Learner Friendly Bikes
The Suzuki Tu250x is a remake of the Gn250. An ideal learners bike.
A little bit of updating the old model to fuel injection for cleaner, crisper acceleration. Twin piston brakes up front for secure braking and a retro look to give it a cafe classic look.
With flatter style handlebars and a low mounted engine, this bike is easy to gain control over low speed balance.
A lot of the people learning at the time I bought this bike commented how easy it is to ride and how it raised their confidence to complete the skill manoeuvres.
- Engine: 249cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled, OHC
- Starter: Electric
- Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
- Front Suspension: Telescopic, oil spring, coil damped
- Rear Suspension: Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
- Front Brakes: Disc
- Rear Brakes: Drum
- Wheelbase: 1,375 mm
- Seat Height: 770 mm
- Length: 2,070 mm
- Width: 750 mm
- Height: 1,075 mm
- Wet Weight: 148 kg
- Fuel Capacity: 12 litres
- Colours: Black / Grey
Kawasaki W 650 2000
This bike is an enjoyable ride. It is a very torquey motor. Not so big on horsepower. It is much like an overgrown 250. Regardless on the specified weight it has a very neutral balance when moving.
The mass of the engine is down low and the crank is in line with the axles. What that means is it has a low centre of gravity which aids its ability to do easy U turns.
The W purrs along nicely at the speed limits at very low revs.A simple 5 speed gearbox that is forgiving if a wrong gear is selected.
It brakes nicely with good feel through the lever.
Big wide bars help give the rider an easy ability to steer.
This is my third one and the Kawasaki W 650 is an ideal learning bike to upgrade to an open class licence.
- Model: Kawasaki W650;
- Engine: 2-cyl, 2-valve, air-cool, 4-stroke;
- Comp: 8.7:1;
- Power: 48ps @7000rpm (claim);
- Torque: 51.9Nm @5500rpm (claim);
- Weight: 195k dry;
- Wheelbase: 1450mm;
- Front tyre: 110/90-19;
- Rear tyre: 130/80-18;
- Fuel tank: 15lt;
- Top speed: 160kmh;
NB: Not LAMS approved, 675cc