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Old 03-15-2009, 08:15 AM   #31
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suzuki tu250

ive got a 98 tu250. love it
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:16 AM   #32
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wondering when we'll see that motor in an updated dual sport? dr250???

dr200 already has a big tank, just need a little more motor.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:54 AM   #33
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the motor isn't that strong on the tu250
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:14 AM   #34
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Maybe the fuel injection 2009 model will be a little stronger.
None of the Suzuki dealers that I have checked with have one or intend to get one without a $200 deposit. They say that they have a ware house full of 2008 bikes.
Has anyone ridden a 2009 TU250?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #35
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I just rode our new one here at the shop, great fun. Now only we have to figure out where the bash plate goes and how to put knobbies on it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:01 PM   #36
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It seems the low compression of the TU might be an advantage in areas where premium fuel is scarce but otherwise there is the Yami WR250R/X to consider.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:35 PM   #37
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I just rode our new one here at the shop, great fun. Now only we have to figure out where the bash plate goes and how to put knobbies on it.
Where is your shop? Asheville?
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:44 PM   #38
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It seems the low compression of the TU might be an advantage in areas where premium fuel is scarce but otherwise there is the Yami WR250R/X to consider.
The Yami's a heck of a bike, but it's also a lot more spendy.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:47 AM   #39
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I've got one.

Just bought my 2009 TU250X, I'll pick it up on Monday. They are in dealerships now. I'll come back and tell everyone more about it after I ride some.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:28 AM   #40
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Great news. Where did you find your TU? There is a TU250 group on Yahoo. Maybe you could post your report. You woud be the first owner of the 2009 there.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:33 AM   #41
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Just bought my 2009 TU250X, I'll pick it up on Monday. They are in dealerships now. I'll come back and tell everyone more about it after I ride some.
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your sweet new ride.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:39 AM   #42
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then wait a year, for the price of a used TU, you can find a clapped out enfield. nothing against enfields but you are comparing apples to oranges, used vs new. not to mention the dealer/part situation isn't the same on an enfield.

Glad your happy with your bike but....Different strokes for Different folks.

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The only place to buy an Enfield in Florida is from Gene & Whitey at Holopaw Corvette in Holopaw, Fl. (Ural dealer and legend, and Enfield dealer).

Performance should be equal or better than the xt225. But the Xt is a lithe machine and feels good. The TU just seems goofy. I am sure it is a good bike, but it seems like a Honda Super Hawk in a sea of larger motorcycles.

For the price of the TU, you can pick up a low mileage Enfield. Classic, traditional, beautiful, 80 mpg, easy to work on.

Caution, before you listen to anyone about an Enfield who knows somebody whose postman's friends 3rd cousin knew someone who had one and didn't like it- talk to someone who owns a fairly recent one.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:41 AM   #43
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The Yami's a heck of a bike, but it's also a lot more spendy.
Not so bad if you are patient and shop for a deal on used one. I bought a used one recently and have to wait for it to ship to me. Due to arrive 5-8-09. I had not heard of the TU 250 or I might have looked into it before buying the WRR/X **I get both wheel sets with the WRR so I will have a sumo as well.

The greatest feature of either bike has to be the FI. No more clogged idle circuits, no more re-jets or mixture screw adjustments!
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:09 AM   #44
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Motions, Marietta GA. They seem to be getting them in at all the shops. The shop in Bartow Georgia called me to let me know they had one the same day. I had called a couple of places to ask them to let me know when they get one a couple of months back.

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Great news. Where did you find your TU? There is a TU250 group on Yahoo. Maybe you could post your report. You woud be the first owner of the 2009 there.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:24 AM   #45
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Just bought my 2009 TU250X, I'll pick it up on Monday. They are in dealerships now. I'll come back and tell everyone more about it after I ride some.
Really looking forward to your report. I realize you will be breaking it in for awhile. Im interested to see what top speed will be and if it will hold a comfortable 70 mph for some stretches of freeway time.
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