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post #1 of 31 Old 11-27-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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HD Street 700 vs Suzuki Boulevard S40

The Boulevard S40 is an interesting bike. MSRP $5,699

Engine: 652cc, 4-stroke airhead single
Bore x Stroke: 94.0 mm x 94.0 mm (3.70 in x 3.70 in)
Fuel System: MIKUNI BS40, single

Not too many new bikes out there with factory carbs.

Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Swing arm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Disc brake
Brakes Rear: Drum brake
Tires Front: 100/90-19 M/C 57H, tube type
Tires Rear: 140/80-15 M/C 67H, tube type

Overall Length: 2180 mm (85.8 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Wheelbase: 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance: 135 mm (5.3 in)
Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Curb Weight: 173 kg (381 lbs)

Its Belt Driven, what do y'all think?


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and how much does it cost?
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That street is nice, I just wouldn't get in that color, but if you like it, get it, i think it's good. Not going to wait for the new Street 750?



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I'm considering all my options. TBH I had my eye on the boulevard first, intending to buy spring 2014 but then harley went and announced the Street 750...

Just a thread for open comparisons and opinions on both...

There are more colors...
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Even though this bike is cheaper I would still choose the Street 500 instead. I just really want a Harley. This Suzuki looks like a good base to start a build from though. The Suzuki has a higher displacement even though it costs less though, so there will be many who are drawn in by that.
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Even though this bike is cheaper I would still choose the Street 500 instead. I just really want a Harley. This Suzuki looks like a good base to start a build from though. The Suzuki has a higher displacement even though it costs less though, so there will be many who are drawn in by that.
the boulevard S40 competes with the Street 750 not the Street 500...
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and how much does it cost?
$5,699
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Plus I'm not too sure about being belt driven... Belts snap... THey wear out...
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Plus I'm not too sure about being belt driven... Belts snap... THey wear out...
This is true, but you just have to watch for signs of wear which if you follow a schedule and check it every so often you'll be fine,



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As if a chain has never broken....

Belts are lighter than chains, they reduce unsprung mass at the rear. When Buell was with Harley he used to war against unsprung mass. All harleys since 2003 use a belt system, except from the factory they come stock with a chain, swapping to belt on those is simple. The Street 500 and 750 both use Harleys belt final drive...

Belts are quiter, don't rust and dont need lube....
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