2020 Suzuki C50, C50T, M109R B.O.S.S. First Look Preview

New paint schemes highlight Suzuki’s 2020 V-twin cruiser lineup.

Suzuki’s lineup of heavyweight cruisers returns for 2020 with three classic models, all with new color schemes.
Suzuki’s lineup of heavyweight cruisers returns for 2020 with three classic models, all with new color schemes.Courtesy Suzuki

Suzuki returns its full-size cruiser favorites for 2020 with the same great features and all-new paint schemes.

Starting with the Boulevard C50 with its classic heavy-duty cruiser styling and fuel-injected, 45-degree, 805cc powerplant, Suzuki now offers it in Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black paint with new graphics. The torquey, single-overhead-cam V-twin breathes through dual exhaust pipes and transmits power to the 15-inch rear wheel via a five-speed tranny and shaft drive.

In addition to Candy Daring Red, the C50 is also available in Glass Sparkle Black. Both colors have new graphics.
In addition to Candy Daring Red, the C50 is also available in Glass Sparkle Black. Both colors have new graphics.Courtesy Suzuki

The tried-and-true 805cc V-twin powers the C50 platform with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) electronic fuel injection which maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for consistent low- and midrange torque. The Auto Fast Idle System (AFIS) automatically sets the throttle valve for cold-weather starting by monitoring coolant temperature and adjusting the throttle valve accordingly. A 3-D mapped digital ignition system with throttle position sensor also helps optimize torque.

Although the C50 might have that custom hardtail frame look, it sports a complete hidden, link-style rear shock connected to a truss-style swingarm good for 4.1 inches of travel. A telescopic fork with 33 degrees of rake sports a solid 5.5 inches of travel. A 27.6-inch seat height keeps the rider low and in control for extra confidence on the full-size cruiser while a wide passenger seat perched high on the fender provides plenty of comfort and visibility from the back. A hydraulic disc brake up front and a drum in the rear provide all necessary stopping power to the chrome, spoked 16-inch front and 15-inch rear wheels.

The C50T is Suzuki’s long-hauler version of the cruising-spec C50 and it comes in a new Metallic Oort Gray paint scheme.
The C50T is Suzuki’s long-hauler version of the cruising-spec C50 and it comes in a new Metallic Oort Gray paint scheme.Courtesy Suzuki

Also making its return for 2020 is the C50T, the full-dress touring version of the C50. The T model gets an all-new Metallic Oort Gray paint scheme with new tank graphics. The C50T sports a classically styled windshield, wide studded rider and passenger seats, a studded backrest, and a set of studded leather-texture, locking saddlebags. Both models run forward-mounted floorboards for the rider and buckhorn handlebars that produce a comfortable touring or cruising dynamic.

The venerable, 109-inch V-twin-powered M109R is also back for 2020 with all-new two-tone color and graphics schemes, like Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black shown here.
The venerable, 109-inch V-twin-powered M109R is also back for 2020 with all-new two-tone color and graphics schemes, like Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black shown here.Courtesy Suzuki

With 109 inches of tire-roasting V-twin power, Suzuki's venerable power cruiser, the M109R B.O.S.S. also returns for model year 2020 with two new paint schemes. Riders can choose between Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black or Metallic Oort Gray/Glass Sparkle Black, both of which come with contrasting graphics. And that B.O.S.S. part? That stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki, which adds a host of blacked-out components to the original M109R in addition to a clear taillight and turn signal lenses.

M109R owners won’t have to worry about their bark being louder than their bite with 2020’s new graphics as the 109-inch V-twin is still one of the largest in the motorcycle and automotive world based on the 4.40-inch aluminum alloy piston size. The 1,783cc liquid-cooled engine has a 54-degree cylinder angle and four valves per cylinder. The cylinders are lined with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for optimum heat transfer characteristics, reduced weight, and a tighter piston-to-cylinder clearance.

The M109R comes exclusively in B.O.S.S. trim, which stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki. Even more darkness is available in Metallic Oort Gray/Glass Sparkle Black shown here.
The M109R comes exclusively in B.O.S.S. trim, which stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki. Even more darkness is available in Metallic Oort Gray/Glass Sparkle Black shown here.Courtesy Suzuki

Fuel injection is controlled with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system and a pair of 56mm throttle bodies that breathe through a three-piece, 9.5-liter airbox with dual filters. The engine’s Suzuki Advanced Sump System (SASS) is a compact, dry-sump lubrication system that lowers engine height, crankshaft position, and therefore center of gravity. Engine height is also lowered thanks to the two-stage cam design that allows for a more compact cylinder head. The whole thing is transferred through a five-speed transmission and low-maintenance shaft drive.

The M10R’s overall stance screams dragstrip performance thanks to the 240-class rear tire and blacked-out inverted cartridge fork with 5.1 inches of travel. The cast aluminum-alloy swingarm is modulated via a progressive linkage and single rear shock absorber with preload adjustability. A 5.2-gallon fuel tank (4.9 gallons on California models) provides plenty of juice to the big engine while the drag bars on short pullback risers allow for plenty of cruising comfort. The whole package comes to a halt with a pair of dual-piston radial calipers on floating rotors up front and a dual-piston caliper in the rear.

2020 Suzuki Boulevard C50 / C50T Specifications

PRICE $8,299 / $9,599
ENGINE 805cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled 45° V-twin; 8-valve
BORE x STROKE 83.0 x 74.4mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 9.4:1
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel injection
CLUTCH Wet multi-plate type
TRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE 5-speed/shaft
FRAME Steel double cradle
FRONT SUSPENSION Telescopic coil-spring fork; 5.5-in. travel
REAR SUSPENSION Link-type coil-spring shock adjustable for spring preload; 4.1-in. travel
FRONT BRAKE Hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE Drum
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR Spoke-style; 16-in. / 15-in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR TBD; 130/90-16 / 170/80-15
RAKE/TRAIL 33.0°/5.4 in.
WHEELBASE 65.2 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 27.6 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 4.1 gal.
CLAIMED CURB WEIGHT 611 lb. / 644 lb.
WARRANTY 12 months, limited
AVAILABLE TBD
CONTACT suzukicycles.com

2020 Suzuki M109R B.O.S.S. Specifications

PRICE $15,199
ENGINE 1,783cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled 54° V-twin; 8-valve
BORE x STROKE 112.0 x 90.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.5:1
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel injection w/ 56mm throttle bodies
CLUTCH Wet multi-plate type
TRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE 5-speed/shaft
FRAME Steel double cradle
FRONT SUSPENSION 46mm inverted telescopic coil-spring fork; 5.1-in. travel
REAR SUSPENSION Link-type coil-spring shock adjustable for spring preload; 4.6-in. travel
FRONT BRAKE 2-piston calipers, dual discs
REAR BRAKE 2-piston caliper, disc
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR 18-in. / 18-in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR TBD; 120/70R-18 / 240/40R-18
RAKE/TRAIL 31.0°/4.9 in.
WHEELBASE 67.3 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 27.8 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 5.2 gal. (4.9 gal. CA)
CLAIMED CURB WEIGHT 764 lb.
WARRANTY 12 months, limited
AVAILABLE TBD
CONTACT suzukicycles.com