Suzuki Boulevard C50T Review from Canada

2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50T

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance534 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XS1100

Summary:

Go get one, it's fantastic!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the bike.

General Comments:

I loved this bike from the moment I laid eyes on it, and that was before I got to ride it! I have been riding for 32 years and have to say this has been, by far, the easiest bike to become comfortable on. It has ample power, even for two, and is very easy to handle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2008

23rd May 2008, 09:07

Been comparing the V Star 1100, Vulcan 900, Shadow Sabre and this C50T, there seems to be a common complaint on all but the C50T that 5th gear is too small and the bike works hard to keep up. Have you found this to be true on the C50? What RPM are you running at 70MPH?

31st Jul 2008, 16:17

Though I'm not the original writer here (see my review on same page), I have to admit that for the longest time I kept trying to upshift when already in 5th gear... While it would be unfair to say the engine is straining, I just wish there was a 6th gear for interstate speeds of 65+... Regardless, I really, really LOVE this bike...

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review