2002 Suzuki GZ250 from Canada
Ideal motorcycle for beginners
Never rode a bike in my life (56 then).
I wanted a vehicle where I would be in control of it (i.e. weight, power, etc.), not the other way around.
Bought a Plain Jane 250. Ideal choice for the task.
Was told (by the salesman) not to invest into extras and upgrades as I would grow out of it into something bigger.
Was he right. Used it every day. Sold it (the same year) when something bigger (Honda 900C; 10 speed, 98HP) happened.
Maintenance: occasional wash only + chain lubrication (frequent, thus my next bike was shaft driven - entire different world; will never go back to a chain).
Comfort: rather spartan. The seat becomes an issue after 1 hour of driving.
Fuel mileage: excellent.
This is not bike meant for the highways (freeways) or speeds exceeding 55mph!
Had to abort passing of another (bigger) bike; an extremely humbling experience.
Ideal for learner on country roads to learn the ropes safely. Have it for a season and move on.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 2014