When we hear of a motorcycle with a 250cc engine, we think of a small underpowered two-wheeler for inexperienced beginners. Well, the newest motorcycle to roll into Suzuki’s dealerships turns that conventional thinking upside down.
The Suzuki Boulevard C50, an 800cc motorcycle that’s proven very popular among women because of its midsize powerplant and manageable size, has morphed into several different iterations over the last few years, including a touring edition, a classic edition, and a special edition new for 2013. So what’s the difference—and what’s the better buy?
There’s a reason why so many women choose the Suzuki GSX-R600 when shopping for a sportbike. The chassis and seat are narrow and relatively low, allowing for an easy reach to the ground for even the shortest of riders (that includes me, at 5-foot-2). Throttle response is smooth but powerful enough to feed the jollies fluttering around in your stomach in anticipation of a ride on this bike.
Ive never wanted to own a cruiser-style motorcycle, but a 3,200-mile trip this summer on a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard C50T may have changed all that. This model is identical to Suzukis popular C50 cruiser but comes with extras like a windshield, saddlebag and backrest to make it a tourer. Find out what WRN Contributor Perri Capell thinks about this middleweight tourer.
Suzuki has a diverse array of motorcycles ranging from the supersport Hayabusa 1300 sportbike to the Suzuki Burgman 400 scooter. The SV650 fits right in the middle and is a staple in the companys product line. Its a standard style motorcycle with the heart of a sportbike thats fun to ride in town or through the twisties. Find out what Diane Ortiz thought of this very popular motorcycle.