2010 Suzuki GZ Review


This Japanese cruiser has been around since 1998 with few changes. With its light frame (331 pounds wet), low seat height, and comfortable fit for a smaller rider, this bike is a good learner ride. Sitting just 4.9 inches off the ground, it's also an exceptional pick for the petite female rider. Great on fuel, with a 300 mile range before hitting the reserve makes it an economical choice. Painted in black only, its dressed with lots of chrome and comes with spoked wheels to give it the classic cruiser look.

The instrumentation is what you would expect from a bare-bones bike. Arriving with a speedometer, a trip re-set, and a low level warning light, little else is needed. Under the seat, you’ll find a locking storage compartment. The handlebar-to-seat ratio is set up to accommodate a variety of riders, as is the seat itself. Made of vinyl and seating for two, the seat is surprisingly comfortable.

The single cylinder, carbureted engine is fine for around town, but out on the road is a different story. Hills are met with sluggish performance, and adding the weight of two riders into the mix is unsatisfactory – despite the fact that the bike can technically seat two passengers. Even on flat ground, acceleration with one rider is acceptable, but again, the performance suffers with two. Freeway acceleration is also lacking, and don't even try to pass with little room to spare. The bike is still a great bet for around town riding with smooth handling and a good turning radius. If you don't mind zero-to-60 in almost 12 seconds, this is the bike for you. Stopping isn’t bad either; with front hydraulic disc brakes and a drum in the rear, it will stop adequately.

If the performance issues aren’t a problem, this is a great bike. It’s a sharp-looking bike, comfortable to ride, easy to repair, and very reliable. The single cylinder beats all the others of its class in terms of mileage, as other 250 cc bikes are all two cylinders. It has lots of bolt-on accessories to help customize it for each individual taste. The electric transistorized ignition is trouble-free and the five-speed transmission shifts nicely. The forward controls mesh well with rider position. This entry level cruiser is a perfect fit for novice riders, shorter riders, and petite riders.

New For 2010

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2010 Suzuki GZ Specs

  • Model: 2010 Suzuki GZ
  • Engine Type: Single cylinder 249cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.84 inches and 2.41 inches
  • Compression ratio: 90.1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead cam
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 82 Combined MPG
  • Brakes (Front): This is just filler copy
  • Brakes (Rear): This is just filler copy
  • Suspension (Front): Telescoping fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm with 2 shocks
  • Wheelbase: 57.1 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27.8
  • Curb Weight: 331 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/90 R16 59P
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90 R15 66P


  • Classic Chrome GZ250 Windscreen
  • Leather Saddlebags Support Chrome Steel
  • Lightbar Turn Signal Visor Set
  • Suzuki Plastic License Plate Frame Assorted Styles
  • Synthetic Leather Saddlebags Throw-Over Classic
  • Tire Valve Caps - Suzuki Logo
  • Master Cylinder Caps - Chrome

Key Competitors For The 2010 Suzuki GZ

  • 2010 Yamaha V Star
  • 2010 Honda Rebel
  • 2010 Hyosung GV250