Thread: Suzuki GW250
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:07 AM   #106
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Originally Posted by vicster View Post
Those of you anxiously awaiting the arrival of the GW (GrossWeight?)250 may want to back it down a notch until you've actually seen one. This thing is by far the ugliest stock bike I have ever seen, and I am not a young man.It looks much worse in person, trust me. The pictures don't really capture the poor proportioning or the overwheming size of that front fender. When I saw it at the IMS I at first couldn't figure out what it was doing at the Suzuki stand as it really does look like a Kymco gone bad.

Originally Posted by vicster View Post
It's also heavier. longer, with more conservative geometry than its competition and is, according to Suzuki, tuned for low to mid rpm performance, so it's on road performance isn't likely to be much either.
No one is expecting it to be a class leader in performance.. and all the other
stuff you listed.. as us computer guys say.. "It's a feature, not a bug.".

Some want a "conservative" bike.
I for one love them for doing a "full-sized" bike in the 250cc category,
like Honda used to have a Hornet 250 (same as 599 and 919).

There's plenty to choose from in the 250cc screamer category.
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