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

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

    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!

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by raja_ghuru View Post
    No, not yet. Although, it is on the cards. I wanted to do that when I go in for the chain sprockets kit replacement.
    Hello Raja,

    Thank you for your comments. I hope the investment on your Zuma is not coming too soon and, again, I appreciate your advice on Inazuma. I am still taking good care of my Gs150r so I do not need to upgrade to the 250, as planned, because of mechanical problems.

    Have a great rest of your week!

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    Default Re: Suzuki Inazuma 250 Review : xBhp's Ride Report

    If you are looking for a new bike and you like the GS150 and don't mind fairings then the GSX250 would be a good bet too. Same engine as the Inazuma but with some small but significant improvements like hazard lights and inverted lcd which is really good for when it is sunny.
    http://i.imgur.com/ZiVYAGp.jpg

    Regardless of trying to look like a sportsbike, it has a fairly upright seating position like the gixxer 150. The GW250 has been a huge improvement on my GS150 in all areas and is well worth the price in places that are not India

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    especially at I also checked out the Vstrom and the new SV650 and I really hope they come up with a naked that sort of bridges the gap between the two in the form of something like a gw600. I liked the vstrom way especially at highway speeds and the sv650 felt too sporty for me.
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