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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Suzuki Boulevard C50T

I just recently got my learners licence. I also completed the Ministry approved Motor Cycle Course at the local college and passed. So I am good for my next level license (M2 in Ontario). I have decided to buy a Suzuki Boulevard C50T (Cruiser). As a fist time rider is the C50T the right size bike for me? Thoughts?
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I just recently got my learners licence. I also completed the Ministry approved Motor Cycle Course at the local college and passed. So I am good for my next level license (M2 in Ontario). I have decided to buy a Suzuki Boulevard C50T (Cruiser). As a fist time rider is the C50T the right size bike for me? Thoughts?
I dunno, what size are you?

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"Right size bike for me" is open to a lot of variables. As bbqjoe said, depends on what size you are. Seat is reasonably low, so if you are average sized, you should be able to flat foot it no problem. The bike is not unreasonably heavy, compared to its HD brothers. Many new (or returning) riders really like the Volusia/Boulevard model. I got back into riding after a 27 year hiatus and just happened to end up with a Volusia by chance. After three seasons, I am still in love with the bike. It does everything I want, looks great and runs flawlessly. I liked my bike so much that when my son started to ride, I bought him an '07 C50 for his first bike. He was a little concerned with its size and weight at first, but really enjoys it now.

The "right size" for you ultimately boils down to a couple of factors. (strength, body size, agility, etc.) along with what you are physically comfortable with and the style of riding that you plan to be doing. Only you can determine what you are most comfortable with, keeping in mind that bikes can be tweeked slightly to fit individual rider's preferences (lowered, handle bars and controls adjusted). Naturally, the members of this forum are a bit biased towards the Suzuki Volusia/Boulevard, but for good reason. They are a good overall bike, based on a proven and long-standing mechanical design, there is a deep network of aftermarket and used parts and they represent a decent value for the money.

Enjoy the hunt for your first bike and good choice to do your motorcycle safety course. A good investment in time and money.

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Greetings from Indiana. Congrats on the license.
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welcome...c50 is a great bike not just for the 1st time rider...a few here have replaced their first with a second when the miles get too high.

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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LeLimoMan nailed it. Too many factors involved to just randomly say it is a good first bike. The C50 was my first bike and I still have it and love it to this day. It was a perfect first bike for me because I am physically able to handle the bike pretty easily and I was respectful of what a motorcycle can do and what the consequences can be of not being careful with them. I did nothing but ride around my neighborhood and a large school parking lot for two weeks after I took the class. I made sure that I could handle all of the simple maneuvering and learned proper balance for slow speed maneuvers before I even got the bike out of second gear for the first time. To me, how you ride is just as important as the bike when choosing your first motorcycle. Congrats on entering the "knees in the breeze" family.
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Use everything you learned and watch out for other people on the road and you will be fine. The c50 definitely has more power than the 125cc machines usually in the motorcycle classes. Make good use of the throttle and clutch friction zone - ENJOY!


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As a Boulevard C50t owner i have to say you made a nice choice, i have owned a few bikes, including a suzuki intruder with almost the same engine, i love the C50T, and i hope it lasts me a long time
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I have two Echo every response I read. I just got a new 2004 Honda Shadow 1100 Sabre. The sabre is a fun fast bike to ride but the C50 still puts a smile on my face. I have not gotten rid of the C50. My 18 year old son rides it and loves it so we hope to have many fun rides together. I think you made an excellent choice. Have fun accessorizing it and we are here to give you lots of advice whether you asked for it or not LOL
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