A polite question on the Suzuki Inazuma 250 RideApart

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Dailies. Galleries. Reviews September 14, 2012

According to this brand new Inazuma 250 is to ignite ‘the spark for inner engine.’ But how waterproof is sparkling feeling on the first day of rainy season? Suzuki’s new liter, made in China, for East and West. Except the US.

strictly secret Motorcycle Centre at Komaba Iwata-Shi. easier to get Human Rights through Guantanamo Bay’s door than a motorcycle on these premises. Eagerness what’s standing and happening these building walls? And 2013, 2014 and other motorcycles are being developed and right here? A road Stratospere 6 cylinder perhaps?

The awaited V-Strom 1250? The for 2014?

The track itself has infield ‘touristic’ roads are situated inside a violently ‘flat oval’ with knee down corners. In my this must be the spot the first Hayabusa video has shot, a movie presented for the first time at the Hayabusa at the magnificent Spanish Catalunya Watching this video in the hours of a February morning in belly still filled up a mixture of tapas and shiploads of did cause some interestingly underpants, even before aboard the GSX-R1300.

Now I’m there, or at the main testing track of the Motor Corporation.

But mouths, and camera shutters have to closed today, privileged as person is to be the only one invited, the European, errr, correction: the non-Chinese citizen in the world to the first Suzuki Inazuma

Do not expect other scoops although the test riders and hot shots of Suzuki Motor have arranged an impressive arms reception for that European ridewriter, respect and remain the main issues. I take a stupid cell picture of a few Inazumas standing in the pouring rain, a complete one of the Suzuki men insists I delete it. a friendly smile, of course, but the message very clear.

is for my eyes only, and for the lens of the instructed camera man. My a melting pot of sashimi, Sapporo sea weed, teppanyaki and sake, relieved by the idea of only half the top speed a Hayabusa can

The Inazuma name might a bell. Experts in the Japanese will translate it as ‘lighting strikes during a thunderstorm,” us fans might recognize the by the reliable, straightforward, so very GSX750 and 1200 … of the late ‘90s.

Apart being …, the Inazuma 250 is a different motorcycle, and not only by its cylinder engine and liquid where the former bikes the fundaments of the legendary oil/air GSX-R four cylinder plant.

Do not expect exotic or mind blowing styling on the 250, simply because it is for entry users and/or who check their wallet before spending. Suzuki it as the substitute for the good old GS500 for its budget friendly multi Whereas the air cooled half bike delivered 45 horsepower and the Inazuma 250 limits itself to 24 hp and

Concept wise there may be a power wise the Inazuma is in a league: the growing quarter class.

Honda brought the CBR250R last year, smuggles some extra in its fine Ninja 300, Euro countries still do the YBR250, so the Inazuma cannot be as a lonesome cowboy in its class. On the this Baby B-King is in a capable motorcycle with true motorcycle looks and a seating position. If a child draw a motorcycle, it’ll an Inazuma.

There’s a good for the straight forward styling; the ‘technical’, sporty CBR and Ninja-styling scare off commuters, occasional as well as tourists, the Inazuma may attract even a slice of the iPad — G-Star Raw as well. As long as they been in touch yet with a (at double the price) Monster Brutale 675 or Harley 883, let KTM’s smashing Duke And although Suzuki’s ‘little is being manufactured in China, its quality and finish is fully up to Japanese standards.

The Inazuma itself does not a natural selection of customers. means it has the truly amazing of use for every single human on this planet who has ever on two wheels before. Jump on it, your footprints touch the (thanks to Inazuma’s narrowness; the inch seat height is fire the twin up with a touch of the thumb and kick the stand into position.

throttle grip, injection and 6 speed gearbox feel as if operate in the finest cold olive oil, apart a rare, less fluent feeling in mid range, requiring a bit left foot effort. of its narrowness and natural ergonomics, is fine and easy. Even on the wet Japanese track, you can zigzag it on a metre around obstacles and adopt a (sort of) supermoto using the right foot on the decent rear brake.

The is a lot more flexible and easy to than the impressive 403lbs of weight suggests. But still… about 50 pounds more Honda’s CBR250R. Besides, the does not have ABS (yet), a must for a 2013 motorcycle, in the less experienced rider

A Long Stroke

The IRC Road tyres are worth special although Made in Thailand and not to the league of Big Names, they are top especially on dry surfaces. During a non-stop 3-hours Endurance on a Kawasaki Ninja 250 at the Spanish of Alcarrás, these anonymous made a huge impression on me, by grip and durability. They me, I guess) would have easily a 6-Hours race.

Of course, the Kawasaki’s 33 horsepower are not enough to chew these until the canvas and cause adrenaline rushes through body and mind. Let alone Inazuma’s 24 horsepower. A ‘spark for inner engine’ is surely the the 180° twin engine achieve.

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To avoid a direct with Kawasaki’s more twin, the Suzuki engineers an interesting development choice. In to create some torque out of the 124cc cylinders, Suzuki the engine a surprising long at the expense of (high rev) This 53.5 x 55.2 set up (Ninja 250: 62 x 41.2 mm) you should not expect the relative bore torque’ of the CBR250R but Inazuma’s usable efficiency is in the of 5,000 to 9,000 rpm.

the ’9′, the engine will rev on, but serious additional acceleration. is the reason Suzuki added an Mode’ in Inazuma’s ECU, cuts the revs at 9,000 rpm the visual help of a true rev light in the beautifully made A blinking white rev light on a how cool, sporty and, useful is that?

In this mode the Inazuma consume only 78mpg, Suzuki, which sounds budget friendly and practical in with the 3.5 gallon tank and 185-mile range.

Once do not expect the Inazuma to be greased although it achieves a relatively 84mph at 10,000rpm with a more to come. In crowded jungles you will need to rev the which it accepts beautifully and vibrations, to avoid the attacks by cars, traffic jams or wheel GTI-adolescents on a mission.

The sum of make the Inazuma 250 a far from but natural, true, well and cheap stop — go which (as far as I know) won’t it to the US. In France it will be sold at the end of the (after months of delay) for € so the same price as a non-ABS CBR250R. Which is three euros cheaper than the 26 hp, (if empty) KTM Duke 200. about a bike that sparks in your inner

In the presence of Suzuki’s international top who celebrate this humble moi as if Schwantz has just set a new lap record on his old bike, there is no escape to one particular question that in my head for weeks already.

‘Gentlemen, in my garage in France I a Honda CB 250 K0 from 1973. So almost forty years Twin cylinder, 249 cc, 56 x 50.6 bore/…, air cooled of course.

It 30 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and 15.5lb.ft at Kerb weight is 375 pounts. So compared to the Inazuma 250 which has 6 less, approximately the same and more weight, what’s the in four decades?’

After a traditional hesitation, the Suzuki explanation is about environmental such as the suffocating exhaust ultra sober fuel use of catalysator, and the accentuation of Inazuma’s mid extra stability etc.

the kind and polite explanations by the during the debriefing, I cannot that the question was perhaps convincing than the answer…

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