2002 Suzuki GZ250 Review

2002 Suzuki GZ250 from United States of America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2190 miles
Most recent distance11400 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GZ250

Summary:

GZ250 - a great little bike

Faults:

I have a 2002 Suzuki GZ250.

It has been very reliable for the most part, although I did need to get the choke cable fixed last year after it got stuck.

Also, the front brake pads needed to be replaced after just 7000 miles.

The spark plug needed to be replaced at 11,000 miles, but it was very easy and cheap to replace.

The exhaust and chrome bits will rust easily if you don't keep them clean and polished.

The chain maintenance can be a pain. I have adjusted the tension 3 times in the past year.

However, I accept that a motorcycle will be more maintenance intensive than a car, and I enjoy a little tinkering.

It's a very fun bike to ride around town, but would get tiring on a long trip with the low power and high revving.

General Comments:

My 2002 Suzuki GZ250 is a great little bike. The gas mileage is fantastic - about 70-75 miles per gallon. With a 3.7 gallon tank, it has a range of well over 200 miles. It has a top speed of about 75, although 55 is a comfortable cruising speed.

It is a nice looking bike, and is cheap to insure and run. Plus the fact that it is a 250 makes it less desirable to thieves.

The bike is simple and very easy to work on. It makes a great first motorcycle that you can learn the ropes of riding and maintenance on.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2006

9th Aug 2007, 06:11

My Suzuki GZ250 has a power problem; the bike is a 2002, but has only 4500 miles and it has no power. First, second and third gear seem OK, and it can accelerate up to almost 40mph, but after that there is no power for more. Fourth and fifth gears stay the same speed and power, and it doesn'’t seem that she want to go faster. Basically after third gear, there is no need to change gear because there is no power anyway.

Has anybody had the same problem? And how you find the problem and how you solve it? I will appreciate any information about this in my e-mail chrisandy@hotmail.com

7th Mar 2008, 13:56

The problem mentioned by the previous poster (if they haven't fixed it by now) is most likely one of 2 things: a bad spark plug or something plugged up in the carburetor. Spraying some carb cleaner into the air intake may have solved the problem.

29th May 2010, 16:22

Run some carb cleaner through in the gas. This is a common problem with this carburated motorcycle, usually fixed with a couple tankfuls of gas with carb cleaner run through it.

9th Nov 2010, 13:13

You might check the valve adjustments. Sometimes bad valve adjustments can cause a lack of power.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review