Excellent Bike - value for money
Bought mine with 12k on the clock now has 26k. Mobs of power, comfy, I have to start up a STEEP rocky drive and it hardly slips. I researched for 3 years before purchace and am absolutely certain I made the right choice. I have stuck with Suzuki since I bought my first new bike a 82 DR500S and still say its one of the best bikes in a 7 bike stable.
Purchased in May 2015 at Private for $13,000.00.
CUT PRICE HARLEY EATER!
Bought 2020 new.$18,500. Fitted aftermarket pipes, filters and fuel tuner..Awsome performance and looks great. There are lots of aftermarket parts available online at reasonable prices..best ride I ever owned. ..and the last.
Purchased in April 2020 for $18,500.00.
Love This Bike
It's a beautiful bike to ride and very easy to work on. Everyone i have seen and spoke to that has one are easy going and are genuinely nice people. its all about the bike and not a fake look at me i'm in a bikie gang like most Harley riders. It's a whole lot of fun to ride so get used to bugs in your teeth from all the smiling when you ride .
This is a great one
Love it - very good I encourage anyone to buy it because it is a very top product and I’m so glad I bought it. Defs go out and get one
Purchased in January 2020 at Isuzu Dealers for $14,000.00.
Very unreliable motorcycle.
Bought new 2019 Suzuki Boulevard ML 109r Boss with dangerous defect that causes it to randomly lose power at running temperature resulting in only being able to limp down the road at 10 to 15 mph putting the driver at extreme risk when in traffic. This has happened over 10 times in 6000 miles twice with a passenger. Both local Suzuki dealerships have not been able to fix the problem.
Purchased in April 2019.
Suzuki did not disappoint
Having owned a few Suzuki bikes from my first GSX250, Intruder250, M50 to finally M109R. Undoubtably the 2019 M109R was the best decision I ever made and could not be happier with the choice.
The great thing about this bike is it can be easily customised and given the amount of torque it is has, it wont disapoint power wise.
Suzuki has excelled itself with a robust engine and gearbox that if looked after, will happily keep going and work optimally even after 200,000km.
One thing alot of guys tend to forget is that the M109R is a cruiser and...when thrashing or high reving it always, will increase the chance of wearing down something in the engine or gearbox over time, reducing the life of it performing as expected....for that - you would be best suited for high reving street bikes. Looking after the M109R will give you years of enjoyment and always gets its fare share of looks from people around.
Purchased in July 2019 at Bikebiz.
130,000 mls in ten yrs
I bought mine in 2009, brand new with zero miles. I started riding and canyon and track racing back in the 80's but we moved in a area where there really weren't any canyons to ride to thought I'd try out a cruiser. Now coming from a gSXR1000 was hard to find a cruiser that would somehow fulfill my need for speed. So after test driving a hand full of cruisers I decided on the M109R. The bike just look Badass! Looks like a drag bike. It became my main mode of transportation even though I had a BMW and a truck. Replaced the seat with Corbin, adde...d intake , Roadhouse exhaust , TFI fuel controller and never looked back. I never had any problem with it at all. Just oil change and that's it. But at around 130,000 miles the bottom cylinder started leaking and would've cost more to fix it then the bike was worth. So now I have another M109R. A 2019 model. Hopefully this baby last as long , if not longer, than my first bike. It is very powerful and is not for a new rider.
Purchased in May 2019 for $13,000.00.
Should I or shouldn't I
Well coming away from big dual purpose bikes that unfortunately my wife struggled to get on and off due to the height factor, it was time to go down another avenue. I have never looked at cruiser bikes over the thirty years of riding, but also now that I'm getting older (57yrs) it was time to look at something we can both enjoy. I jumped on Google and bike mag reviews and the one that stood out heads and shoulder above all others was the M109R. "Lets just get to the biggest and not fart around with mini 1400cc bikes" and the time was right, a l...ocal dealer Colemans Suzuki had a low mileage 2011 second hand model at a great price, arranged a test ride for both the wife and I, though at the time had no back rest for the wifey which turned out to be no problem at all. We hit the highway and within such a short distance found out how easy these beasts are to control. The first tightish corner was in the back of my mind, but caution was the best approach until practice makes perfect which did not take long to show the 240 rear who is boss, but like a lot of riders have noted, just be careful with the right wrist and then you will know who is boss. We got to a coffee stop to review the ride, and decided "buy it now". Best choice ever, we have covered some good mileage and only a few things came to mind. We have removable gel seats when needed, a back rest for added comfort and when you change from second to third at low speed there is a bit of vibration from the shaft, other than that, perfect for our roads and highways here in New Zealand (North Island), amazing licence losing acceleration, the bike will dictate how much acceleration you can take without spitting you out the back as if you didn't even deserve to be there in the first place, its a great experience!! It gives you confidence, reliability and yes, there is a lot of plastic, but quality condition is controlled by the owner right, and this bike is gleaming. Right hand determines fuel costs, oil is the same condition and level, if anything, funny enough is the amount of bug you need to scrap off. What is also making this purchase the right experience is the support from the bike shop, happy to help in every way. We checked out Victory, Indian and the Harley brands, but I must be honest and without being against certain brands, cost did not come into the equation (Though I could of brought two brand new M109R's), it was the style and the grin factor performance and confidence it gives that sealed the deal AND a converted cruiser rider.
Purchased in October 2018 at Colemans Suzuki for $14,845.00.
Gear Box Problems
Second gear and selectors replaced twice. first time under warranty (should have sold it then) second time at a cost of $2000. On the way out for third time now at 68000 kms. Bought this bike instead of Harley as I mistakenly thought would be more reliable. First and last Suzuki.
A Cruiser that ticks all the boxes.
I purchased a Suzuki Boulevard M109R 2018 model about three months ago, although I was always a sports bike rider, I found with age (55) I had trouble as it was quite high for touching the ground with my feet, I was on my toes holding it up at traffic lights and junctions, Plus reversing was trouble especially if my foot hit gravel. So I bought the best reviewed cruiser on the market.
After months (and believe me that when I buy a bike i research for months first) I finally bought the Boulevard M109R which is all black with silver along the...
The best cruiser ever made, without doubt.
I bought my 2006 109 boully in 2012, it had 18000 k on it. It now has 90,000 k on it and the only problem was a clutch cable. I am 63 years old and weigh 70 kg, and I can throw this beast around and mix it with any cruiser out there. I have ridden it from Perth to Melbourne and back, Perth to Port Hedland and back and many wheat belt rides around the state. I just cannot fault the bike in any possible way. Good lights, good brakes, comfortable seat, uses 6 litres per 100 k, and I like to fill up at about 250 k intervals. I have a ...240 mitchy on the back, usually get 22000 out of it and avon on the front. The power is awesome, just roll that power on (Bob Seger). I change the oil and filter every 6000 k. and never check it between changes. It doesnt use a drop. Change the coolant every 20000k. If you don't know how to ride it, the clutch shudder will give you grief, but let the clutch out till it takes the weight, a bit of power then the rest of the clutch and no probs. Truly a magnificent bike. I honestly expect it to do 200,000 k before I touch the engine. Suzuki definitely hit the jackpot with this one.
m109r clutch cable
When I first got my 109 I noticed every time I'd accelerate I could see the clutch leaver move. e.g tighten told kesner suzuki but they said all is normal. If the cable was not correctly adjusted e.g not enough slack it would break the cable. Had my 09 m109 le for a year now and loving it.
I love my M109R
I bought my M109r last year after exhaustive research of reviews. I have owned MANY bikes over the years. I am totally satisfied with my M109r. I also have a super sport bike (Honda CBR 1000rr). I can't decide which is more fun! The sport bike is more nimble and super fast, but the M109r nearly as quick and super comfortable. I was interested in the VMAX but the M109 is much more easy to maneuver and nearly as fast, and the styling is better. I get comments every day about my M109r. I traded a Harley for my m109r,super choice - the Harley was so lame. The M109R is the perfect sport cruiser for me
Quality finished muscle cruiser
Test rode the 2016 M109R BOSS (blacked out Suzuki special) This bike has serious torque and pulls smoothly from low revs in any gear. 5 speed box is fine for this bike as a result of amount of torque. Gearbox is slick and easy to change smoothly. Brakes are top notch radial mount but no ABS (if that bothers you). Handling is direct and cornering ground clearance is better than a HD and normal for this style of bike. No detection of frame flex. Turns in without problems even with the 240mm rear tyre. Great stock engine/exhaust/induction sound, t...hese bikes sound ordinary with open pipes and nothing like a big vtwin should. Instruments and switchgear are great. The finish of this bike is great. Blue/black paint looks great too. I intend to buy one of these bikes as soon as I can offload my HD Fat Bob. RRP is around the 20k + but great bargains can be found 2nd hand. Still value in comparison to other brands.
I purchased a 2007 M109R LE about 7 months ago and would recommend it to anyone coming off sportsbikes and wanting a cruiser.
I am 56 and the bike looks good, goes hard and is inexpensive to maintain.
The 109 does everything I ask of it.
It's fast, has a ton of torque and gets 20 kms to the litre. The only mods I have are a full Vance and Hines Longshot system and a Fi2000 Cobra fuel management system.
I plan on getting some 2" risers fitted once I save up for the longer cables and brake line.
I just replaced the rear Pirelli Night Dragon ...
Questions & Answers
I have a 2007 M109r with factory exhaust and there no o2 sensors on the bike period, is that normal for 2007?
G'day, I have a 2019 M109R. On group rides I am often told my bike is too quiet - particularly when overtaking other riders. Is there a simple way to increase the exhaust sound without fitting new pipes, or compromising the ECU? I've seen a video where extra holes are drilled into the end of the exhaust but am not sure if this will make a worthwhile difference. Another video mentioned removing baffles. I don't want it to sound like a jumbo jet taking off. Am I asking for the impossible? Cheers, Nige
Yes, It's well worth the standard exhaust modification. You need to use a hole saw to open the baffles (there are two per pipe, one is easily reached, the other is set deeper and needs a longer hole saw stem), then drill 8 evenly spaced 12mm holes in the pipe endcaps (lots of YouTube how to online). Better sound, not too aggressive, but suitable for the M109R appearance and better exhaust breathing. Hope this helps. Ray
I have 2007 M109r when I start it I see petrol coming from the air filter I changed pipes it became better but I still see the petrol.
Change your spark plugs there’s 4 of them
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