Thread: Suzuki GW250
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:37 AM   #108
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Originally Posted by vicster View Post
Then if you buy one, you will likely be happy with it, Cortez.
It's very unlikely I'll buy a bike like that since I'm now on a scooter with more
power and miss the power I had in the last bike (just 72hp), but it would be
(most likely) my first choice if the price is right. For example, Ninja 250,
while probably the best value in the category, would be my last.

Originally Posted by vicster View Post
Do you feel the lack of body work is a feature also? Some prefer naked in their smaller, more basic bikes.
I'd actually be even happier with the way it looks if it had the old style
round headlight like the YBR250 and CBF250.

Originally Posted by vicster View Post
Have you seen one in person yet?
Nope, but I'm looking forward to it. I can understand the front fender
issue, though.

Originally Posted by vicster View Post
Here in the U.S, I think its success is going to be very price dependant. It has a lot of competition from the CBR250 and a ton of used and new small Ninjas. Suzuki's auto division here in America did file bankruptcy so it will be interesting to see how that affects their bike pricing.
Nothing to add but agree with what you said.

The "pattern" of how the motorcycle industry works in USA seems (to me)
to be easier to follow then our local stuff (EU).

Here, for example, you won't find a single CBR250R on the road.

The reason? It costs the same as the Ninja 250R, and 90% of buyers
in that category will buy bikes on power/specs alone. R bike looks helps

The 300R will never sell well here, I'm 98% sure of that since it costs
virtually the same as the 650R.

I'm sure I'd love the 300R more then I did my 650R, but at those prices,
I'd get a NC700S or NC700X and never look back.
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