Back to Basics with the Suzuki TU250X

  • Basem Wasef

Amid the endlessly escalating horsepower wars, the frenzied pursuit of fairing fashion, and the breathless anticipation of the latest and greatest, it’s easy to lose track of the basics. And when it comes to motorcycles, it doesn’t get much more elemental than old-school standards with so little bodywork, you can be seen through them.

Recalling a scaled-down version of 1960s naked bikes, the 2009 Suzuki TU250X ($3,799) combines the visual comfort food of classic styling cues with modern conveniences like fuel injection. A 30.5-inch seat height invites beginners, as does the mild-mannered single-cylinder engine. Chromed bits belie its bargain-basement price tag, and the TU250X’s lightweight construction makes it more fun to ride than you might expect. Our advice? Park the Hayabusa and take this Suzuki for a spin. We guarantee you’ll return with an ear-to-ear grin. (www.suzukicycles.com)

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