2007 Suzuki GZ250
Great, fun first bike/commuter bike
Nothing to date.
I completed Tennessee's 20 hour motorcycle course sponsored by LearnToRide.org. After trying several models they had for the class, I used an older Suzuki GZ250 for all the exercises and tests. When I had to take all my skills tests in a torrential downpour, I was thoroughly impressed with the wet road response at low and mid speeds.
I bought my 2007 Suzuki GZ250 a few days after completing the class and have not been disappointed. I am fully aware of its lack of interstate prowess at 65-70 MPH, but that's a restriction on pretty much ANY 250cc class bike.
Knowing that, this is the perfect bike for learning, basic commutes, and fun weekend rides. A comfortable and forgiving bike for a beginner, and an economical fun commuter.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2009
6th May 2011, 19:07
I ride my Virago 250 at 65-70 mph for extended periods (1 hour) with no ill effects. At 200+ lbs. I have no hesitation riding it on the interstate. Mpg will be in the mid 60s, while a slower speed will give upper 70s. In town riding with its frequent stoplights and stop signs will hinder mileage. GZ 250 performance should be similar.