In 2005, Suzuki took many of its popular cruisers, like the Volusia, the Savage, the Intruder, and the Marauder, and re-branded the bikes under their new Boulevard brand. So, while the Boulevard line is considered ""new"" in 2005, the bikes are actually carryover models from the previous year, with the exceptions of the M50 and the M50 Black. Both of those models are brand new for the 2005 season.
The 2005 Suzuki Boulevard lineup starts with the Boulevard S40, which was previously the Savage 650. This bike is a rock-steady, good old fashioned cruiser that has stood the test of time. It's lightweight at just 352 pounds, and easy to control, thanks to a low seat height of just 27.6 inches. Spry and nimble, the S40 is the perfect cruiser for small-statured riders, looking for the exhilaration of driving a big cylinder machine.
The Suzuki C50 used to be known as the Volusia 800. There are four sub-models in the C50 line – the C50, the C50 Black, the C50T, and the C50 Limited. Each is equipped with the same 50-cubic-inch, fuel-injected V-Twin engine (updated from 2004's carburetor-fueled engine). The primary differences between the sub-models concern aesthetics, with the C50T coming equipped with a touring package, the C50 Limited sporting a studded seat and special paint job, and the C50 Black featuring a special all-black design.
The 2005 Suzuki Boulevard S83 was previously known as the Intruder VS1400, and it sports a powerful 83-cubic-inch, four-stroke, air/oil cooled, SOHC, 45-degree V-Twin engine. It also has Mikuni fuel injection, a five-speed transmission with shaft drive, and front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.
The C90 features classic big cruiser styling with a retro look that's inspired to turn heads at every opportunity. But good looks aside, this big beast sports a beefy 90-cubic-inch, six-valve, 45-degree V-Twin power plant that readily produces massive amounts of torque and horsepower, making it one of the baddest bikes on the block. Generous seating and perfect rider ergonomics allow for a comfortable and casual riding experience for driver and passenger alike, and the bike's gorgeous accents and premium features provide the perfect finishing touch.
Meanwhile, the 2005 Suzuki Boulevard M95 is the line's ""big daddy."" Packing a 1552cc, eight-valve, fuel-injected, black-painted V-Twin monster in its long and low chassis, the M95 is in a class all its own. With its dual-plug digital ignition, close-ratio five-speed transmission, huge 40mm throttle bodies, and gear-driven counterbalance, this bike is engineered for performance and precision. It boasts a high performance braking system, and fine-tuned suspension system for delivering the smoothest, most comfortable ride imaginable.
The 2005 Suzuki Boulevard family of cruisers provides more choices and options than any other model line by any other manufacturer. The bottom line – if you can't find the perfect bike for you within this group, then you might want to stick with driving automobiles.