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DL250
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After reading https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=35888.0https://thebikeshow.co.za/suzuki-dl250-v...coming-sa/ and https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-...1447940109, I wonder whether anyone here or someone that you know, owns one? How do you find the performance, under powered or better than expected?
I was wondering how it compared to the performance and as reliable as my previous CBX250 was? I do realize, that it's not in the same league as that of the Wee / Glee 650 models.
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#2
That's an awful lot of money for a 250cc. I think I would rather own a second hand Honda NC 750.
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#3
I agree with your logic. Problem with most older bikes is finding the non-common spares, when needed. The 250 V-Strom is still too new for a good purchase price / 2nd hand deals, but if there are not too many of them in circulation, then maybe this model should be skipped. I wouldn't want to end up waiting weeks for a spare part to arrive, when needed in a hurry.
My old CBX250 used to get around a 110 km/hr in a reasonably quickly time, not exactly highway speeds. The 120 mark if I had enough road and the wind from behind. Cruising speed was 100 for all day travelling. The question is, since the DL250 is taller / bulkier, does it also get the same type of top-end or does it have a better top end?
The service intervals are the same, at 3000 km. Not sure of the cost of the DL250 filters though and whether aftermarket like HiFlo would be available.
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#4
Just some feedback on what I came across on Google for the DL250, the reported top-end is only 137 km/hr. Not in the 160 km/hr league of either the Suzuki GXS-250R or the Kawasaki Ninja 250. I guess the bike shape and size kills thoughts of a good top end.
I just wonder why they went for a parallel twin and not keep the V style motor, like in the Suzuki VL250 Intruder? After all Suzuki called it V-Stom DL250, not a T250
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