Suzuki Boulevard M50 

 

 

 

Make Model.

Suzuki Boulevard M50

Year

2005-06

Engine

Four stroke, 45° V-Twin

Capacity

805cc / 49.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 83 x 74.4 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Lubrication Wet sump

Induction

Mikuni BDSR34

Ignition 

Electronic 
Starting Electric

Max Power

36.5 kW / 50 hp @ 6500

Max Torque

65 Nm / 6.6 kgf-m / 47.9 ft-lb @ 5000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension

Inverted, telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear Suspension

Link-type, oil damped, 7-way adjustable spring preload

Front Brakes

Single 300mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Drum

Front Tyre

130/90-16

Rear Tyre

170/80-15
Dimensions Length 2395 mm / 94.3 in
Width     890 mm / 35.0 in
Height  1105 mm / 43.5 in
Wheelbase 1655 mm / 65.2 in
Seat Height 700 mm / 27.6 in.

Wet Weight

269 kg / 593 lbs
Ground Clearance 140 mm / 5.5 in

Fuel Capacity 

15.5 Litres / 4.1 / 3.4 US/Imp gal

First introduced in 2005, Suzuki Boulevard M50 is the machine to show you the way in cruising American lifestyle. The advantages encountered on this package are simply never ending starting with its styled, muscular look combined with performance, handling and comfort, all offered by Suzuki technology and features.

I am happy to say that Suzuki invented 800cc cruiser V-twins in the early 1990s when it bumped its Intruder 750 to 805cc. And Suzuki has maintained a staunch commitment to this V-twin displacement category. Suzuki has consistently expanded and updated its 800cc offerings by adding the Marauder in 1997, and a few years later the Volusia joined the lineup. Let’s see how the M50 ended up on the highways. 

When the Boulevard line of motorcycles was launched, president of American Suzuki Motor Corporation Mac Kato said: “More than a line redesign, Suzuki Boulevard represents a whole new cruiser brand designed and manufactured exclusively for the U.S. cruising market. It is not an exaggeration to say that this is one of the most important launches in Suzuki’s 41 years of selling motorcycles in the U.S.” Five 2005 Suzuki Boulevard models followed in August 2004, the S40, S50, S83 and C90, with more to come in 2005, including the signature M50 muscle machine.

Suzuki kept its promise and 2005 brought the Boulevard M50, a motorcycle featuring aggressive lines and performance to match.

Through Extensive research of the U.S. cruiser market by Suzuki engineers, Suzuki Boulevard M50 accommodates American cruising enthusiast’s demand for technological innovation, riding comfort, and performance while incorporating the Suzuki DNA. To fully capture the American cruising lifestyle and complement its new cruiser brand, Suzuki also launched in the same year Suzuki Boulevard Authentic Accessories, a full line of branded accessories and apparel designed to offer maximum opportunity of customization and freedom of individual expression.

The 2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 stands for all the things previously declared and implemented on the Boulevard line of products.
While other manufacturers have dropped in and out of the class the M50 keeps on going and going forever. In fact, it is just now starting to make its point.

This 800cc motorcycle entered the disputed class but it manages to stay right in the first lane without major difficulties. Also in the first lane, we were able to find Honda Spirit 750 and Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic. Both motorcycle benefit of a satisfying amount of power and torque and they are also comfortable and look good. So why is the M50 a class leader? Well it simply says “bad boy” through its design and it also implements GSXR technology for great performance and unique riding experience. A big step forward at Suzuki’s, another big step needed to be made by the other manufacturers. 

Cruisers have always looked good but what is so special about them, some will ask?

The first thing to strike you is its hard-tail design, which – thanks to and advanced rear suspension system – provides a comfortable and responsive ride. Of course, the muscle styling cues don’t end there. Check out its pullback bars, contoured saddle, sculpted rear fender and eye-catching slash-cut chrome mufflers.

The bodywork’s lines and features are amplified by the appropriate paintjobs available for the 2008 model: gray and yellow, black and silver, or simple black.

Are you now convinced what attracts people right from the start and never lets them go?