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    Thread: Bike # 3 followed me home today

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      05-24-2012 09:01 PM #1
      After a year of scooter ownership, the novelty of it wore off and it was time to get back to a traditional motorcycle. So off to my local dealer I went, said goodbye to the scoot and hello to this:



      A 2011 Suzuki TU250x with 1700 miles on it. This thing is an absolute joy to ride. Pretty smooth for a thumper, fuel injected, and gets up and goes just fine for a little bike. At about 380lbs wet, it's almost 100lbs lighter than my Kymco 250 scooter, so it feels much faster and is way more nimble. It also fits my 5' 8", 30" inseam frame to a tee. Love the 3/4 Bonneville style, too!

      Only mods planned are some supplemental LED running/tail lights, and maybe go up a tooth on the front sprocket for a bit more high speed smoothness.

      Feels good to be clutching / shifting again!

    2. 05-24-2012 09:20 PM #2
      Nice. Was that at Ellicott City Motorsports?

    3. 05-24-2012 09:29 PM #3
      I love a lightweight bike for a commuter.

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      05-24-2012 09:34 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by mholme View Post
      Nice. Was that at Ellicott City Motorsports?

      Yep...sure was.

    5. 05-25-2012 07:35 AM #5
      I love the looks of the TU250.

      I want one to make a replica of one of these.(knobbies and all)
      "The Sebring is an extraordinary car. Ugly to behold and hateful to drive, it is not cheap, elegant, comfortable, practical, prestigious, clever, economical, luxurious, well designed, well thought out or, if the rental car I drove in America this year is anything to go by, especially well made either." - Jeremy Clarkson

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      05-25-2012 11:46 AM #6
      i love that bike, i learned through my msp on a tu250x and i was hooked. i would love to have one as a commuter


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      05-25-2012 12:15 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
      i love that bike, i learned through my msp on a tu250x and i was hooked. i would love to have one as a commuter

      When I took the MSF class back in 2006 I learned on a Suzuki GZ250 which I think has the same basic engine...except I believe the GZ was carb'd. Such easy bikes to ride. What I like about the TU is that it almost disappears underneath you if you know what I mean.

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      05-25-2012 12:18 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BrianC View Post
      When I took the MSF class back in 2006 I learned on a Suzuki GZ250 which I think has the same basic engine...except I believe the GZ was carb'd. Such easy bikes to ride. What I like about the TU is that it almost disappears underneath you if you know what I mean.
      haha yeah. they had the tu250x last in line, and everyone else was running to a bike to pick. I just walked real slow to the last bike. ended up i got the only bike that was FI and not carb'd lol

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