Long, lean, and clean, this is Suzuki’s next-to-largest power cruiser. The company doesn’t say what the model name “M90” stands for, but “modern” and “90 cubic inches” pretty much sums it up. To suit, power comes from the same 90ci (1,462cc) liquid-cooled V-twin that motivates the Boulevard C90T and Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., its 54-degree cylinder angle shoehorning nicely into a steel frame. Being a power broker and all, the M90 has a racy inverted fork, and its 18-inch front and 17-inch rear cast wheels wear high-performance Z-rated radials.
First impressions are important, and the M90 makes a strong one with its uncluttered styling, including some sportbike influences. First up are the race-inspired fork, dual drilled front disc brakes, a minimalist bikini fairing with integrated headlight, and a drag-style handlebar. Amidships, the rear shock is hidden by bodywork, cleaning up the bike’s lines. And the removable passenger seat quickly swaps for a streamlined cowl for a café-racer look. Huge slash-cut and chromed exhausts complete the M90’s predatory stance.
Likes: Clean looks, robust power, reasonable dough.
Dislikes: No traction control or ABS are available.
Verdict: A big-inch power cruiser without the big price.