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2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance305 miles

Summary:

The Suzuki M50 is a pleasure to look at and a joy to ride

General Comments:

This bike performs great. As a first time rider, I feel like it is made for the novice rider.

It was very easy for me to get comfortable with the shifting, after I started pulling the clutch about one third of the total travel instead of all the way in.

I have heard some complaints about the seat and handle bar position. I am 5 feet 8 inches and 200lbs, and I have no problem with the reach to the bars.

The bike is a joy to ride, and I feel I made the best possible choice for my first bike. My only regret is that I bought it in October, and now I won't get total enjoyment until the spring!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2007

2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Hawk Twin

Summary:

It's a well designed and built motorcycle, with decent power and handling!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

I love this motorcycle. It has more than enough acceleration to get you into, or keep you out of trouble.

It's not a sport bike.

It does have decent handling in the twisties.

I have put 35,000 miles on this bike in 19 months.

It still performs flawlessly.

I am 5'10" and have had NO problems with the seat. I routinely put 200 miles without stopping. I think it's very comfortable.

The motorcycle stands out in the crowd by its look. I'm always told by passers by how nice it looks.

My only change would be dual disk brakes in the front and a single disk in the back. However the stopping ability is adequate.

It gets 55-60 miles per gallon.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2007

10th Mar 2009, 18:39

I agree with your comment about the disk brakes. It seems to me that Suzuki cut corners on that. I found that after I added a set of Hard Krome Exhausts and a Power Commander that the bike woke up a lot, it's even better in the twisties, and it really gets up and goes, still isn't a sport bike though.

A bit of advice to Suzuki... add that tacho and a fuel gauge.

2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 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 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Most recent distance3220 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley Davidson 1200 Sportster

Summary:

It's a great bike!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the bike yet.

General Comments:

The last bike that I had was a 1200cc H-D; the darn thing cost me too much money to keep it running, and it only has 7 more horse power than the Suzuki M50 805cc!

This M50 is pretty cool; the only thing about it that I don't like, is it doesn't have a 6th gear, this bike really needs a 6th gear!

I ride this bike on long trips, I go across the "Blue Ridge Parkway" in NC and it has more than enough power to pull any hill, even with my wife on the back; she weighs about 120lb and I weigh 239lb. The bike speeds up great from a stop with us on it!

We also ride with large groups, and we keep up fine with the bigger bikes. The next Suzuki I buy will be a C-109!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2007

2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2600 miles

Summary:

King of the road

Faults:

Head light seems really dim in low beam, but dealer says it's a standard bulb and everything is normal (I drive with the high beam on now).

General Comments:

I love this bike. I was / am a complete noob to riding motorcycles; never even shifted one until the M50. I got laughed at for buying this as my first bike. However I will tell you this; it's a fantastic first time bike. I love it and am happy with my choice. It's got all the power / looks you need to not get bored with it.

It really felt like the bike was built just for me. It handles and feels great; even the braking is smooth and quick.

Great bang for the buck!

I have already ridden in a large group of other bikes, and the M50 got quite a bit of attention with its unique features and "Harleyish" looks. Everyone wanted to sit on it (Yes, including the one Harley guy we had)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 21 reviews