Cruisers aficionados are no strangers to the Boulevard. Though admittedly younger than the Vulcan, the Boulevard is, like its Kawi counterpart, the Japanese offensive against the iconic American V-twin cruisers. The C50 receives an 805cc, 45° V-twin—an appealing cruiser angle— that produces an average 53 horsepower and the long first gear which makes for easy take offs and urban commute.
While the Boulevard isn’t the only model of the list not to be offered with ABS (or any other technological fluff as a matter of fact), it’s the only one to be offered with an archaic drum brake. Thankfully, it makes up for it in riding comfort and in looks.
Pros: comfortable, classic bagger silhouette
Cons: drum brake at the back