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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, 03:57 PM   #7
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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, 05:51 AM   #8
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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 02-03-2009, 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 11-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #10
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Bad Advice? Harley Sportster or a Tu250?

I was told be some experienced riders at work, that when I said I was looking at a Suzuki TU250, that it was too slow. Well the Sportster weighs over 500lbs and I am only 155lbs. So I figure This 250 is 200 lbs lighter. I bet the 250 will be plenty fast getting on the occasional freeway or highway. Please someone tell me are my friends wrong? I'm suspicious of them because they ride big Japanese cruisers and one of them doesn't wear a helmet, which I judge him to be therefore a kind of idiot. The harley I'm looking at is very new and I can get it for a decent price and I already test rode it, and found it a little hard to handle at slow speed. I am a beginner in a practical sense.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:18 PM   #11
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I wouldn't worry about the TU250 being too slow at all. While it won't want to cruise comfortably all day at 80mph it will certainly do 60-65 for hours on end and be 200 lbs lighter than the Sportster. I say go for it, you won't regret it!
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:51 AM   #12
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Harley Sportster has been around a long time

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I wouldn't worry about the TU250 being too slow at all. While it won't want to cruise comfortably all day at 80mph it will certainly do 60-65 for hours on end and be 200 lbs lighter than the Sportster. I say go for it, you won't regret it!
I found it hard to set the kick stand on the sportster while sitting, as it was too far forward. That is my biggest complaint. The kickstand is a hugely important component of a bike. the bars kind of curved in which was not what i'm used to, but the bike had a nice sound to the engine, but a stiff rear end.
As for my friends advice about the 250 being too small, I think they are referring to their 200+ lb. bodies being on it, and also forgetting that this machine weighs much less than their big bikes. I could swerve and handle this bike a lot easier than the Harley because I grew up on a yamaha enduro 175 and did jumping, sliding and general zooming around offroad. My other friend likes the Ninja 250 above all others, but I think 6 gears is overkill although necessary for that bike. I'd rather not be shifting all the time .
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:33 PM   #13
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...which I judge him to be therefore a kind of idiot....


I would NEVER recommend a Sportster to anyone for anything other than it is generally the cheapest rental motorcycle available just incase you are in some epic riding place and all that is available is H-Ds for rent and you are bikeless.

The Sportster is a pig of bike, shakes like a paint shaker has poor brakes and they don't even get respect in the H-D crowd .

LITTLE BIKES ARE THE BEST! I love small bikes they are so much fun to ride. I have a big 1150R BMW and it's a great bike but I'd never have wanted that beast as a first bike. Riding a small bike on long rides isn't much fun but the rest of the time they're a blast!!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:00 AM   #14
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I've some retro scrambler customs based on the TU250 on Japanese websites that were outstanding.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:30 PM   #15
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I've some retro scrambler customs based on the TU250 on Japanese websites that were outstanding.
Ya can't tease us like that without a link
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