NADA Picks Suzuki M109 as Favorite Motorcycle

The editors at NADAguides, a vehicle price information guide, today announced their favorite "Fun in the Sun Vehicles" of 2006, i...

Suzuki M109The editors at NADAguides, a vehicle price information guide, today announced their favorite "Fun in the Sun Vehicles" of 2006, including their favorite motorcycle, the Suzuki M109.

Here's what they had to say...
"The Suzuki M109 has it all," said Alex Lezama, assistant motorcycle editor at NADAguides. "We really like this bike's futuristic design and its price tag at just under $13,000 -- not only is this motorcycle affordable, it's excellently engineered and its cutting-edge style sets the standard for future motorcycle design."
The M109 boasts a liquid-cooled, V-twin, 109ci (1783cc) engine, 123 horsepower at the crankshaft.

I have not ridden the M109, nor do I know anyone who has, but I'm sure it does indeed offer a lot of "fun in the sun".

When I looked at one, the first thing I noticed is the excessive use of plastic on this bike. I'm sure plastic is only going to become a bigger reality for all bikes, Harleys included. While it does sport a "mean" look, it also has a plain look it, almost "cookie-cutter like", when you compare it to the V-Rod or Road Star Warrior.

I'm sure a lot of this has to do with offering big power with small price tag. I do like the combination of power and low price, but I also like a bike that offer more refined style.

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  1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I think the M109 is very nice looking and I think the V-Rod and Warrior are about as ugly as they come. Add in the fact that the M109 will dust them both and it seems like NADA got it right.

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  2. Former Harley rider. Currently a M109 owner. Enough said!

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  3. Hats off to Suzuki for finally making some noise in this space, it’s about time. Sure the m109 looks really good (Except for that nasty seem on the tank.) sitting still. But run with a V-Rod? Not sure about that. Power is nice but finesse while moving is better. Sure I need a bike that looks good but at the end of the day it’s all about how well it rides. Anybody have feedback on that?

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  4. Sold my Kawasaki Mean Streak and Hayabusa to get this HayaCruisa as they call it. Never ridden a better bike for all around fun and nothing comes close to the value.
    Tom in Tampa

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  5. trade my o6 sporty 1200c in on one the m109 and went out and rode 200 miles up thru the mountains today and I cant say enough good things about handling and the power is incredible. Gotta do something with the rear brake lever though.

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  6. Just traded my hyabusa for this mean machine and I feel like im 19 again just out to ride and have fun.

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  7. power commander, pipe, k & n filters and nos system and i'm gettin' 154 hp- 165 lbs of torque at rear wheel ...weee-oooo..
    in 3rd an 4th gear it a arm puller..

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  8. Saw one of these at Cook's Corner Bike night in Orange County last Wednesday. Looks better in the picture. A little strange looking in person.

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  9. The bike looks great and has alot of power, but what's everyone think about comfort of ride over 80mph?

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  10. I saw the side of one at a traffic light and the front view I saw in my V-Rod's rear view mirror.

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  11. I have videos of me racing 3 DIFFERENT V'DUDS I mean rods with two of them have pc3's air kits and exhaust and not even coming close to my stock m109. Closest one in the 1/4 was almost a full second back.

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  12. As a girl with a 109 I can honestly say that it WILL beat a VROD. and as for the people who think it is not as good looking as a VROD or a Warrior, you must have a very different taste in bikes than most, it a a gorgeous bike and boy can it move.

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  13. Just left "Caliente" Harley dealership. A lot of 20K bikes. As I was walking out the door, I heard and watched 3 bikes roll into the parking lot. UP front was a Loud commanding silver bike. I thought it was a custom V-rod. Wrong....M109. One sweet sounding and looking ride. Fooled me good. Warrants more investigation......

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  14. hi so be a cookie cutter pussy and buy a harley just like the rest of the monkey see monkey do

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  15. buy a m109 if you like the power if not buy a cookie cutter HD

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  16. i've got the road star warrior done with a 280 back tire and its sick looking.but after seeing the m109 i had no choice but put my deposit down.[plus the girlfriend wasnt happy about turning the warrior into a one seater.]

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  17. This M109r has elegance and panache. It's no R1 at 160mph around a corner, but that's not what theM109 is for. Plastics are good. [Plastic buys gold these days...!]
    Frankly I am over ANY metal corrosion as well as the weight it comes with. You want metal? Buy a tractor! 1/4mile times in 11.5sec achievable.
    This is a powerful and nimble machine at all speeds that it is supposed to operate at. I considered/tried the rest
    but the M109 baby came home.
    O.

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  18. I BOUGHT AN 109R ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO AND MAN EVERY DAY I SPENT ON THE WHEELS REMINDS ME OF THE GOOD CHOICE ON THIS ONE.PRIOR TO THE 9 I HAD A 2006 YAMAHA VMAX AND DONT GET ME WRONG I DID LOVE THE MAX BUT DAMN THIS 9 IS A MONSTER,THE BEAST UNLEASHED,OUT OF THE CAGE, TAMPA WATCH OUT!!!

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