Suzuki Boulevard C90T Reviews - Page 3 of 4

2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90T from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Boulevard C50

Summary:

Great buy, better value than a Harley with all the right looks

Faults:

The bike seems to have a short or bad connection in the starter. I have had at least three times where I have had issues where the bike would not start for a few minutes, but later turned over as it should.

The front fork seems shaky and Bumps are felt greatly.

The rear brakes are very loud.

General Comments:

This bike is a great ride all around. I live in the mountains of N. Carolina so I travel around a lot of inclined and declined corners. This bike can handle it well at 45.

The C90T is especially great on interstate rides. When I need to pass or just keep with a high speed flow, this bike has the means of getting it done. This bike is torqued more for high speed travel. At 85 miles an hour I have enough throttle for 80 more.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2009

2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T from Canada

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent Highway Cruiser

Faults:

Throttle Position Sensor - sometimes revs up (when at idle) all by itself, or won't come completely down to normal idle when coming to a stop.

General Comments:

I love this bike! I’m 54 yrs old; hadn’t ridden in 30+ years; am 195 lbs, and 6 ft tall. I bought the bike in August of 2008 and have ridden it for a few months now (as of May 2009 - before and after the winter). The C90T (Canadian model with light bar, windshield, crash bars, white walls and saddle bags included) is great on the highway – very, very stable. Even in high cross winds (which we seem to get a lot of around here) and with semi’s coming and going, I feel very safe on the bike (despite my relative lack of riding experience).

The low centre of gravity made it an excellent choice for someone like me who was not a brand new beginner, but had not ridden in three decades, i.e., really stable and forgiving, especially at high speed. I find it to be fairly easy to manoeuvre at low speed in tight turns as well, BUT, it is a heavy bike so I wouldn’t recommend it solely as a bike for riding around town.

There are only two negatives that I would comment on. The seat is not that comfortable (for me) and the fuel tank is not that big.

No doubt the seat discomfort that I experience is due to my longer legs and where/how I sit on the bike, so it may not apply to others. I’m finding that the trick seems to be to try to sit more forward (i.e., at the longitudinal centre of the seat) than I would naturally do. This means that I have to scrunch up a little, which feels a bit awkward. The natural position for me is at the back of the seat which is the hardest and most painful. The seat is springier in the middle.

I get 40.41 mpg or 5.82 L/100 km in mixed riding, which generally equates to around 225 km/140 mi endurance (250 km/155 mi if I have a tailwind, am feeling lucky and have my CAA/AAA roadside assistance membership card at the ready). That works out to around two hours riding (on the highway) which is about as far as I’d want to go without a break.

Did I mention that I love this bike?

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2009

14th Jun 2009, 07:39

Great bike, I am 6'1" 230 lbs and I picked up the Suzuki gel seat. You sit lower and back and I can ride all day without much discomfort at all. The stock seat gave me a sore butt after only about 45 minutes; go with the gel seat, you will love it.

2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90T from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1000 Gold Wing

Summary:

A very well built and dependable motorcycle

General Comments:

The motorcycle is comfortable to ride. I had a Goldwing before that wasn't as comfortable to me because I am tall 6'-3" big fellow. The Suzuki Boulevard I can ride all day and not get very tired.

I have gotten over 50 miles to the gallon of gas, which is really good for a bike this size. It depends on how you drive it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2009

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 13 reviews