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2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T Review

2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T


2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T on Total Motorcycle:

The Suzuki Boulevard C90T is a tour-ready cruiser powered by a fuel-injected 90-cubic-inch V-twin engine that delivers exceptional torque for outstanding acceleration in every gear. A strong five-speed transmission and shaft-drive cleanly puts all that power to the ground. This bike also features fully integrated leather-look, rigid side cases and a comfortable passenger seat, all behind a large windscreen for remarkably comfortable cruising on the open road. With bold, classic styling, the C90T is also designed to capture attention whether you’re cruising down the boulevard or kicking back at a rest stop.

Choose Your Boulevard

Weekend wandering with your motorcycle friends. Long-distance adventure, just you and the road or simply your best ride to work.




2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T Key Features

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 rumble that only a cruiser can provide.




2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T Features and Benefits

Engine Features

Liquid-cooled, 90 cubic inch (1,462cc) long-stroke V-twin engine delivers the most power and torque in the class*. Outstanding low-to-mid range output means smooth acceleration and comfortable long-range cruising characteristics. * 1,000 to 1,600cc class

Sculpted engine features polished aluminum and chrome covers that complement the visually striking cylinders with symmetrical cooling fins.

The aluminum-alloy cylinders are coated with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM), a coating of nickel-phosphorus-silicon-carbide that reduces friction and increases heat transfer. The result is increased durability and ring seal.

Each piston’s upper compression ring and oil control ring are given a chrome-nitride coating to make them harder and smoother to further reduce friction.

Four-valve cylinder heads with overhead camshafts and dual spark plugs increase combustion efficiency to help ensure seamless throttle response, gutsy low-to-mid range output, better fuel efficiency, and reduced emissions.

To further reduce mechanical sounds, each cylinder head’s cam cover is separated from the cam bearing caps, and a rubber gasket is used between the cylinder head and the cam cover.

Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) induction system is enhanced by the 32-bit engine control unit that instantly delivers the optimum fuel-air mixture and power output. This system – it’s the same design used in Suzuki championship-winning GSX-R sportbikes – delivers seamless throttle response while boosting fuel efficiency and delivering strong torque.

Auto Fast Idle System (AFIS) automatically sets the throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature.

To maximize air induction for best power and torque, the C90T features a unique system that uses three separate air-cleaner boxes feeding the engine. This air induction system increases engine output without sacrificing style or fuel tank capacity.

The Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) reduces the force needed to pull in the clutch lever, so clutch operation remains light. The clutch features back torque limiting clutch system, contributing to smooth down shift operation.

Chromed and staggered dual-exhaust system mounted on the right side of the engine is tuned for responsive torque delivery providing a deep, rumbling exhaust note.

A wide-ratio five-speed transmission features a high fifth gear ratio for relaxed highway cruising.

Low-maintenance shaft drive is clean-running and has minimal torque reaction as it efficiently transmits power to the wide 16-inch rear tire.


Chassis Features
The appeal of classic styling is combined with the benefits of modern touring performance, with the steel-tube frame comfortably carrying the rider and confidently housing the powerful engine.

The styling incorporates timeless visual statements from cruiser heritage: rich paintwork, glittering chrome and deep front and rear fenders with flared ends.

New graphics for 2018 accentuate the classic lines of the fuel tank.

The standard windshield offers full wind protection at freeway speeds with classic styling featuring a unique chrome garnish with Boulevard emblems.

Easily removable, the firmly mounted windscreen offers protection without distraction. Wind buffeting is minimized by allowing just the right amount of air to pass above the headlight.

Large-capacity, leather-texture saddlebags are standard equipment with Boulevard emblems and convenient twist-lock fasteners provide plenty of storage capacity. These rigid saddlebags are made of durable, impact-resistant ABS plastic under stylish covers custom-matched to the leather-grain texture of the seats. They are designed as part of the bike, not as luggage add-ons.

Additional touring-friendly features include well-positioned footboards, 4.8-gallon fuel tank and shaft drive.

Design engineers focused on creating an ideal rider’s triangle – footboards, handlebars and seat positions set to deliver classic control with outstanding comfort. The resulting wide handlebar, seat and low fuel tank shape add true comfort to the C90T’s low-slung, relaxed look.

Both rider and passenger seats are made for long-range comfort and top-notch control. They allow freedom of movement, accommodate riders of different sizes, and are well cushioned.

Wide passenger seat makes for comfortable two-up rides. It’s stepped location on the rear fender allows passengers to see over the rider’s shoulder.

The design of the link-type rear suspension maintains classic hard-tail look, while keeping the ride low and producing a smooth, ground-hugging ride.

Stout telescopic front forks deliver generous 5.1 inches of smooth wheel travel and the long 65.9-inch wheelbase provides a smooth, comfortable ride.

A beefy 16″ rear tire and complementary 17” front tire have wide foot-prints and are mounted to bright, spoke-style wheels for a nostalgic cruiser look.

Hydraulic front and rear disc brakes provide strong, reliable braking performance.

The multi-function instrument includes a convenient gear-position indicator and a fuel gauge, along with a clock and a trip meter, plus indicator lights for low fuel, turn signals and more.

Bright multi-reflector headlight. Durable, efficient and compact LED taillight and four bullet-style turn signals.


Additional Features
A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for Boulevard owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

12-month limited warranty. Longer warranty coverage period and other benefits are available through the Suzuki Extended Protection Plan (SEP).






2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,899 USD
Engine1462cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 54-degree V-twin
Bore x Stroke96.0 mm x 101.0 mm (3.78 in x 3.98 in)
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Fuel SystemSuzuki Fuel Injection with SDTV
LubricationWet sump
Drive Train
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveShaft Drive
Suspension FrontFront Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink style, solo shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc Brake
Brakes RearDisc Brake
Tires Front130/80-17 M/C 65H, tube type
Tires Rear200/60-16 M/C 79H, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity4.8 US Gallons (18.2 L)
ColorGlass Sparkle Black
IgnitionElectronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark PlugsNGK CPR6EA-9 or DENSO U20EPR9
Headlight12V 60/55W H4
Tail LightLED
Overall Length2560 mm (100.8in)
Overall Width990 mm (39 in)
Wheelbase1675 mm (65.9 in)
Ground Clearance140 mm (5.5 in)
Seat Height720 mm (28.3 in)
Curb Weight363 kg (800 lbs)
Warranty12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Coverage extension and additional benefits are available.



2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN





2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T – European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type

4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC,

54° V-Twin

Engine Displacement

1462 cm3 (89.2 cu. in)

Bore x Stroke

96.0 mm x 101.0 mm


5-speed constant mesh

Overall Length

2,570 mm (101.2 in)

Overall Width

990 mm (39.0 in)

Overall Height

1,135 mm (44.7 in) [VL1500B]

1,440 mm (56.7 in) [VL1500T/BT]


1,675 mm (65.9 in)

Ground Clearance

140 mm ( 5.5 in)

Seat Height

720 mm (28.3 in)

Curb Mass

344 kg (758 lbs) [VL1500B]

363 kg (800 lbs) [VL1500T/BT]

Suspension Front

Inverted telescopic, coil spring,

oil damped


Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Brakes Front




Tires Front

130/80R17M/C (65H), tubeless


200/60R16M/C (79H), tubeless

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.0 L


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