2003 Suzuki GZ250
Great bike for smaller people and casual riders
Keep the chain tight or you will have a hole in your magneto cover for sure. Finding a new one that hasn't been previously repaired is tricky.
This bike is designed for smaller riders, but I'm 6'5 250 and put around 60 miles a day on it. Wears out chains rather fast.
Great bike, compact, excellent balance, 60-100 MPG (45mph with the wind and no hills, optimal fuel efficiency), sucks on hills or into the wind. Highway is not so bad, but you do have to drop to 3rd for any hills, high wind, or temperatures below 20 degrees. I drive year round in Chicago, and 10°F is the absolute cut off for this bike. It will have starting issues under 10.
The bike is a trooper, but it does need a lot of TLC.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2015