Suzuki Boulevard S50: review, history, specs

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The Suzuki Boulevard S50 is a motorcycle manufactured by Suzuki and released in 2005. It features an 800 cc v-twin engine with four valves per cylinder.

It was formerly named the Intruder (VS700, VS750, VS800).

Engine 50 cubic inch, four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Bore Stroke 83.0 x 74.4 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Front: MikuniTM BDS36 Rear: MikuniTM BS36
Lubrication Wet Sump
Ignition Digital/transistorized
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft Drive
Overall Length 2250 mm (88.6 in.)
Overall Width 765 mm (30.1 in.)
Overall Height 1125 mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.6 in.)
Ground Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.4 in.)
Dry Weight 201 kg (443 lb.) 202 kg (445 lb.) CA model
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Swingarm, oil damped, 5-way adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear Single drum
Tires Front 100/90-19 57H
Tires Rear 140/90-15 M/C-70H
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 liter (3.2 gal.) 11 liter (2.9 gal.) CA model
Color Black, Red, Silver

'Suzuki Boulevard S50'
Production 2005 - 2011
Class [[:Category:Cruiser motorcycles|Cruiser]] [[Category:Cruiser motorcycles]]
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 83.0mm x 74.4mm
Compression ratio 10:1
Fuel System carburetor. front mikuni bds36; rear mikuni bs36
Ignition computer-controlled, electronic ignition
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 100/90-m19
Rear Tire 140/90-m15
Wheelbase 61.42 inches (1560 mm)
Length 88.58 inches (2250 mm)
Width 30.12 inches (765 mm)
Height 44.29 inches (1125 mm)
Seat Height 27.56 inches (700 mm)
Weight 535.72 pounds (243.0 Kg) (dry), 217.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki Boulevard S50 was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 2005 and 2011.


The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 83.0mm bore x 74.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 805.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.


It came with a 100/90-m19 front tire and a 140/90-m15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped. The Boulevard S50 was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 535.72 pounds (243.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 61.42 inches (1560 mm) long.

2005 Suzuki Boulevard S50

2005 Suzuki Boulevard S50

You might be looking for the Suzuki Intruder 800 past the 2005 point you won't find it. Instead you'll run into the Boulevard S50, the new name Suzuki uses for the Intruder you were looking for. This middleweight v-twin is a great choice for new riders who are not exactly comfortable with the grunt of the big-bore machine.

Still, the Boulevard S50 packs plenty of punch to be thrilling and provide the rider with enough grit for smooth passing traffic, a firm stance for urban slicing and good comfort for longer hauls. You'll get the same narrow front wheel evoking old-school choppers, shorty exhausts and a classic two-up one-piece seat which will never go out of fashion.

2006 Suzuki Boulevard S50

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How about a compact liquid-cooled cruiser which is not too big and not too small, while exuding plenty of retro looks and still packed with heaps of modern technology? Don't bother to look for a name to suit such a bike, Suzuki's got it all covered: it's the 2006 MY Boulevard S50.

The Boulevard S50 retains much of the '70s vibe the old Savage bragged on, but the thumper was replaced by a v-twin engine which brings in the specific rumble. The moderate displacement is matched by the shorty exhaust, while traditional chopper feats, such as the skinny front wheel and fender, narrow frame and sculpted seat are obviously in place.

2007 Suzuki Boulevard S50

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At the middle of the Boulevard S series, the S50 is a nifty presence which introduces a liquid-cooled engine, while maintaining the slender, narrow frame and low seat. A bike for those who are not ready to take on the big-bore beasts and for seasoned riders as well, the Boulevard S50 offers a laid back riding experience and will effortlessly serve as a city slicer, regular commuter and even vacation machine, with third-party luggage systems.

2008 Suzuki Boulevard S50

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In case the S83 is a tad too big for you, you need not despair, as Suzuki has more goodies in stock, and the liquid-cooled Boulevard S50 is just one of them. With a more moderate displacement yet without making a compromise as far as power, torque and rideability are concerned, the Boulevard S50 is just a smaller package for the same goodies.

You get the same all-time chopper classic skinny front wheel complementing a beefy rear one, tall risers for the drag bars and short slash-cut silencers and plenty of style for a price you can afford without breaking the bank.

2009 Suzuki Boulevard S50

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The 2009 Boulevard S50 is the smaller sibling of the S83, and it introduces a liquid-cooled v-twin, as opposed to the air/oil cooling system of the latter. Slim, narrow, aggressive and retaining much of the S83's zero-compromise character, the Boulevard S50 is great for slicing the city, as it sports just the right amount of nerve and sharp handling to cut through the urban jungle.

This machine will also feel great on the open road, especially if you add a luggage system to carry some personal items for an overnight trip or even a longer one. A laid-back cruise is the permanent invitation which beckons from the Boulevard S50.