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Reviewed on July 5, 2022

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4.8
This bike got a really bad break when it came out. A review I can no longer find claimed it "shuddered" when it shifted and "wallowed" in turns. All I can say is, mind does neither of those things. I owned a Yhamha Raider 1900. It DID wallow in turns. Both bikes have huge rear tires, the... read more
This bike got a really bad break when it came out. A review I can no longer find claimed it "shuddered" when it shifted and "wallowed" in turns. All I can say is, mind does neither of those things. I owned a Yhamha Raider 1900. It DID wallow in turns. Both bikes have huge rear tires, the c109 mounting 240x65r16 rubber. It is fantastic in any turn, especially when it's 838 pound weight is taken into account! I name my machines. The c109 is "Brutus." She earns every bit, of that. This is a motorcycle - raw and nasty, in some ways. The transmission in clunky, in a heavy-duty sort of way. The ride is far from cushy. You feel the road every second. The torque is, in a word, brutal. But the handling is sublime - same as any Suzuki, and no less than that. I've been riding since I was 8 years old. I'm 72, now. It's been quite a while since anything scared me with acceleration. Brutus did! As soon as you get her moving, all the weight and bulk seems to disappear. Even walking her around, she's amazingly easy to handle. I've ridden hundreds of motorcycles. Including a nasty old flathead 80 Harley, hard tail with a springer front end. And the same, in an ancient Indian. Apart from the foot-activated clutches and the hand shifters alongside their tanks, these bikes let you know you are on a motorcycle. You know you've got a fist full. And they move SOOOO GOOD! First time on the 109 the heel-toe shifter threw me off, real bad. I could not seem to avoid stepping on the damn thing, at seemingly random intervals, changing gears when I did not know how, or why. When I got her home I cut the heel part of that thing off with my saws-all! It was that bad! My last bike was a YammerHammer FJR. It is famous for power, speed and reliability. Sadly, it has no soul - not a single gram of it. It is a 'world-class' motorcycle, in every sense of the word, BUT... The riding position is pure torture, and you can not move... But now, after 6 weeks of trying to learn to ride Brutus, I am reminded of those ancient bikes I rode, only once, but will never forget. "...Cadillac, Cadillac; Long and dark, shiny and black; Open up, them engines let 'em roar; Tearing up the highway, like a big old dinosaur!..."
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Reviewed on May 13, 2013

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5.0
I have owned three motorcyles, started with a Bouevard C50, then a C90 and then this beautiful baby appeared. I was a few hours too late when the first copy came to the dealership in Plymouth Ind. One of my best friends got the Blk/Gry C109RT. I talked to my salesman and he said I'll get you... read more
I have owned three motorcyles, started with a Bouevard C50, then a C90 and then this beautiful baby appeared. I was a few hours too late when the first copy came to the dealership in Plymouth Ind. One of my best friends got the Blk/Gry C109RT. I talked to my salesman and he said I'll get you one ASAP. Two weeks later my Blu/Wht C109RT showed up. It has been a love affair every since. I waited a year for pipes and that made her perfect. She loves hunting HOGs and bacon is her favorite meal...LOL
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Reviewed on April 21, 2011

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5.0
I currently only have 600 miles on my C109R. But wow, what an experience! The power that the v-twin puts out is great. You will never have to worry about hearing a Harley cuz they will never get close enough!! Great... read more
I currently only have 600 miles on my C109R. But wow, what an experience! The power that the v-twin puts out is great. You will never have to worry about hearing a Harley cuz they will never get close enough!! Great cruiser.
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Reviewed on November 3, 2009

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5.0
Wow... Time flies when you're having fun. After 10,000 enjoyable miles, I'd like to report that I LOVE THIS BIKE. It's powerful, comfortable, beautiful and reliable. Aside from my custom modifications, the only thing I've done so far is change the oil, filter, and clean the air filter. I'm still... read more
Wow... Time flies when you're having fun. After 10,000 enjoyable miles, I'd like to report that I LOVE THIS BIKE. It's powerful, comfortable, beautiful and reliable. Aside from my custom modifications, the only thing I've done so far is change the oil, filter, and clean the air filter. I'm still running with the original tires that look like I can get several thousand more miles from them. Even weighing in at 800 pounds, I scrape the floorboards every once in a while... Scares the he** out me too!
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Reviewed on May 26, 2009

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5.0
The bike is a little heavy, but I put the Suzuki gel seats on it the bring you 1 1/2 inches to the ground and it made a world of difference. The net has al ot of bad reviews for this bike and it worried me a bit, but I've never had a better riding bike and it corners like no other. I can't believe... read more
The bike is a little heavy, but I put the Suzuki gel seats on it the bring you 1 1/2 inches to the ground and it made a world of difference. The net has al ot of bad reviews for this bike and it worried me a bit, but I've never had a better riding bike and it corners like no other. I can't believe the power it also has. The only down fall is if you use that power a lot playing around. Your gas mileage drops to about 30 miles to the gal., but at speeds of 55 to 75 I get 50 miles to the gal.
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Reviewed on March 17, 2009

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5.0
I have been riding 30+ years and have had all types of bike from off road to street rockets and cruisers. This bike does it all. It has awesome power, great handling for an 800+ pound bike and is very well balanced. I love that fat rear tire! Say goodbye to your friends on other brands they won't... read more
I have been riding 30+ years and have had all types of bike from off road to street rockets and cruisers. This bike does it all. It has awesome power, great handling for an 800+ pound bike and is very well balanced. I love that fat rear tire! Say goodbye to your friends on other brands they won't be able to keep up.
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Reviewed on March 27, 2008

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5.0
I just brought home a brand new Suzuki C109R from the dealership two days ago. I already have 250 miles on it (I know that's not much) and I haven't completed break in, but this bike is AWESOME. I'm a big guy and this is one of the most comfortable bikes I've been on. It's got a TON of power... read more
I just brought home a brand new Suzuki C109R from the dealership two days ago. I already have 250 miles on it (I know that's not much) and I haven't completed break in, but this bike is AWESOME. I'm a big guy and this is one of the most comfortable bikes I've been on. It's got a TON of power (1800cc) and rides like a dream. Run, don't walk to the dealership and get one. You won't be disappointed.
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