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    Default Re: Suzuki Inazuma 250 Review : xBhp's First impression & ride report

    Quote Originally Posted by gs150r_gilbert View Post

    By the way, a brand new Inazuma here is about 275,000 INR whilst a CBR 250R is about 245,000 rupees. Both are about the same bought second hand, though I believe a pre-owned CBR would be a bit more abused than a second hand Inazuma.
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    Where are you getting brand new Inazuma? I have been given to understand that it has been discontinued!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manishh View Post
    Where are you getting brand new Inazuma? I have been given to understand that it has been discontinued!
    Lol!! He is not from India. He is from Mexico. Discontinued in India but available there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manishh View Post
    Where are you getting brand new Inazuma? I have been given to understand that it has been discontinued!
    Hello mate, as stated in the last reply, I am from Mexico, and you can buy a brand new 'zuma here with probably only a refreshed paint job compared to 2013. It is expensive but still acceptable if you don't want to go for a true sportbike and you want comfort + low fuel consumption. I hope you can find a good Inazuma in the second hand market in India. I believe even a 30k Km Inazuma can be better than a lot of new bikes! I may be going for a 2014 Inazuma next year, but right now I am happy with my GS150r. I just modified my GS to produce more power so I could really take advantage of the nifty 6-speed gearbox. Cheers!
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    Default Re: Suzuki Inazuma 250 Review : xBhp's First impression & ride report

    Quote Originally Posted by gs150r_gilbert View Post
    Hello mate, as stated in the last reply, I am from Mexico, and you can buy a brand new 'zuma here with probably only a refreshed paint job compared to 2013. It is expensive but still acceptable if you don't want to go for a true sportbike and you want comfort + low fuel consumption. I hope you can find a good Inazuma in the second hand market in India. I believe even a 30k Km Inazuma can be better than a lot of new bikes! I may be going for a 2014 Inazuma next year, but right now I am happy with my GS150r. I just modified my GS to produce more power so I could really take advantage of the nifty 6-speed gearbox. Cheers!
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    It would nice if you mention the performance modifications done on your GS in the GS150R thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamAditya View Post
    It would nice if you mention the performance modifications done on your GS in the GS150R thread.
    Hi, a full 15,000-Km report on my GS can be found 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.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gs150r_gilbert View Post
    Hi, a full 15,000-Km report on my GS can be found 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.

    Cheers!
    True! The Zuma is a true gentleman's motorcycle. I love my commute on it, everyday. While the torque is 'sufficient' in the city, the bike is a bit heavy for a 250. That's because of its robust build. I'm sure it'll withstand abuse for years and if babied, should last a lifetime. Suzuki can actually plonk a 500 twin (with medium power and high torque), in the same chassis and sell a Zuma 500. It is that good. I do hope someone tries an engine transplant on this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raja_ghuru View Post
    True! The Zuma is a true gentleman's motorcycle. I love my commute on it, everyday. While the torque is 'sufficient' in the city, the bike is a bit heavy for a 250. That's because of its robust build. I'm sure it'll withstand abuse for years and if babied, should last a lifetime. Suzuki can actually plonk a 500 twin (with medium power and high torque), in the same chassis and sell a Zuma 500. It is that good. I do hope someone tries an engine transplant on this!
    Hi Raja, thank you for your quote! I know this should not be that important to every Inazuma owner, but, have you tried the 15T mod (I believe yourself) quoted earlier this year? I understand this should hardly make any difference if you cruise at 100 the whole time, but the idea behind a 250 over a 150cc bike, in my opinion, is going a faster at lower revs, with greater stability.

    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.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gs150r_gilbert View Post
    Hi Raja, thank you for your quote! I know this should not be that important to every Inazuma owner, but, have you tried the 15T mod (I believe yourself) quoted earlier this year? I understand this should hardly make any difference if you cruise at 100 the whole time, but the idea behind a 250 over a 150cc bike, in my opinion, is going a faster at lower revs, with greater stability.

    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.

    Cheers!

    Gil
    No, not yet. Although, it is on the cards. I wanted to do that when I go in for the chain sprockets kit replacement.
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