Suzuki Inazuma review, test ride

    The funky looking Suzuki Inazuma stands tall in a crowd. A quick spin later, here's our impression of how well the new Suzuki goes on Indian roads.

    Published on Mar 01, 2014 02:00:00 PM


    Make : Suzuki
    Model : Inazuma
    So, you’re looking for a different, unique looking bike. Suzuki’s on the same page with you, and totally tuned in here with its 250cc challenger in India. Love it or hate it, as far as distinctive goes, the Inazuma has all styling bases covered, with no other bike in this class looking anything close to this. It’s got solid presence for this class of bike, its modern silhouette filling up a parking lot with its long, Suzuki-typical looks. 
    A scaled down B-King in some ways, the Inazuma rides on a set of somewhat dated looking three-spoke alloy wheels. The bike offers smart and legible instruments, as well as a high quality adjustable front brake lever, that adds to the rider’s feel good factor.
    The four-stroke, 248cc engine is liquid-cooled, soft sounding at all engine speeds and heard through a pair of exhausts that run down either flank as often found on Suzuki motorcycles, instead of single canisters. 
    It’s a parallel-twin powerplant with under-square cylinders (53.5x55.2mm bore and stroke), tuned to produce 24bhp at 8500rpm. Peak torque is 2.24kgm unleashed at 6500rpm and we found the Inazuma offers user friendly power delivery, good for crowded urban conditions. The engine is just as refined as expected, with power flowing smoothly from just over idle, backed up by a strong wave of low and mid-range, thereafter tapering off into a lukewarm top-end that there’s no need to access frequently on an Inazuma. Short-shifts up the slick, six-speed transmission are the way to go on this Suzuki, with first feeling notably shorter ratio than the remaining, nicely spread out gears. Clutch action is light too and overall, the Inazuma ticks all the right boxes with such a novice friendly engine and easily mastered performance.
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