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    honda aero 750 vs suzuki boulevard 800

    I am looking to upgrade my bike, I have been riding for the last three years a 535 yamaha virgo. I love my bike but I am looking for a bit more of a kick and I am not sure which one would be a better bike. I am wanting to know what people think of the honda aero 750cc vs suzuki boulevard 800cc.


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    Hi lisamc-

    Have you ridden them both?

    DO NOT buy before you ride, not with three years experience on the Virago 535.

    My first MC was a Virago 535- after just a few months, I went to an Aero 750. Although many here love the bike, I hated it-

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the bike- the handling, particularly cornering, was way different. I just couldn't get used to it. Downgraded to a Honda Shadow VLX and was immediately way more comfortable-

    I think that slightly raked front end and skinny front tire make a world of difference in handling- not 'better' than another, but 'different'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x_cuesme View Post
    Hi lisamc-



    For the Ladies Corner, PM me or a mod- we'll give you the password- can't put it out here!

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    Which Boulevard 800? The C-50 (Volusia), M-50 (Marauder made out of a Volusia, same bike/different tin), or the S-50 (Intruder)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    Which Boulevard 800? The C-50 (Volusia), M-50 (Marauder made out of a Volusia, same bike/different tin), or the S-50 (Intruder)?
    That was what I'd ask.

    I can't speak to the Aero, never rode one.

    Of the Boulevards, I'd think the S-50/Intruder would be the smoothest transition from the Virago. More kick, but still with a narrow and light feel.

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    I ride an 800 cc Suzuki Marauder, which is now called the M50. I really like the bike, it handles well, has good power, and looks good too. My wife does not like the bike. She thinks it is front heavy and doesn't like the cast wheels (she thinks a bike should have spokes). I have no experience on the 750 Honda. I have ridden several larger Hondas, but that is not a fair comparison. Test ride as many bikes as you can. Go slow in a parking lot and see if you can handle it at slow speeds.
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    +1 to what everybody said.

    I moved from a Yamaha Virago 250 to the Honda Shadow Aero. It did feel heavier but I took it slowly and so far have about 18k miles on it. Dropped it one time when I had the forks turned all the way and squeezed the front brake at walking speed. Any bike you do that to will throw itself to the ground.

    X_cuesme never did feel comfy on hers, just always felt heavy and laden to her. The skinny front tire of the VLX definitely feels lighter and more flickable, much more like the 535.

    Try them both out and see what you think. I think the Aero compares in feel to the Boulevard C50 (Volusia) and the Yamaha V-star 650 Classic. If you prefer the feel of the Boulevard S50, then try out the Honda Spirit and the V-star 650 Custom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subvetSSN606 View Post
    Of the Boulevards, I'd think the S-50/Intruder would be the smoothest transition from the Virago. More kick, but still with a narrow and light feel.
    I agree. I went from a Virago 250 to the Intruder 800 and the transition was a piece of cake. The Intruder has a narrow tank which is great for the vertically challenged and it is pretty darned fast for an 800. I put almost 25,000 mi on mine in less than a year so I can vouch that this is an excellent bike.
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