Suzuki Boulevard s50 Consumer Reviews S50 Vs Virago 250 Epinions.com

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Suzuki AN 250 S

S50 Vs Virago 250

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Reliability:

Comfort:

Handling And

Quality and Craftsmanship:

Pros: reliability, shaft driven, package, tremendous power.

Difficult to work on, 48 mpg, handlebar position, sore seat, cramped seating

The Bottom Line: Hard to Bad Handlebar position, cramped, reliability, very powerful, great, with comfort it is best bike available for my

This may seem like an and oranges comparison (250 cc vs. but since these bikes purchased for the same mission is a comparison to be made. The mission was cruising and touring with 80% on 2 lane highways 10% in town and 10% on and interstates.

Initially we got the Virago (one for my wife and one for me) because we very happy with where we live on Hawaii. were reliable, comfortable, would carry our camping and served our needs well. 5 runs across country I I wanted bike without which, while they no problem in Hawaii where got regular oiling, they a pain on 400 mile days if you didn’t oil them at least a day they gave problems.

I really began to weary of the

The lightest, reasonably priced, bike with a driveshaft, I were the S50s. The additional 150 lbs us some but we went with anyway. They bikes are marginally larger than the in physical size but the weight was

We jumped on them and rode to my about 15 miles away problem. After adding all the accessories and our gear, I immediately mine and found that it both of us to pick it up whereas the I could do by myself. I also you can bend the foot pegs the machine is dropped because the don’t fold up 90 like the

We jumped on them and rode to We found that these were exhausting for anything 50 miles. This was so bad as to overshadow any with the seat or anything

On the Viragos we had gotten used to 400-mile days when we I finally figured out that the is with the drag style They twist your making it natural to lock elbows to remove the twist. you have to lean forward to the bars. This situation our hands to go numb and created a lot of thru the shoulders.

In Wisconsin I got riser extensions, which, the bars back an inch and me to rotate them downward for a relaxing grip. From point forward we found if we consciously kept our elbows we could reduce the fatigue I then began determining the seat needed replacing. My at 110 lb. had little problem with the

The squeaking brakes are a nuisance never went away and will not unless I replace the discs with ones holes and curved spokes. The S50 my wife pretty well but is a for me. The bike is pretty cramped for my legs.

The Virago is much more with its buckhorn bars, shifter height, and pegs further forward.

Hills part of our planning in a ride on the and passing trucks took and consideration. The S50 doesn’t recognize The first 50 mph trucks that we were a shock. We were 100 mph when we pulled back our lane. I have noticed the engine begins to reach its at about 80 and the acceleration quickens.

I that in Canada it would do 80 on the against a 35 mph headwind easily. gets you about 115 mph headwind or 125 you pass a truck. Unbelievable! We had to ourselves passing because the S50 ain’t the Virago.

You have to off at some point. The S50 throttle is precise and easily controlled. The only gets out of hand you open it wide. The only so far that I found to out accelerate the S50 is an sport bike. That may have been rider do.

Course I never came up a corvette or anything like My wife generally leads the I noticed that she would the Virago on more or less roads at 70-75 mph. She the S50 at 60-65mph.

Suzuki AN 250 S

This I am sure is due to and vibration differences.

The S50 probably rougher than the Virago and the are not quite as effective.

The lifetime economy average for the Virago is We found that on 35mph it would get 90 and on hard freeway it would get maybe 60. The S50 lifetime so far is 48mpg ranging from 35 to 55.

not the most economical of machines.

The Viragos are ready to roll after starting. The California were rather cold but the S50 is much worse. If it’s cold or you blow the cold it takes three hands to it. One on the clutch, one on the starter button, and one on the that won’t stay out and is located on the left side of the

A real drag. That big really bucks when it a ….

I haven’t figured Suzuki intended for the mission of the Its too hard to start for a commuter you get up early enough to warm it up The handlebars preclude it from a real cruiser cause you don’t want to ride it far. As a drag racer it won’t win against bikes to the purpose. And as a bar bike, it is just too blooded.

It is a real pretty tho.

Would I replace the with the S50 if I had it to do over? Yes. is important to us and similar bikes are a bit heavier. It does have the shaft (Oh Yes!).

If I can get the handlebar under control, a better and maybe forward controls, I be OK. I ran across a Canadian ’95 with 50,000 miles. It ran the new ones. It also had the buckhorn nice!

After a 6000 mile I believe the S50 has potential; it will take some money and Nothing else out there is to do my mission better.

Recommend product? Yes

Amount Paid 6500

Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S
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