- September 30, 2008
- Dirck Edge
Suzuki Introduces Boulevard M90
Suzuki’s Boulevard line of power cruisers has had a pretty big hole between the 805cc M50 and 1783cc M109. The new M90 introduced to dealers just a couple of days ago should fill that void, at least in part, with a new 1462cc fuel injected v-twin powered cruiser that is expected to retail for less than $10,000 here in the U.S (the photos are actually of the European version of the M90, badged the “Intruder”). Suzuki’s aim is to provide a bargain power cruiser that features a pretty good spec, such as a wide, 200 section rear tire, a hard tail look with a hidden shock, and dual front disc brakes. Here is a list of the M90 features from Suzuki:
Distinctive instrument cluster, integrated into the headlight cowl under a chrome cover.
Long, chrome-plated sidestand, designed and positioned to help make it easier to move the parked bike up off the stand.
Multi-reflector headlight with a 60/55W halogen high/low-beam bulb.
LED taillight with fisheye fresnel-cut smoked red lens. Bullet-shaped turn signals with unique vertical lens cuts.
Instrumentation features a stepping-motor-driven analog speedometer and a bar-section fuel gauge always on display.
SUZUKI BOULEVARD M90 Features
- 1462cm3 (90 cubic-inch) long-stroke, 4-valve-per-cylinder V-Twin engine, built to deliver massive torque while maintaining efficient operation.
- Dual spark plugs for each cylinder increase combustion and fuel efficiency.
- Hard, smooth chrome-nitride physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)-coated upper-compression and oil-control piston rings reduce friction and improve sealing.
- Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel injection and engine management system powered by a 32-bit computer enhance response and efficiency.
- An automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system improves cold starting and stabilizes engine idle under varying conditions.
- Effective engine management system and emissions control measures allow the SUZUKI BOULEVARD M90 to meet latest emissions standards in respective markets.
- Cable-operated back-torque-limiting clutch with Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) makes for efficient clutch operation and a lighter pull.
- To reduce mechanical noise, each cylinder head’s cam cover is separate from the cam bearing caps, and a rubber gasket is used between the cylinder head and the cam cover.
- Dual slash-cut chromed mufflers fed from equal-length head pipes produce a dynamic, throaty V-Twin rumble.
- Inverted 43mm-outer-tube front forks deliver 130mm (5.1 inches) of wheel travel.
- A classic, rigid hardtail look is composed by hiding the coil-over 46mm rear shock absorber underneath the bodywork.
- Wide, long, well-padded seat. The comfortable passenger seat is easily replaced with an optional tailsection cover for solo rides.
- Flat-bend, drag-style chromed 25.4mm (1.0-inch)-diameter handlebars, positioned at a relatively short reach from the seat.
- Dual fully floating 290mm (15.3-inch) front disc brakes with dual-piston calipers; 275mm (10.8-inch) rear disc brake with a single dual-piston caliper.
- Wide 120/70ZR18M/C (59W) front and 200/50ZR17M/C (75W) rear Bridgestone radial tires specifically designed for the SUZUKI BOULEVARD M90.