Last edited by gs150r_gilbert; 03-10-2017 at 09:45 AM.
here. I have posted a few later updates regarding GS, but I am planning on a 20,000-Km report soon. My belief is, even if you modify your GS (like I did), you would be able to squeeze some nice 70,000 Km out of the bike without any engine overhaul. That is probably somewhere between 4 to 7 years before actually spending bigger money on your Suzuki, but that depends on how often you ride your bike. The amount of money I paid for the mods was about 2500 INR, but it should be less in India, because parts are a lot cheaper in your country. Exhaust and sprockets were not touched, and only the filter was hacked by yours truly of course at no cost. Only the testing was a bit time consuming, about 3 days with the non-Suzuki mechanic.
My GS will be smoked by any 250 with a skilled rider, but will be faster and more rewarding overall compared to other 150-180cc bikes, simply because I can cruise at 105 Km/Hr, even 110, for as long as I want, and the thing is silent and vibe-free at those speeds. P200 and R15 would be out of the question, as those are usually ridden HARD where I live, but the high level of comfort of my GS would be revealing to many other riders who may expect such refinement from bigger cc motorcycles running on 2 or more cylinders.
As I mentioned before, Inazuma is a good idea for me in 2018, and I will try to find a good one without too many kilometers on it. Then I may keep the 250 for at least 3-4 years. Let's see how things go. But something I find a bit strange is how little is known about the 'zuma even around the world.
Live life, a quarter-mile at a time!
Other than that, I agree with you that Inazuma is a pretty good commuter and a true gentleman's bike... I think someone from an Indian forum deemed it actually better overall than the new Dominar 400..! and a 500cc engine in there would make it just fabulous... probably 45 HP + monster torque would be good for a 500cc Zuma.