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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Are Boulevards that rare?

I've owned my C50 for a little over a year at this point.
So far, so good. I've come to really enjoy traveling on it*

In addition to my regular local travels, it's been to the Sturgis Black Hills Rally twice now, on a long loop through the South and more. I just came back from Ohio's Thunder on the Strip.
I've seen a lot of bikes at these places and to date, I have never seen a single Boulevard besides the one I've been riding. Not one. That doesn't mean they're not out there, but they seem exceedingly rare.

Harleys abound everywhere of course, Indians have become much more common, Honda's, not just Goldwings but Shadows, etc., too.
Other riders I've met talk highly of their experiences with the Boulevard, or their friend's etc., Boulevard. Still, you don't see them much.

I'm just curious. In any case, I'm representing.

*With the exception of the Pirelli tires that were on it when I bought. No sir, I don't like 'em. Maybe when they learn to make them consistantly round. They'll be replaced with Michelin Commander II's as soon as they wear out.


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Most people get them as entry level bike's and move up to something bigger. I had a 05 c50 and loved it but I got a VTX 1300 for close to nothing other than that I would still have my c50.

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No, they are not that common. That is why there is basically no aftermarket parts available for them.

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Most people get them as entry level bike's and move up to something bigger.
Maybe, but I still regularly come across much smaller bikes at these events, the Honda Shadow 600 VLX (I used to own one, so I tend to notice them) for example, along with other small so-called "entry level" bikes. Even Viragos.

(As an aside, I've never agreed with the entry-level bike thing. Entry level riders yes, they seem to come with all sizes of bikes. )


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If you look at the old members of this forum, the vast majority have moved onto larger more capable bikes. Harleys, BMWs, Indians, Hondas, etc. The C50 is a mid-sized entry-level bike.

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If you look at the old members of this forum, the vast majority have moved onto larger more capable bikes. Harleys, BMWs, Indians, Hondas, etc. The C50 is a mid-sized entry-level bike.
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Welcome back, Ron. Been busy?

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Some have moved onto larger bikes and then returned to "entry-level bikes" as we get older.
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Maybe it's a regional thing. Around my area (Upstate SC) I see plenty of them -- there are at least a half-dozen besides mine in my 5000-population town -- and I'd say that they are among the most common cruisers found in sales listings like Craigslist.
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