Suzuki is bringing out something bigger for the entry level superbike fans. The GW250 aka Inazuma 250 is getting ready for its big launch all over the world. The firm has already launched the bike in the USA, and the European markets. Now the Asian and the rest Suzuki worlds will be offered the baby sportsbike of the company
You might get wondered seeing the design of the GW250. Seems like a machine that has no proportional kits over the body. All together the bike looks extremely ugly to look at. The head lamp, tail lamp, petrol tank, fenders, and integrated radiator indicators are certainly outdated. These make the machine vulgar even further. The exhaust on the other hand, is not at all matching the dymanics of the motorbike. You can't see even a split seat on the machine, which is very necessary to reveal the identity of a sports machine. So, I'm damn sure than none gonna opt this machine for its design. Oh! It's pathetic.
Being an entry level sports machine, the machine is certainly demanded to have a bunch of features. Well, the machine is blessed with certain good numbers of them. Lets checkout what all great features are seen in the GW250.
Seven-way adjustable spring preload rear suspension is the first one. It's handled by a mono-shock system, which ensures the best in class comfort for both the rider and the pillion. Followed by a digital LCD speedometer, odometer, twin trip meter, clock and fuel gauge readouts, maintenance interval indicator and 3-mode rpm indicator (Normal mode, Eco mode and Off) on the right, and plus LED indicators on the left ornaments the richness of the bike. These features are not even seen in mid-sized and in the high-end super machines.
Engine and Performance
The GW250 comes with a 248 cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine, which is capable to burn out a max power of 24 bhp at 8,500 rpm and a max torque of 16 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,600 rpm. It's coupled with a 6-speed, constant mesh gearbox as well. These powerful supplies help the bike to clock a top speed of 145 kph, which is something cool as far as a naked street machine is concerned. However, these power numbers are never enough to meet the hard rivals of the GW250 as they are Ninja 300, CBR 250R, Duke 390, and Hyosung GT250R.
The GW250 is simply gorgeous to perform in the city rides. Traffic jams can never hold us anymore. With this bike, you can make your drive in an ease way. The bike is very efficient in highways and in streets as well.
Riding and Comfort
You can't complaint about its comfy level. Mated with a seven-way adjustable spring preload rear suspension, the GW250 offers the best in class comfy. Meanwhile, the front portion is taken care by telescopic, coil spring, oil damped suspension. They could have used a couple of radial tyres instead of the same bias ply IRC Road Winner tyres, which are certainly outdates. This reduces the stability, friction, and comfort. This one also has reduced life span as well. It would have been a split seat, which would have given more comfort for the pillion rider.
The GW250 is the cheapest machine in the superbike class, which is priced only $3,999 (~Rs. 2,54,000). This is where the bike gonna win hearts. It has good ergonomics, and offers great rides in cities, streets and highways. The GW250 is also offered with certain features those can't be seen even in elder siblings. Unfortunately, the design team has done a very bad job here. They have made the bike worst with an ugly design. And it is unbelievable to believe that it's a Suzuki machine. Except the looks, the bike is all right. But, who gonna buy a machine which is looking worse?