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2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Review
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50
The Suzuki Boulevard M50’s sleek styling — including slash-cut mufflers, a hard-tail design and low-rise bars — promises aggressive performance and it delivers. Better yet, it balances that with precise handling and an exceptionally comfortable ride.
Climb aboard a true classic. Kick back and enjoy the timeless style that made riding synonymous with freedom. It’s all about the laid-back stance, broad saddle, and that irresistible V-twin rumble.
Beauty is a Beast
Feast your eyes on the Boulevard M50. From headlight to tailpipe, this tough, sleek cruiser radiates attitude.
With its 50 cubic-inch engine, the Boulevard M50 is the entry-level model in Suzuki’s ‘M’ range of Boulevard cruisers, which have more aggressive, muscular designs than the classically-styled ‘C’ family.
The long and low double-cradle frame combines with a new chromed steel tail section, while chrome-plated finishes have also been added to the engine exterior to match the higher-capacity Boulevard cruisers.
A distinctive headlight cowl sets the tone for the Boulevard M50, with its flowing lines carrying all the way through to a wide, reshaped seat, sporty new rear fender and optional new tail section cover at the rear.
Beneath its skin, the Boulevard M50 features Suzuki’s renowned world-class engineering, with an 805cc, V-twin, fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine delivering impressive torque from the base of the rpm range.
Excellent fuel economy is provided by Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system, which also offers crisp throttle response and optimised power delivery.
The Suzuki Boulevard M50. Proof that looks can thrill.
Those in the UK
Matching high technology Suzuki V-Twin heritage with classic cruiser style, the Boulevard M50 / Intruder M800 offers it all.
The powerful throaty rumble from the 805cc fuel-injected V-Twin engine will ensure everybody knows your coming whilst still offering exciting torque even at the low end of the RPM range.
For style the Boulevard M50 / Intruder M800 ticks all the cruiser pre-reqisites with its low and long chassis and ample chrome, giving a powerful first impression whilst still tailored to deliver a comfortable cruising experience.
The Boulevard M50 / Intruder M800 is the choice for riders who demand an uncompromising combination of the right look, the right feel and the right performance.
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Key Features
805cm3 (50 cubic inch) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-Twin powerplant is built to deliver exciting torque from down low in the rpm range.
The fuel injection system with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) delivers smooth low-to-mid-rpm throttle response and high torque output.
Multi-hole-type fuel injectors deliver a fine spray for a powerful yet fuel-efficient operation.
An automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system eliminates the choke and shortens the engine’s warm-up time.
Powerful 32-bit-prosessor Engine Control Module (ECM) helps ensure precise control.
A Pulsed AIR (PAIR) injection system introduces air into the exhaust ports to ignite unburned hydrocarbons and cut down on emissions.
The engine has a shiny, visually pleasing chrome-plated overall finish.
Sleek, flowing Suzuki performance-cruiser styling throughout, from the distinctive headlight cowl to the purposeful tail section.
The shapely instrument cluster, neatly integrated with the headlight cowl, includes a fuel gauge and a clock.
Cast-aluminum 16-inch front/15-inch rear wheels, with a gleaming silver finish.
41mm inverted front forks add sporty looks and performance.
Wide, comfortable seat, shaped for a smooth visual harmony with the sporty rear fender and the optional tail section cover
The LED tail light is shaped for a neat match with the tail section design.
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Features and Benefits
32-bit ECM provides precise control of ignition timing and multi-hole-type injectors ensuring quick startup and excellent drivability under all conditions
Crankshaft designed with 45-degree offset crank pins to reduce engine vibration without a counterbalancer for a more comfortable ride
Custom-styled exhaust designed for a deep rumbling sound and tuned low rpm power
Electronic fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) – maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and high torque output – includes Auto Fast Idle System (AFIS)
Five-speed transmission features a high fifth gear ratio for relaxed highway cruising
Fuel-injected, 50 cubic inch, eight-valve, liquid-cooled, 45-degree V-twin engine tuned for exceptional low rpm power and torque
Low-maintenance shaft final-drive system is clean-running with low torque reaction
Pulsed-secondary air-injection system introduces air into the exhaust ports to ignite unburned hydrocarbons and reduce emissions -CA. spec. model is equipped with a catalyst for further emission reduction
Link-type rear suspension connects to a truss-style swingarm and a single shock absorber with 7-way spring preload adjustment
Black cast aluminum rims carry a wide 130/90-16 front tire and 170/80-15 rear tire
Bright bullet-style turn signals designed for high visibility and attractive appearance
Handlebar-mounted speedometer styled for a clean appearance and positioned for good visibility
Inverted, 41mm front fork for a performance look and comfortable ride – the only model in the class with an inverted fork
Large LED-type taillight with a clear lens provides a modern custom look
Long, wide 15.5 L (3.4 Imp gal) fuel tank flows smoothly back to the seat -attractive raised fuel filler includes indicator lights for turn signals, high beam and low fuel
Low-rise handlebars mounted on pull-back risers provide a comfortable reach for the rider and increased comfort around town or on the highway
Powerful multi-reflector headlight housed in an attractive case with stylish headlight rim – headlight switches off during startup to reduce load on battery
Sharp-edged-styled front fender adds to the clean look of the front end, while the bob-tail rear fender adds to the flowing lines at the rear
Single front disc brake with large 300mm rotor for strong braking performance
Soft-tail-style frame creates a continuous flowing line from the headlight, through the fuel tank, seat and rear fender
Standard 4-way emergency flasher and high-beam passing switch
Wide, comfortable seat with low seat height – passenger seat can be removed for a bobbed rear fender appearance
Billet Aluminum Items
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD
Model may not be available
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $8,999 CDN
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Color Glass Sparkle Black and Metallic Aba Blue
Curb Weight 265 kg (584 lbs)
Final Drive Shaft Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.5 L (4.1/3.4 US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
Overall Length 2395 mm (94.3 in)
Overall Width 920 mm (36.2 in)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.6 in)
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 130/90-16M/C 67H, tubeless
Tires Rear 170/80-15M/C 77H, tubeless
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1655 mm (65.2 in)
Bore Stroke 83.0 mm (3.268 in) x 74.4 mm (2.929 in)
Compression Ratio 9.4 : 1
Engine 805 cc (49.1 cu. in), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, OHC, 45-degree V-twin
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
805cc, 2 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, OHC, 45 degree, V-Twin
5-speed constant mesh
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Blue or Black
2 year unlimited kilometre
2012 Suzuki Boulevard M50 – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £6,690 GBP
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Overall length: 2420mm (95.3in)
Overall width: 890mm (35in)
Overall height: 1105mm (43.5in)
Wheelbase: 1655mm (65.2in)
Seat height: 700mm (27.6in)
Kerb Mass: 269kg (593lbs)
Fuel capacity: 15.5litres (3.4 UK gallons)
Engine capacity: 805cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, Liquid-cooled, OHC, 45? V-twin
Bore: 83.0mm x 74.4mm
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 5-Speed constant mesh
Drive: Shaft Drive
Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: 2-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Rear brakes: Drum brake
Front tyres: 130/90-16M/C 67H tubeless
Rear tyres: 170/80-15M/C 77H tubeless
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