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2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 First Look

Friday, June 26, 2009
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.)
Suzuki Boulevard M50 Dealer Locator

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Comments
cande   February 10, 2012 10:58 AM
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to purchase the headlight cowling for the 2010 M50? I'm looking at a 2009 M50 Limited Edition and I would love to add that cowling to my new bike. Love the new look (2010), but can't get it in the US.... Thanks.
kuder -hate the new look  January 12, 2011 11:24 AM
loved the 2005 - 2009 m50 look, hate this new look. what a shame
ashk17 -I got one and I love it!!  December 26, 2010 10:48 PM
I love that they followed the 109 look.
Mine is orange and I get complimented on it everywhere I go.
I was unsure about the headlight cowl but it has grown on me and it makes the bike recognisable as a Boulevard. Luv it!
Andrew butler -M50 or M800 as its known in the UK  September 1, 2010 03:33 AM
Hi guys, taking delivery of the new M50 this Friday but unable to get a sissy bar here in the UK as its so new. Has anyone got any pics with it with the new sissy bar or maybe a website address. I prefer the looks of the old style but like most things just have to get used to the changes...Thanks
Janice -Boys hate change  August 31, 2010 11:13 AM
Hey boys, hate to tell ya, but the old black M50 is one ugly ass bike. Suzuki has really improved it with this new model.
Jeff -Looks great  August 31, 2010 11:04 AM
Wow, what an improvement over the older models. Never considered buying a m50 until this year, its turned into a very sexy machine. A guy that rides with the group of us just picked one up and is getting compliments every stop we make.
Steel Matt -M 50  August 27, 2010 09:59 AM
I have an 06 M50. I love it. I see this new one and can't believe some of the changes. The black look is what sets this apart from other 800's. I bet no one on this 2010 model will get nearly as many compliments on the bike as all of us 05-08 riders. It will just blend with the rest. BOOOOOOOO.
Zach R. -M50  July 16, 2010 09:19 AM
I have an '06 M50 in dark gray and one of the things i like most about are the black wheels. I don't mind the brushed aluminum look, although I think it depends on the color of the bike. It would be nice to offer either as an option based on personal preference. Same goes for headlight cowl. Some like it, some don't. make it an option. I can't figure out why motorcycle companies don't offer different option packages!
Claude -Quebec canada  June 1, 2010 01:38 PM
hum nice.. i think that suzuki did a nice job on this bike it looks good and perfom good to for what it is made for... for the ones that dont find it nice or cheap or non perfoment just dont look at it and go and get one that you like ... i have a kawi zx14 2009 se and i can say that this bike is cool even if it is not my type of bike...if you like crusers well get one and dont complaine about power or handling and breaking power cuz you dont have that in dose bikes they are made to cruise like the name Cruiser (get it) it has good technologie on it if you look...radial break in front... inverted fork adjusteble oil presor in front and back shocks and motor has good torque and hp ... if you whant a missle get one... i think thers a bike for everyone ... if you have the money get it if not dont bitch bikes that you can not afford or dont like cuz your best friend probably likes it and get it and past you on the hi-way lolllllllll i like bike it is my passion and i find a litle somthing in every bike i see and a know what it takes to ride a bike so respect is what it takes so drive safe riders and ridettes
Ben -Regression  May 20, 2010 03:23 PM
If you ask me, they've gone backwards with the styling.
The 07/08 style models with chrome oversized headlight and bobbed tail were definately more retro-crusier and had a more muscley look.

I'm a bit torn on the chrome engine coverings and brushed aluminum looking rims, I can't decide if they are an improvement or not.

Overall, I think they missed the cue on the M109/M90. Those are nice bikes styled ugly. They should have brought the 07/08 M50 styling to those bikes, not the otherway around.

All in all, I think the bike is uglier than previous models.
john j -suzuki m 50  May 10, 2010 12:33 PM
i have m 50 boulevard, very smooth engine, and drivetrain, great gas mileage put 311km on a single tank, brakes are weak...braided front line will be next once i change the tires...i did add a thunder air kit as the air cleaner box was annoyingly big...back fender rake chrome from suzuki was excelllent choise and a barons tach and memphis windshield....now the bike is complete. Very nice ride indeed.

john
Sully-Nanaimo BC -800 rider  May 3, 2010 12:20 PM
I have an 07 m50. I love it. You want to improve, try a rear disc, and a double front. How about a shorter exhaust, the original is too long and bulky looking. there are after markets but every one comes with a lot of noise. And as for the crome stuff you can have it, I like my BLACK look.
walt -mr.  March 20, 2010 05:25 PM
Rats...I liked it. Now I feel bad. Gonna have to start all over now...
Steve -Too Funny  February 3, 2010 09:57 AM
This isnt a 2010 but a 2009 they are calling a 2010. Suzuki already anounced it isnt making any 2010 bikes.

So they slap a "Special Edition" name on it and BAM! New for 2010!
MSgt Collins -Get Some Tail??  January 12, 2010 09:39 AM
Everyone loves some Tail and this one needs its Bobbed Tail Back. BORING from the rear, NITE-NITE. If the Rear doen't look good A grown man will always lose interest. period..... The blacked out wheels on the last look looked better too. At least you found a way to give it an "M" with the headlight change?....
john v -motorcycle mechanic  January 8, 2010 01:19 PM
WTF?!!!! Who ever made the decision to go this direction with what was a very cool looking bike, should be brought out behind the building and shot!!! Good luck selling that ugly piece of junk!!!
Fireball22 -I'm liking half of it  December 30, 2009 02:31 PM
Unlike some on here, I like the looks of the front half of the bike over the previous M50s, but I'd like to have seen them keep the rear half of the bike intact from previous years as well as the black wheels and engine. It's funny that Suzuki is going for more chrome at the same time Honda is introducing their blacked-out Shadow Phantom. I can understand Suzuki maintaining styling cues among their M product line, just like other manufacturers do with a "family" of bikes and cars. Becomes a form of brand identity. And the instrument cluster did need some improvement, IMHO.
linda morse -ohhh my god  December 23, 2009 10:20 AM
its so dirty bike and copy of 109 so what happen to this company ,, all bike same looking whats the diferent coming with 2010 model ...
the rear of bike like big black ass ....
koko -bad bike  December 23, 2009 10:18 AM
i must to drunk beer more than to drive this bike its like black donkey
Jimmy P -M50  December 4, 2009 11:57 AM
Billy, you just described the VStrom, oh wait, you said it has to look good. I really like what they've done with the M50 and I did like the way it looked before as well. I think the M109 is one of the best looking cruisers on the market and it has a nice wide seat. I'm a little surprised they didn't keep the old looks of the M50 and make this a new model - sort of what they did with the SV650s and the Gladius.
Mason -M-50  October 27, 2009 03:16 PM
I like the direction the M-class cruisers are heading as far as appearance ; i'm definitely going to test drive a 2010 M-50 when they are released.
JB -2002 Intruder LC1500  September 28, 2009 09:42 AM
I like the new M50 just too small for me.

I own a 2002 Intruder LC1500 bought new.I have too many add on's to mention.I'm always asked if it's a Harley Fat Boy.I always say no,it's better then any Harley.Great bike with no problems,just turned 60,000 miles.This will probly be my last bike I'm 61 years young.Hope to get another 60,000 miles before it or me wears out.

JB (Frogman)
Gulfport,Ms
803cc -total failure  September 18, 2009 04:43 PM
Suzuki's designers should be euthanized. The M109, especially in that horrible yellow, may be the worst looking motorcycle of all time, and they decided dedicate the rest of their m-class to that stirring accomplishment. The neo-classical styling of the M50 was the entire point; bobtail fender, over sized headlight, black cases and all. They did nothing whatsoever to improve performance, dependability, or ergonomics, simply took one of the best small cruisers on the market and destroyed what made it so attractive to so many people. F-
Montana VTX Riders -New M50  September 10, 2009 12:35 PM
I own a 06' M50 along with two Honda VTX's and I just wanted to say that the looks on the new 2010 M50 are ok. I'm really happy they got rid of the black wheels, I would change mine if I could. And I'm unhappy they put the headlight cowl on it, UGLY! but over all nice job Suzi boys.
Remmons -New Instrument Cluster  September 2, 2009 12:53 PM
Does the new instrument cluster include a tachometer?
Chuck -Were the rear disk  August 8, 2009 07:37 AM
I performance cruiser with a rear drum brake common guys. If you are going to make it look fast you got to make it stop right. Put a disk on the back and duel disks up front.
Wally -My rich fatass  August 5, 2009 08:11 PM
Hey Bro, don't offer me a 28" high seat- Gimme a 28 " WIDE seat! I have made alot of dough in The United States in the years before we began the road to socialism. About all a guy can do these days to make a buck is speculate in the oil mkt.( by the way, thanks alot to all of you) I rode a Boulevard last weekend, don't remember which one, I was pretty likkerd up-it was a bad mamajama! I'm going to buy 2 or 3 of these rockets. lov'em!
Halstead -I like the old design from 2006 better  August 1, 2009 03:33 AM
I have the 2006 C50T and really like the design I have now, my husband has the 2006 M40 and I like that design better as well.

I agree that they need to come out with more colors. I would like to see a metallic purple. I think that would be awesome. I just put purple led lights on mine and it's makes it shine so much more!

I also agree that batman rear fender is much more sporty looking and sharper on my husband Boulevard.

It something different and we are all looking for changes in what is offered so I am sure it will go over big with some people.


Halstead -I like the old design from 2006 better  August 1, 2009 03:32 AM
I have the 2006 C50T and really like the design I have now, my husband has the 2006 M40 and I like that design better as well.

I agree that they need to come out with more colors. I would like to see a metallic purple. I think that would be awesome. I just put purple led lights on mine and it's makes it shine so much more!

I also agree that batman rear fender is much more sporty looking and sharper on my husband Boulevard.

It something different and we are all looking for changes in what is offered so I am sure it will go over big with some people.


milwaukee mike -stupid suzi  July 25, 2009 02:26 PM
Why?
Just seems like a complete waste.

Might just be the ride of choice for those with "alternative lifestyles" and a penchant for wearing "designer chaps".
David in South Carolina -Looks good, but no upgrade to the brakes  July 17, 2009 11:02 PM
Like the new design changes. Though i don't like the front cowling (because of it's angle), I really like the change to the rear fender. For many years, this bike has received a lot of high praise in reviews and forums across the internet. However, the most common complaint is that the brakes are underpowered. Any hope of addressing that issue???
Tonelli -M50  June 30, 2009 06:03 PM
Guys, they are killing our M50, this is not how Suzy Black should look like, seriously, what I like in my M50 is the black wells, black engine, Batman rear and this new front light looks like a can, this is not M50, I have a 08/08 M50 and if they apply those visual changes, I will never sell my Suzy Black, even if they offer double price...
Hevace Eveeloj -I'd take one.  June 29, 2009 07:27 PM
Looks okay to me. I almost bought an M50.
Tim B -Billy Long  June 29, 2009 09:22 AM
They can't put too much performance in a chassis that can't handle it. These cheap, spindly cruiser frames aren't designed to handle the loads that a powerful motor can produce. Plus, the chassis can't handle the cornering loads of higher speeds. Cruisers are not made for performance and the geometry prevents it. You'd drag some hard part long before a performance motor or chassis would be even close to tested. If you want high rearsets on your cruiser then maybe you could start asking for more...
SamXRL -M-50  June 27, 2009 09:03 PM
As a previous owner of a Suzuki Marauder I have to say I like the styling of this one. I spent lots of cash to make my Marauder look like this bike and now Suzuki has done it for you. Now if only they discovered colors beside black, grey, and dark blue?(metallic purple or a hot orange perhaps)
Billy Long -Why do they always conform to one of two types  June 27, 2009 05:37 PM
Lay on your face cafe racer or sit on the recliner cruiser. Give me a bike that looks like this with the SV1000 motor, mid mount foot controls, belt drive, hydraulic valves and weigh about 100 pounds less.Imagine that a bike that looked good, handled good, comfortable and Hauls ASS. Is that to much to ask.