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Old 10-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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tu250x- anyone have one?

ever since i took my msf at awesomecycles, i have wanted a small displacement bike, and more specifically the wr200. suzuki has the tu250, which is an import of the st250/volty from asia and europe. its basically the same as the gz250 only with a little bit tighter package and *fuel injection*. the bike is priced at $37xx, so it's pretty cheap.
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this thing would look awesome with some lower bars or clubmans and bar end mirrors. i have been to a conroe dealership that i really dont like several times just to see their 1 tu250.

if anyone has one, i'd like to get some feedback on how capable it is in houston area traffic.
im thinking of figuring out a way to get one. maybe next year, but it will be in my garage someday.
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also, check this out
SuzukiST250a i think this was an offered trim level from suzuki. 'type a', i think. the 1st one i posted is the 'e type'
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also, check this out
SuzukiST250a i think this was an offered trim level from suzuki. 'type a', i think. the 1st one i posted is the 'e type'


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yeah, and it wouldnt take much money to convert the us version to something like the race looking one

here are some tu links i found on advrider

http://www.chicdesign.co.jp/products.../st250_cl.html
http://www.suzukicycles.org/ST-series/ST250.shtml
http://www.tk-kijima.co.jp/custom_st250.htm
https://www.mjbike.com/ubike/sch_details_id-563069.html
http://www.wmpdt.co.jp/suzuki/st250.html
http://www.chicdesign.co.jp/products...250_other.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...12&postcount=9
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycles/suzuki-tu250/

i have read quite a few comments from the few tu250 owners who are posting about it that say it can cruise at 65-70 with no problem and can pass at 80.
i'm not totally ready to give up the sv for this thing, but it is tempting.
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also, check this out
SuzukiST250a i think this was an offered trim level from suzuki. 'type a', i think. the 1st one i posted is the 'e type'
Where did you get that pic?

I'd tap that daily and twice on Sunday...
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google gave it to me.

here's the 3rd variation
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Is the frame around the rear seat backwards?
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Is the frame around the rear seat backwards?
definitely looks that way
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i'm still considering this. i am really thinking f either craigslisting my bike or possibly even trading in my sv so that i can get the tu.
the only thing holding me back is that i dont know if it will be something i can live with for a few years. enough power and whatnot. i hear this thing can get up to 90mph, and thats plenty more than i should be doing to and from work. weekend rides dont happen much, so i wouldnt be missing out too much there.
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I'm sure it will get up to 90, but it aint gonna get there quick with an air cooled 250.
Would be fine for scootin' around town, but I would avoid the freeway.

It's gonna feel like a slug compared to that SV you got.
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Keep the SV. The TU will be an absolute buzzkill after the SV. Going from my SV650 to my Hyosung 250 or my Ninja 250 was like going from a porsche to a metro bus. And those were twin cylinder 28 horse bikes, not a single.

Keep an eye open for an early 80's suzuki GN 250. These can be found for $6-800 in good shape and with a bit of alterations would be a $1000 alternative to the TU with equal performance (aka, not much, but good enough for the city). All you need to start your project are spked wheels and a single cylinder engine. All the rest is cosmetics.

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:37 PM   #12
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here's a marauder 125 with minor mods that could be done nice with a few more mods

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Or start with a $750 nighthawk 250

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/1531067736.html

Or a $700 one

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And a bobbed GN

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that last one is pretty sweet.
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ever since i took my msf at awesomecycles, i have wanted a small displacement bike, and more specifically the wr200. suzuki has the tu250, which is an import of the st250/volty from asia and europe. its basically the same as the gz250 only with a little bit tighter package and *fuel injection*. the bike is priced at $37xx, so it's pretty cheap.
tu250x rsf
this thing would look awesome with some lower bars or clubmans and bar end mirrors. i have been to a conroe dealership that i really dont like several times just to see their 1 tu250.

if anyone has one, i'd like to get some feedback on how capable it is in houston area traffic.
im thinking of figuring out a way to get one. maybe next year, but it will be in my garage someday.
This bike had great reviews in the bike magazines. I love the looks but would be a death trap on Houston freeways.
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zomg. that cafe racer trim is the . want! if only it came in a 2 stroke i would have one asap
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I came on this by accident, might answer some questions about the 250

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Look for an old honda 350 or 450 scrambler variant and you'll have yourself a kickass around town bike.
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