2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 - The Great Compromise

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Brian J. Nelson

Tech Spec
Evolution

M109R DNA breathes life and good looks into a new eight-valve version of last year's C90 twin.

Rivals
Harley-Davidson Super Glide, Honda VTX1300C, Kawasaki Mean Streak, Star V-Star 1300.

TECH
Price $9999
Engine type l-c 54-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 8v
Displacement 1462cc
Bore x stroke 96.0 x 101.0mm
Compression 9.5:1
Fuel system Keihin/Denso EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Tubular-steel cradle
Front Suspension Kayaba inverted fork
Rear suspension Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Twin two-piston Tokico calipers, 290mm discs
Rear brake Two-piston Tokico caliper, 275mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR18 Bridgestone G851
Rear tire 200/50-ZR17 Bridgestone G850
Rake/trail 32.0/4.3 in.
Seat height 28.2 in.
Wheelbase 66.5 in.
Fuel capacity 4.8 gallons
Claimed dry weight 672 lbs.
Colors Black, blue, red
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo./unlimited mi.

Contact
American Suzuki Motor Corp.
3251 E. Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92821
714.996.7040
www.suzukicycles.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
The best big-inch power cruiser $9999 can buy.

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