In most cases the flat-rate price for a service is for an inspection only. The torque keeps coming to the redline where the bike is still pulling hard. Suzuki’s cc dry-sump twin is fast, boys and girls. Inverted Telescopic 46mm Fork, 5. I had no trouble reaching the ground, but riders with inseams shorter than 30 inches may have issues. Rev It Monster Boots: Riding Position OK, so you’ve bookmarked the websites and dog-eared the magazine tests and still can’t decide which sporty power cruiser to sign up for.

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So what if Art Center graduates call it derivative, plus various other things we can’t print in a family magazine?

So are the MRs the strongest of the big twins? Think of it as a inch pu-pu platter for those of us who like to go fast. Vibration is soothing at freeway speeds in top gear-the R2 is only turning rpm at 70 mph-and the seat stays comfy.

Some things to consider: On a smooth road the rider should be pretty happy. Inverted Telescopic 46mm Fork, 5. The remarkably linear horsepower “curve” comes at pretty darn near a degree angle. It all translates to Tim Carrithers, 6’3″, lb, in. Meanwhile, Suzuki’s giving ’em to us fast and furious-we’ll ride the new C in the next issue.


Travel; Adjustable Spring Preload, 4.

Dealerships are free to charge anything they like. Frankly we’d forgotten how much fun the MR is, so when Suzuki called us with the news that the much-delayed MR2 had finally landed on these shores, we practically wet ourselves in anticipation of riding the hp beast.

Suzuki MR2 – First Ride | Motorcycle Cruiser

The aerodynamic configuration features a less bulky nacelle than the MR’s-the R2 takes that nacelle and slices it at an angle, much like you would a piece of bologna.

Wet Clutch, 5 Speeds Final Drive: Not so much because of any power concerns it still packs the biggest pistons in the land ; it’s just that, well, it’s not really cut out for touring duty.

In fact the M’s power characteristics reminded us of Triumph’s Rocket III the original, not the neutered Touring version so much that we dug into our archives for a closer look. With this shaft drive, however, you still get drivetrain lash from the back. As for handling, the Suzuki is less of a wrestling match than other wide-tired cruisers, though you still feel some resistance from the R2’s m109rr2 designed Dunlops.

Now you remember why they call it a power cruiser.

Suzuki Boulevard MR2 | Cycle World

Follow us email facebook twitter instagram Google Plus rss youTube. Always make sure you understand what the shop is going to do and what you’re going to be charged for. When you get on and off the throttle, low-speed harshness rears its head.


Upon its arrival it took only that balls-out blast on the R2 to drive the point home. Then again, this isn’t a bike you buy to save a few bucks at the pump. The five-speed gearbox and hydraulic clutch handle the considerable horsepower easily. It goes like hell, turns smoothly and is dead stable. The cast aluminum wheels still get fat radial Dunlops: And the single mm rear brake was, alas, fairly ineffectual. And the shape of the Rocket’s torque curve, which impressed us at the time with its duration nearly a third of the rev range can’t compete with the Suzuki’s more consistent line.

Rev It Monster Boots: Not quite, though all the powerful promises of the first version are still lurking where it counts-in the engine.

2008 Suzuki Boulevard M109R2

Despite all that, this bike is more responsive than its tonnage would have you believe-and it has the stability of a tank. It’s not thickly padded, but it’s broad and dished just right. To make a smooth transition you have to roll on slowly or brace for an initial jerk, and things can m109r sloppy if you jam the throttle while in a corner.