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  • Suzuki Inazuma
  • Suzuki Inazuma
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Suzuki Inazuma

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Rs.2,09,369*
*Ex-showroom price in Delhi
DISCONTINUED
Bike Discontinued in Apr, 2015

Key Specs of Inazuma

Engine248 cc
Maximum SpeedNA
Power26 PS
Brakes<p> <strong>Front :-</strong>Disc,</p> <p> <strong>Rear :-</strong>Disc</p>
StartSelf Start Only
Torque Value24.2 Nm @ 7000 rpm

Inazuma Price

Inazuma 250248 ccDISCONTINUEDRs.2,09,369
*Ex-showroom price in Delhi

Inazuma Specifications

Mileage -
Engine Type4-Stroke, 2-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, SOHC
Displacement248 cc
Max Power26 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque24.2 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Fuel Capacity13.3 Ltrs

Suzuki Inazuma Features

ABSNo
Mobile ConnectivityNo
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Inazuma Expert Review

Being one of the big players at the international stage, Suzuki’s stint in India is not that happening as in other countries. Sure, their CBU Superbikes such as Hayabusa, GSX-R and Intruder are bringing in fame for this big Jap player, but where they are losing a stroke is the mass market. The commuter bikes of Suzuki are not bringing in numbers as they would have expected, are losing behind in the game from the other players in the Indian market. To make the matters even more difficult, their absence in the faster growing entry level superbike segment cannot be avoided where the bikes like Yamaha YZF-R15, KTM Duke series and Honda CBR series are building up a chunk of sales for their respective manufacturers. To make up for this, Suzuki has launched its much awaited 250cc motorcycle, the Inazuma GW 250, in India. It is big, seems brute and promises to deliver class rivalling performance. The bike has proven its credentials in the European and Japanese markets with its thunderous credentials of being a sports commuter, and thus living up to its name, as ‘Inazuma’ means lightening in Japanese. To spruce up the segment, Suzuki has equipped this bike with a parallel twin, liquid cooled motor, thus sensing us with a superb performance. This configuration slots it between the Honda CBR 250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300. The Suzuki Inazuma is built in China for the global markets and in India, the parts are imported and assembled in Suzuki factories here. This means that it is also the first CKD product for Suzuki in India. Though arriving in the scene a bit late, but with the Inazuma, Suzuki is trying to revive up its image and make its position in the browning 250cc segment. Can it delivers as it promises? Let’s find out.

Design and Features

The first glance of the Suzuki Inazuma may lead up to mixed reviews, as this bike isn’t a full-sized faired mini GSX 250 everybody was expecting from Suzuki, but it’s a chunky, muscular street bike with some very simple, but interesting lines flowing throughout the body. It draws its inspiration from its 1300cc sibling, the Suzuki B-King. But when this design philosophy is applied to its 250cc cousin, the design seems to be a bit out of proportion. To make the motorcycle look beefier, some body panels like the front mudguard and tank scoops have come up designed a bit larger than desired. The tank scoops come equipped with in-built clear lens turn indicators, as seen in Hero Karizma R. Nevertheless, this enhance the muscular appeal of the motorcycle. The rear tail section, also a bit more bulky, seems a bit staid in design, and would have looked good on a motorcycle from the 1990s, and has a dual lens tail light sitting at top of it and clear lens turn indicators on either sides. Though to spice up the mass and compensating with the boring rear body section, Suzuki has given this bike twin exhaust pipes, making the Suzuki Inanzuma the cheapest motorcycle in India to offer this feature. In addition to it, the rear of the motorcycle also comes up with a silver finished passenger grab rail, which is big and easy to use for pillion rider. The theme of ‘extra-large’ is carried everywhere in the rest of the places too. The fuel tank, as expected, is a big unit and add up to the visual mass beautifully. The rear view mirrors too have been given the large theme, which are big and may look square and boring, but are very functional when put up in use. The big and wide clip-on handlebars make you feel that you are sitting on a much larger superbike. The aluminium alloy wheels, with their 3-spoke design, are old school units. The chunky, fat road-gripping tyres add up to the mass of the bike, when viewed from both front and rear. The instrument cluster, as in other Suzukis, is very well put together and is a nicely styled unit. It is a part digital, part analog design, which comes with an LCD unit which shows the speedometer, odometer, two trip meters, maintenance interval indicator, 3 mode rpm indicator, clock, gear indicator and fuel gauge, along with an analog tachometer. The other essential indicators like turn, neutral, engine ignition, etc. are positioned well in the left side of the unit. This instrument cluster gives you all the essential information which you need when you set off for a ride. The build quality and fit and finish is typically Suzuki, excellent and built to last. As far as paint options are concerned, Suzuki has made the Inazuma available only in two colors, Black and Red.
 
To sum up the things, the bike though muscular and bulbous in appeal, seems to be a bit old school and dated, which tells us the fact that Suzuki has entered this segment very late. But still, with these simple lines and beefy looks, this design will appeal to the mature riders, who want their ride to be classy and simple, and not loud and brashy.

Braking and Handling

For a bike of 250cc, the Suzuki Inazuma is adequately big and heavy and exudes an aura of muscle, and the proof are its dimensions. The Inazuma is 2145 mm longer and 760mm wider, with a saddle height of 780 mm. The long wheelbase of 1430 mm and a heavy weight of 183 kg directly implies its larger turning radius, which may sometimes hamper its maneuverability, especially at tight corners. Though the longer wheelbase means that the stability and handling on roads is exceptionally well. Talking about the suspension fronts, the Suzuki Inazuma sports oil damped telescopic front forks at front and oil damped swingarm with monoshock coil spring at rear. The mono shock system at rear is a seven way adjustable suspension setup, which is hidden beneath the body panels to amplify the muscular appeal of the bike. This suspension combination provides the Suzuki Inazuma a ride quality that is unmatched to any other bike in its segment. The long and incredibly supple seat adds the sports tourer credentials of this machine and enhancing the ride quality which is unbelievably good. It is pliant over every kind of bump, whatever the speed may be. Be it a big pothole or small speed breakers, this bike can glide over any kind of uneven surfaces with comfort and ease. The bike also feels solid smooth when allowed to hit on long straights of roads and highways. Talking about the ergonomics, the seating posture of this bike is fairly upright, with mildly rear set foot pegs, giving it a commuterish tourer riding position. The clip-on handlebars, though wide units, are a bit tucked in, thus keeping your arms straight always, like in a track-committed naked street bike.
 
The XL dimensions of the Suzuki Inazuma may scream out the story that it may be not so good in the dynamics front. But contradictory to it, the Suzuki Inazuma is quite impressive. The semi double cradle chassis is built rock solid and feels so, by aiding in the stability of the bike. The steering is compact enough to steer the bike coolly on corners. The IRC fat tubeless rubbers on the bike give decent grip, but once pushed harder, the need of better and stickier rubber is felt. The hydraulic disc brakes, at both front and rear, provide ample bite and ensure you a controlled and consistent braking at all speeds. Overall, the Suzuki Inazuma, even after being dimensionally and mass-effectively big, it is an easy to ride motorcycle even for newbie riders. The handling and ride quality of this bike are perfect and plush, which makes the bike a joy ride.

Safety and Features

Though the Suzuki Inazuma's pricing is at a higher side, the bike doesn't come up with premium safety features, except the front and rear disc brakes doing the duty at both the wheels. The absence of essential safety features for a 250cc motorcycle, such as ABS, is a bit disappointing.

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