Suzuki Inazuma: Review

The Suzuki Inazuma is its maker's first 250cc motorcycle for India. But, it isn't exactly what everyone expected it to be. Intrigued? Read our review


Suzuki Inazuma front action shot



It's not a particularly good looking motorcycle. It's also not exactly very fast. And then, it is among one of the most expensive 250cc motorcycles in the country today. The Suzuki Inazuma, clearly, doesn’t have the odds stacked in its favour, especially when you consider that it is in fact, quite late to the 250cc party. The question then is - is there anything that actually works for the new Suzuki Inazuma?


The design most certainly doesn't. Now, the Inazuma isn't a bad looking motorcycle, but in a market like ours, where motorcycles - big or small - are machines that one flaunts, the Inazuma won't win too many fans. It is unique, but then it’s also a tad too mature and old-school. It has a large, muscular tank flanked by extensions; a design trait common to most modern, naked bikes, but the rest of the bike just fails to awe.  Also Read: Suzuki Inazuma vs Kawasaki Z250 vs KTM 390 Duke: Spec comparison



Suzuki Inazuma  front static shot



The head lamp design lacks both character and form, the front fender seems at least two sizes bigger and the tail piece comes across as one never ending piece of plastic. Then there’s the stepped one piece seat, the rear grab rail and the three-spoke alloy wheel designs, all of which take you back in time. Like we said, the Inazuma is not a bad looking motorcycle, it just isn’t contemporary enough. We do like the seating posture on the Inazuma, though. It’s not sporty or demanding but is more commuter like – upright and comfortable. The handlebar is relatively tall and allows for good leverage; the seat is roomy, supportive and comfortable for spending longer time in the saddle; and the footpegs are neutrally positioned. This makes the Suzuki Inazuma one of the best bikes to ride long distance on with a pillion.


by Vikrant Singh Photography: Eshan Shetty Posted on March 6, 2014 8:49 IST Views: 38470

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