Let’s call this someone’s perfect little Starter Bike. Yes, we’re also calling it a Project Bike, and we’ll tell you our reasons for that in a moment. For now, the big news is that it is running (pretty well, in fact), is cosmetically decent, and it has passed Maryland Safety Inspection! We have even changed the oil and filter for you, so you can hop on and ride this little cruiser home today — no fear, no shame! Wanna know more about this Suzuki GZ250 Project Bike right now? Then call 1-888-269-2627 to speak with one of our BMW Certified Sales Advisors —Jim, or Todd. Call TODAY!
As with all PROJECT BIKES we want buyers to know as much as possible about the bike before making a purchase. We’ve nothing to hide and our only goal is that the new owner for each and every PROJECT BIKE feels they paid fairly and got a good, if not great value in the deal. We encourage people to call, schedule a time to meet with one of our sales advisors and inspect each machine in person so they fully understand all the positives as well as the potential downsides involved in the refurbishing process. Please take a moment to learn more about Bob’s PROJECT BIKE program and read our general disclaimer HERE.
Okay, down to business: This Suzuki cruiser (which was also known by the name “Marauder,” if you fancy that sort of aggressive imagery — maybe you see can yourself riding it with a sword held in your teeth!), has a 249 cc, air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC 4-stroke engine with 2 valves per cylinder. It is carbureted and chain driven. In other words, it’s a very basic, simple machine that you can easily understand and maintain yourself. Furthermore, it weighs just 302 lbs (dry) and has a super low seat height of 26.8 inches. If you are someone of shorter stature looking for a comfortable and confidence-inspiring ride, look no further! These are the reasons we’re calling this a Starter Bike. So why, you may wonder, is it also a Project Bike? Glad you asked.
This Project Bike is actually in very good condition for its age and mileage. We brought it into our Service Department for the usual checkup and evaluation. During that process, as mentioned, we gave it fresh oil and oil filter. Then, after the bike was Maryland Inspected (and it passed!), one of our techs took it out for an extended test ride. He reported that the bike starts, idles, and shifts correctly — all good — and the engine even pulls strong. But, unfortunately, after the bike gets warmed up, the clutch starts to slip. A beginning rider may not even notice it, but an experienced rider would notice the slipping under heavy acceleration. This is something that doesn’t fix itself or get better over time; the opposite happens. So, although this clutch is functional and still has some life left in it right now, we would recommend to anyone purchasing this Project Bike that they renew the clutch sooner rather than later to get the maximum confidence and enjoyment from riding this fun little 250.
Cosmetically, this Project Bike is in pretty good shape. There are few scratches in the paint, notably on the rear fender (see last photo) and on the right side cover. Other than that, visible wear and tear is well within the range you’d expect for the age and miles of this bike. That means it looks pretty darn good! You might spot a wee amount of pitting on the chrome headlight bucket and speedometer trim – but it’s nothing serious. This is a clean machine that you can be proud to ride up and park in front of your favorite café, smoothly flick side stand down and casually swing your leg off to then stand back to admire its silver gleam while you sip your favorite beverage.
See yourself in that picture? Good. Frankly, you’ll have a hard time finding a more affordable way to begin enjoying life on two wheels. NOW is the time to get started.