2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Reviews

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2800 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS650

Summary:

OK for local use. Skip the long trips

Faults:

The price was fair, and I wanted a touring style bike and couldn't afford a bigger bike, so I went with this one, so that the wife and I could take some road trips now that the kids are older.

Unfortunately it does vibrate a lot, so my hands are always numb. The rear seat is narrow and not padded well, so any passenger will be unhappy pretty quick.

Not a great bike for long trips, but it's OK for local riding.

Plenty of power and handles well.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2013

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB750

Summary:

This is a great ride

Faults:

I have had no major problems with my M50.

General Comments:

I ride 110 miles round trip five days a week for school. I have put 12,000 miles on my M50 in 6 months, and haven't had to do anything to the bike but the services and oil changes.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2010

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8300 miles
Most recent distance8550 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBX250

Summary:

O for Awesome (if you're a Kiwi, you'll get this)

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I bought this motorcycle used with 8300 kms on the clock, and immediately rode it home 150 kms in the rain. It handled superbly. For a returning rider, I couldn't have picked a better bike.

Handling is a dream, even with a passenger. A little stiff with 1 up, but 2 up is good. I will adjust the rear shock to suit. It won't be long before I'll be scraping the pegs. It leans effortlessly, better than a cruiser should.

Braking could be improved, twin discs up front and rear disc would be better.

Looks - fantastic, that why I picked this bike over the more common and cheaper C50. I love the black wheels.

Seat - got a little numb after an hour and a half, but crikey, I haven't regularly ridden for nearly 20 years, so I think it's more a fault with my rear than the bike seat. Even my wife commented that the pillion seat is more comfortable than it looks.

Stickers - look ugly, easily removed with wife's hairdrier and a little turps.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2009

13th Jan 2011, 02:01

So David Tua rides an M50? I'm coming up to sitting my full license, so am looking at bigger bikes. Currently ride a 2006 Hyosung GV250 with the baffles drilled out. I'm looking at the Suzuki C50C and M50 and the Hyosung ST-7. The Honda Shadow 750 has been discounted because of a lack of power; it's power to weight is the same as my GV250 Hyosung cruiser. Must admit that I prefer the C50C's alloy wheels. However there aren't too many of them around on the second hand market. Oh well, gotta get my full license first.

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired3890 miles
Most recent distance4490 miles

Summary:

Best bike for the price!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, but I've only had it for about a month, so haven't really had time to have issues.

General Comments:

I love my M50 Limited. It is my first bike and I can't imagine riding anything else. Could be a little more powerful when riding with a passenger, but some performance updates should fix that right up. Look forward to riding it everyday.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2009

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
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
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1200 Aspencade

Summary:

I have had other bikes, but really like my M50

Faults:

I have had no problems.

General Comments:

The Boulevard M50 looks good and drives good

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2009

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from South Africa

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Summary:

Surprise - this is a very good bike

Faults:

Creeping corrosion on the handlebar risers and clamps, but that's all.

General Comments:

I have owned: Honda 550, Yamaha 850, Suzuki GS1000S, Moto Guzzi 1000, Honda XR600, Honda XR250 AND Laverda 1200.

After my last accident I swore to stay off bikes, but my blood is red so I bought the M50 thinking it would be an underpowered, calm and collected cruiser. Hmmm, for a bike that weighs 247kgs, it is no slouch.

OK, stock it can be a little boring. Since I eyed those skinny headers with suspicion, I threw the whole exhaust away and replaced with bigger bore straight thru pipes, much like the Vance and Hines Straight Shots.

Result was an increase in top speed from 174km/h to 200km/h, snappier acceleration and a free revving engine. I also opened up the airbox and now have a small power band, which is fun.

As a commuter it is great fun, as a tourer it is very capable. Need to replace the rear foot pegs as my wife complains of numb feet after a while. But other than that, a surprisingly comfortable ride, especially on my back which often ached when riding my other bikes.

A little too plasticky, but, hey, it goes very well, is reliable, reasonable on fuel and easy to maintain. Oh yes, handles very well, considering it's a cruiser. Overall, I would never get rid of this machine. I want another bike for the sheer fun of it, but this one stays as well.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2009

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 22 reviews