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Old 12-10-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

Has anyone seen the new Suzuki TU250?

A fuel injected 250 is great news to me. I wonder if it has enough power to get out of its own way? Seating position is likely cramped for a 6'2 dude.




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Engine:249cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, Air-cooled, SOHC
Bore Stroke:72.0mm X 61.2mm
Compression Ratio:9.2:1
Fuel System:Fuel injection
Lubrication:Wet sump
Ignition:Electronic ignition (fully transistorized)
Transmission:5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive:N/A
Overall Length:2070 mm
Overall Width:750 mm
Overall Height:1075 mm
Seat Height:770 mm
Ground Clearance:N/A
Wheelbase:1375 mm
Curb Weight:149 kg
Suspension Front:Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear:Swing-arm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front:Hydraulic disk
Brakes Rear:Leading-trailing
Tires Front:90/90-18M/C 51S
Tires Rear:110/90-18M/C 61S
Fuel Tank Capacity:12L
Color:Red
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Haven't seen one yet, but would like to. I have to buy new training bikes for an MSF program, and fuel injection would be great. One of the dealers I talked to can only get two for the whole of next year.

Should sell well. Looks a little better than the GZ250 and is light years ahead of the Rebel and the Nighthawk.

Power Commander and pipe on your 2-fity?

We use Chinese 250's at one of our sites now. What a waste of time that was.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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Power Commander and pipe on your 2-fity?
As ridiculous as that is you know its the first thing people will want.

Did you know you wanted a sportbike when you got the 250?
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:50 PM   #4
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I saw one at the Motorcycle Show in Phoenix. Nicely finished and looks like fun. I'm 6'2" also and did not think the seating position was bad at all. If I could have lot's of bikes, I would like one of these as well....

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Old 12-29-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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Tu250 has been around for a while, we had it in the UK around 97-98 and is also known as a Suzuki Volty and also the ST250 E-type in Japan

http://www1.suzuki.co.jp/motor/st250/index.html

History..

http://www.suzukicycles.org/ST-series/ST250.shtml

A lot of tuning/custom parts are available like this

Kijima

http://www.tk-kijima.co.jp/custom_st250.htm

A Beard Custom

https://www.mjbike.com/ubike/sch_details_id-563069.html

WM Cafe Racer parts...

http://www.wmpdt.co.jp/suzuki/st250.html

Chic Design...

http://www.chicdesign.co.jp/products.../st250_cl.html

http://www.chicdesign.co.jp/products...250_other.html

Kitaco stuff...




Also check out this ADV converted Volty....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...12&postcount=9

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Old 12-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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Translation?

I guess they have been in the UK for some time?
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:17 PM   #7
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I'd like some performance reviews. I think this bike is awesome, although I've not seen one in person.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:57 PM   #8
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I saw one at the Motorcycle Show in Phoenix. Nicely finished and looks like fun. I'm 6'2" also and did not think the seating position was bad at all. If I could have lot's of bikes, I would like one of these as well....

Iguess we went to the same show, but i went to Long Beach and my friend is 6 2" and he said it was good for him, i am 5'7" or so, and really like it, but no demos were allow so I can't tell you about performance, just +1 on the fit and finish everything is nice for the price, and a 250 will let you go around town and a little more, just how tall and heavy are you?

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:05 AM   #9
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The MN MSF program will be using the YU250 this year.

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Haven't seen one yet, but would like to. I have to buy new training bikes for an MSF program, and fuel injection would be great.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:51 AM   #10
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Iguess we went to the same show, but i went to Long Beach and my friend is 6 2" and he said it was good for him, i am 5'7" or so, and really like it, but no demos were allow so I can't tell you about performance, just +1 on the fit and finish everything is nice for the price, and a 250 will let you go around town and a little more, just how tall and heavy are you?

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Well I haven't seen one yet. My KLX250 gets me around rather well. I think I am just excited that fuel injection is coming to the little bikes. I want my next bike to have FI, and not have a chain.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:17 AM   #11
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machine type 250cc from suzuki for TU250 equal to ST250 with 1 exhaust pipe, I use GS250 but with exhaust pipe same with gz.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:05 PM   #12
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No TU250 in Fort Myers,FL. The sales people didn't even know about it.
I am interested, maybe there will be demo bikes at Daytona.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:37 PM   #13
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
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Cool. The WBW guys and I are usually right on track with our opinions.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:44 PM   #15
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Another "Winner" if only.............

Call me spoiled but, I must have Disc brakes! (I hate working on Drum brakes!)
F.W.I.W. I think if I weren't into Dualsporting and could live with a plain commuter for the street; I'd buy this in a heart beat.
I can see this TU set up with a windshield and saddle bags and being one heck of a commuter. (and it would sure as fraq beat a scooter!)

My 08XT250 with it's low gearing can still travel at 75mph and I see no reason why this TU with higher final drive wouldn't be even more competent.
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