2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Reviews

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired2400 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB750 Nighthawk

Summary:

A great cruiser for any experience level!

Faults:

When I first got the bike, it was not shifting into 3rd-5th gear very well. Solved that problem by changing the oil; used a synthetic oil. I recommend making the level as close to full as possible.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and easy to ride. Fits both tall and short riders. Lots of adjustments can be made at home yourself. Lots of available add ons! I added a passenger backrest, and had custom gel seats done.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2010

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance8026 miles

Summary:

Don't waste your money on a Harley, this is where it's at

Faults:

I bought the bike new. The only things I don't like are the seat after long rides, and the stock tires; they wear fast.

General Comments:

So far I love the bike. I have put a little over 8000 miles on it in 6 months.

I have upgraded the exhaust with straight pipes from Cobra; it sounds great now, and gained power, and I haven't upgraded the ECU with no problems. I also have lowered the bike 4 inches and it still rides like stock. I'm 5'8 and it just fits a lot better lowered, and looks a lot tougher

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2009

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles

Summary:

This bike has it all!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I am used to riding sport bikes, but I have always been curious about the feel of a sport cruiser. I must say: this bike is an absolute blast to ride.

It handles great with its low center of gravity in the canyons like Topanga. It blasts out of turns, with that deep rumble and feels like a sports car on two wheels giving you smooth power and minimal vibration.

I take my 125 lb girlfriend on the back and the bike feels and performs like she's not even there.

This bikes seriously combines the comfort and ease of cruisers and the sudden adrenaline rush and and handling of sport bike... You will love it!! Vegas in 2 months with my new wind screen!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2008

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance4810 miles

Summary:

I'm happy with it as long as things don't get worse

Faults:

A mounting bolt on the tail light assembly fell out at 4750.

Tonight at 4805, a chirping noise started under the gas tank. It sounds like a water pump. Hopefully not a bearing.

General Comments:

Overall I love the bike, but I'm hoping this isn't the start of more problems. 4800 miles isn't a lot of miles to have these kinds of issues.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2008

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles

Summary:

Awesome!!

General Comments:

I average 57 MPG, because I mostly ride on the highway.

I am 5'8 160 lbs. And it fits me like a glove as well.

I have pulled 110 MPH before I chickened out and let go, but the bike could have done more.

Lots of power and good handling for my riding style.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2008

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 from Canada

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance600 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda VFR750

Summary:

Excellent bike, easy to ride, the fun doesn't wear off

Faults:

No problems at all... better not be, it is only 2 weeks old!

General Comments:

Having always had Kawasaki or Honda bikes, Suzuki was new to me. The second I saw the M50, I fell in love with it. Loved the look, all black, kinda big and mean looking.

Then I researched it online, and have never seen so much good stuff said about a bike. Everyone that has one, seems to love it.

Armed with the initial admiration and lots of reasons to back it up, I purchased one a couple weeks ago. I love it.

At 6' tall and 245lbs, I wasn't so sure it would like hauling me around. To my delight, it hardly feels like there is anything on it. Even when I take my wife, it has lots of power to do what I want it to do. It handles really well, and has all the rumble I need to make me feel good. My other bikes were always sport cruisers, and were pretty quick, with all kinds of top end. I don't miss that at all. The M50 is fun to drive.

My only beef is the seat... I tend to sit back a bit, and it does press into the tailbone. Not a big deal, I will replace that when it becomes an issue.

I can't wait to put a million miles on it!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2008

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 14 reviews