2009 Suzuki TU250X - Retro Redux

Tragically Hip, Penny-Pinching Commuter

By Ari Henning, Photography by Scott Darough

Fuel-injected successor to the quarter-liter commuters of the '60s and '70s.

Honda Rebel, Kawasaki Eliminator 125, Kymco Venox 250, Star V-Star 250, Suzuki GZ250, Vento V-Thunder XL.

Price $3799
Engine type a-c single
Valve train SOHC, 2v
Displacement 249cc
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 61.2mm
Compression 9.2:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Steel backbone
Front suspension 37mm Showa fork
Rear suspension Dual Showa shocks
Front brake Tokico two-piston caliper, 275mm disc
Rear brake Drum
Front tire 90/90M-18 Cheng Shin 51S
Rear tire 110/90M-18 Cheng Shin 61S
Rake/trail 25.5 deg./3.6 in.
Seat height 30.3 in.
Wheelbase 54.1 in.
Fuel capacity 3.2 gal.
Claimed dry weight 309 lbs.
Colors Red
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.

American Suzuki Motor Co.
P.O. Box 1100
Brea, CA 92822

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
All the style and simplicity of a retro bike, but with no carburetor or points.

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