For riders with their biker hearts set on a new motorcycle, the following models will be looking sharp in dealerships from November 2017 to January 2018. First, a look at the updated sport bikes from Suzuki.
Considered by Suzuki as the best balanced sportbike available, for 2018 this model sports new Candy Daring Red/Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Triton Blue, or Metallic Gray/Glass Sparkle Black color schemes.
Powered by a compact 750cc 4-cylinder engine with a race-proven over-square bore/stroke ratio, it produces remarkably strong high-RPM power delivery. Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection uses eight fine-spray 8-hole injectors for improved fuel atomization, which contributes to more complete combustion.
An Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response. Advanced, MotoGP-developed transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing across the range of engine speed and temperature.
The close-ratio 6-speed transmission features a taller first-gear ratio and shorter ratios for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th gear, making it easier for a racer to get a good start while improving straight-line acceleration and drive out of corners.
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a class-leading sport bike worthy of its race-winning GSX-R heritage. Whether carving through a favorite canyon or dominating the racetrack, Suzuki’s GSX-R600 offers raw performance with its compact, powerful 4-cylinder engine demonstrating the advanced race-proven technology of the GSX-R line. Refined suspension systems front and rear help provide precise, responsive handling and everything is wrapped up in aerodynamic and lightweight straight from the racetrack.
Camshafts with aggressive valve-lift profiles were developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology, marking the first time this method has been applied to a production Suzuki. Speaking of which, lightweight and durable forged pistons were designed using the same Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines.
With all this performance, riders can be comfortable heading for their next track day. The frame is mated with a cast aluminum swingarm and multi-piece rear sub-frame that’s ready for racetrack use. Electronically controlled steering damper provides lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at racetrack and highway speeds.
Available in new Metallic Mystic Silver/Pearl Glacier White, Metallic Triton Blue, or Metallic Oort Gray colors and a MSRP of $11,299.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is considered the Ultimate Sportbike by many. Twist the throttle on this iconic motorcycle and its 1340cc DOHC engine reacts with awesome acceleration and crisp throttle response in every gear with an unbelievable top-end charge. That performance is matched by equally impressive chassis, providing exceptional control in tight corners, reassuring stability in sweeping turns and a smooth ride on the highway.
‘The sleek, aerodynamic body work functions as it appears so the Hayabusa slips through the wind like a Peregrine Falcon,’ notes Suzuki. That’s not just hyperbole, the body work was actually inspired by a Peregrine Falcon.
The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) lets the rider tailor the power delivery while superbike caliber aluminum frame and suspension delivers superlative handling. And for those moments when riders absolutely need to stop, Twin Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers with ABS deliver reliable stopping power.
The specifications of Suzuki’s Hayabusa will excite technical riders and those who want performance beyond description with the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer loading this legendary model up with everything a ‘go-faster’ biker could want.
The 2018 Hayabusa, officially the GSX1300RA is available in new Pearl Mira Red/Pearl Glacier White, or Glass Sparkle Black colors with a MSRP of $14,699.
Suzuki is one of the few motorcycle brands that carry something for every style of riding. The manufacturer brings its engineering know-how and manufacturing standards to the cruiser with its Boulevard models.
Starting with the iconic Boulevard S40 the company considers as ‘easily the best looking, big-bore thumper to hit the asphalt’ and up to the Boulevard C90T that’s factory fitted with leather-look bags and classic windshield.
2018 Boulevard S40
The Suzuki Boulevard S40 takes a timeless single-cylinder design, with a blacked-out treatment, and adds a shot of advanced Suzuki technology that creates a bike featuring a strong, rigid chassis for agile handling and lightweight responsiveness.
It could be considered as an additional ride or something to start a new rider on their road to biker memories, the 652cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC engine promises a strong blast of torque. The classic, belt-driven S40 enjoys an ultra-low seat height and is available in a new Metallic Mystic Silver or Pearl Splendor Violet color schemes with a MSRP of $5,749.
Suzuki considers this model worth waiting for as it won’t arrive in dealerships until December 2017.
2018 Boulevard C50
The S40’s bigger brother, the C50, stamps a bold impression on traditional cruiser styling that includes kicked-out forks and a staggered, chromed dual-exhaust system promises to turn heads. Its fuel-injected, 50-cubic-inch V-Twin engine delivers abundant torque and is engineered for comfort. Its spacious riding position and smooth suspension promises to melt away miles, while its rear suspension delivers the appearance of a classic hardtail.
Power is delivered by a narrow 805cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder, 45-degree V-Twin engine is tuned for exceptional low-RPM torque. Cutting-edge 3D-mapped digital ignition system using a throttle-position sensor helps boost the big V-Twin’s hallmark down-low torque.
Chromed and staggered dual-exhaust system mounted on the right side of the engine is tuned for responsive torque delivery providing a deep, rumbling exhaust note. Sculpted engine features polished aluminum and chrome covers that complement the visually striking cylinders with symmetrical cooling fins.
Classic American-look cruiser features valence-style fenders and is available in a new Metallic Oort Gray or Glass Sparkle Black color schemes. Arriving at Suzuki dealers in January 2018 the Boulevard C50 can be had for a MSRP of $8,249.
2018 Boulevard C50T
Bikers who like what they see with the Boulevard C50 but want to spend serious time on the road should consider the Boulevard C50T. Tour-ready features include a spacious riding position, aerodynamic windshield, custom-made leather-look saddlebags with studs, dual seats with studs, and a studded backrest designed for passenger comfort.
Other touring features include staggered, side-mount mufflers and large-capacity, leather-texture saddlebags with Boulevard emblems and convenient twist-lock fasteners provide plenty of storage capacity. A kicked-out, 33-degree rake and long 65.2-inch wheelbase provides a smooth, comfortable ride as well as giving the motorcycle its ‘cruiser’ look.
The styling incorporates timeless visual statements from American cruiser heritage, such as rich paintwork, glittering chrome, and deep front and rear fenders with rounded ends. Let’s not overlook the whitewall tires.
The C50T is available in a Glass Sparkle Black color schemes with new graphics at a MSRP of $9,449 and arrives at Suzuki dealers in December 2017.
2018 Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S.
The Suzuki Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S. is a mix of blacked-out styling and heart-pounding performance, thanks to its 90-cubic-inch, fuel-injected V-Twin engine. Along with the aggressive Blacked Out Special Suzuki (B.O.S.S.), this bike features a spacious riding position and large floorboards for comfortable cruising, matched by precise, agile handling provided by its rigid chassis and advanced suspension.
A liquid-cooled, 90-cubic-inch (1,462cc) long-stroke V-Twin engine delivers the most power and torque in the class and features outstanding low to mid-range output for smooth acceleration and comfortable long-range cruising characteristics. The sculpted power plant features blacked-out engine and air cleaner covers that complement the visually striking cylinders with symmetrical cooling fins.
To help with a quieter ride, each cylinder head’s cam cover is separated from the cam bearing caps, and a rubber gasket is used between the cylinder head and the cam cover. To maximize air induction for best power and torque, the C90 B.O.S.S. features a unique system that uses three separate air-cleaner boxes feeding the engine. This air-induction system is designed to increase engine output without sacrificing style or fuel tank capacity.
This large displacement cruiser with wide handlebars and a low 28-inch seat height enjoys the new Iron Gray / Solid Black color scheme, an MSRP of $12, 449 and will ride into showrooms as of December 2017.
2018 Suzuki Boulevard C90T
As with the smaller cousin, the Suzuki Boulevard C90T is a tour-ready cruiser powered by a fuel-injected 90-cubic-inch V-Twin engine that promises exceptional torque for outstanding acceleration in every gear.
A strong 5-speed transmission and shaft drive cleanly puts all that power to the ground, this bike also features fully integrated leather-look, rigid side cases and a comfortable passenger seat, all behind a large windscreen for remarkably comfortable cruising on the open road.
Both the C90T and the C90 B.O.S.S. share a Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) induction system, enhanced by the 32-bit engine control unit that instantly delivers the optimum fuel-air mixture and power output. This system, the same design used in Suzuki championship-winning GSX-R sportbikes, delivers seamless throttle response while boosting fuel efficiency and delivering strong torque.
Buckhorn-style handlebars and a wide, plush seat with a low height of 28.3 inches are part of Suzuki design engineers focusing on creating an ideal rider’s triangle: footboards, handlebars, and seat positions, all set to deliver classic control with outstanding comfort. The resulting wide handlebar, seat, and low fuel tank shape add true comfort to the C90T's low-slung, relaxed look.
2018 Boulevard M50
For Suzuki, ‘M’ stands for ‘muscle’.
The Suzuki Boulevard M50 is a muscle cruiser with sleek yet powerful styling that includes slash-cut mufflers, a hard-tail look, and drag-style bars. The distinctively shaped headlight nacelle presents a look that’s uniquely Suzuki.
The M50 offers responsive handling and an exceptionally comfortable ride, thanks to its inverted fork; smooth, single-shock rear suspension and ideally designed saddle. Its 50-cubic-inch V-Twin engine with advanced Suzuki fuel injection is equally impressive, producing a load of torque for strong acceleration in every gear.
Robust 805cc (50-cubic-inch) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, V-Twin powerplant is built to deliver exciting torque from down low in the RPM range. Crankshaft design features 45-degree offset crankpins to reduce engine vibration without a balancer shaft for a more comfortable ride. Smooth black finish on the engine and air cleaner covers complements the muscular presence of the V-Twin’s finned cylinders.
A wide-ratio 5-speed transmission features a high fifth-gear ratio for relaxed highway cruising. Its low-maintenance shaft drive is clean-running and has minimal torque reaction as it efficiently transmits power to the wide 15-inch rear tire.
The M50 is available in a Glass Sparkle Black color scheme with new graphics, a MSRP of $8,649 and arrives at dealerships in December 2017.
2018 Boulevard M90
Bringing a potent 1,462cc long-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valves-per-cylinder V-Twin engine to this segment, the M90 is certainly about cruising power. Built to deliver massive torque while providing good fuel economy, the model’s comfortable seat with optional solo tail cowl rides above a massive 200mm wide rear tire.
The M90 features a steel tube frame with a hidden rear shock absorber, creating a muscular, rigid hard-tail look. Smooth black finish on the engine and air cleaner covers complements the muscular presence of the V-Twin’s finned cylinders.
All the engineering trick Suzuki uses to make their engines quieter are also found in the M90 with an effective engine management system and emissions control measures allowing the M90 to meet latest emission standards.
Fun fact, the wide 120/70 ZR18 front and ultra-wide 200/50 ZR17 rear Bridgestone radial tires were specifically designed for M90.
Adding to the muscle look, the new Metallic Matte Black No. 2 / Metallic Oort Gray No. 3 color scheme, all checking in at a MSRP of $11,249 with the M90 arriving at Suzuki dealers in December 2017
2018 Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S.
What could be considered by many as saving the best for last, Suzuki calls the M109R B.O.S.S. ‘the performance cruiser other bikes wish they were’.
This motorcycle’s 109-cubic-inch engine is wrapped with aggressive blacked-out styling that includes slash-cut mufflers, drag-style bars, a supplied solo-seat cowl, and a distinctively shaped headlight nacelle that’s uniquely Suzuki.
But wait, Suzuki cries, this bike is not just about looks, as stout inverted forks, a hidden single-shock rear suspension, and an ideally designed saddle deliver responsive handling and an exceptionally comfortable ride.
Everything about the M109R is about pure power.
- A 1,783cc, 8-valve, DOHC, 54-degree, liquid-cooled, V-Twin engine is designed to produce massive tractable power and responsive torque.
- Huge 4.4-inch (112 mm) forged aluminum-alloy pistons. These are one of the largest reciprocating gasoline engine pistons being used in any production passenger car or motorcycle, while featuring a race-proven design to reduce friction and inertial mass.
- Each of the large cylinders is lined with Suzuki's race-proven SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) for optimum heat transfer, tighter piston-to cylinder clearances, and reduced weight.
The 2-into-1-into-2 stainless steel blacked-out exhaust system features Suzuki's digitally controlled SET (Suzuki Exhaust Tuning) system for optimum engine performance and a powerful V-Twin sound. Sculpted engine features blacked-out engine covers that complement the visually striking cylinders with symmetrical, highlighted cooling fins. The massive, low-profile 240/40 x 18 is the widest rear tire ever used on a Suzuki motorcycle.
The M109R is available in a Metallic Mystic Silver / Glass Sparkle Black or Glass Sparkle Black / Candy Max Orange color schemes.
- The M109R B.O.S.S. (Blacked-Out Special Suzuki) features the following:
- Blacked-out exhaust system, clutch cover, magneto cover, cylinder head covers, air cleaner cover, and final drive case.
- Blacked-out handlebars, clutch and brake levers, handlebar switch cases, rear view mirrors, fuel tank/instrument cover, front and rear wheels, front and rear brake calipers, frame side covers, rear fender stays, side-stand, steering stem clamps, and front forks.
- Clear taillight and turn signal lenses.
Because anything fun is made better with company, an included sporty solo-seat cover can be quickly swapped for the passenger seat for an even more aggressive look or for use on solo rides.
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in December 2017, MSRP starts at $14,999