Back in the previous century, an 800cc touring bike was a substantial bit of kit. But these days, it’s considered a middleweight. And that’s exactly the role the Boulevard C50T is intended to fulfill. Translation: Light-duty touring with just the bare necessities, such as a large windshield, floorboards, soft saddlebags, and a passenger backrest. The 805cc V-twin has a narrow 45-degree cylinder angle for visual appeal and compactness, and utilizes a trick stepped crankpin (plus handlebar-mounted “mass dampers”) to ward off vibration, rather than a counterbalancer, which would add engine complexity.