My Suzuki Inazuma 250
MCN voted the Suzuki Inazuma 250 the “Best 250cc Bike Of The Year 2012”
|AVAILABILITY BY COUNTRY|
|COUNTRY||RELEASE DATE||COLOURS||RETAIL PRICE|
|Argentina||Unknown||Black, Blue, Grey||$ 110,000.00 ARS|
|Australia||Spring 2013||Black, Red||$ 4,990.00 AUD (Ride Away)|
|Austria||September 2012||Black, Red||€ 3.590,00 EUR (Inc. NOVA)|
|Belgium||May 2014||Black, Red||€ 4,090.00 EUR (Inc. TVA)|
|Brazil||May 2014||Blue, Black, Red||R$ 15.000,00 BRL|
|Canada||May 2014||Black, Red||$ 4298.00 (Plus Sales Taxes)|
|Chile||5 July 2013||Black, Red||$ 2.990.000 CLP|
|China||July 2012||Black, White||¥ 27,390 CNY (Inc. Tax)|
|Costa Rica||March 2013||Black, Red||Unknown|
|Czech||1 May 2013||Black, Blue/White, Red, White||Kc 94.900 CZK|
|Colombia||1 April 2013||Black, Blue/White, Red||$ 11.590.000 COP|
|Denmark||1 May 2013||Black, Red||Kr 29.995 DKK|
|Estonia||June 2013||Black, Red||€ 3,990.00 EUR (Inc. VAT)|
|Finland||July 2012||Black, Red||€ 4,999.00 EUR (Inc. VAT)|
|France||October 2013||Black, Red||€ 3,999.00 EUR (Inc. TTC)|
|Germany||September 2012||Black, Red||€ 3,990.00 EUR (Inc. VAT)|
|Greece||Spring 2013||Black, Red||€ 3,999.00 EUR (Inc. MwSt)|
|Guatemala||May 2013||Black, Red||Unknown|
|Hong Kong||Winter 2012||Black, Red||HK$ 39,800 HKD (Inc. Reg)|
|Hungary||September 2012||Black, Blue/White, Red, White||Ft 1.098.000 HUF (Inc. AFA)|
|Iceland||Unknown||Black, Blue/White, Red, White||Unknown|
|India||May 2013||Black, Blue, Grey||Rs 308723 INR|
|Indonesia||12 October 2012||Black, Red||Rp 48.000.000 IDR (OTR Jakarta)|
|Ireland||13 January 2013||Black, Red||€ 4,950.00 EUR (Inc. VAT)|
|Israel||May 2013||Black, Red||? 34,910 NIS|
|Italy||1 January 2013||Black||€ 4.050,00 EUR (Inc. IVA)|
|Japan (GSR250)||July 2012||Black, Red, White, Grey||¥ 451,440 JPY (Inc. CT)|
|Latvia||1 May 2013||Black, Red||€ 4,400.00 EUR (Inc. VAT)|
|Mauritius||January 2013||Black, Red||Rs 215000,00 MUR (Inc. VAT & OTR)|
|Mexico||1 January 2013||Black, Red||$ 69,900.00 MXN (Inc. IVA)|
|Netherlands||1 January 2013||Black, Red||€ 4,699.00 EUR (Inc. BTW)|
|New Zealand||Spring 2013||Black, Red||NZ$ 5,495 NZD (Plus ORC)|
|Norway||1 May 2013||Black, Red||Kr 59.732 NOK (Inc. VAT)|
|Pakistan||24 June 2013||Black, Red||Rs 725,000 PKR|
|Poland||31 March 2013||Black, Blue/White, White||Zl 17.900 PLN|
|Portugal||1 January 2013||Black, Red||€ 4.150,00 EUR (Inc. IVA)|
|Puerto Rico||1 January 2013||Black, Red||€ 4.150,00 EUR (Inc. IVA)|
|Romania||1 May 2013||Black, Blue/White, Red, White||€ 4 090 EUR (Inc. TVA)|
|Saudi Arabia||Unknown||Black, Red||Unknown|
|Slovakia||1 May 2013||Black, Red||€ 3,990.00 EUR|
|South Africa||February 2013||Black, Red||R 39,950 ZAR (Inc. VAT)|
|Spain||1 January 2013||Black, Blue/White, Red||€ 3,899.00 EUR (Inc. TVA)|
|Sweden||1 May 2013||Black, Red||Kr 44 900 SEK (Inc. VAT)|
|Switzerland||1 May 2013||Black, Red||SFr 5 035 CHF (Inc. TVA)|
|Turkey||1 March 2013||Black, Blue/White, White||12.850 TL|
|UK||15 November 2012||Black, Red||£ 3,408.00 GBP (Inc. VAT, Excl. Reg)|
|Ukraine||May 2014||Black, Red||Due Late May 2014|
|Uruguay||Unknown||Black, Blue, Grey||Unknown|
|USA||2014||Black, Red||$ 3,999.00 USD|
|MODEL, COLOURS & PRICES (UK)|
|Generic Name||Suzuki Inazuma 250|
|Type||Commuter / Tourer|
|Made In||Changzhou Haojue Suzuki Motorcycle Co. Ltd. China|
|Release Date||November 2012|
|Body Colours||Pearl Nebular Black (YAY)|
|Candy Cardinal Red (PDD)|
|Recommended Retail Price||£3408.00 Inc. VAT|
|£3499.00 Inc. VAT (including UK Government First Registration Fee and Road Tax)|
|Warranty Period||2 Years (Services must be carried out and Service Manual stamped by Suzuki dealer)|
|ENGINE SPECIFICATION (UK)|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke, 2-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, SOHC|
|Engine Capacity||248 cc/cm3 (15.1 cu.in)|
|Bore x Stroke||53.5 x 55.2 mm (2.106 x 2.173 in)|
|Compression Ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Inlet: 0.08 mm (0.003 in), Permissible Range: 0.05 - 0.10 mm (0.002 - 0.004 in)|
|Exhaust: 0.2 mm (0.008 in), Permissible Range: 0.17 - 0.22 mm (0.007 - 0.009 in)|
|Lubrication System||Wet Sump|
|Clutch Lever Play||10 - 15 mm (0.4 - 0.6 in) measured at lever end|
|Throttle Grip Play||2.0 - 4.0 mm (0.08 - 0.16 in) measured circumferentially at throttle grip end|
|Idle Speed||1300 - 1500 rpm (engine warm)|
|Exhaust System||Twin exhaust pipe system with central catalytic converter|
|Air Filter||DNA High Performance Air Filter (BR Special Tuning, RRP Inc. VAT £36.00)
Suzuki Part Number: 13780-48H00-000 (KFM-Motorraeder.de, RRP Inc. VAT €12,20)
|Replace Air Filter||
Every 9000 miles (15000 km) OR every 45 months whichever comes sooner
|Coolant Capacity||1.35 litres (1.2 Imp. qt, 1.4 US. qt)|
|Replace Coolant||Every 9600 miles (16000 km) OR every 48 months whichever comes sooner
(if using Suzuki Super Long Life Coolant Blue)
|Every 5000 miles (8000 km) OR every 24 months whichever comes sooner
(if using Suzuki Long Life Coolant Green or other than Blue)
|Engine Oil||Recommended Engine Oils
Castrol Power 1 4T SAE 10W/40 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Castrol Power 1 4T SAE 10W/30 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Fuchs Silkolene Super 4 SAE 10W/40 Motorcycle Semi-Synthetic Engine Oil
Halfords SAE 10W/40 Semi- Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Hein Gericke Performance 4T SAE 10W/40 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Mobil Extra 4T SAE 10W/40 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Motul 5000 Performance 4T SAE 10W/40 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Petronas Syntium Moto 4SX 4T SAE 10W/40 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Q8 Moto SBK 4T SAE 10W/40 Semi-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Shell Advance Ultra 4T SAE 10W/40 Fully-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
Valvoline Synpower 4T SAE 10W/40 Fully-Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil
JASO T903: MA or better OR API SG or higher but do NOT use SH or higher oils which have the labels Energy Conserving or Resource Conserving (see GW250 Owner's Manual, page 3-3)
API = American Petroleum Institute
JASO = Japanese Automobile Standards Association
SAE = Society of Automotive Engineers
|Engine Oil Capacity||With Oil Filter change: 2.40 litres (2.1 Imp. qt, 2.5 US. qt)|
|Without Oil Filter change: 2.10 litres (1.8 Imp. qt, 2.2 US. qt)|
|Replace Engine Oil||Every 3000 miles (5000 km) OR every 15 months whichever comes sooner|
|Oil Filter||Champion K301 (Halfords, RRP Inc. VAT £6.99)
Suzuki Part Number: 16510-07J00 (SportsBikeShop, RRP Inc. VAT £10.00)
|Oil Filter Tool||Suzuki Part Number: 09915-40620 (Ebay, RRP Inc. VAT £8.95)|
|Replace Oil Filter||Every 6000 miles (10000 km) OR every 30 months whichever comes sooner|
|Fuel Capacity||13.3 litres (2.9 Imperial Gallons, 3.5 US Gallons)|
|Fuel Octane Rating||91 or higher RON (Research Octane Number), Unleaded|
|Oxygenated Fuels||Acceptable for use and recommended by Suzuki to reduce air pollution but strictly containing no more than 10% Ethanol, no more than 5% Methanol and no more than 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)|
|Fuel System||EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection)|
|Gearshift Pattern||1-down, 5-up|
|Transmission||6-speed Constant Mesh|
|Primary Reduction||3.238 (68 / 21)|
|Gear Ratio 1 (low)||2.417 (29 / 12)|
|Gear Ratio 2||1.529 (26 / 17)|
|Gear Ratio 3||1.182 (26 / 22)|
|Gear Ratio 4||1.043 (24 / 23)|
|Gear Ratio 5||0.909 (20 / 22)|
|Gear Ratio 6 (top)||0.808 (21 / 26)|
|Final Reduction Ratio||3.214 (45 / 14) - 2012 only
3.286 (46 / 14) - from 2013
Front Sprocket: 14T
Rear Sprocket: 45T OR 46T (see above)
(Note: 1 tooth less on the Rear Sprocket requires the Rear Wheel to be moved 4.3 mm further back. A 44T, 45T or 46T Rear Sprocket requires no change of Drive Chain but a 39T Rear Sprocket will require a 112-link Drive Chain (should be an even number of links), the speedometer will read around 10% under and will need reprogramming - see SpeedoDRD, Motorcycle Race Parts for Rear Sprockets and Gearing Commander for gearing calculations)
|Drive Chain||KMC520RO OR DID520VF, O-Ring type, 116 links|
|Drive Chain Play||20 - 30 mm (0.8 - 1.2 in) measured at centre of lower run with motorcycle on side-stand|
|Drive Chain Wear||20-pitch OR 40-link length: 317.5 mm NEW, 320.5 mm MAX (worn chain approximately 1 link longer than new chain)|
|Drive Chain Cleaning||Kerosene (Paraffin) only|
|Drive Chain Lubricant||Dry PTFE Type - every 600 miles (1000 km) OR every 1 month whichever comes sooner|
|POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO (UK)|
|Power / Weight Ratio||0.09 kW / kg|
|CHASSIS SPECIFICATION (UK)|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, Coil-spring, Oil-damped|
|Rear Suspension||Swingarm, 7-Position Preload, Coil-Spring, Oil-Damped, Monoshock System
(Preload Positions - 1: Softest, 3: Default, 7: Hardest)
|Front Fork Stroke||120 mm (4.7 in)|
|Rear Wheel Travel||125 mm (4.9 in)|
|Axle Shaft||Front: 65 N·m (6.5 kgf-m, 47 lbf-ft) tightening torque|
|Rear: 65 N·m (6.5 kgf-m, 47 lbf-ft) tightening torque|
|Front Axle Pinch Bolt||23 N·m (2.3 kgf-m, 16.5 lbf-ft) tightening torque|
|Front Caliper Bolt||26 N·m (2.6 kgf-m, 18.5 lbf-ft) tightening torque|
|Steering Angle||40° (right and left)|
|Rake Angle (Castor)||26°|
|Trail||105 mm (4.1 in)|
|Turning Radius||2.5 m (8.2 ft)|
|Brake System||Front: Hydraulic, 290 mm (11.41 in) Disc Rotor & Ferodo FDB570 or EBC FA142 Brake Pads|
|Rear: Hydraulic, 240 mm (9.44 in) Disc Rotor & Ferodo FDB754 or EBC FA496 Brake Pads|
|Replace Brake Fluid||Every 2 years|
|Replace Brake Hoses||Every 4 years|
|Front Tyre||IRC RX-01F D ROAD WINNER (110/80-17 M/C 57H, Tubeless)
Pirelli Sport Demon (110/80 - 17 M/C 57H TL)
(Minimum Tread Depth: 1.6 mm [0.06 in] minimum)
IRC RX-01R ROAD WINNER (140/70-17 M/C 66H, Tubeless)
|Tyre Wear Indicators||Tyre Wear Indicators on tyre surface shown by triangular markings on side of tyre|
|Tyre Pressures (Cold)||36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2) Solo OR Dual|
|Seat Helmet Locks||2|
|ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATION (UK)|
|Ignition System||Electronic Ignition, Fully Transistorized|
|Spark Plug||HOT PLUG: NGK CR6E OR DENSO U20ESR-N (if Standard Plug is apt to get wet and porcelain tip appears oily black)|
|STANDARD: NGK CR7E OR DENSO U22ESR-N (normal colour of porcelain tip should be very light brown)|
|COLD PLUG: NGK CR8E OR DENSO U24ESR-N (if standard plug is apt to overheat and porcelain tip appears bleached white)|
|Replace Spark Plug||Every 6000 miles (10000 km) OR every 30 months whichever comes sooner|
|Spark Plug Gap||0.7 mm (0.028 in), Permissible Range: 0.7 - 0.8 mm (0.028 - 0.031 in)|
|Battery||Yuasa YTX9-BS (CTX9-BS) 12V 8Ah (RRP Inc. VAT £31.49)
Halfords Bosch Motorcycle Battery 8AS (YTX9- BS) 12V 8Ah (RRP Inc. VAT £44.99)
(trickle-charge battery with a Maintenance Charger [0.9A maximum] for 5-10 hours OR use a Fast Charger [4A maximum] for 1 hour maximum only)
|Generator||3-Phase AC-generator, 180W maximum (normal GW250 load with dipped headlight on is around 110W)|
|Main Fuse||30A (located under LH Rear Frame Cover)|
|Headlight Fuse||15A (for headlight low/high beam, position lights, stop/tail light, registration light)|
|Ignition Fuse||10A (for ignition coils, starter relay, fuel pump relay, oxygen sensor, starter solenoid, canister purge solenoid, cooling fan relay)|
|Signal Fuse||10A (for turn signal lights, speedometer, horn)|
|Fuel Fuse||10A (for ECU, fuel pump, speedometer, fuel injectors, cooling fan motor)|
|Spare Fuses||30A x 1 (inside Main Relay holder)|
|10A x 1 and 15A x 1 (inside Fuse Box located underneath the seat near the battery)|
|Headlight||12V 60/55W Halfords HMB472 (RRP Inc. VAT £7.99)|
|Position Lights||12V 5W x 2 Halfords HMB501 (Twin Pack RRP Inc. VAT £2.99)|
|Turn Signal Light||12V 10W Halfords HMB589 (Amber) (RRP Inc. VAT £2.49)|
|Stop/Tail Light||12V 21/5W Halfords HMB380 (Twin Pack RRP Inc. VAT £2.99)|
|Registration Light||12V 5W Halfords HMB501 (Twin Pack RRP Inc. VAT £2.99)|
|Spare Bulb Kit||Halfords Bike It Motorcycle Spare Bulb Kit 12V H4 (RRP Inc. VAT £10.49)|
|SOUND LEVEL (UK)|
|Engine Speed||4250 rpm|
|Drive-By Level||80 dBA|
|GENUINE ACCESSORIES (UK)|
|ACCESSORY||SUZUKI PART NUMBER||RRP (Inc. VAT, Excl. Fitting)|
|Metre Smoked Visor||99000-9900A-48H||£95.00|
|Accessory Bar (Engine Guard)||99000-99031-317||£175.00|
|Fuel Cap Trim||990D0-47HB6-CRB||£15.00|
|Yoke & Meter Cover Protection||990D0-48H02-CRB||£19.00|
|Footrest Protection Sticker Set||990D0-48H01-CRB||£15.00|
|Top Case Set (26 litres, <3.5 kg)||990D0-TC26L-BLK||£262.00|
|Top Case Carrier (<5.5 kg)||46100-48831||(included in Top Case Set)|
|Top Case Adapter Plate||990D0-99999-076||(included in Top Case Set)|
|Oil Filter Cap (Chrome)||09259-20014-000||£8.00|
|Crankcase Plug (Chrome)||09259-36008-000||£8.00|
|Fuel Tank Side Protection Set||990D0-48H03-PAD||£8.50|
|Paint Protection Sticker Set||990D0-48HPP-PAD||£110.00|
|Magnetic Tank Bag (7 litres, <5 kg)||990D0-04140-000||£81.55|
|Outdoor Bike Cover||990D0-RCGSX-00L||£69.00|
|CATALOGUE||My Suzuki Inazuma GW250 Sales Guide|
Three of the primary motorcycle exhaust emissions under government regulation are Hydrocarbons (HC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) and are measured in mean grams per kilometre (g/km).
There are currently no EU regulatory standards for CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions for motorcycles, however, entering Suzuki's WMTC fuel consumption figure for the Suzuki Inazuma GW250 (85.87 mpg) into an Online CO2 Calculator results in a CO2 emissions figure of 76.32 g/km (ie: CO2 g/km = 6554 / mpg).
The current EU motorcycle exhaust emissions standards applicable to the Suzuki Inazuma GW250 motorcycle (2012 onwards) are highlighted in GREEN in the table below.
Sources: EU - Study on possible new measures concerning motorcycle emissions
CS = Cold Start
EUDC = Extra Urban Driving Cycle
WMTC = World Motorcycle Test Cycle
In the United States, motorcycle exhaust emissions standards are managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The state of California has special dispensation to promulgate more stringent vehicle emissions standards and other states may choose to follow either the national or California standards.
EPA regulations went into effect for the 2006 model year (the first revision to nation-wide motorcycle emissions requirements in more than 25 years).
The US EPA motorcycle exhaust emissions standards applicable to the Suzuki Inazuma GW250 motorcycle (2012 onwards) are highlighted in PINK in the table below
Note that in the US EPA Exhaust Emissions Standards the NOx value is added to the HC value to give a combined limit.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency - Highway Motorcycles Exhaust Emission Standards
a Starting with the 2006 model year EPA re-defined Class I to include motorcycles with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters. These new previously unregulated vehicles are Class I-A, and the pre-existing Class I became Class I-B.
b This is an optional standard that allows manufacturers to average their emissions or transfer emission credits across classes.
The values highlighted in BLUE in the table below are the mean values for a new Suzuki Inazuma GW250 (UK).
|EXHAUST EMISSIONS (UK)|
|Year||Engine Size (cc)||HC (g/km)||NOx (g/km)||CO (g/km)|
The values highlighted in BLUE in the table below are mean values for a new Suzuki Inazuma GSR250 (Japan).
|SUZUKI INAZUMA GSR250 - EXHAUST EMISSIONS (JAPAN)|
|Year||Engine Size (cc)||HC (g/km)||NOx (g/km)||CO (g/km)|
Most modern Suzuki motorcycles have a Fuel Injection system controlled by an ECM (Engine Control Module).
If the ECM detects a fault situation, it will log and store a 2-digit fault code (eg: 'C12') in its memory, an 'FI' symbol (indicating 'Fault Indicator' or 'Fuel Injection' problem) will be shown on the Instrument LCD Panel and the red 'FI' LED will illuminate around 3 seconds after the Ignition Switch has been turned to the 'ON' position.
This 2-digit fault code can be used to help fault-find on Suzuki motorcycles.
If the 'FI' indication on the Instrument LCD Panel is flashing but the red 'FI' LED remains steadily illuminated then a 'Get-You-Home' mode will be enabled and you will be able to continue to ride your motorcycle home (or to a Suzuki dealer) so that the fault can be repaired.
If the 'FI' indication on the Instrument LCD Panel is steadily shown but the red 'FI' LED is flashing then the engine is NOT able to run and you will need to find another means of getting your motorcycle home.
The 2-digit fault code, also known as a Suzuki Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC), can be read out (the code is shown in place of the Odometer reading on the Instrument LCD Panel) by connecting a 'Mode Select Switch' (Suzuki Part Number: 09930-82720) to the DTC socket and switching it to the 'ON' position.
On the Suzuki Inazuma GW250, the DTC socket is situated behind the rear right-hand frame cover panel (below and to the right of the seat).
You will first need to disconnect the white DTC socket from the white DTC plug in the wiring harness.
Don't forget to reconnect the DTC socket to the DTC plug when you have finished fault-finding.
Operating the 'Mode Select Switch' enables 'Dealer Mode' instead of the default 'User Mode'.
Note that in 'Dealer Mode', the red 'FI' LED will NOT be illuminated.
A Suzuki 'Mode Select Switch' will cost you around £15 ($25) but (wearing polythene gloves) you can also enable 'Dealer Mode' by shorting 2 terminals together carefully in the DCM socket with a metal paper clip as shown in the photo below.
Make sure that you short the correct 2 terminals with the paper clip (the wires to the 2 terminals on the Suzuki Inazuma GW250 should be Light Blue and Black / White Stripe). If you are not sure of what you are doing, use a proper Suzuki 'Mode Select Switch'.
The engine will need to be run or cranked for at least 4 seconds before a fault will be detected by the ECM.
When all the fault codes have been displayed and recorded on a piece of paper, switch off the engine, remove the metal paper clip and reconnect the DTC socket to the wiring harness.
Not all possible Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) are used on every Suzuki motorcycle. The possible codes will depend on your particular Suzuki model. For the Suzuki Inazuma GW250, 19 different DTC codes are possible as shown in the table below.
Do not disconnect any wire coupler from the ECM, any battery terminal or remove the main fuse if you have a fault with your motorcycle as that may erase the fault code.
If more than one fault is detected by the ECM, the fault codes will be shown, one after another, every 2 seconds, in the order of lower number to higher number.
If there is no malfunction or the fault has been resolved then 'C00' will be shown on the Instrument LCD Panel after the Ignition Switch has been turned to the 'OFF' position and then to the 'ON' position as shown in the photo below.
The line shown to the left of the 'C00' code indicates the Throttle Position (TP) sensor position when the engine is warm and idling at 1300 - 1500 RPM. The correct position for the line is in the middle.
If the line is at the bottom, remove the left-hand front frame cover panel, loosen the two securing Torx T25H screws and turn the sensor VERY SLIGHTLY anti-clockwise to bring the line to the middle.
If the line is at the top, turn the sensor VERY SLIGHTLY clockwise to bring the line to the middle. Finally, re-tighten the two Torx T25H screws and replace the left-hand front frame cover panel.
- Note that the two securing Torx T25H screws normally have a dab of paint to indicate if they have been tampered with.
To clear the DTC history from the ECM memory you will need to click your mouse on the 'Clear' button on the PC software program window of the Suzuki Diagnosis System or SDS (found on CD-ROM, Suzuki Part Number: 99565-01010-028) while the motorcycle is connected to the SDS module (Suzuki Part Number: 09904-41010) or take it to your Suzuki dealer who will be able to do this for you.
a) Remove Clamp and move the HO2 Sensor Lead Wire to the LH side of the Oil Filter being careful to avoid damaging the HO2 Sensor Lead Wire with hot Engine Oil
A number of online polls were taken worldwide in 2012 regarding the purchasing of the Suzuki Inazuma 250. The results are presented in the graphs below.
- 2 Commute (Suzuki Inazuma 250 – UK Launch)
If you cut the new Suzuki Inazuma in half lengthways you’d see the letters C.O.M.M.U.T.E.R running through it’s steel core. This bike is lightweight, low to the ground, nimble, fairly powerful and frugal too, with a claimed 85.87mpg – as measured using the Worldwide Motorcycle Testing Cycle (WMTC). (more...)
- Bennetts Bike Social (Suzuki Inazuma 250 – First UK Test & Review)
It’s incredibly easy to ride, just as a bike designed for new riders should be, with loads of steering lock, good mirrors, its weight carried well so it’s dead easy to balance at slow speeds, and an upright riding position that doesn’t put any strain on your wrists. (more...)
- Bikes & Travels (Suzuki Inazuma 250 – Test Ride Review)
A final leg through the town shows where this bike excels. Riding commuter style at legal speeds the 250 is perfection. The gearbox is clickity click sharp. The clutch is light. The handling is light, maneuverable and confident. (more...)
- Hell For Leather (A polite question on the Suzuki Inazuma 250)
Although Suzuki’s ‘little lightning’ is being manufactured in China, its built quality and finish is fully up to modern Japanese standards. (more...)
- MCN (Suzuki Inazuma first ride: “A doddle to ride”)
It’s also a doddle to ride. Your feet are both easily flat on the ground thanks to the Inazuma's narrowness and 780 mm seat height; the new twin cylinder engine fires with the merest brush of your thumb on the starter and the six-speed gearbox is so Suzuki-slick it feels like the cogs are bathed in a bath of extra virgin olive oil. (more...)
- MCN Awards 2012 (Best 250cc – Suzuki Inazuma 250)
The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, provided the stunning backdrop for last night’s 2012 MCN Awards, as dignitaries from the motorcycle industry joined senior MCN staff under the wings of Concorde in anticipation of winning a coveted trophy. (more...)
- Moto Choice (Suzuki Inazuma 250: The GSX250E of the 21st century?)
On the highway the bike is very stable and comfortable, travelling speed is 110-120 km/h (68-75 mph) where the twin cylinder sounds happy on the highway. (more...)
- Motor Cycle Daily (Suzuki Goes After Kawasaki & Honda with Inexpensive Parallel Twin – The Inazuma 250)
The bike will be available in Europe next fall and priced to compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 250 and Honda CBR250R. (more...)
- Peter's MotoBLOG (Suzuki Inazuma 250 Review)
In pictures the Inazuma 250 looks good. It has Suzuki B-King styling clues in the front light surround, tank and front fenders along with the tail light design. (more...)
- Pistonheads (Suzuki Inazuma 250: PH2 ridden)
The Inazuma is a nice, honest, bike that does what it promises. It offers frugal motoring with no hassle but also adds a bit of character. With some cheaper Chinese machines you don't get the two-year warranty that you get with the Suzuki and overall the build quality seems decent. (more...)
- Visor Down (First Ride: 2012 Suzuki Inazuma 250 Review)
Looking over the 13.3-litre tank (and those shoulder pads), the straight, high clip-ons and comprehensive instrument console (digital gear indicator, digital speedometer, etc), it feels like a bigger bike, not only physically but also in terms of build quality, with plenty of aluminium bits. Budget bike it may be, but it really doesn’t look or feel cheap at all. (more...)
- WebBikeWorld (Suzuki GW250 Review)
I only learned about the bike -- which is also known as the Suzuki GW250 Inazuma in the rest of the world -- from a Suzuki press release a couple of weeks ago. The GW250 was introduced to the rest of the world in late Spring of 2013 and it has been available only for the last few weeks in the U.S.A. (more...)
- WebBikeWorld (Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Blog)
Indeed, I will now go even one step further and state a fact that will be considered absolute heresy, at least in the United States: A 250cc motorcycle is perfectly fine for motorcycling! To prove it, I'm living with the GW250 over the next several months and we'll outfit it with as much gear as we can find. (more...)