1984 Suzuki GS250FW-S
A piece of Suzuki's History
Bike was left in garden shed for 13 years and required a new battery, a new exhaust system, and rebuilt carburettors.
The bike is a naked road tourer.
It is similar to the GS500F, but learner legal. Though I don't know why?
I bought the bike for $300AUS.
The bike is designated as a GS250FW-S, which was Suzuki's first attempt at a 4 cylinder 250cc bike.
It has a 6 speed gearbox, full floater rear suspension, and an instrument cluster like you wouldn't believe.
Top speed is 224km/h, with 36hp @ 11,500rpm, and 23nm @ 7,000rpm.
The power band is strongest between 9,000rpm and 11,000rpm.
The bike is 1 of only 190 shipped to Australia, with only half that still around.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2005
13th Jul 2005, 14:29
Excellent review. I like motorcycles that are quite unique.
The GS250FW is no exception. I have never seen one on the road. A bike like this, I believe has character and would be proud to own one. Happy riding.
29th Nov 2005, 17:35
I, Ned myself, own a Suzuki GS250FW 1984 with approx 12000Ks and I agree with these comments as I enjoy riding my bike so much. By the way, mine is the only one I have seen in the flesh.
I feel you need to ride this bike on the power band to benefit from it, which sometimes can get me in trouble. Also, it can use a lot of fuel riding it on the power, but it is most enjoyable... yours Ned.