BREA, Calif. - Suzuki's TU250X for 2015 is designed to be a modern motorcycle wrapped in a retro bike style, featuring a round headlight, sweptback and low-slung chrome exhaust, and polished crank side case.
The OEM said the new model, with an MSRP of $4,399, was shipping to dealers in May, but it is not available in California, the company noted.
"The TU250X is a good fit for many entry-level riders, with the long and comfortable padded seat positioned low for a seat height of just 30.3 inches," the OEM announced. A classic steel-tube frame and naked styling keeps the TU's curb weight at 326 lbs., Suzuki noted.
The TU250X features chrome-plated spoke wheels, with the front wheel stopped by a hyraulic disc brake using a dual-piston caliper for consistent brake activation.
The single-cylinder, 250cc air-cooled engine exposes its cooling fins for old-school style, while modern performance is enhanced by the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve fuel-injection system and digital ignitio, the OEM noted. The engine is tuned to deliver strong low-end torque and quick throttle response.
The bike's 3.2-gallon fuel tank "means riders will enjoy long road sessions with few stops for fuel. The bike’s exhaust system is complete with a catalytic convertor to help keep emissions low," Suzuki announced.