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anomad 12-10-2008 09:08 AM

Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?
 
Has anyone seen the new Suzuki TU250? :ear

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.


http://www.suzukicycles.com/images/P...0/TU250XK9.jpg

<table width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="specType" style="">Specs</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType" width="25%">Engine:</td><td class="spec" width="75%">249cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, Air-cooled, SOHC</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Bore Stroke:</td><td class="spec">72.0mm X 61.2mm</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Compression Ratio:</td><td class="spec">9.2:1</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Fuel System:</td><td class="spec">Fuel injection</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Lubrication:</td><td class="spec">Wet sump</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Ignition:</td><td class="spec">Electronic ignition (fully transistorized)</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Transmission:</td><td class="spec">5-speed constant mesh</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Final Drive:</td><td class="spec">N/A</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Overall Length:</td><td class="spec">2070 mm</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Overall Width:</td><td class="spec">750 mm</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Overall Height:</td><td class="spec">1075 mm</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Seat Height:</td><td class="spec">770 mm</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Ground Clearance:</td><td class="spec">N/A</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Wheelbase:</td><td class="spec">1375 mm</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Curb Weight:</td><td class="spec">149 kg</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Suspension Front:</td><td class="spec">Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Suspension Rear:</td><td class="spec">Swing-arm type, coil spring, oil damped</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Brakes Front:</td><td class="spec">Hydraulic disk</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Brakes Rear:</td><td class="spec">Leading-trailing</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Tires Front:</td><td class="spec">90/90-18M/C 51S</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Tires Rear:</td><td class="spec">110/90-18M/C 61S</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Fuel Tank Capacity:</td><td class="spec">12L</td></tr> <tr><td class="specType">Color:</td><td class="spec">Red</td></tr></tbody></table>

Cycletech 12-10-2008 09:30 AM

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?:lol3

We use Chinese 250's at one of our sites now. What a waste of time that was.:eek1

anomad 12-10-2008 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cycletech
Power Commander and pipe on your 2-fity?:lol3

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? :D:D

jmlmjmjm 12-10-2008 01:50 PM

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....

:1drink

K44rll 12-29-2008 08:39 PM

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...


http://www.kitaco.co.jp/japanese/htm...cker_st250.gif

Also check out this ADV converted Volty....

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

Karl

anomad 12-29-2008 08:45 PM

Translation?

I guess they have been in the UK for some time?

XPADREX 02-02-2009 01:17 PM

I'd like some performance reviews. I think this bike is awesome, although I've not seen one in person.

damasovi 02-02-2009 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmlmjmjm
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....

:1drink

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?

Damasovi

Spikehead 02-03-2009 12:05 AM

The MN MSF program will be using the YU250 this year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cycletech
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.


anomad 02-03-2009 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damasovi
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?

Damasovi

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.

dart1202 02-04-2009 01:17 AM

machine type 250cc from suzuki for TU250 equal to ST250 with 1 exhaust pipe, I use GS250 but with exhaust pipe same with gz.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...2/IMG_1047.jpg

Barnone 02-06-2009 01:05 PM

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.

Lochlyn_Deckard 02-17-2009 12:37 PM

www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycles/suzuki-tu250

anomad 02-17-2009 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lochlyn_Deckard

Cool. The WBW guys and I are usually right on track with our opinions.

rivercreep 02-17-2009 03:44 PM

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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