To me, this thing looks like a cross between the Harley V-Rod and the Honda VTX. It has radial brakes, an 1800cc DOHC V-twin, and a 240-section rear tire. I can't really tell from the pics, but i would guess that it's shaft-driven?Originally Posted by motorcycledailyAgain, according to Suzuki, the new chassis is also designed for "agility and ease of use" featuring powerful radial-mount front brakes, low seat height, long 67.5 inch wheel base, and a huge, 240mm rear tire.
Here is the text of Suzuki's press release on the new M109R. We do not know the expected release date or U.S. MSRP at this point.BREA, Calif. (October 3, 2005) - American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) unveils the newest, most highly anticipated addition to its Boulevard cruiser line - the 2006 M109R. The new cruiser is the ultimate in high performance with Suzuki's race-proven technology, awesome power, unique styling and plenty of well-deserved bragging rights.
"We're very proud to introduce this new flagship to the '06 Suzuki Boulevard lineup," said Glenn Hansen, ASMC's advertising and press relations manager. "The all-new M109R is our most powerful cruiser yet and marks our ongoing commitment to the new Boulevard line."
The heart of the M109R is an all-new 109-cubic-inch, liquid-cooled, V-twin powerplant with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The engine makes massive torque, from idle all the way up to redline, for an exhilarating riding experience. At the same time, its championship-winning GSX-R-derived electronic fuel injection makes for improved throttle response and a smooth ride all around. It's designed to satisfy those owners whose current power cruisers aren't powerful enough.
With a beefy steel frame, the bike's chassis can handle all the power and torque of the M109R V-twin engine while also providing a comfortable riding position. The wheelbase measures 67.5 inches and the seat height is a low 27.6 inches, allowing riders to feel more confident at slow speeds and find it easier to touch their feet to the ground.
The chassis also is designed for agility and ease of use. From the inverted front fork all the way back to the link-type rear suspension setup, the chassis is built to perform with controlled handling at any speed. And with radial-mount front brakes, the rider can be confident in the ability to control speed, too.
Designed with an aggressive look, the M109R defines a new generation for Suzuki cruising machines. From the GSX-R-inspired front brakes to the long, low fuel tank, the M109R is decked out in deep, rich paint that's complemented by mirror-like chrome. Best of all, the meaty 240mm rear tire makes a statement whether you're on the bike, or behind it.Chrome slash-cut mufflers complete the fashionably sleek look of the M109R. And they're engineered to produce a raucous sound that will leave you remembered.
History of Boulevard
In June 2004, Suzuki introduced the Boulevard cruiser line - a whole new cruiser brand designed and manufactured exclusively for the U.S. cruising market. With more than 40 years of experience selling high-performance, cutting-edge motorcycles, Suzuki established brand equity in the U.S. cruiser segment by creating the specially branded Boulevard cruiser line that was engineered, developed and built with "Suzuki DNA" - a blend of advanced technology, uncompromising power and performance, nimble handling and outstanding value.
For 2006, Suzuki introduces the long-awaited all-new M109R along with eight returning 2005 models: C90, C90T, C50, C50T, M50, plus the S83, S50, and S40. The specific product names reflect not only engine size in cubic-inch displacement, but also the style of the bike as well - the stylish "S" series, the "C" series featuring classic cruiser styling and the more-muscular "M" bikes.
Since the cruiser lifestyle is more than just great machines, Suzuki is giving Suzuki Boulevard buyers maximum opportunity for customization and freedom of individual expression thanks to Suzuki Boulevard Authentic Accessories. Suzuki Boulevard Authentic Accessories brings an unrivaled selection of products to meet the needs of every cruiser rider. Suzuki Boulevard-branded products include everything from hard goods (billet goods, chrome, windshields, light bars, seats, backrests, saddle bags and floorboards) to clothing (half helmets, boots, leather jackets, vests, gloves, shirts and jackets for both men and women) to lifestyle items (lighters, pocket knives, desk accessories and more).