Road test: Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Wheels24

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Road test: Suzuki Inazuma


While superbikes seduce us their speed, power and humble small-capacity commuter have always enjoyed a share of market success those looking for simple, reliable and economical transport.

new GW250 Inazuma is a relative in this market which, in years, has been dominated by venerable CBX250 Twister.

The (the name’s a lot less that it may seem: it’s for lightning that strikes in a takes a different approach: than Honda’s form-follows-function the little Suzuki has an assertive look with more a passing nod to the styling of Suzuki’s


It has a definite presence on the road: during the test car drivers were likely to make way for me than I experience when riding a bike. That it’s big to pass at a glance for a large does nothing to hurt the image.


Unfortunately the stalks are too short, making it to scan the road behind.

The instrument panel is surprisingly It’s dominated by a large rev counter flanked by two panels. The one has the right turn-indicator repeater and an of warning lights, the left an LCD with a digital speedometer, gauge and a multifunction display cycles through clock, odo and meter.

The rev counter also gear-position and shift indicator — the latter a white that can be set for highway or city reminding the rider shift up at 4500 or 8000rpm.

The heart of the Inazuma is a 248cc engine which, Suzuki is tuned to offer a balance power and efficiency, A balance fitted to crankshaft effectively engine vibration; the bike smoother than one would from a twin.

The engine is fed a 15.4-litre tank; the bike less frugal than but kept up with highway Usable torque only in at fairly high revs but the has the ability to reach and (for the part) maintain highway

Don’t ask it to do more than early in the review period I that the only thing changes when you tap down and the grip at above 100km/h is facial expression. Because it and feels like a bigger it’s easy to forget you’re really riding a 250 and the of engine power can catch you

In city traffic, however, the more than holds its Provided you give it a handful of on pull-away it will easily four-wheeled traffic from the Secure, sure-footed, handling it a blast to ride in the city, is where I suspect most will spend their

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The brakes are low on feedback but not on bite you develop the confidence to push the really hard you’re with responsive but controllable

In summary the Inazuma is a charming mix of benefits and big-bike presence but the R48 900 might be a tad high for what is a commuting bike.


. Suzuki

Model . GW 250 Inazuma

Type . Liquid cooled, four-…, parallel-twin. Wet sump

. 248cc

Maximum power: n/a

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