Suzuki took their M109R power cruiser, turned it over to the folks at Cobra Engineering and came up with a bike that's leaner, lighter and even more performance oriented than the cruiser they started with. The M109R is a cruiser built to highlight the engine but at 700 pounds, it's a bit on the heavy side. This custom has the appearance of a bike taken down to fighting weight while retaining the muscle of the engine. Nice.
Customs like this offer owners a chance to see what they can do to their own bike and they add to the bike's value in the secondary market since potential buyers can see other possibilities beyond the bike as it sits. It's a win-win.
Suzuki press release and more photos below:
New York (Jan. 19, 2007) – American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), in partnership with Cobra Engineering, today unveiled a fully customized Boulevard M109R power cruiser at the New York International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The bike will be on display at the Suzuki booth (Booth S) through January 21.
Suzuki’s flagship Boulevard M109R – the most powerful cruiser Suzuki has ever produced – has been transformed into a heavily modified hot rod-style cruiser, representing the company’s strong racing heritage. The Cobra Special Projects Division, led by renowned builder Denny Berg, utilized elements of Suzuki’s championship-winning GSX-R sportbike line, including a GSX-R 20th anniversary blue and white paint scheme, GSX-R1000 foot pegs, and sportbike-style tail section, seat and handlebar risers.
The custom M109R also features a more exposed frame, showing off the 1783cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin powerplant with dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and seamless Suzuki electronic fuel injection. The M109R’s stock engine has been designed to produce massive waves of torque from just off idle all the way to redline. And, the chassis comfortably handles all the power and torque of the massive V-twin, while also delivering agile handling and a comfortable riding position.
“We’re thrilled to work with the Cobra Special Projects Division on this awe-inspiring custom design,” said Glenn Hansen, communications manager, ASMC. “We know that cruiser riders want ‘true’ high performance bikes and custom accessories to fit their individual styles and needs. With an array of Cobra accessories combined with the M109R’s already powerful engine design, this customized cruiser delivers on all levels.”