Suzuki Prices Inazuma 250 below Honda CBR250R in UK

by mahavir on July 12, 2012

Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan has launched its 250 cc parallel twin cylinder motorcycle Inazuma 250 (GW 250) in United Kingdom with an outstanding on road price of £3 ,499 (Rs. 3 lakhs approx.).  At the price of £3 ,499 it is cheaper by £500 (Rs. 43,000 approx.) than Honda CBR 250R and £1100 (Rs. 94,000 approx.) than Kawasaki Ninja 250R in UK. Besides this, the company claims 30 km/liter mileage (WMTC mode) which is higher than Honda CBR 250R 27km/liter (WMTC mode).

Inazuma 250 comes with liquid cooled, SOHC, twin cylinder, fuel injected, 250cc engine which generates maximum power of 26bhp @ 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 24.2 Nm@ 7,000 rpm. It has six speed transmission optimized for low to mid range speeds suitable for city traffic and highway cruising.  It comes with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system for better throttle response and combustion efficiency. It also has Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) servo-controlled butterfly valve which enhances low to mid range torque.

The frame of Inazuma has been designed carefully to combine advantages of tubular street motorcycle frame and twin spar sports motorcycle frame. It has dual disc brakes. The front has fully floating 310 mm disc with dual piston calipers while the rear has 240 mm disc with single piston caliper.  The front suspension uses Telescopic front forks while the rear suspension comes with link type monoshock suspension with 7 way adjustable spring preload.  The front comes with 110/80 *17 inch tyre while the rear comes with 140/70*17 inch tyre.

The styling looks like front biased street fighter naked motorcycle inspired from the B-King.  The front headlight looks like broader headlight of Yamaha Libero, it comes with dual filament halogen bulb and integrated dual position lights with patterned blue lenses.  The rear tail lights look sober. The side lights are incorporated within tank scoops which looks unique. The tank shape is designed to offer adequate knee recess to rider. It has sporty riding seating position.

It has very functional instrument panel which comes with analog tachometer and a large digital LCD display which shows gear position, coolant temperature, odometer, trip meter, fuel consumption meter clock and a 3 mode rpm indicator to have better fuel efficiency and power for individual riding style.  The fit and finish quality is top class. Suzuki also offers 2 year warranty and one year road side assistance which is included in above price. Currently its available in two colors Black and Candy Cardinal Red. The motorcycle will hit the showroom in September.

Suzuki GB’s Paul de Lusignan said, “Since we announced the Inazuma 250 we have been very pleased to see the level of interest it has generated both at Motorcycle Live and in our dealer’s showrooms. With this newly announced price, 250cc power and superb fuel economy it’s a very real alternative for the commuter. Combine this with Suzuki’s renowned reliability and our superb dealer network and its fair to say that the Inazuma offers excellent value and peace of mind motorcycling.”

Suzuki Inazuma 250 Motorcycle  in India

The pricing of this motorcycle speaks a lot. It seems that Suzuki also has plans to launch this motorcycle in India positioning against Honda CBR250R. It will come at a price discount of Rs. 10,000-20,000 compared to Honda CBR250R. It does not have front fairing but it will come with twin cylinder engine which Honda CBR 250R does not have. Let’s wait for this motorcycle to be launched in India.

-Mahavir Kothari

Inazuma 250 Technical Specification

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 248cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC
Bore: 53.5mm x 55.2mm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Starter: Electric
Ignition: Electronic (Transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Drive: Chain

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 2145mm
Overall width: 760mm
Overall height: 1075mm
Wheelbase: 1430mm
Seat height: 780mm
Ground Clearance: 165mm
Kerb Weight: 180 Kg
Fuel capacity: 13.3litres

CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
Rear suspension: Swing arm, Coil spring, Oil damped
Front brakes: Disc: 310 fully floating disc with two piston caliper
Rear brakes: Disc: 240 mm single disc with one piston caliper
Front tyres: 110/80-17M/C 57H
Rear tyres: 140/70-17M/C 66H

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

true July 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Twin cylinder engine, thats really good. Inverted front shocks will also be much stronger, but the photos dont show inverted front shocks.

The headlight design needs to be bigger to attract people in India. Hope suzuki price Inazuma 250 lesser than CBR250r in India too. And when will they launch?

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true July 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

It is twin cylinder and also has twin exhaust :)

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ramesh bista July 12, 2012 at 7:12 pm

an outstanding bike .. when is it being launched ? power output and torque also not in the details

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sachin July 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm

looks good..but kerb weight of 180kg is bit high…for the city use.

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fas July 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

UK is different, in India it will be the other way around.

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Guddu July 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Damn!! Excited..

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dave July 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

it looks ugly haha

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karikor July 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Well out of India, it is portrayed as a 250cc commuter rather than a 250cc Sports Bike.Hence it is 500 pounds cheaper than the Honda CBR 250R and 1100 pounds cheaper than the Kawasaki Ninja 250. Well ideally it would be great if it is priced 20-25000 below the Honda CBR250R but then again, it depends on how Suzuki decides to bring it onto Indian shores, CBU or CKD or fully manufactured in India. That is what will mainly determine its pricing strategy in India.

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r.v.g July 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The looks will be appriciated if its dome/ headlamp design is changed or matched to a racing stance… this design is seriously tasteless… for a 250cc.. It looks more like the old yamaha libero/fazer style.

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Nirmal July 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Where’s another cylinder ???

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Gav July 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Looks like a scaled down version of the B King, pricing this right will improve Suzuki’s Image in India.

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amit July 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm

nice bike

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Rahul Roy August 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

To those who think the design is not so good. Check out the suzuki B-king. This design is inspired by the design of the B-king.

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chetanbidvi September 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Good look bike

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Black Inazuma February 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I don’t find the weight an issue on the Inazuma after one reaches 20 kph+. :-)

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