Suzuki Motorcycles embraces its dark side by releasing three new Blacked Out Special Suzukis (B.O.S.S.), the 2013 C90 B.O.S.S., the 2014 M109R B.O.S.S. and the 2014 Suzuki C50 B.O.S.S.
Powered by a very potent 1783cc V-Twin, the 2014 M109R B.O.S.S. now has an ill-looking blacked-out exterior to match its muscular stance as a power cruiser.
The 2013 C90 B.O.S.S. has a more streamlined appearance than its touring counterpart, the C90T, because Suzuki dropped its saddlebags and tall touring windshield then slathered everything in black.
The 2014 C50 B.O.S.S. features an 805cc 45-degree V-Twin and a blacked-out treatment on its headlight housing, rearview mirrors, handlebars, levers, fork tubes, steering stem head, just about all covers, wheels and pipes.
Suzuki Motorcycles is embracing its dark side. Following the success of its 2013 C90T B.O.S.S. , Suzuki launched three more Blacked Out Special Suzuki (B.O.S.S.) cruiser motorcycles today, a stripped-down C90T called the 2013 Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., a racy version of its consummate power cruiser called the 2014 Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S., and the 2014 Boulevard C50 B.O.S.S.
For the 2013 C90 B.O.S.S., Suzuki streamlined its appearance by removing the hard bags and tall windshield from the touring-friendly C90T. Suzuki then went about the business of darkening its countenance, from its frame rails to its tank, console, wheels, fenders, inverted fork, pipes and covers. At the heart of the motorcycle is a 1462cc SOHC V-Twin with 3.78-inch pistons set at a 54-degree rake angle drumming away at an almost four-inch stroke. The engine also powers the C90T and whether mapping or gearing has been changed for the new platform is unknown, but we suspect Suzuki may have altered them to provide more low-end torque. The shaft-driven motorcycle utilizes a five-speed constant mesh transmission. Suzuki PR touts its “spacious riding position and smooth suspension” as two of its best-selling points, the rider’s triangle comprised of floorboards, wide handlebars and a thickly padded seat which allows riders a little wiggle room. Overall the 2013 C90 B.O.S.S. is beefy looking thanks to a wide 4.8-gallon tank and a thick 200mm wide tire on the back. The 2013 Boulevard C90 sells for $12,999 but no price has been listed for the C90 B.O.S.S. yet.
The Suzuki M109R has been leaving thick black streaks on cement since 2006, the muscular power cruiser driven by a monster 1783cc mill with Frankenstein-sized 4.4-inch pistons. Suzuki keeps throttle response crisp with its proprietary Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve fuel injection system and huge 56mm throttle bodies. A burly 2-into-1-into-2 pipe gives Suzuki’s long-standing muscle bike a sound that matches its mean disposition.
This ill disposition takes on new meaning in the form of the 2014 M109R B.O.S.S. Now this bad-boy has the looks to match its reputation, straight from the factory. The blacked-out treatment is on just about everything, from its handlebars, levers, to mirrors. It includes the frame, fork, pipes, and calipers, too. All this is tempered by a yellow race stripe running from fender-to-fender, including down the middle of the tank and around the signature front cowling. The wheels have been pinstriped in yellow as well, including the 240mm-thick strap of rubber that anchors the bike’s rear. The 2013 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Limited Edition lists for $14,799, and we believe the 2014 M109R B.O.S.S. will be priced comparatively, though its MSRP has yet to be revealed.
The final B.O.S.S. model Suzuki launched today is called the 2014 Boulevard C50 B.O.S.S. The list of black refreshes on the classic-styled, mid-displacement cruiser is long and includes the headlight housing, rearview mirrors, handlebars, levers, fork tubes, steering stem head, just about all covers, wheels and pipes. Power is provided by the same liquid-cooled 45-degree V-Twin as its predecessor, the 2013 C50, albeit gussied up in its new black digs. The engine is said to be tuned for plenty of torque on the low-end while a high fifth gear ratio allows the bike to settle in to a lighter, highway cruising cadence. The only chrome bits visible on the 2014 Boulevard C50 B.O.S.S. is its bullet-shaped turn signals, a bit of trim on its headlight and the tips of its bar ends. Again, no price is listed as of yet but look for it to slot somewhere between the $8399 base MSRP of the 2013 Boulevard C50 and the 2013 C50 LE that sells for $8799.
The new Suzuki Boulevard B.O.S.S. cruisers will begin available in Suzuki Dealerships across the U.S. in late July. Suzuki says it is providing a special blacked-out experience on its website over the Memorial Day holiday to commemorate the launch of its new B.O.S.S. models, so shoot over to www.suzukicycles.com to check it out.