2012 Suzuki Boulevard C50T
Close to Perfect Mid-Sized CruiserBy (I am an Owner) on Dec 07, 2018
Particulars on me: I've been riding for 47 years, am 63 years-old, 5'6" and 130 pounds. This will help you understand my review.
This is my 2nd C50T and I'm stepping down from a larger bike.
First of all my feet are planted flat on the pavement when I'm stopped. An important ... consideration for a short rider. The handlebars could be swept back a bit closer for us short armed people but they're fine. While it's not a rocket ship in the acceleration department, it has gobs of torque and pulls strongly at low rpms. My kind of riding.
It easily will handle Interstate speeds and will top out much faster than I will ever go. It's equally comfortable around town, "cruising" at any speed from 30mph to 50 mph.
It looks much larger than its 800 CC engine. Easy to mistake it for a large cruiser. It's around 550 pounds I think but handles lighter.
I considered everything from a 650cc - 900cc and couldn't be happier with my choice! Try one on for size - you'll love it.
My First BikeBy (I am an Owner) on May 29, 2012
I cannot say enough good about this bike. It looks classic, it comes with many accessories, it is reasonably priced, and it handles very well.
First the looks: I have had so many people comment on the looks of this bike. Many just walk around it while its parked in a parking lot. The bike ... is beautiful and the two-tone blue and white says class.
Accessories: The bike comes with leather bags, nice seats, passenger back rest, windshield, and tons of chrome.
Price: I got mine for 8995.00. Was marked 500 higher but look around.
Handling: Its only 800 CC so dont think your gonna race the sports bikes but it has enough power for a passenger and rider. I live in Florida, where its flat, so I cant say what the mountains might do to hamper this bike. I admit that it wont keep up with the 1700's but its built as a touring bike, not racing. If I have a buddy that wants to run off, I just wave and enjoy the ride. I do wish it had a 6 speed transmission but other than that, not one complaint.