Two New Colours For 2016 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Black Edition

Suzuki Motorcycles has introduced two new “sinister” colour schemes to the 2016 version of its popular muscle cruiser - the Boulevard M109R Black Edition.

Following a “Dark Knight” theme, Suzuki has released Pearl Blue with Gloss Black and Metallic Matte Grey colour schemes giving the already blacked out models an even darker look.

The Boulevard M109R is Suzuki’s most powerful cruiser ever with a 109 cubic inch (1783cc) V-twin that produces 95kW and a massive 160Nm.

It has two variants - the standard model and the Black Edition.

Mechanically they are identical but the Black Edition gets it’s imposing looks from the large number of parts that are finished in black rather than the chrome of the standard model.

The Black Edition also has clear indicator and tail light lenses.

Everything about the Suzuki M109R is big.

It’s a very heavy bike at 347kg fuelled and ready to ride, but despite that the M109R is remarkably easy to ride because of the work Suzuki engineers have put into the chassis design.

The massive amount of torque is available all through the rev range and that produces amazingly crisp acceleration for such a big bike.

Power is transferred to the rear wheel by a shaft drive, and through a massive 240mm (240/40R18) rear tyre - the largest ever used on a Suzuki production motorcycle.

Stopping such a heavy bike requires big brakes, and Suzuki have used GSX-R inspired radial mounted four piston front calipers and 310mm front brake rotors. The rear brake system has a dual piston caliper and 275mm disc.

The 2016 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Black Edition is available now for a recommended ride away price of $20,990 and is backed by Suzuki’s two-year unlimited-kilometre warranty.

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Steve McDowall

Steve is the team’s motorcycle writer and contributes to the podcast each week. He started his “on air” career as a guest on 4BC where he met Joel, and has been with Behind the Wheel now for over 6 years. Steve’s fascination for anything with wheels and an engine started as a child and even though he still loves his cars, he found his true passion was with motorcycles. He is also an accredited rider trainer, consultant and coach. Check out Steve’s website –

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