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Suzuki Boulevard M109R2
The R2 is based closely on the standard M1800R Ė the mechanical specifications are exactly the same.
That means the same 1783cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled v-twin (the radiator is neatly faired in at the front), in basic tubular frame with a single shock absorber and upside-down forks.
Radial four-piston brakes from the original 1800R are used, which in turn were taken from the GSX-R series.
The aluminium dish wheels with small teardrop cut-outs are also carried over.
The M1800R2 differs in only in styling, getting a sculpted headlight (apparently inspired by jet-aircrafts intakes) instead of a larger unit with a cowling.
The tank, seat (with a cowl over the pillion seat), mudguard, radiator shroud, split instrument display, handlebars and foot controls are unchanged.
The thing that made me appreciate this motorcycle is the
great amount of power provided by Suzukiís sportbike-derived fuel injection.
This strongly-developed set-up kicks off with the Idle Speed Control (ISC)
valve system that adjusts the starting idle to compensate for hot or cold
engine and outside temperatures. Fuel and air is taken into the system by
two single-barrel throttle bodies which feature dual throttle valves. On all
this technology, it is added the ECM that uses a 32-bit processor and I
start wondering if this motorcycle could end up any better.
The Boulevard M109R2 balances that heart-pounding
performance with crisp handling, thanks to a technically advanced chassis,
suspension and world-class brakes. Also featuring a cool design, the 2008
M109R2 is the perfect way to stand out on the Boulevard.