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Old 05-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #46
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #47
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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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I noticed Motions price on Cycle Trader is $3499. Did you get it for that price? Were there dealer add ons to that price other than sales tax /tag etc? I'm in Robbinsville,NC and could take drive down and pick one up.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:32 AM   #48
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I paid the price on the Suzuki site. 3799.00 They need to change that ad. I would call around some of the local shops. I bought the only one Motions had but they will be getting more.

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I noticed Motions price on Cycle Trader is $3499. Did you get it for that price? Were there dealer add ons to that price other than sales tax /tag etc? I'm in Robbinsville,NC and could take drive down and pick one up.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:33 AM   #49
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TU250 First Ride Review

I got my bike and brought it home. For all those people interested I put my first impressions on a blog. It is a great bike.

http://richgroeneveld.blogspot.com/

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Old 05-05-2009, 10:32 AM   #50
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I got my bike an brought it home. For all those people interested I put my first impressions on a blog. It is a great bike.

http://richgroeneveld.blogspot.com/
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Thanks for the good TU revieew. I am about your size and am glad that the bikes fits you.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:00 PM   #51
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I paid the price on the Suzuki site. 3799.00 They need to change that ad. I would call around some of the local shops. I bought the only one Motions had but they will be getting more.
Hi Rich: I noticed you posted in the Yahoo TU-250X group. Nice blog on your new pick-up. I'm in fact picking up mine tomorrow (Friday 05/08) I changed out the seat vinyl to a "Saddle Brown" color. I dropped it off @ the dealership a few hours ago. Looks really nice! My local up upholstery guy had the material on hand & did the job in less then 24 hours.

I also paid retail @ $3799.00, but with no other fees. It was so nice of Suzuki to bump the price up $300.00 more just before the dealers were getting inventory. I'm sure I'll like her plenty. At least won't look like an idiot, considering I sold my Kymco People S200 scooter! I must admit that little scooter was bullet-proof & a blast to cruise on.

Good Luck!

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Old 05-08-2009, 04:35 AM   #52
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I'm considering an '09 TU250X or CRF230L or a KLX250.

I really like the looks of the TU250, but I've never ridden before. Could you swap tires and stuff to make it drivable off road if you wanted? Like some of the stuff seen in this thread : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...01349&page=101

Or am I best to stick with a dualsport?
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:04 AM   #53
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I'm considering an '09 TU250X or CRF230L or a KLX250.

I really like the looks of the TU250, but I've never ridden before. Could you swap tires and stuff to make it drivable off road if you wanted? Like some of the stuff seen in this thread : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...01349&page=101

Or am I best to stick with a dualsport?
Yeah...Dual-Sport it is for you. Simply for the suspension & clearance. The TU-250X is a little showboat/around town standard bike. Nothing more. I guess you could slap some different tires etc., but it's not really made for that IMHO. BTW...Years ago (1990) I owned a Yamaha TW200 & had a blast riding that bike! Not really a street rig as it would top-off @ 55mph, but just ate-up the offroad!
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Hi Rich: I noticed you posted in the Yahoo TU-250X group. Nice blog on your new pick-up. I'm in fact picking up mine tomorrow (Friday 05/08) I changed out the seat vinyl to a "Saddle Brown" color. I dropped it off @ the dealership a few hours ago. Looks really nice! My local up upholstery guy had the material on hand & did the job in less then 24 hours.

I also paid retail @ $3799.00, but with no other fees. It was so nice of Suzuki to bump the price up $300.00 more just before the dealers were getting inventory. I'm sure I'll like her plenty. At least won't look like an idiot, considering I sold my Kymco People S200 scooter! I must admit that little scooter was bullet-proof & a blast to cruise on.

Good Luck!

Alex
I like the idea of changing up the color. I'd like to have mine in black. I probably will do some work on that after I wear out the paint and the seat. I plan on keeping it a long time. Maybe teach my son to ride on it someday.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:12 AM   #55
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I like the idea of changing up the color. I'd like to have mine in black.


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Old 05-08-2009, 09:18 AM   #56
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Damn, I love the black!! Maybe Suzuki will bring those in for the US next year.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:55 AM   #57
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Black tu250

That black version looks awesome I saw this one online as well.

The bike looks awesome no matter what color. I am going to ride mine for a couple of years red then switch it to black.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:03 AM   #58
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I will be interested to see a review that shows a top speed. I wonder if you could safely take it on the freeway.
The Cycle World mag test had a top speed of 75 MPH.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:55 PM   #59
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I read that Cycle World report. Not much to it really. I think they measured 16 RWHP. It should be pretty easy to boost that appreciably. The fuel economy they recorded was abysmal. My dealer got one in. I like it. Rear disc would have been nice. If I got one I'd probably +1 the CS sprocket to let it relax a little on the slab and do some things to boost HP.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:27 AM   #60
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TU250 Group

If you are a rider or fan of the TU250 I started a group at http://groups.google.com/group/suzuki-tu250?hl=en
I saw that a lot of other motorcycles have forums and groups dedicated to them and I thought this new bike could use a start.
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