2009 Suzuki TU250X Road Test Rider Magazine Suzuki Reviews

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Suzuki TU 250 X
Suzuki TU 250 X

2009 Suzuki TU250X Test

photography by Kevin

[This 2009 Suzuki Road Test was originally in the August 2009 issue of magazine]

2009 Suzuki

A whirring sound from the gas tank as you switch on the Suzuki tells you this is no ordinary runabout. Poltergeists, perhaps? No, but nearly as unexpected.

The noise is the pump pressurizing the TU’s fuel-injection system, prepping it to up at the touch of the starter button. And it does, settling immediately a calm idle and ready to away without a cough or Fuel injection may seem out of on such an inexpensive ($3,799 bike aimed at new riders and looking for fun and reliable transportation, but the hassle of a carb-enrichener circuit its inevitable high-idle buzz on starts makes this 250 a ride.

Friendly might be the key word for the TU. its upright riding position, tuned, single-overhead-cam engine and audible exhaust note, Suzuki is one civilized motorcycle. friendly to the planet, too—a converter and oxygen sensor for the EFI minimize emissions, and excellent mileage means it’ll less gas overall. The mill is a higher-compression version (9.2:1 vs.

of the carbureted single in Suzuki’s mini-cruiser. For better heat and tighter piston clearances it the same Suzuki Composite Material cylinder coating as the The first of the TU’s five is low enough for easy—if not brisk—escapes, action is light and progressive, and the dual-piston front disc system delivers solid, stops.

The rear drum brake a good stomping to be effective, a good thing for new riders it’s difficult to skid the tire. Used together, the haul the 327-pound, fully TU down quickly.

2009 TU250X left side in

Suzuki shelled out for the EFI and disc so where did they cut costs on bargain machine? Hit a bump and one becomes obvious—the twin shocks have plenty of for my 145 pounds, but little rebound With the preload at #2 on the five-level scale, the rear recoiled a Colt .45 over major on a sporty ride.

Around the back end handles normal decay without much with some comfort by the cushy seat. The 37mm is better, keeping the front end and stable under most The compact TU sports a squat, frame and a short 54-inch

It’s rock steady on the rolling on 18-inch spoked and tube-type Chen Shin that are well matched to the abilities. I felt nary a shimmy or shake at an indicated 75 mph on asphalt and cement highways.

The power builds steadily low rpm, never hitting a punch but revving freely to a scream. The EFI is flawless and won’t bog the if you impatiently grab too much I had a real kick tossing the TU and forth on smooth, twisty notchy shifting was the only to carefree riding. The single some with a passenger, but was up to the challenge and is rated to carry 450

My wife enjoyed the pillion, the TU kudos for buzz-free passenger a comfortable perch and a high fun

Suzuki TU 250 X
Suzuki TU 250 X

Keeping with the friendly seat height is just 30 inches, the reach to the short is comfortable, and the fat, folding place my knees at a reasonable My 31-inch inseam is pushing the for long-term comfort on this bike, but I rode it for two hours a 10-minute break and could kept riding for another Vibration isn’t bad if you pick the rpm, though your will tingle if you don’t.

The and pegs never got too buzzy.

Suzuki TU250X Engine

The TU is a delight, but simple to maintain. more chrome than you can a can of polish at and loads of metallic red a shine-happy owner has plenty to sparkling. Still, a lazy like me can spruce up the TU with an old and a can of Lemon Pledge in short

A sight glass allows oil checks and the battery is maintenance

The centerpiece of the TU’s Spartan is a round speedometer with odometer and tiny lights for signal, high beam and EFI Large fuel warning and lights are set into a bracket the ignition switch, but there’s no

pressure light. The tank a healthy 3.2 gallons, giving fuel-sipper a range of 205 miles on our ham-fisted hills-and-highway test of 64 mpg.

You can’t buy a TU250X in as I write this, but Suzuki has a State version in the works. I it shows up soon. As a small, motorcycle for short trips the TU is to get along with and doesn’t try to be it’s not—just what look for in a friend.

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