2006 Suzuki GZ250 from United States of America
Best motorcycle value I know of
Spokes broke on the rear wheel for no apparent reason. Suzuki refused to pay for the repair. Cost me 160 bucks. This I wasn't happy about.
Signal indicator bulbs have had to be replaced.
Rear tire had to be replaced due to a large nail. No fault of bike.
Chrome plating isn't of high quality. Prone to tarnishing and rust.
Keep the bike indoors when not in use. Your chrome plating will thank you for it.
Overall, this bike is amazing for being a 250. I am 5 feet 11, 190 lbs and my wife is of average build. (never tell a womans weight to anyone). We ride everywhere together and the bike moves us along adequately.
Gas mileage ranges from 58-70 mpg. 58 at 70mph and 70 at 55mph.
Comfort wise, it's good for a 30-40 minute constant ride and then it's time to get off for a stretch and rest break.
What's great about this bike is it's size. I feel that it can comfortably handle someone up to 6 feet tall, maybe 6ft1", which is a lot more than I can say about the other manufacturers offerings in this class size.
I purchased the bike used. It was one year old with 300 miles on it and in mint condition for 2300 dollars in 2007. Bought it at a Suzuki dealer in Everett Washington. They were great.
I do all of my own general bike maintenance. Everything is easy to access.
Keep in mind, the bikes real world top end is around 75mph with 2 people on it on a flat grad. We ride on the interstate and have no problem maintaining a general speed of 65. The bikes sweet spot is 52-55 though. Great for county road/rural access cruising, but that being said, it can handle the interstate sufficiently.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2009