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Old 03-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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2013 Suzuki GW250

The GW250 is shown on the US website as coming to the US, but no price yet. Man, this little dude might be perfect for zipping around on.

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Now that is sharp.
But I've always thought the tu 250 would be fun.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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Doesn't the GW seem a little larger than the entry Hondas or Kawas, in wheelbase and arm reach?
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, it does seem big. Like they took the B-King and put a small motor in it.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
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I like this bike. I was even considering buying one. They were announced a LONG time ago on Suzuki's website, I have called the local dealer twice about them, he has no idea when they will show up, or what the price will be. I think Suzuki messed up big time on the introduction of this bike. They introduced it way too early, and never set a price. They did not give hardly any information on it. Most likely most who were interested in it already gave up and bought something else.

It is an intriguing bike. It looks like it might be big enough to fit me (an '07 Ninja 250 wasn't) Everybody says it's too heavy, but I don't see it's weight as being an issue. And I love it's lack of bodywork.

The TU250 is a great little bike, ruined by having tube type tires. I would have to load it down with a jack, tools for removing the tires and wheels, and carry spare tubes to go anywhere. The GW has tubeless tires that you just plug, inflate, and go.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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The GW was in the Suzuki display in Daytona last week.

Good fit and looks like a solid bike.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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It has been on Suzuki's site for several months. I called the dealer when I first saw it, he didn't have a clue, didn't even know it was there. Months later, he still doesn't know when they will show up or what they will cost.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:43 AM   #8
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Saw one at the IMS show in chicago.

didn't like it at all. seemed a LOT cheaper feeling than the entry level 250 from Honda, the ninja 300, and even the tu250x. Wife is looking for a first bike and also thought it was horribly ugly.

too bad, the idea of a naked entry level bike is a good one, but suzuki seems to have cheaped out on the quality.

i test rode a used tu250x and honestly i think it was defective because it seemed half as powerful as the cbr250r. This new suzuki needs to feel more like the honda to have a chance of success, in my opinion.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
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FWIW it is known as the Inazuma outside the USA. Hell For Leather did a review on it; kind of compared it to a 1973 Honda CB250. It is also listed at the Cycle Ergos site so you can check out your personalized stick figure on one.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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There is a thread somewhere on advrider about this bike. I think it's 6-7 pages long. I found this thread when I was searching for the older one.

If you go to www.cycletrader.com and under Suzuki search for a TW250, you'll get 4 pages of them. All but one dealer just says "Call for price.", meaning they don't have one, don't know a price, etc., etc. A dealer in Conyers. Ga., has a price at $2449 as I recall. I doubt they have any yet.

Now today, I read that Suzuki is in trouble and going to close some US dealerships.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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I started that other thread. I found it on the Suzuki site, and was about ready to buy one, after not being satisfied with a TU250. That was months ago. It's starting to look like the same situation as a certain other bike.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #12
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I saw the bike last week in Daytona too. It felt a little more comfortable to me than the CBR or Ninja mini's. I'm 6' and about 190lbs. I didn't get to ride it, and still no price, but I liked it. Supposed to be under $4k to be competitive according to the dealer. Should be out any time now.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #13
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I saw the bike last week in Daytona too. It felt a little more comfortable to me than the CBR or Ninja mini's. I'm 6' and about 190lbs. I didn't get to ride it, and still no price, but I liked it. Supposed to be under $4k to be competitive according to the dealer. Should be out any time now.
i saw this bike last December at the IMS and it felt great, a nice bike, and yes weight has been mention on the other tread and everywhere else, I do think specs mean little if you do not have a bike in front of you.

We got this bike in Mexico, too bad the nearest Suzuki dealer is like 200 miles away, but it is price higher than what Honda offers as a 250 naked bike, so unless this suzuki is FI (I have not read) then i understand the higher price than what Honda and Yamaha have.

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #14
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The GW is both FI and liquid cooled, that little 250 twin should be a screamer. I keep hearing about poor fit and finish, but that seems to be the norm for most bikes today. As of yesterday, dealer still had not heard anything, made a guess probably by the middle of July. He does expect the price to be around $4K. Suzuki is having serious financial issues right now, that may be the reason for the delay.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #15
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The fact that it is a twin instead of a thumper like CBR250R makes it more interesting to me. And it isn't in full race regalia like Ninja 300 and CBR250r.
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