Suzuki GW250

Franz

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An interesting small bike was presented in Europe as an alternative to the CBR and Ninja 250.
The GW250 is manufactured in China and first mainly for this market. No information as to where it will be available yet but Europe it will be for sure.
Data: 250cc, inline 2, 24 HP, 183kgs (very heavy), and in Austria price should be Euro 3,600. Leaves a Net price of Euro 2,900 incl. all margins but excl. taxes (20+3%). Currently that would translate to in roughly 125k THB incl. 7% VAT but no import taxes yet.
Hopefully Suzuki Thailand is bringing this nice little machine onto the market here.......
Must admit this bike looks much nicer than the CBR and also the Ninja, as design seems to have been ripped from the B-King, but that's only my personal opinion/taste.
Some fotos:
suzookinazumagw250.jpg

gw25024hpEuro3700.jpg

gw250183kg.jpg

gw250inlinetwocylinder.jpg

rgds, FR
 

Cloughy

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Jul 11, 2011
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Nice looking bike but as you mention, extremely heavy for a 250.
Love the digital & analogue display set up.
 

KZ25

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Nov 19, 2011
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Sorry, but I don't see anything exciting in this bike!
Actually it looks like it was designed by a Chinese manufacturer, not by Suzuki, which would explain the weight.
If it's imported assembled the price would not even be close to the CBR or the Ninja.
If they want to break into the 250cc market they have to try harder!
Less weight, more power, better looks and maybe upside-down forks.

Honda did a better job with their CBF500 twin, built from 2004 to 2007. It's a simple standard commuter bike, weighs about the same as the Suzuki 250 but has 56 hp. Would make a nice ride for Thailand. And I prefer the looks... but maybe I'm getting old.

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KZ25

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Nov 19, 2011
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Ha! I knew that I've seen this bike somewhere, and after a little search, there it is:



It's posted on mbox's "33rd BKK Motorshow" thread a from few days ago!
 

Joelthailand

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Aug 29, 2011
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Design not doing it for me. There is a big gap in the market for a good naked 250, as nothing will better the cbr250 or ninja250 in the racey fairing look bikes!

Power to weight ratio is appalling :|
 

KZ25

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Nov 19, 2011
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KZ25;278253 wrote: Honda did a better job with their CBF500 twin, built from 2004 to 2007. It's a simple standard commuter bike, weighs about the same as the Suzuki 250 but has 56 hp. Would make a nice ride for Thailand.
Seems like Honda is reading gt-rider... :)