2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Summary:

This is a fantastic bike, which I want to ride everyday

Faults:

The clutch is hard, and very often the first gear would not shift in unless the clutch is released and pressed again a few times. On each gear shift, it makes a metal noise like 'Clack'.

General Comments:

It has plenty of power for the fun, and to overtake with.

Easy to ride, despite it's appearance of a big heavy motorcycle, and it handles corners beautifully. Taking a passenger does not alter the way it handles. However the passenger seems to be uncomfortable after an hour.

Gets everybody's attention on the streets in town.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th September, 2007

27th Jan 2008, 20:57

You really need to get your clutch looked at! Something is going wrong with either your clutch, or your shifting (transmission) system. If you have an '07, you should be covered under warranty still.

2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Summary:

Fantastic if I could change the position of the handle bars closer to me

Faults:

I sit on the bike, drive off and after having done half an hour, I get tired of leaning forward to grab hold of the handle bars. It seems that these are too far from me, not allowing me to sit relaxed and still get hold of my steering bars.

General Comments:

The comfort aspect after a few kms. The handle bars too far from me.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2006

19th Sep 2006, 18:01

If you at the handle bars below the odometer, I think there are 4 plug caps. You pop them off and there should be 4 allen screws. You loosen them up a little, and the bars move up or down. Adjust to your preference and tighten the screw back down real good so they don't move on you. Then put back the chrome caps and you're back in business. Tap the caps back with a piece of small wood and a hammer (not too hard), and they will go back in place.

6th Apr 2007, 16:12

Just curious how tall you are. I am seriously considering an m50. I am 6ft. with lengthy arms. Do you think I would have the same discomfort you experienced?

12th May 2007, 19:51

I'm 5'5" and I didn't notice any problems with the handlebars, although I will play with the clutch a little I'm sure. If you're around 6' or so, you probably shouldn't have too much of a problem.

24th Oct 2007, 21:08

I am 6'1", and I too find the bars a little too far forward,and it bothers my shoulders, but it's not bad enough that it would stop me buying the bike. Handle bars can always be changed, and I am going to look into the possibility of installing risers.

30th Nov 2007, 14:03

You will get used to them after a bit.

If you still don't like them, I suggest changing them out with the Suzuki C50 handle bars, as they are set farther back and you only have to reroute the cables to behind the bars instead of the front.

14th Jul 2008, 11:16

I replaced my stock bars with C50 bars. I could not be happier. I am 5'8" and rode for a year before I got up the nerve to make the change. 365 days with a sore back. Now the bike fits me. Life is good.