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Review of the 2005 Suzuki Boulevard C50:
Bigger is not better
Author: Lawrence, 2005-06-07, viewed 108 times.
The Suzuki C50 offers all the performance and comfort that most cruiser riders are looking for. Why would you buy an 1100 Shadow or Spirit or V Star when you can save Dollars 2000 and get fuel injection, bags, windscreen, floor boards complete?
I have now put 3300 kms on the C50 I bought this spring and I am very happy with the purchase. On the first major cruise we went from Calgary to Kelowna B.C or a distance of 600 kms. one way.
We met a rider from Newfoundland who was making tracks for home. We were stopped for road construction with two other riders and ended up sharing a beer and swapping stories. I find that people are willing to talk about their rides and offer tips and recommendations about where to go and what to avoid.
The bike made it over Rogers Pass (5000 feet) without a single down shift. I could pass anyone who slowed my progress from a comfortable cruise of 105 kph or 65 mph. I was in no hurry. The cool aroma from a sheltered stream bed or the majestic scenary as we climbed through the Canadian Rockies in spring was the reason for the ride.
In Kelowna the temperature was much warmer, shirt sleeve weather, and the C50´s liquid cooled engine didn´t change its beat or cadence. My friends V Star sounded just a little noisey when the temperature climbed to 34 C or 90 F. The fan whirred noisely but I was glad to know that my engine had some relief from the heat.
We made the return trip in one day and I have a picture along the way. A great first ride for the season with many more to come.
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