2011 Suzuki Boulevard Review


Offered in three different models, the 2011 Suzuki Boulevard includes a little something for anyone seeking out a motorcycle. The Boulevard M109R is an aggressive power-cruiser with excellent handling. The S40 offers less power and is a good entry-level motorcycle for everyday driving. The C50T also features a more modest engine but is a large bike and great for touring.

A great motorcycle for cruising, the Boulevard M109R also features the M109R Limited Edition, which adds a racing stripe, custom gauges a taillight, and a distinctively styled seat. Both motorcycles are designed to deliver top performance. It also includes a unique Glass Sparkle Black with Candy Max Orange finish. The Boulevard M109R's 1783-cc, eight-valve, dual overhead camshaft engine includes a strong throttle response and accelerates quickly. Each engine bore is lined with race proven Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material for the best heat transfer and reduced weight. The M109R also features a sleek 5.2-gallon fuel tank, a low and comfortable seat with enough support for long rides, and a stylish radiator cowl.

The Boulevard S40 includes a blend of low- and mid-range torque to provide an optimal riding experience. Not the fastest bike on the road, the S40 delivers a simple ride with adequate performance for everyday trips. Hydraulic front brakes ensure a secure stop. The polished, spoke wheels feature a classic look of larger cruiser motorcycles, and the slim front tire and wide rear tire also lend to its classic cruiser appeal. The flat handlebar design offers a clean and sporty look, and the fuel tank is made of a lovely teardrop shape. Its 652-cc, single overhead cam, four-stroke engine provides great low-end power and torque. The Boulevard C50T, like other larger bikes, features a tank-mounted speedometer as part of its authentic style. The windscreen is adjustable, good for a variety of riders, and includes a look-through or look-over setting. The C50T comes equipped with standard passenger backrest, studded leather bags, valanced fenders, and slash-cut dual mufflers.

New For 2011

  • A new body color is available for the Boulevard M109R: Candy Indy Blue
  • The Boulevard M109R includes a new instrument cluster with a digital tachometer and LED indicator light and a new gear position indicator
  • The Boulevard S40 now features in two new color schemes: Pearl Mirage White with Metallic Veil Silver and Metallic Fox Orange with Glass Sparkle Black

2011 Suzuki Boulevard Specs

  • Model: 2011 Suzuki Boulevard M109R, 2011 Suzuki Boulevard S40, 2011 Suzuki Boulevard C50T
  • Engine Type: 1783-cc, V Twin, two-cylinder, four-stroke (M109R), 652-cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke (S40)
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.41 inches X 3.57 inches (M109R), 3.7 inches X 3.7 inches (S40), 3.27 inches X 2.93 inches (C50T)
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft (M109R), single overhead camshaft (S40, C50T)
  • Induction: liquid cooled (M109, C50T), air cooled (S40)
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five speed, manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.2 gallons (M109R), 2.8 gallons (S40), 4.1 gallons (C50T)
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc (M109R), hydraulic disc (S40, C50T)
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc (M109R), drum (S40, C50T)
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted fork (M109R), telescopic fork (S40, C50T)
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual sided swing arm (M109R), twin sided swing arm (S40, C50T)
  • Wheelbase: 67.3 inches (M109R), 58.3 inches (S40), 65.2 inches (C50T)
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27.8 inches (M109R), 27.6 inches (S40, C50T)
  • Curb Weight: 764 pounds (M109R), 381 pounds (S40), 611 pounds (C50T)
  • Tires (Front): Dunlop 130/70 R18 M/C 63V (M109R), 100/90 R19M/C 57H (S40), 130/90 R16M/C 67H (C50T)
  • Tires (Rear): Dunlop 240/40 R18 M/C 79V (M109R), 140/80 R15M/C 67H (S40), 170/80 R15M/C 77H (C50T)


  • Billet rear rack
  • Three different billet touring style backrests are available: large, large studded, and small
  • Leather saddlebags
  • Drive shaft cover
  • Sport style windshield
  • Plain vinyl tank cover
  • Carbon fiber fuel tank trim
  • Carbon vinyl look vinyl tank cover

Key Competitors For The 2011 Suzuki Boulevard

  • Honda Shadow VLX
  • Kawasaki Vulcan LTD
  • Victory Vegas 8-Ball
  • Triumph Thunderbird
  • Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer