Suzuki Boulevard C90T Review from New Zealand

2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Previous motorcycleSuzuki S83

Summary:

Love it the more I ride it

Faults:

Tires let the bike down originally and gave me no feeling of confidence in corners. Swapped them for Metzlers and that cured it.

General Comments:

Corners much better than my S83 did, and the comfort factor, especially for my partner, is great.

Reading the comments on this site gave me enough information to make up my mind to buy it.

I am going to fit a Gman Power Commander to the bike to even out the stock fuel injection system, and add some beef to the acceleration. Plus a K&N filter to replace the stock one, as the bike needs to breathe. My partner wants rear pillion floorboards, so I'll probably use Kuryakyn for that.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2013

20th Aug 2013, 17:32

Additionally I am adding a TRE Timing Retard Eliminator to the C90T, as I have read that Suzuki set the timing to comply with some pretty draconian emission control regulations. I am told these very cheap ($35) upgrades increase the acceleration in the lower gears; a simple plug and play item.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review