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#1 Old 02-26-2014, 05:28 PM
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Suzuki GW250: New Bike For New Riders


The Suzuki GW 250 is a ideal beginner bike or “refresher” for the returning motorcycle rider

The newest bike in the Suzuki line is the GW 250 and it gives them a low cost niche in the starter motorcycle lineup. This lightweight bike is 248cc’s of two wheel fun directed primarily toward the first time rider. With an MSRP of $3999 it is affordable for most wallets and is a good choice for those who have no interest in purchasing a used bike and dealing with the pitfalls that usually come with such a purchase while perfecting the intricacies of learning to ride on two wheels.



The GW250 boasts a side by side liquid cooled twin cylinder engine delivering enough horsepower to the ground to satisfy most beginners. While twenty four horses may not seem to be adequate to those of us who have been riding for years think back to the first time you straddled a large displacement bike. Now think about how daunting it’s power and weight can be to a novice rider.

This bike is not intended to be an long touring interstate highway cruiser but is plenty of motorcycle for those who need practice and transportation on surface streets and rural highways with double nickel speed limits. During our media test rides speeds of eighty plus miles per hour were obtained on I-4. Although the bike is not really in its element at those speeds it is good to know you have the capability if needed.

The GW250 seat height of just over thirty inches and narrow seat makes it ideal for the new female rider and male riders that are vertically challenged. The ability to place both feet flat on the pavement when stopped is one thing that builds confidence in new riders. The stylish GW250 also makes for a great bike for the college set that just needs affordable and fuel efficient transportation around campus. It is easier to park too.



Highway speed is easily accessible via the smooth shifting six speed constant mesh transmission and the hybrid ergonomic seating makes the ride comfortable for most riders. The positioning is somewhere between sport bike and normal mid controls. The seat and suspension is fairly comfortable even for a six foot two hundred thirty pound guy like me. Overall Suzuki engineers have hit the middle ground by focusing on the best of sport bike and cruiser ergonomics.

The chain driven GW250 weighs in at a very light four hundred and three pounds. It is equipped with front and rear discs brakes that are more than adequate to stop this lightweight chain driven looker. The dash contains both analog and digital gauges along with flashy indicator lights. The electric starter brings the 250 to life with an effortless press of the starter button.

The GW250 gives Suzuki an entry level bike that should appeal to a wide range of consumers and the twelve month unlimited warranty should give buyers the confidence in Suzuki to take care of their new offering to the US market.

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nice writeup.

i think its great.

a good reliable bike at a great price

the only knock would be its weight.
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It is a good review but admin didn't write it.

http://www.usridernews.com/2014/02/s...beginner-bike/
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ahh. probably should have mentioned that lol
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And for a moment I thought this was their review, it does help to add the source, at least give the original source credit.
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I think its funny that the write up is about new riders yet the guy in all the picture is at least 50. I guess he is starting to learn to ride a bit later in life?

I think that the GW 250 is a great beginner bike, and Suzuki was smart making it easy to ride, which turns into boring to ride as you gain more experience. Within no time people will be back at the dealership to upgrade to something that has a bit more power .
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I think its funny that the write up is about new riders yet the guy in all the picture is at least 50. I guess he is starting to learn to ride a bit later in life?
Maybe he is going back to college? Mid-life crisis? Old enough not to give a crap about what other people think!

I started riding at 37 on a 50cc scoot. It is now 5 years later and I still ride that scoot but am looking to move up. I plan on keeping my GW for at least 5 years so I would be close to that guy by the end.
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Roger, that! I started on a 50cc scoot at age 35
My GW250 is my first motorcycle & I'm going to ride it for many years. -KDB
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well the guy who reviewed it is probably not a new rider
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Roger, that! I started on a 50cc scoot at age 35
My GW250 is my first motorcycle & I'm going to ride it for many years. -KDB
At least you didn't feel "too old" to be riding a 50cc!
Some people at that age feel obligated to ride on nothing lower than a 250
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