2011 Suzuki Boulevard C50T Review

2011 Suzuki Boulevard C50T from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7800 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Z750

Summary:

Well worth considering

Faults:

The ignition switch gets a little "sticky" sometimes.

General Comments:

The C50T has been a really good ride to re-introduce my wife and myself to cycling. I was really into cycles during my teen years, and have decided return to it.

The CT's heavy enough to give a stable, comfortable ride, but not so heavy that it is a chore to ride in city stop and go traffic. It delivers nicely in the twisties too.

We ride the bike, two up, for our 25 mile daily commute, and it has proven to be a pleasing ride. Power, acceleration, spacious, vibration-free and a pleasing exhaust note... it is everything I had hoped for in a sub-10K bike.

If touring is on your list of to-dos, then you will probably want to add additional luggage. Speaking of add-ons, we've added the OEM engine guards, OEM passenger boards, Celestar radiator grille, RAM GPS mount, OEM rack with XElement Tour Pack. Our wish list includes a light bar and driver to passenger intercom system.

I mention this stuff because I hope to give the impression that this bike is being customized to meet our needs for many miles to come.

It may not be the perfect motorcycle on the road, but if you are looking for a sharp looking, inexpensive middle weight cruising/touring machine for two up, this one is worth a look.

Good luck, and keep the rubber side down.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2012

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review