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Old 10-29-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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Suzuki TU250

Greetings all!

Check out Suzuki's latest commuter bike with Fuel Injection!

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products/TU250XK9


Looks like I'll be adding one to my garage next year.

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Old 10-30-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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It looks good, the price looks good, and the power looks like just good with a good 5 speeds transmission.

Post some mpg when u get one
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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$3500 for a 250cc single cylinder thumper?

The same cost, you could do better in the used bike market.. with far better performance..

My 2001 El Bandito was $1800
My 2002 SV650 was $2100
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New is always more expansive, and maybe he wants the FE of a 250cc, not a 650cc, and I dont think he really put the enphase on performance.
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New is always more expansive, and maybe he wants the FE of a 250cc, not a 650cc, and I dont think he really put the enphase on performance.
New is not only more expensive, new also require more resources to produce.
Maybe thread starter does not want a 650cc, but a 250cc single cylinder bike at nearly twice the cost and 1/2 the performance, is that cost efficient?

Is EF really that much more fuel efficient? carbs could be adjusted or setup to use less fuel also.

My $1699 250cc Chinese scooter get over 85 mpg regularly.. that's carb'ed.
Fuel efficiency depends more on how the vehicle is setup and operated.
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Is the bike more confortable then the scooter?
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Is the bike more confortable then the scooter?
Comfortable? that's a rather personal preference that varies from person to person.. but my scooter does have more storage compartments and does not require clutching and shifting in bumper to bumper traffic where most of the 250cc and below scooters are designed for.

So the real question becomes: What is the main purpose that you use a 250cc EFI motorcycle that cost $3500?

City commute? surburban traffic? highway cruising (not likely)? just to be retro/chic?
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Comfortable? that's a rather personal preference that varies from person to person.. but my scooter does have more storage compartments and does not require clutching and shifting in bumper to bumper traffic where most of the 250cc and below scooters are designed for.

So the real question becomes: What is the main purpose that you use a 250cc EFI motorcycle that cost $3500?

City commute? surburban traffic? highway cruising (not likely)? just to be retro/chic?
Because thats what he want's. Not a used bike, not a torque-converter driven scotter, but a 5 speed fuel injected Sukuzi.

And I would never trust my life to a chinese powered anything.

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Because thats what he want's. Not a used bike, not a torque-converter driven scotter, but a 5 speed fuel injected Sukuzi.

And I would never trust my life to a chinese powered anything.

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It's fine if that is what he wants, but $3500 for a brand new 250cc single cylinder retro looking 5 speed motorcycle is not cost effective (not to mention the extra meterials it requires to produce) when one could easily find used motorcycles that are superior in performance and less in cost.

You life already depend on Chinese made products.. powered or not, you just don't realize it yet.
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I like it. I would paint it another color since it is only available in red though.
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