2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Reviews from United States of America

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance435 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX-R1100

Summary:

Nice

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great bike - most comfortable bike I have ever owned. Smooth, quick and powerful for a 805cc.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2010

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance200 miles
Previous motorcycleTriumph Tiger

Summary:

All I could ask for in a bike..

Faults:

No hassles, period.

General Comments:

This bike is smooth, a great handler, looks awesome, and has the right amount of power that can handle any situation. The seat even seems comfortable.

Handlebars are widely spaced, however, I have long arms, so they are perfect for me. The bike puts you into a very relaxed position... can't wait for the big summer cruise around the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.

I wanted a bike that had the power, but would still get 50 mpg... this bike has it all... fuel injection, shaft drive... and a cruiser... no other bike could compare to it... the best bargain out there!!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2010

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance120 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki SV650

Summary:

Great bike for the money!

Faults:

Nothing. Still breaking it in.

General Comments:

This is my first cruiser after riding several sport bikes over the years. I have come to realize as I get older (and fatter) that comfort is more desirable than high speed cornering. I guess I have outgrown the need for speed (and tickets). I am 5'10" and about 250 lbs and this bike accelerates nicely even with my wife on back.

I decided on the bike because 1) I like the styling, 2) pricing for what you get is pretty good 3) decent gas mileage and 4) I wanted something lighter than the 1300cc and up gorilla's. Too bad they decided to change the style of the 2010 M50 to match the M109R.

Only nits with the bike so far are the brakes (why couldn't they have put a disk on the rear?) and it would be nice to have a sixth gear. Personally I like the quieter sound, but if you don't it an easy fix.

Overall, I love this bike and it is a pure pleasure to go riding whenever I get the chance.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2009

12th Sep 2009, 23:33

I just looked up the 2010 M50 and you're right about the new styling. The M190R are ugly as hell, I don't know what those crazy people at Suzuki are thinking.

Anyway, I'm looking to get a mid-sized cruiser as a second bike after I get all I can out of my Virago 250. It's still somewhat of a toss-up between an M50, the Shadow Phantom or V-Star 950. But, it'll come down to price.

26th Jan 2010, 09:15

I'm 6'3 and looking for my first bike. You think the M50 would be a good pick? I have not sat on one yet to get a feel for it..

16th Feb 2010, 23:39

I am looking to buy a low or mid end cruiser... this is my second bike after a Honda 125. I am only 5.5. I have my eyes on either the S50 or the M50. Is there something else I can look at... based on the reviews and even the pictures.. I like to look of the M50. Need help in deciding what to go for...

15th Apr 2010, 23:28

There was a test by Motorcycle.com last year, between the Honda Shadow, Harley 883C, Kawasaki VN900, and the Suzuki Boulevard M50. Although the Kawi was more comfy for long rides, everyone preferred the Suzuki for general riding. Better handling, corner clearance, and equal grunt. Sadly Harley have dropped their bikes so they ride like hard tails, and the Honda just couldn't keep up.

I happen to like the look of the new M50s, dials in particular, and I definitely prefer the new rear end - it stops the pipes sticking out so far. I have ridden an older Suzi S50, and loved the engine. If I can improve my health and the weather doesn't do its usual winter thing, I could well be in line to get one.

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance150 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CM250C

Summary:

I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase

Faults:

I've only had this motorcycle for a week, so nothing so far.

General Comments:

This my second motorcycle, my first being a Honda Rebel. I haven't had the M50 for long, but I have to say that I am very impressed. It weighs almost twice what my old bike did, but it handles just as easily.

The only complaints I have are that for my smaller frame I find myself leaning forward a bit too far, causing my back to hurt after about 20 miles, and the rear brake should be a disc instead of a drum. But other than those two minor things, I have nothing bad to say about the bike.

I gave it a full review on my own personal site. You can check it out here:

http://xtgo.net/2009/05/25/2009-suzuki-boulevard-m50-limited-review/

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2009

13th Mar 2010, 18:51

You can get handlebar risers that will move the position of them closer to you, and it will reduce your strain.

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews