2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 First Look

June 26, 2009
Bryan Harley
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2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50
The 2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 has been restyled to match the other members of Suzuki’s M-class of cruisers, the M90 and M109R.

The Boulevard M50 has worn Suzuki’s ‘M’ nomenclature since its debut in 2005, but its styling never quite matched up to the other motorcycles in its family, the brawny M90 or M109R. This year, the M50 comes of age. Suzuki’s mid-sized cruiser looks more like its muscle-bound brothers now thanks to the addition of the signature front cowling, a rear fender that hugs tighter and tapers down instead of lipping up, and an engine that’s been spiffed up with more chrome-plated covers.

Suzuki has also worked to make it more rider-friendly. It adjusted the rider’s triangle, moving the low-rise handlebars in a tad, and the seat has been redesigned to accommodate the new rear fender. The tail section is now made of chromed steel as Suzuki looks to add a little more polish to the bike. There’s also an optional new tail section cover.
 
The updated headlight cowl and tail section give the 2010 M50 a more aggressive posture. The M50 also gets a new instrument cluster to go along with its cowl. On the backside, the LED taillight got a makeover to keep it matched up to the restyled fender.
 
Power will still be delivered by a fuel-injected 45-degree V-Twin said to be tuned to give the bike plenty of power down low. The liquid-cooled 805cc engine is fuel injected, with a 32-bit ECM monitoring the flow through the eight valve arrangement. It’s also got a Pulsed AIR (PAIR) injection system to cut down on emissions that pumps air into the exhaust ports to ignite unburned hydrocarbons.
 
Suzuki has also increased the number of accessories available for its mid-sized muscle cruiser, including saddlebags, a windshield, and engine guards. No prices for the 2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 have been released, but you can bank on it being under $10K. With its revamped styling, efficient engine, and low sticker price, it is an affordable alternative for riders who enjoy the lumping feel of a V-Twin engine but are wary about making a big ticket purchase in a tight economy.

2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Specs -

Engine Type: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, OHC, 45-degree V-twin
Bore X Stroke: 83.0 x 74.4 mm
Displacement: 805cc
Compression Ratio: 9.4 : 1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
Oil Capacity: (Overhaul) 3.7L (1.0 US gal.)
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Starter System: Electric
Lubrication System: Wet sump
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Primary Drive Ratio: 1.690 (71 / 42)
Final Drive Ratio: 3.503 (17/15 x 34/11)
Frame Type: Double cradle (Steel)
Rake/Trail: 33.15-degrees / 141 mm (5.6 in.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Wheel Size Front: 16M/C x MT3.00
Rear: 15M/C x MT4.00
Brakes Front: 2-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Rear: Drum brake
Tires Front: 130/90-16M/C 67H tubeless
Rear: 170/80-15M/C 77H tubeless
Fuel Tank: 15.5 L (4.1 US gal.)
Overall Length: 2,395 mm (94.3 in.)
Overall Width: 890 mm (35.0 in.)
Overall Height: 1,105 mm (43.5 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,655 mm (65.2 in.)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in.)
Curb Mass: 269kg (593 lbs.)

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