2018 Suzuki Boulevard C50

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The Suzuki Boulevard C50 stamps a bold impression on traditional cruiser styling that includes kicked-out forks and a staggered, chromed dual-exhaust system, the Boulevard C50 turns heads wherever you ride. Its fuel-injected, 50-cubic-inch V-twin engine delivers abundant torque and is engineered for comfort. On the boulevard or the open highway, its spacious riding position and smooth suspension let you cruise comfortably all day long, while its rear suspension delivers the appearance of a classic hardtail.

Chassis Features

  • Strong, double-cradle steel frame supports a chassis ready for cruising or a full-on tour.
  • New generation styling incorporates visual cues from American cruiser heritage: rich paintwork, glittering chrome and deep front and rear fenders with rounded ends.
  • Link-type rear suspension is shaped to mimic the hard-tail lines of a traditional cruiser, connecting a truss-style swing arm and a single shock absorber with 7-way spring preload adjustability providing 4.1 inches of smooth and response suspension travel.
  • A kicked-out, 33-degree rake and long 65.2-inch wheelbase provides a smooth, comfortable ride.
  • Stout telescopic front forks deliver generous 5.5 inches of smooth wheel travel.
  • Wide handlebars, forward-mounted floorboards, and leather-textured seat with a low seat height at 27.6 in. provide a comfortable ride around town and on the highway.
  • A wide 15 inch rear tire and matching 16 inch front tire are mounted to bright, spoke-style wheels for a classic cruiser look.
  • Hydraulic front disc and drum-type rear brakes provide strong, reliable braking performance.
  • The wide, deeply cushioned seat has a low 27.6 inches seat height that’s ideal for comfortable cruising and confident stops.
  • 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 instrument cluster includes a convenient gear-position indicator, a large fuel meter, and a clock that’s always on display.
  • Bright multi-reflector headlight. Durable, efficient and compact LED taillight.
  • Rear turn signals are mounted at the base of the rear fender to allow room for adding saddlebags.

Engine Features

  • Narrow 805cc, fuel injected, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, 45-degree V-twin engine is tuned for exceptional low RPM torque.
  • Sculpted engine features polished aluminum and chrome covers that complement the visually striking cylinders with symmetrical cooling fins.
  • Offset crankpins bring optimally balanced firing intervals and create a signature V-Twin rumble.
  • Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) electronic fuel-injection system maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to mid-RPM throttle response.
  • Auto Fast Idle System (AFIS) automatically sets the throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature.
  • Cutting-edge 3D-mapped digital ignition system using a throttle-position sensor helps boost the hallmark big V-Twin low-down torque.
  • Chromed and staggered dual-exhaust system mounted on the right side of the engine are 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 15-inch rear tire.

Key Features

  • New, deep Glass Sparkle Black or Metallic Oort Gray body work with distinguished graphics magnify the Boulevard’s classic stance.

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2018
Model Boulevard C50
Model Code VL800L8
Color Glass Sparkle Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Disc

Rear - Drum

Tires

Front - 130/90-16 M/C 67H tube type

Rear - 170/80-15 M/C 77H tube type

Dimensions

Length Overall - 98.4 in. (2,500 mm)
Width Overall - 37.6 in. (955 mm)
Weight Curb - 611 lb.
Ground Clearance 5.5 in. (140 mm)
Wheelbase 65.2 in. (1,655 mm)
Seat Height 27.6 in. (700 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Shaft

Electrical

Lighting

Headlight - 12V 60/55W

Tail Light - 12V 21/5W

Engine

Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, 45° V-twin
Displacement 805 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.26 x 2.92 in. (83 x 74.4 mm)
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection with SDTV
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal.
Ignition Electronic, transistorized
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump

Operational

Starting Electric
Suspension

Front - Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link type, solo shock, coil spring, oil damped

Other

Additional Colors

Metallic Oort Gray

Glass Sparkle Black

Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Coverage extension and additional benefits are available.