2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from Canada
Good value, good ride, good features, and looks very cool
Storage compartment cover came off while riding, had to replace for $50.
Really great bike overall, very good looking and scores in key areas.
Very sweet engine and trans; overhead cam, 4 valve per cylinder twin, fuel injected, liquid cooled, with lots of good usable midrange. A bit more displacement would be nice though. (800)
Inverted forks look awesome, and no visible rear shocks, very clean look, shaft drive. Kinda looks like a cruiser that wants to be a sport bike.
No tach or fuel guage, or hydro clutch, good sacrifices, they had to cut corners somewhere to keep the cost surprisingly low.
The bike is not comfortable going much over 90 km/hr, could use a higher top gear and better suspension; had a Yamaha Seca 900 and it felt comfortable up to about 140 km/hr. Makes a superb backroad cruiser, but this bike is not for major highways.
Has kind of an odd feeling rider position, makes one want to slouch, kind of difficult to sit up straight.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th September, 2008