Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

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  1. anomad

    anomad in storage

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    Fuel injected 250's? Not so much.
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  2. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    To me that is like a cleaned up XT225/XT250. I like the simple styling of the Grass Tracker.
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  3. Bar None

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    tc2wheel,
    Pease name a few 250cc motos with Suzuki quality that are avaiable in the USA for $3499 (now $3799).
    Thanks,
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  4. anomad

    anomad in storage

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    I think he probably meant used bikes. But there isn't a 250 fuel injected bike out there, that I know of? Is the '09 "ninja"?

    Some of the scooters are.....but they are scooters and I like to shift my gears.
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  5. Bar None

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    My local Suzuki dealer still doesn't have a TU250. Anyone seen one at a dealer in the USA? I sold one of my bikes and the money is burning a hole in my pocket.
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  6. Blue Ridge Wheeltor

    Blue Ridge Wheeltor Been here awhile

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    You guys must be a lot younger than me. I saw one at the Cycle show in Greenville SC on saturday. I was disappointed. It looked like a toy to me, like something Mister Rogers would be riding while clad in sneakers and his goofy sweaters, singing "won't you be my neighbor".
    I wanted to like it. I sought it out. But it did nothing for me. But then my bikes are more traditional.
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  7. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Where are you in WNC? I have a cabin close to Robbinsville. Maybe we can get together this Spring when I migrate to WNC. BTW, I just turned 67 so I can't be too much younger than you. :rofl
    Another BTW, nice collection of bike you have there.
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  8. Blue Ridge Wheeltor

    Blue Ridge Wheeltor Been here awhile

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    I am in Hendersonville, the Transylvania side, near Dupont State Forest. Lets ride the Parkway sometime.


    Aren't you on the Enfield forum too?
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  9. Bar None

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    I've been lurking on the RE board. I sold one of my bikes the other day so I was looking at a new white Classic Bullet Classic at the local dealer here in SWFL. Beautiful bike but I am afraid of all the issues with the REs plus the local dealer was very poor at answering all my questions about the bike. I haven't owned a Brit bike since 1967 but still remember the many times that it let me down. I replaced that 650 BSA with a Suzuki X6 Hustler and just could not belive the reliability.
    I realize that the TU250 is a small bike but that is what I am looking for. I've been up the bike ladder and am now happy being on the lower rungs. I figure that if the TU250 has at least the performance of my Yamaha XT225 then I could live with it.
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  10. Blue Ridge Wheeltor

    Blue Ridge Wheeltor Been here awhile

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    My apologies for hijacking this thread.
    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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  11. jedalden

    jedalden flatblackgarage.com

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    ive got a 98 tu250. love it
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  12. eakins

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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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  13. jedalden

    jedalden flatblackgarage.com

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    the motor isn't that strong on the tu250
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  14. Bar None

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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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  15. travowen

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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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  16. CaptTurbo

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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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  17. Bar None

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    Where is your shop? Asheville?
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  18. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    The Yami's a heck of a bike, but it's also a lot more spendy.
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  19. richgroeneveld

    richgroeneveld Adventurer

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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.
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  20. Bar None

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    Rich,
    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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