On the face of it, Suzuki's 2009 Boulevard M90 is a compromise-something big and shiny to fill that chasm between the underwhelming 805cc M50 and the 1783cc M109R uber-cruiser for less than $10,000. It's just basic marketing, son: The M109 struck a nerve, so here's the same idea scaled to a nicer price. But "outstanding value" in the brochure copy usually means mind-numbing mediocrity on the road. Be still, my spastic colon-I'm probably missing something good on The Discovery Channel right now. Scanning the particulars over dinner at Tarpy's Roadhouse, the idea of a 1462cc, 723-pound middleweight induces mental acid reflux in literal-minded decoders of corporate happy-speak. Call it heavyweight lite if that makes you feel any better. But after the inevitable overwrought preamble, the M90 press packet describes something more than the usual chromed-and lacquered V-twin concession.