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Old 11-16-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Suzuki GW250

Did someone miss this one, or did I overlook it? This looks like a bike I might be interested in. A liquid cooled twin without ABS, no bodywork, a semi sporty riding position, tubeless tires, an actual seat, not the rock hard pad the Ninja 250 has, and, to me anyway, really cool looking. To bad the price has not been announced yet, that is probably not good. This looks better to me than either the Ninja 250 or the CBR250. If it is competitively priced, I might just have to have a closer look.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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I've been watching this one for a while, originally called the Inazuma overseas, will only be available in black in the US, but definitely coming to the States...
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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My first reaction was that it looked awful. Don't care for the look of the dash/headlight or the front fender. Have now seen some photos from other angles that make it look somewhat more attractive. I'm hoping it looks better in person. It's also listed at 401 pounds.

As to price: purely speculation on my part but I wonder if Suzuki was not caught off guard by the new Honda 500's.

The Suzuki TU250 lists for $4400. I would think being a twin, having spokeless wheels, and front and rear disc brakes, the GW would be more. Perhaps $500(??) That brings it just under $5,000. Then Honda unveils the CB500F at $5500. Twice the displacement in (to me) a more attractive package and it's a Honda - which I believe has some import to many, including new riders, for $500 more. I suspect many would opt for the Honda.

Will be interesting to see what the actual figure is.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:02 AM   #4
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What NO pix?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:13 AM   #5
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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I think that's a good looking bike. I really like the front fender.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #7
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I think that's a good looking bike. I really like the front fender.
Yep, we're finally getting some decent bikes imported into the USA. Let's hope somebody buys them!

(Disclosure: I did my part...I bought a Kawasaki KLX250SF supermoto and an Aprilia Shiver 750 streetfighter. Naked bikes rock!!!)
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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Styling is mini-BKing, and it is alright.

400lbs is pretty porky for a 250, though. On the other hand, perhaps that means it is sized for an adult male.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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They show a price of $4099 here, pretty reasonable.

http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/...#axzz2CQ1M2lwK
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #10
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They show a price of $4099 here, pretty reasonable.

http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/...#axzz2CQ1M2lwK

To me it looks a lot like the Kawasaki ER-6N. And if it comes in at that price, and a full sized adult will fit on it, I don't see how I can afford NOT to buy one. Looks like a perfect canyon carver. And it is a bit unusual. I owned an '07 Ninja 250 for a couple of years, and one of it's problems is that they were everywhere. Of course that may not be a bad thing. I felt it was too small, and got an '09 EX500. Big mistake. The 500 is a great bike for most, but it was way more uncomfortable for me than the 250, and I never rode it that much for that reason. I can't wait to see how this one fits. It would solve the problem of what to get myself for Christmas.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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400lbs is pretty porky for a 250, though. On the other hand, perhaps that means it is sized for an adult male.
My KLX250SF is definitely sized for an adult male (unlike the Ninja 250), and it only weighs a bit over 300 lbs. Go figure...
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #13
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The Suzuki website still shows price "TBA"

If it actually is $4099 I don't know if I'd be thrilled or worried. Less than the TU despite seemingly offering upgrades over the single?? Does the fact it is made in China allow for such a low price - and does that come with corresponding lower quality?

Hope we get the actual pricing soon.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #14
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Way too heavy for a 250. What'd they do, sleeve down a 650 twin?
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The Suzuki website still shows price "TBA"

If it actually is $4099 I don't know if I'd be thrilled or worried. Less than the TU despite seemingly offering upgrades over the single?? Does the fact it is made in China allow for such a low price - and does that come with corresponding lower quality?

Hope we get the actual pricing soon.

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made in china?

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