Suzuki Boulevard C90: review, history, specs

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Suzuki Boulevard C90
Manufacturer
Also called Boulevard C90 T, Boulevard C90 Black, Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S., Boulevard C90 BOSS, Boulevard C90 B O S S, Boulevard C90T
Production 2005 - 2019
Class Cruiser
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 96.0mm x 101.0mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Horsepower 56.73 HP (42.3 KW) @ 4800RPM
Torque 96.63 ft/lbs (131.0 Nm) @ 2600RPM
Fuel System injection
Ignition electronic ignition (transistorized)
Battery 9.5:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: link style, solo shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 130/80-17
Rear Tire 200/60-16
Wheelbase 65.94 inches (1675 mm)
Length 100.79 inches (2560 mm)
Width 38.98 inches (990 mm)
Height 28.31 inches (719 mm)
Seat Height 28.35 inches (720 mm)
Weight 665.8 pounds (302.0 Kg) (dry), 344.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Fuel Capacity 4.8 Gallon (18.17 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Suzuki Boulevard C90 B O S S was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 2005 and 2019. Max torque was 96.63 ft/lbs (131.0 Nm) @ 2600 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 56.73 HP (42.3 KW) @ 4800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 96.0mm bore x 101.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1462.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/80-17 front tire and a 200/60-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a link style, solo shock, coil spring, oil damped. The Boulevard C90 B O S S was fitted with a 4.8 Gallon (18.17 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 665.8 pounds (302.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 65.94 inches (1675 mm) long.

2005 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

If you know one or two things about the early Boulevard models, then the T suffix should be pretty self-explanatory. We're looking at the C90 cruiser equipped with touring add-one, in the form of a height-adjustable windscreen, a passenger backrest and saddlebags.

All leather parts have received metal studs for a classic look, and you're sort of ready to roll straight from the box. With 1475cc of v-twin grunt and plenty of low-end and midrange torque, acceleration will never be a problem, while the bike also sports plenty of passing power without being intimidating.


2005 Suzuki Boulevard C90[edit]

2005 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2005 Suzuki Boulevard C90

The 2005 MY Boulevard C90 is again, a new badge for the old Intruder, this time the 1500 one. This doesn't change the 1475cc v-twin engine, its manual 5-speed transmission or the convenient shaft drive. You're looking at a brawny machine which can hurl rider and passenger at high speeds in no time, and which both aggressive and fun to ride.

Don't be fooled by the deeply valanced fenders and beefy fork covers, the Boulevard C90 will surprise you with plenty of low- and mid-range torque which will make passing vehicles a really fun business. Basically, the 2005 MY Boulevard C90 is where classic styling meets modern performance.


2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

The Boulevard C90T is ready for the vacation and it waiting for you to fill up the tank and pull the throttle. The 2006 MY bike carries on all the fancy features of the standard C90, plus some extra touring amenities meant to make life on two-wheels easier.

Riders get leather saddlebags with the same studded design matching the seats and the added passenger backrest. The rider also receives better weather protection from the detachable windshield. All these can be easily removed form the bike and the C90T can become a C90 for a more svelte look in the urban environment.


2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black[edit]

2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black

Special edition bikes are almost a fetish for Suzuki, so learning about the fact that Hamamatsu planned a 2006 MY Boulevard C90 Black should not be such a big surprise to anyone. While the standard edition machines arrived in silver or dark purple, this new Boulevard C90 is served in gloss black, a special treat dedicated to those who enjoy the sober elegance of black liveries.

On the tech side there is nothing changed, so you;re still good to roll fast and ride hard with a shaft-driven 5-speed transmission powered by a gritty v-twin engine with amazing amounts of low-end torque making pulling the throttle a thrilling and rewarding experience.


2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90[edit]

2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2006 Suzuki Boulevard C90

The 2006 MY Boulevard C90 is the classic cruiser representation, a bike which is a great step into the realm of big-bore machines and which oozes classic design elements neatly intertwined with modern touches. The bike is all-retro, with ample fenders and tank-mounted gauges, generous, wide bars reaching back to the sculpted two-piece seats, a massive chrome headlight and slash-cut dual exhausts.

The bike may look massive and heavy, maybe because of the cast wheels and beefy tires, but the v-twin has plenty of grunt to make you forget about lazy machines. The 2006 MY Boulevard C90 is built for being ridden hard, and it is waiting for you to do so.


2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

If it has a T in its name it's a touring model, so there is no secret that Suzuki's 2007 MY Boulevard C90T was built for the open road. Because some riders would like to ride it far right out of the box, the bike arrives equipped for the road ex works. This means a tall windscreen with a chrome garnish, studded seats for both rider and companion, studded backrest and leather saddlebags and classy whitewall tires.

The front brake master cylinder, brake lever, clutch lever and handlebar switches are of course upgraded, just like those of the base version.


2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black[edit]

2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black 2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black

The Boulevard C90 could not be left without a special edition model for the 2007 season, so Suzuki delivered the Boulevard C90 Black. Nothing is changed in the engineering department, as the only upgrades the Boulevard C90 Black received are the same the base version received: the front brake master cylinder, brake lever, clutch lever and handlebar switches come with a new design.

As for the rest, you'll be enjoying a classic cruiser with a dash of modern bike tech (cast wheels and fuel injection), all dressed in a glossy black livery with liberal use of chrome, too.


2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

The 2008 MY Boulevard C90T brings both touring convenience and improved styling to the air/oil-cooled cruiser segment. Not only has Suzuki added leather saddlebags and a generous passenger backrest to the C90, but has also thrown in a handful of shiny metal studs to make everything look sharp,


The front end is equipped with a large windscreen attached with a chrome fixture surrounding the massive chrome headlight and matching the lower for deflectors. Save for the weight increase these add-ons bring, the Boulevard C90T is technically identical to the base C90 model.


2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black[edit]

2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90 Black

The name says pretty much all there is to know about the 2008 model year Boulevard C90 Black... on an aesthetic level. The bike retains the classic approach but introduces an ageless glossy black livery in sizzling hot contrast with the shiny chrome accents. The only thing missing from the retro picture are the wire spoked wheels, but the new Boulevard machines are not meant to be replicas of old-school bikes.


In fact, they are the perfect proof that Suzuki can mix together the "yore factor" and modern day technologies, such as state-of-the-art fuel injection or precise machining for perfect-looking and perfect-riding bikes.


2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90[edit]

2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90

The Boulevard C90 is the basic air and oil-cooled cruiser created by Suzuki for those in search of a bike packing modern technology, solid power and massive torque in a mix with classic retro-inspired design with unmistakable "bikes of yore" vibe. Low, with rich details and accents, yet boasting contemporary cast wheels and making liberal use of chrome, the 2008 MY Boulevard C90 is the perfect stylish ride for the city, while it will also be a great choice for longer outings, especially if you go for a third-party luggage system.


2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

The 2009 MY Boulevard C90T brings the big-bore cruiser fun and sizzling hot paint combined with plenty of chrome and polished metal accents in a trim that's been designed to hit the road straight from the crate. Not only you'll benefit from the acclaimed grunt of this cruiser, but also the touring amenities you need to get going. These include a tall windshield, a passenger backrest and leather saddlebags for your belongings during a several days trip.

The seats, saddlebags and backrest are all adorned with shiny metal studs, which are a neat complement to the overall styling of the bike. Add in rich cast wheels, whitewalls, rider floorboards and the might of the 1492cc air and oil-cooled v-twin and start thinking about your next destination.


2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90[edit]

2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C90

If big-bore modern-classic cruisers are your thing, then you've most likely had the Suzuki Boulevard C90 on your shopping list, if not even go for it. You're spending your hard-earned money on 1462 cc of air and oil-cooled nerve, with the v-twin mated to a classic manual 5-speed transmission and a shaft final drive. Modern cast wheels are shod with beefy tires, shrouded by deeply-valanced fenders and whose finish is matched by polished metal and chrome accents all over the bike.


Low and massive. the 2009 MY Boulevard C90 is not too big and not too small, even if you're riding with a passenger. Plus, you can always add some saddlebags and turn it into an even more travel-worthy bike.


2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

Welcome to big-bore touring grunt, and here's Suzuki' proposal for the 2013 season, the new Boulevard C90T. The bike packs retro-inspired looks and modern technologies, all bound together by the bold spirit which has never left the house of Hamamatsu. Some might consider the 2013 MY Boulevard C90T more of a statement.... and probably be right.


The main thing is that Suzuki offers a high-tech alternative to the classic American cruisers, with the 1462cc liquid-cooled v-twin delivering staggering torque right off idle and ready to take on anything from urban holeshots to long highway hauls. Premium, race-inspired fuel injection is a nifty technological match for the light cast wheels, clutch assist system, automatic idle speed control and multiple other features.


2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.[edit]

2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.

B.O.S.S. stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki and the name alone should be enough to raise your interest. If you're into mean, dark machines, then the 2013 MY Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. is definitely your thing. The bike retains all the tech features of the base model C90T, including hard leather-covered side cases, rider floorboards and the windscreen, but everything is finished in a black coat of paint.


Gloss and matte black alternate in a sizzling hot combination, and the few chrome accents stress out even more the evil spirit of the bike. Cue commanding black cast rims and shiny black engine covers, matte exhausts and hand controls for an even meaner attire.


2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.[edit]

2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. 2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.

Ever fancied a blacked-out touring cruiser but the only solutions involved custom-painting? Look no further than the 2014 MY Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. and you're most likely going to find all you've been looking for all these years. There are only few parts of the Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. which are not black. Brushed metal or chrome can only be found on the headlight casing, rider floorboards, saddlebag latches and rocker covers.


The rest of the 2014 MY Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S. is finished in black, including the wheels, frame, the engine and its covers, forks, instrument cluster and dual slash-cut exhausts. It is ready to rock and roll straight from the crate, and will do this in a very dark and elegant style.


2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2014 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

The T version of the Boulevard C90 introduces, as always, amenities meant to make life easier and more pleasurable when traveling in the seat of this bike. They included a tall, removable windscreen which adds solid weather protection for the rider and leather-clad hard saddlebags which provide generous storage for personal gear during longer trips or... some shopping.

The 2014 MY Boulevard C90T also boasts a two-tone paint job and plenty of chrome even for the most demanding lover of classic cruisers. Retro looks however are complemented by massive engine power and torque, racing-derived fuel injection, precise transmission and solid, predictable braking power that's inspiring and reassuring.


2015 Suzuki Boulevard C90T[edit]

2015 Suzuki Boulevard C90T

Feel like riding a powerful cruiser that's ready to tackle the next thousands of miles and provide you with amazing memories... time and again? Hop aboard the 2015 MY Boulevard C90T, a mighty machine which is waiting for the next destination. Equipped with a tall windscreen and ABS plastic saddlebags finished in saddle-matching leather, the Boulevard C90T also brings rider floorboards and ample handlebars for effortless steering around sharp bends.

Add in a clutch assist system, plush seating, top-notch fuel injection for the beefy liquid-cooled v-twin, 5-speed transmission with shaft drive and power and torque to spare for both fast highway hauls and city rides. And the gear position indicator is standard, too.

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.