Suzuki GS250FW-S Review from Japan

1984 Suzuki GS250FW-S

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1989
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki RH250 (TS250X)


Not fast, but nice


Loose steering stem.

General Comments:

The first Suzuki 250cc 4 cylinder bike; in fact the first DOHC 250cc 4 cylinder street legal bike in the world. At 36HP/11000rpm, it compares badly with later 4 cylinder 250cc bikes rated at something like 45HP/14000rpm, but it has a very nice 4 cylinder sound. It has only 2 carbs to feed the 4 cylinders, making maintenance slightly simpler.

The bike is comfortably designed with a very nice seat for long rides, single or tandem. It also has a remote control rear shock preload adjuster, and a full set of instruments on the meter panel.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2010

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review