2006 Suzuki GZ Review


Cruiser models follow designs of the early 1930s-1960s classic American (Indian and Harley-Davidson) bikes. The low-slung cruiser motorcycles are designed for riders who crave speed. The driver is positioned with feet forward, back straight or slightly reclined, and hands on high handlebars. Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, Suzuki, introduced the ""entry-level"", easy-to-ride GZ cruiser series in 1998. The series is intended to entice new riders with an easy ride that has all the bells and whistles of the bigger cruisers on the market. The GZ 250 Marauder cruiser is available in the U.S. (and will be reviewed here), and the GZ 125 Marauder cruiser is available only in the UK.

The 2006 Suzuki GZ 250 is of steel frame and plastic body construction. This 2006 cruiser comes standard with a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine and a five-speed manual transmission. The engine displacement to weight is 0.82 cc.

The standard dry weight of the 2006 Suzuki GZ 250 model is 302 pounds (137 kg). Overall model dimensions of the 2006 Suzuki GZ 250 are a standard length of 85 in. (2160 mm), width of 32.1 in. (815 mm), and height of 42.9 in. (1090 mm). The ground clearance for both 2006 Suzuki GZ model is 4.9 in. (125 mm).

The 2006 Suzuki GZ 250 model has a 57.1-inch (1450 mm) wheelbase and comes equipped with 16-inch diameter steel front wheels and rear 15-inch diameter steel rear wheels.

Digital instrumentation is not standard on the 2006 Suzuki GZ 250. Standard instrumentation does include the speedometer, trip odometer, and fuel level warning gauge. Temperature warning gauge, and clock, GPS, lap timer, navigation system, oil pressure gauge, shift light, and trip computer are not standard equipment on the 2006 GZ 250.

Other standard features on the 2006 Suzuki GZ 250 include standard handlebars, driver/passenger foot pegs, side cover, front and rear fenders, exterior covers and guards, and kick stand. Lockable and under-seat storage comes standard on the GZ 250 model.

New For 2006

  • The Suzuki GZ cruiser series was first introduced in 1998. They were produced as beginner bikes. No recent significant upgrades have been made.

2006 Suzuki GZ Specs

  • Models: GZ 125 Marauder (available in the U.S.); the GZ 250 Marauder is only available in the UK
  • Engine Type: 4-Stroke, Single-Cylinder, Air-cooled
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.84 in. (72 mm) x 2.41 in. (61.2 mm)
  • Compression ratio: 9.0:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; 2 Valves, 1 Cylinder
  • Fuel System: Regular, Mikuni Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual
  • Primary Drive (Rear Wheel): Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal. (14 l.)
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: Data not available
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual shock absorber; adjustable shock/spring pre-load; steel twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 57.1-inch (1450 mm)
  • Seat Height: 2 Vinyl, driver/passenger, non-adjustable; 27.8 in. (706.1 mm); Detachable Passenger Seat; Grab Rail/Strap
  • Dry Weight: 302 lbs. (137 kg)
  • Tires (Front): 110/90 R16 59P; Tire aspect ratio: 90; Width = 110; Steel, 16-inch dia. wheel
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90 R15 66P; Tire aspect ratio: 90; Width = 130; Steel,15-inch dia. wheel


  • Custom Saddlebags
  • Engine Guards
  • GZ250 Windshield
  • Master Cylinder Cap
  • Master Cylinder Connecter Caps
  • Saddlebag Supports
  • Sissy Bar with Rack
  • Turn Signal Visor Set
  • Color: Black or Silver

Key Competitors For The 2006 Suzuki GZ

  • 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight
  • 2006 Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado
  • 2006 Yamaha Roadstar Silverado
  • 2006 Yamaha V Star Classic
  • 2006 Yamaha Roadliner
  • 2006 Honda Rebel Base