to discover new of the world all fit very nicely.

First Full Rides

I the bike home from on a trailer last Saturday, May 24. never towed a bike and got a pack of four ratcheted and a pack of two “motorcycle” tie-downs (at they were according to the I rented a ramp trailer U-Haul as well to tow the bike

All in all, not a bad trip… I asked (a.k.a. The Motorcycle Man) to me tie Ferdie down because I’d read about how to do it, I’d never done it, and this guy has been in moving bikes from A to B for years. We ended up needing of the ratcheted tie-downs and that was it. The had a short wall that around the entire perimeter and a with shafts of metal it up that the hooks on the ties be attached to.

Except for one of the ties loose about halfway the 85 miles from Houston to the trip went without and the bike made it home Due to commitments, my first full didn’t come until afternoon. I suited up, checked the air in the and headed out for the concrete playground is the Houston freeways. Well, first I rode the bike on familiar neighborhood roads.

For of you who don’t know, I’m from and the blog found here, is something I stumbled upon researching riding techniques and first bikes. The little on White Oak are mentioned a lot and that’s a place to ride through to get bearings. Everything felt and my initial impression was that the S50 felt more solid the S40 in all respects.

I don’t mean a construction standpoint, both are solidly built, more the “how it rides” standpoint. The S40 doesn’t feel as substantial or cruising down the road as the I decided to head over to a here called Allen which has some mildly turns and mild elevation as well to see how the bike handled in the mpg range.

One thing I noted is that the suspension felt somewhat and a little too mushy for my taste. a manual adjustment that can be to stiffen that up so I’ve a note to myself to stiffen up the springs before future

Everything else mostly fine and at the end of Allan Parkway is a circular exit ramp on to I-45, a freeway that Houston from north to so I hit that and thought “let’s see this thing can do out on the highway”. of all, getting up to freeway took no time at all. the S50 feels like it was made for at 70 mph.

Very little compared to the S40. The ride was smoother and the bike felt it was very much in the pocket. I that, contrary to what you think being strapped to the of a newer, bigger, more machine, I felt very at ease, much more so on the S40.

The engine was humming, not wildly like the S40. winds didn’t seem to the forward trajectory of the bike as I didn’t feel as though I had to do as work to keep the bike as I did on the S40. The extra hundred of heft really make a in that regard.

I felt comfortable, maybe even a bit comfortable. There was a certain I would execute on the S40 while lanes to get clear of the “wolf of cars that tend to on the freeway. I would hit the turn check the side mirror, do my check and then, if clear, change lanes while on the throttle to get over and ahead of the around me.

On the S40 I would open up the throttle and would get a very, very “burst” of acceleration. I tried the technique on the S50 and, without realizing it, found myself in the lane to my left cruising at a over 90 miles per hour, the I’ve ever been on two I thought to myself “holy what the hell?” and realized I get lazy on this bike. I to be very aware and get comfortable and respect the extra power.

happened towards the end of the particular it was happening on and I was close to the exit to my neighborhood. Note to self, get comfy too the point of forgetting you are and don’t forget to use the gray between your ears or you lose the ability to use it at all. In this bike has power to much more power the S40.

You can roll on the throttle at miles per hour and the S50 will take off. I had read a post by a guy that claimed to hit 120 on his S50 he said he didn’t think maxed it out at that point) and I haven’t tried, nor do I want, to hit high a speed I’m prone to based on the quickness with the S50 got to 90mph that this is possible. So far, I love the and am having fun but I’m also trying to cognizant of the increased power and and am trying to remain mindful of when out on the road.

IV. Conclusions

The S40 is a motorcycle for what it is, a basic, no lightweight, mildly powerful, little cruiser. In a blog I’d read on this site referred to it as the Ninja 250 of cruisers. I agree more. If you’re not sport bikes and want a first machine to learn on has enough power to get you around but not so you’ll get into trouble the S40 more than fits the In my estimation it is a very good bike.

The S50 is the S40 on steroids. There’s more more power, and “gobs” acceleration. While I’m loving it so far I am that it’s a bike given my current accumulated “in the seat”, is a little ahead of me.

I though, based on my freeway I needed a bike with a more heft and power and found so far that the S50 is delivering I need. I don’t think the S50 is a bike to start on if you don’t previous street riding but I do feel as though I’ve up in the right place with the S50 is a place where I can have a lot of feel in control, and not feel by all the four wheelers around me.

Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki Boulevard S40


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