In the other corner is Suzuki’s Boulevard C50. It’s offered as the black-only base model ($8,399) tested here, the B.O.S.S. edition ($8,899), which drips black paint over the major components and powertrain, and as the touring variant C50T ($9,599), which brings a windshield, saddlebags, backrest, and two-tone paint. All trim levels reflect traditional styling, with shrouded fork legs, deep fenders, and big headlight buckets, though the B.O.S.S. version runs cast wheels. The Boulevard C50 and M50 are powered by the same 805cc (49.1ci), liquid-cooled, OHC, 45-degree V-twin motor fed through a fuel-injection system; the arrangement employs an offset dual-pin crankshaft to reduce engine vibration. You’ll notice a shaft drive on the C50 too, which is pretty unusual in this price-sensitive class. Alas, the C50’s fenders, side covers, and air covers are plastic, not metal (which saves weight as well as money), so there you go.