I am considering getting either a M50 or a M90...

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:01 PM
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Question I am considering getting either a M50 or a M90...

I like the size and economy of the M50 better but most people I talk to say I should just get the bigger one...I'm not sure I want the bigger bike, with the extra weight and cost...

My only concern is that the M50 won't have any passing power when I am cruising down the hiway at 115kph (72mph)...most of the hiways around here travel at that speed, and I don't want to be stuck behind someone going slightly slower than I want to travel...

Does the M50 have much passing power left at those speeds, or should I be looking closer at the M90?

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Old 08-19-2010, 05:54 PM
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It's not a problem... the M50 will do well above 72!! Mine does fine with me AND the wife aboard (I'm 240... she's 115). Better mileage, better handling, and still plenty of oomph... you can't go wrong!!
 
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:44 PM
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The local Suzuki dealer has a few of the 2009 M50 SE still in stock, so if they are still there in February, I will make a deal with them...no sense in buying just in time to store it for the winter...

Now, I just have to sell my '03 GS500e...then all will be good.

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I had an S83 and now have M90. The weight is very well balanced, the liquid cooling is very nice and the power is unreal. I don't know anything about the M50, but 40 inches is a big deal, even the move from an 83 to a 90 was big. I get 40-42mpg and find this thing very maneuverable. You always regret the bigger bike you didn't get. The only thing is, if you don't have too many miles under your belt, starting off on a big bike like this...might be asking for trouble; if you drop it, you're not going to be able to lift it off of your leg.
 
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This is my first season of riding, but I have put on over 8000kms (5000 miles)of riding so far. I am still learning a lot, but I am finding my current bike is a little lacking above 110kph (70mph)...most of the hiway around here travels at 120-130kph (75-80 mph), so I am looking at something that will give me the top end but still be comfortable (not a sport bike...) Worst case, I will keep my current bike for another season...the bike can cruise at those speeds, but the accelleration is pretty relaxed above the posted speed limit...

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Hi,

for what it's worth, i just bought an M50, and Ive come off big sportys (litre class). These smaller bikes C50/M50 hit around 130/140 k's pretty comfortable (top out around 150km/h), but it's not a case of twist and go. It takes a bit of wind up. But it will pull away and get you past trafiic, but you need to think about it. I miss being able to just hit and pass it, but that's the trade. I haven't ridden the bigger range, but those I know who ride them say the top end is similar, but they have more punch (obviously!). So, the question is, what is more important? The now and again need to overtake, or the everyday ride on a smaller, more efficient bike? By the way, i ride 2-up on occasion, and find the response is about the same, once you are cruising along.

Cheers,
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M90 will be better and according to your budget you have to desired
 
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These smaller bikes C50/M50 hit around 130/140 k's pretty comfortable (top out around 150km/h), but it's not a case of twist and go. It takes a bit of wind up. These all things are great to know about it.
 
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t takes a little bit of wind up. But it will pull away and get you past trafiic, but you require to give it some thought. I miss being able to hit and pass it, but that is the trade. I haven't ridden the bigger range, but those I do know who ride them say the top finish is similar, but they have more punch. So, the query is, what is more important? The now and again require to overtake, or the everyday ride on a smaller.
 
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this is old thread but for any one else with this question. I have both a 05 m50 and a09 m90. as stated both bikes have there place the 50 does fine on hiway but give your self a bit of running room to get around. the 90 will jump from 60mph to 100 in a heart beat but can be a hand full in town sometimes.
 

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