Forgettable but forgiveable commuter bike
In a nutshell, it's an adequate commuter for a cheap price. It's cheap because nobody really wants them.
It probably made more sense as a cheap new bike with warranty that would give no hassle for a few years. It's not bad, but its unfortunate mix of poor quality and un-cool-ness means that it's unlikely to find many careful custodians going into the future. Just another forgettable, cheap, disposable bike that will get beaten on for a few years until the survivors dwindle away to almost zero left. When was the last time you saw a daewoo nubira?
-smooth engine with good midrange power
-good fuel economy
-comfy rider and pillion seat, with grab handle
Purchased for $2,500.00.
A dream to ride!
I just bought this bike second hand a week ago and I'm very happy with it. Very stable, comfortable and easy to ride. It feels so smooth. Everything works well: changing gears up and down, accelerating, braking, turning, line filtering, ... No issues. And very fast and responsive to get out quickly from the traffic when the light turns green and to get away from any hazard. Perfect? Almost! The only problem is the weight. 183km (wet) is about 30m heavier than the Honda 250 for instance. Of course, that's also why it's so stable I guess but it's...not the best for reversing in a driveway or put it bike up straight if you lose your balance in a tight corner at very low speed for instance. Well, it's manageable, and at least, it helps to be more skilled with heavier, more powerful bikes! It's a minor problem. All the rest is so good!
Purchased in March 2020 at Bikesales.com.au for $2,800.00.
best 250 commuter
Very stable at top speed. I added pig screen to keep wind off. rides a nice line and is heavy enough to keep it stable. I find it gets up to speed quickly and is very nimble in traffic. huge savings on fuel even City riding. overall a great bike.
Great 250cc bike
For what it is (a 250), its a great bike to own. Purchased it new for under 5 grand. Put 400 km on it since and it has not shown a fault. Owned 3 bikes; definitely the comfiest and most nimble. Looks odd at first, but the raised handle bars are so good on the arms and back. The Puig windshield available for this model makes the bike look "sportier" in a way but I only bought it for the wind blockage. Great fuel consumption; got 250 ks of riding on a full tank (all city riding). The materials look solid as; good for life expectancy i reckon but ...it adds weight to the bike which I think is the only draw back (183kgs wet; which I think is a bit rich for a 250). Big in size for a small engine bike; it can easily fool someone by its size. Im 180cm tall and it doesnt look like I'm riding a sheep when Im on it. Sweet bike if you're on a budget or don't want a 20,000 dollar paper weight sitting in your garage on rainy days. Happy with my purchase
Quality 250cc bike.
If you want a great bike to start out on with top quality finish and cool looks then just do it. Very comfortable to ride with plenty of power for a 250 . a fun bike with the Suzuki reliability. Perfect for a commuter as it is good on fuel.
Daily ride for fun and Best for commute
I am loving it never let me down and full fill all my needs 250cc but strong in the market . Very comfortable to ride . Very good on fuel ... just little bit heavy bit its ok for me . Happy with my purchase ... recommend to ppl who are looking to buy 250cc bikes or lams bike like ninja and cbr and etc. go with inAzuma close your eyes and buy it without thinking further.. very smooth
Great Little Bike
I have just brought my Zuma a couple of days ago and already put 300km on it over the weekend.This bike is great fun to ride even keeping it under 7000 rpm, everything seems to work well together. Its comfortable,handles well on country roads,brakes are good, and its just an easy bike to ride.Now Im not the smallest bloke to be riding a 250cc motorcycle around(6ft and 17 stone) but the bike fits me well and at 50 years of age who has been riding bikes since I got my licence at 16 and 10 months its got enough power to do the things I want to do ...on a motorcycle which is to commute to work during the week,and ride the roads of central west NSW every now and again on weekends without doing mark one and losing my licence and nice and cheap on petrol, rego , and insurance. Looking forward to enjoying motorcycling again,see you out on the road. February 6th 2017 Update: Still Enjoying This Great Little Bike I've had my Inazuma for 12 months now and still enjoying riding this 250cc motorcycle. I've put 4000k's on it in that time , mainly commuting to work and back but have been on plenty of weekend blasts of around 200-300k's each which he Inazuma just loves.I do miss that feeling of hammering down though's long straight country roads at flat out speeds,but the zuma does about 140kpm easy and I've still got my points in tact .Rego is about $300 and insurance about $250, so it's cheap motorcycling .Fuel economy is great with about 250-300k's per tank so running cost are good as well. If your looking for a cheap fun bike you can;t go past the Inazuma.
No compromise with Power and quality
I have been riding my Zuma for around 9 months. Initially I thought that it is under power due its weight. I was not pushing it over 6000 rpm due to run in period. I have started enjoying this bike a lot as it has plenty of power. I can reach the desire speed in no time and my rpm still remains under 8000. The only negative points are its weight and short gear ratio. You only get problem with first gear as you need to change it quickly to go faster. apart from that this bike is best value for money. You may not find butter smooth engine with this quality in other bikes of this price. Cannot wait to get my bike serviced to feel the difference.
As my main mode of transport; it's excellent
Easy to ride, built strongly and looks like a beast. I've had plenty of good compliments and always seem to have people staring at the bike in traffic. I have the Blue/white combo which looks great.
It sips fuel (calculating roughly 26k/L at the moment) and maintains a pretty decent rate of power for a 250. Brakes are excellent too.
Overall, happy with my purchase.
Fill it with premium, treat it with respect and don't hammer it too hard during the first 300k and you'll be as fortunate as I am to have invested in such a bike.
Good looking little commuter
I have recently bought an Inazuma to commute to work. I'm still in the break in period so can't comment on its top speed yet, but so far handling is easy and suspension seems to do its job well for me. The rear shock is adjustable but the front forks are not so if you are a bit on the heavy side they may not be sufficient. FYI I am about 80kg-85kg when wearing all my gear.
A center stand is available as an optional dealer accessory which comes in handy for doing maintenance task at home. Would have been nice if it was standard though! There ...are also engine bars, a rear rack and a silly little screen available from Suzuki. The Suzuki screen doesn't look like it would be of any use in keeping the wind off, I am ordering a screen from Puig instead. As far as looks go this bike certainly has them! My bike is the 2014 "Marine Style" colour and is really good looking. Got lots of compliments on my new bike from my workmates, who were surprised that it is only a 250cc, it doesn't look tiny like a lot of small capacity bikes do. The only thing I don't like about the styling is the MASSIVE front fender. Why is it so huge, it looks like it belongs on a KLR or something. I will probably either cut down the fender, or order a smaller aftermarket one from Japan. A smaller fender will do its job just as well and not look so out of place. The only negative thing I can think of to mention about this bike is its weight. It is heavy for its size, owing to the steel frame. Having a steel frame rather than alloy which is lighter but more expensive to make is what enables them to price this bike so cheaply - so in the end the heavy frame is kinda a good thing haha. very cheap to buy, looks great, digital guages easy to read, gear indicator
great first bike
I bought this bike 3 months ago and I have no complaints. I picked up a demo with 200kms on it from a dealer for $4300 drive away. 2 year unlimited warranty. Really happy with the value, I looked at a bunch of bikes in this class and value wise I couldn't find a better deal for a new bike. I've enjoyed riding it, it handles well and is cheap to run. I haven't tried riding anything bigger than a 250 yet but power wise its adequate for my needs. I ride 100km/h on the motorway no problem and have gotten it up to 130km/h before. It has a qua...lity build, something I didn't appreciate until I had my first service and they gave me a loan bike. It feels like a big bike and its comfortable to ride. I particularly like the digital display and it has a gear indicator which as a newbie I like having. The looks were something that I first thought were a bit peculiar but I like the way it looks now, definitely grew on me. Overall awesome bike, highly recommend. I've had no issues with it thus far and I've put a good 2500kms on it
Questions & Answers
I am looking for a rear carrier rack for my GW250 aftermarket will do or second hand, any ideas ?
Motorcycleplanet.co.uk or Ebay.co.uk have them. most require drilling one or two holes you can also get panniers sets
F1 light flashing no go. Removed fuse kerb side and reinstalled all good. But did twice in one day after stopping
Hi guys I am riding the Inazuma for a year and a half it seems the maintenance costs are a bit high every now and then the mechanic tells me some thing needs to be changed is it just me or any one else experiencing the same?
G'day Riyan, sorry to hear your having problems. I've only had the bike 6 months with 2000 klm's on it without any hassles ( touch wood ) .If the bike needs all these changes they should.be covered under the two year warranty,.I'd be getting a second opinion from other sources .You should check out the Inazuma forum on line to see if anyone else is having the trouble you are. Good luck.
Hi Riyan, the good thing about Zuma is that you can do many things by your self. It is not that complex as most of the engine components are open and easy to see and fix. I got my 5000KM service done just under $100. You can do minor service by your self. Also, you can verify things by your self which needs to be replaced. Download this Zuma service manual which is different than owner's manual.
You can inspect each components, not everything but at least basic things like chain, brakes, tyres.
I hope this helps.
Get your hands dirty eBay for parts and google for guidance very cheap bike to own.
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