Skydelight69 - Thank you for some informations about this great bike Suzuki M50 Boulevard. The bike has 15.5 Liters of Petrol/Fuel Tank capacity and it can travel 275kms. journey in a Freeway/ Motroway? Thanks a million.
posted on Feb 17, 2013
Release date: Nov 2006
Feast your eyes on the Boulevard M50. From headlight to tailpipe, this tough, sleek cruiser radiates attitude.
With its 50 cubic-inch engine, the Boulevard M50 is the entry-level model in Suzuki's 'M' range of Boulevard cruisers, which have more aggressive, muscular designs than the classically-styled 'C' family.
The long and low double-cradle frame combines with a new chromed steel tail section, while chrome-plated finishes have also been added to the engine exterior to match the higher-capacity Boulevard cruisers.
A distinctive headlight cowl sets the tone for the Boulevard M50, with its flowing lines carrying all the way through to a wide, reshaped seat, sporty new rear fender and optional new tail section cover at the rear.
Beneath its skin, the Boulevard M50 features Suzuki's renowned world-class engineering, with an 805cc, V-twin, fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine delivering impressive torque from the base of the rpm range.
Excellent fuel economy is provided by Suzuki's Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system, which also offers crisp throttle response and optimised power delivery.
The Suzuki Boulevard M50. Proof that looks can thrill.
+ Looks, riding position, seat, engine smoothness and power.
- Speedo a bit small, indicator tank flashers easy to miss, some plastic chrome parts.
+ Style, Handling, FI, Reliable
- Badly needs a 6th Gear.. too buzzy at highway speed
+ Brakes could be better , but there ok .
+ Comfort, especially in city traffic
- Fuel distance is only 275 klms
+ Comfortable, low seat, easily manoeuverable, great looks, nice cornering for a cruiser, finally able to pass other vehicles.
- Brakes are adequate, but ride it like a cruiser and not a sports bike. Exhausts need to be a little louder.
+ Value, riding position, looks, performance
- Rear brake only adequate. Motor stiffled a bit by those huge mufflers
+ Very comfortable with good ergonomics, so far very reliable, good in traffic, good on the open road, good ride to work, good on the weekends = all good!
- Rear brake is ordinary, about the only fault
+ Just about everything! My missus had a 650 V-star and I found it too uncomfortable for me (195cm). This is slightly larger and far less pressure on the tail bone. I have owned lots of sports-bikes and sports-tourers, plus an "adventure" bike - but this just does it all for me. I like the look (I have a 2008 model), have fitted bags and a screen, plus a sheepskin. It handles 1-up touring nicely. Brakes are adequate, without being awesome, but ridden within it's design brief, I find them OK. Fuel economy is fantastic - 20km/l commuting and 23-25km/l touring/open road cruising. Also fitted staintune pipes and it sounds lovely, without being obnoxious. Slight increas in HP and 5kg lighter than OEM 'zorsts, so it is noticeable. Handling is good for a cruiser and you can punt along at a fair clip, even through the twisties. Why I like it so much is that it is "fun" to punt along at legal speeds, whereas most modern sportsbikes ain't fun to ride unless you're doing license-losing speeds. I commute daily on this bike, and always get to work with a nice relaxed feeling. I'd put this bike as the top value for money bike I've ever owned - 8990 ride-away with a good trade-in deal on my VFR800Fi and remainder of new-bike warranty. It had 8000klm on the clock when I bought it and previous owner was meticulous with looking after it and servicing. Had it just over a year now and it's never let me down.
- Nothing! I would like a 20l tank, rather than 15.5, but with good fuel economy, it doesn't really matter. I'm not likely to do more than 250klm before wanting to stop for a stretch anyway, but knowing you have a 400k range instead of 280-300 when touring would be a bonus.
+ It goes really well. Off the line I keep all my mates honest even the rocket ships. Good ground clearance for a cruiser, great fuel economy and looks great.
- The brakes are on the poor side,about a 6 out of 10 and she dont like mid corner bumps.
+ Great torque and power, handles much better than most "cruiser"-style bikes, easily and cheaply customized, looks great, a lot of bike for the buck (low first cost), resale value has held up well.
- Stock exhaust is a bit tame, does not have self-adjusting valves (so service can be expensive), requires significant break-in period before crank-shaft vibration goes away, could stand to have a 6th gear for high-speed freeway cruising, stock seat can be uncomfortable on longer rides.
+ Smooth running, comfortable riding position, easy starting, great balance,looks great, can lean pretty well over for a cruiser, very responsive
- Factory exhaust is too soft, must have come from a Singer factory, I upgraded to V&H not too noisy and increased performance. Needs another gear at 110km/hr +
+ There is a lot to like. Handling, power, looks, comfort. Its a lot of bike for not a lot of money. Mine is a week old, 600km on clock, fitted with windscreen, saddle bags and sissy bar. Comfortable to ride, sitting nicely on about 120 kph with the accessory windscreen giving enough protection to make is quite relaxing and significantly reduces the windsock effect.
- Sure it has a drum brake rear and only one front disc...but its a 800cc cruiser. I find the brakes very appropriate for the bike that it is. Horses for courses. So, there is really nothing I dont like about the bike. I tested most of the mid size metric cruisers (Honda VT750, Yamaha XVS650 and 1100, Kawasaki VN900)and found the M50 had came out well in front.