2005 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America
The Suzuki M50 is a piece of crap
The Suzuki M50 is a lemon. Since I owned it new, it backfired and blew ignition fuses, and no dealer could fix it. Then it was recalled, and I even had to pay to have the recall done, even when the bike was covered under an extended warranty. Every time I took the bike to the dealer for a warranty problem, I got charged for it.
The bike wobbles and vibrates above 50 mph. The dealer said new tires and a wheel balance would correct it, but after another $400 for new tires it still wobbles and vibrates.
The lean forward riding position is uncomfortable, the bike lacks any acceleration and power, it blows black smoke from the exhaust, and the bike is an embarrassment. I hate IT!
It's a cheap, generic, low quality bike, that's hard to ride and offers no performance.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2008
27th Jan 2008, 20:50
I am curious; how did you get charged for warranty work when the bike was under your warranty? Any recalls on any bike, car, etc. is always covered for free. If you got charged for these services, you need to make a complaint to the Better Business Bureau, or your State Attorney's office.
7th Mar 2008, 15:24
I have owned a M50 since their debut in 2005. I haven't had 1 problem with mine. I wouldn't paint all M50's as lemons. Maybe just yours is. I didn't have to pay for my recall, and other than that, it hasn't been to the dealer.
I love everything about this bike. It is in the 800 class, so you have to look at it's competition. It is a 10 times better bike than any sportster I've rode. I'm just saying to not paint such a broad stroke.
22nd Jun 2012, 03:04
The guy who wrote these comments must have bought the Chinese version of the M50.
7th Jul 2015, 21:36
LMAO. You're right. I've never had a problem with mine. I still have it and it's an 05. Never even had a dead battery. Changed the tires once and fluids regularly.