2009 Suzuki Boulevard C50T from United States of America
A great, reliable ride that keeps a smile on my face
This bike has been nothing but a pleasure to own. It is the first bike I've had in over 30 years. Bought it used (5,400 miles) from original owner who kept it in immaculate condition. In the 23 months since then, I have put nearly 24,000 miles on it, including a 3,000 mile trip.
Very reliable, not a single problem. Relaxed, one-up cruising on back roads is my preferred mode of travel. I rarely run at speeds over 65mph, mainly because of the shorter gearing. Will accommodate a passenger with ease, but the extra weight noticeably affects performance. This bike has the three features I consider to be musts - liquid cooling, fuel injection and shaft drive. Comfortable, 50 MPG, great handling*, trouble-free.
Complaints? Needs a 6th gear for more relaxed high-speed cruising. Floorboards limit handling at extremes. Saddlebags prevent use of helmet lock.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2016