Suzuki’s affordable TU250X goes up against its large displacement rivals in the 2015 Suzuki TU250X Comparison review.
- The TU250X is powered by an electric start 249cc air-cooled Single. Although it lacks a manual kickstarting option we never missed it.
- The Suzuki’s seat is the lowest to the ground which will be a boon for shorter riders. On the other end of the spectrum it does however feel a little minibike-ish for taller riders.
- The Suzuki’s front brake offers the most lever sensation during braking helping it achieve the shortest stopping distance from 60 mph.
- Although it’s missing a tachometer it’s not a deal breaker as it’s easy to time shift points based on the sound and feel of the engine.
- 2015 Suzuki TU250X - $4399
- Small and affordable the Suzuki TU250X is a bargain retro ride that performs well considering its more limited engine displacement.
- At higher speeds the Suzuki’s chassis lacks the road holding of the more firmly damped Royal Enfield.
- Suzuki drives a hard bargain with its TU250X. Sure it doesn’t measure up to the larger bikes in terms of performance—it’s certainly close.
- Compared to its larger displacement rivals the Suzuki’s 250 engine accelerates best when operated at high rpms.
- The Suzuki feels a little cramped for larger than average riders. Still, it’s a fantastic option considering its price.
- The Suzuki’s engine proved to be the easiest on fuel with it capable of a 200 mile range between fill-ups.
- The Suzuki offers the maneuverability of a scooter through town. It’s a choice motorcycle for riding across narrow and crowded streets.
- Classic Air-Cooled Motorcycle Shootout – engine torque graph.
- Classic Air-Cooled Motorcycle Shootout – engine horsepower graph.