Suzuki Rolls Out New Cruiser and Street Models for 2022
Suzuki has introduced a couple of exciting bikes this year, like the new Hayabusa and the GSX-S1000GT+. But that’s not all—the Japanese bike maker also has something new in the cruiser and street categories.
These bikes, fresh for 2022, offer heaps of V-twin fun. Whether you’re navigating city streets or breezing down an open highway, these Suzukis are definitely worth a look.
Let’s see what the Japanese have in store for us.
2022 Suzuki Boulevard C50T
This year’s Suzuki Boulevard C50T model takes you to the interstate in style. Offered in a pure Pearl Brilliant White colorway with blue accents, the C50T is a spacious tour-ready bike, whose leather-bound saddle bags and chrome-highlighted look are sure to turn heads.
Of course, looks aren’t everything, and the bike delivers in other aspects as well. Powered by a 805cc V-twin, the C50T provides smooth power and plentiful torque for munching up miles.
And power's not the only thing that’s smooth. The bike’s light clutch lets riders shift the five-speed transmission’s gears comfortably while burning through the 4.1-gallon fuel tank.
Telescopic front forks offer 5.5 inches of travel, while link-type rear shock, with 4.1 inches of travel and seven-way adjustable preload, suck up bumps in the rear. Thick 15-inch rear and 16-inch front tires help the bike glide effortlessly across pavement.
To bring the ride to a stop, Suzuki has opted for a hydraulic front disc and drum-type rear brakes. The C50T has a removable, height-adjustable windshield that offers full wind protection.
You can ride this 644-pound behemoth in comfort, thanks to a deeply cushioned 27.6-inch seat, a wide handlebar, and forward-mounted floorboards, offering a loose and relaxed riding position. Your passenger doesn’t have to complain either due to the wide, equally plush rear seat.
The 2022 Boulevard C50T retails for $10,059.
2022 Suzuki Boulevard C50
If the C50T is a bit too much for your needs or budgets, you don’t have to worry. It’s little sister, the C50, offers much of the same at a lower price point.
The C50 shares its sibling’s engine, suspension, brake and tire configuration. The ride is equally comfortable and smooth, with the same dimensions (though the bike is 30 pounds lighter) and electronic goodies, like the Auto Fast Idle System and Dual Throttle Valve electronic fuel injection.
The differences are in the smaller details—the C50 drops the windshield, saddlebags, and studs from its leather seat. The colors are different, too, with the C50 coming in either Candy Daring Red or Solid Iron Gray.
The MSRP stands at $8,609.
2022 Suzuki GSX250R ABS
For the sportier (or new) rider, the 2022 GSX250R ABS offers a complete sportbike package. Its angular, aerodynamic full-fairing bodywork immediately lets you know what the name of the game is.
Sporting a 248cc parallel-twin powerplant, the bike emphasizes low- to mid-range torque for increased ease of control. The six-speed transmission, coupled with an intelligent engine design and fuel injection (EFI) tuning, stabilize the engine idle and provide linear throttle for clean performance.
The GSX250R ABS rolls on ten-spoke, 17-inch wheels and IRC tires, which offer high performance on a range of road conditions. A telescopic KYB fork in the front and single shock in the rear smooth out the ride on more irregular streets.
Stopping power comes from an ABS-equipped Nissin two-piston, single-disc brake setup in the front and one-piston, single-disc configuration in the back. Equipped with a four-gallon tank, Suzuki promises 250 miles of speedy fun.
A multifunction LCD instrumentation displays multiple gauges, including an odometer, twin trip meter, fuel gauge, and a service reminder. The bike is available in a Metallic Crystal Blue/Pearl Nebular Black colorway.
The 2022 GSX250R ABS retails at an MSRP of $4,999.