Suzuki GZ250 Marauder 250: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GZ250
Also called GZ250 Marauder, GZ 250 Marauder, GZ 250
Production 1999 - 2012
Class Cruiser
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 72.0mm x 61.2mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Top Speed 71 mph (115 km/h)
Horsepower 19.98 HP (14.9 KW) @ 8000RPM
Torque 14.01 ft/lbs (19.0 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. mikuni bsr32
Ignition electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug NGK DR8EA '99-07
Battery YUASA YTX7L-BS '99-07
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain: 520x110
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 41T
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 110/90-16
Rear Tire 130/90-15
Wheelbase 57.09 inches (1450 mm)
Length 85.04 inches (2160 mm)
Width 32.09 inches (815 mm)
Height 42.91 inches (1090 mm)
Seat Height 26.77 inches (680 mm)
Weight 302.03 pounds (137.0 Kg) (dry), 150.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-136[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 2.87 liters/100 km (34.8 km/l or 81.96 mpg)
Competition Honda CMX250C
Kawasaki BN125A
Yamaha XV250
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki GZ250 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1999 and 2012. It could reach a top speed of 71 mph (115 km/h). Max torque was 14.01 ft/lbs (19.0 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 19.98 HP (14.9 KW) @ 8000 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 72.0mm bore x 61.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 110/90-16 front tire and a 130/90-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped. The GZ250 was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 302.03 pounds (137.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.

1999 GZ250X[edit | edit source]

1999 Suzuki GZ250X

  • V.I.N. #: JS1NJ48A X2100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 249cc, Four-stroke
  • COLOR 1: Red - YOW
  • COLOR 2: Green - Y98
  • Single cylinder 4-stroke
  • Cruiser styling
  • GZ250 side panel decal

2000 GZ250Y[edit | edit source]

  • V.I.N. #: JS1NJ48A_Y2100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 249cc, Four-stroke
  • COLOR 1 • Red - 19A
  • COLOR 2: Green - Y98
  • Single cylinder 4-stroke
  • Cruiser styling
  • GZ250 side panel decal
  • Silver "swoop" stripe on the fuel tank

The 2000 MY GZ250 Marauder boasts the old-school long and low styling, and is a nice bike which shows that even small-displacement, single-cylinder machines can ooze attitude. The raked-out front is a great complement for the deeply-valanced front fender, ample pull-back bars and the teardrop tank.

The small Marauder can be ridden two-up and make an even more economical commuter for the warm season, while sub-urban trips will also be as rewarding as it gets. With Suzuki adding two-tone paint, chrome and a retro flared exhaust to the menu, the GZ250 Marauder is a really nifty first bike.

2001 GZ250K1[edit | edit source]

  • V.I.N. JS1NJ48A 12100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 249cc, Four-stroke
  • COLOR 1: Red - 19A
  • COLOR 2: Green - Y7G
  • Single cylinder 4-stroke
  • Cruiser styling
  • GZ250 side panel decal
  • Silver "swoop" stripe on the fuel tank

The GZ250 Marauder was Suuzki's offering for new riders and those in search of a small, economical commuter in a cruiser guise. This quarter-liter machine packs a lot of big-bike style, with wire-spoked rims, ample fenders, a teardrop tank and plenty of chrome to go with them. Suitable for two-up riding, the GZ250 Marauder can also be used for longer trips, especially when upgraded with a windshield and saddlebags. Affordable, easy and cheap to maintain, the GZ250 Marauder is a great commuting solution for the warm season.

2002 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder[edit | edit source]

2002 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder

Welcome the 2002 MY GZ250 Marauder, Suzuki's entry-point cruiser and the smallest member of the classic-look family.A great beginner bike, the GZ250 Marauder can also be used as an economical, fun commuter for the warm season. Its lightweight build and small profile make city slicing a breeze, and with the 20 hp the air-cooled single can produce, this little beast can be fun even on a highway.

Sporting big-bike-derived styling cues including a teardrop tank, deeply-valanced fenders, wire-spoked wheels and a cool-looking raked-out fork, the GZ250 Marauder is a cool way to start discovering the motorcycling world.

2003 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder[edit | edit source]

2003 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder

If you feel like taking the first step into the cruiser world but the ink on your license hasn't dried just yet, the 2003 MY GZ250 Marauder may be one of the best first bikes for you. Low and offering a sure-footed ground contact when stopped, the GZ250 Marauder has plenty of leg room thanks to its forward-mounted controls, and comfy bars.

The bike has room for two and power to match this, and can be used as bike for both fun and functionality, as it doubles as a neat economical commuter, too. Maintenance is fairly cheap, as we're dealing with an air-cooled single.

2004 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder[edit | edit source]

2004 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder

The 2004 MY GZ250 Marauder is Suzuki's smallest cruiser, a neat entry-point bike for those who want to take their first step in this world. Low, boasting smooth shifting and being easily maneuverable both at higher speed and especially in the urban clutter, this quarter-liter single cylinder cruiser can also become your best commuting partner.

Fancy looks are backed by good fuel economy, and since i can also accommodate a passenger, the fun factor is double!

2005[edit | edit source]

The GZ250 has always stood as a milestone in the entry-point cruiser because its styling. Unlike other bikes which compromise design in favor of pricing. Suzuki's 2005 model year GZ250 has upgraded its emblem, with the lettering replaced by the all-new, modern S. This cruiser remains affordable and easy to operate and maintain, being a worthy choice for those in search of an economical commuter and for the beginning riders, as well.

You're getting a 20 hp air-cooled single with a manual 5-speed transmission. The seat is low and reassuring for the less experienced riders, but there's plenty of leg room available for longer rides. The bike can do highway speeds and is a great all-rounder machine with plenty of educational capabilities, providing the new riders with a great platform to train their skills prior to stepping up the ladder.

2006[edit | edit source]

Inexpensive to own and operate, the 2006 MY quarter-liter Marauder is the next step up into the cruiser world. Versatile and practical, the GZ250 Marauder is a lightweight bike with great fuel economy and brisk engine, packing serious big bike styling and capable of reaching highway speeds.

This makes it a great choice for a guys in search of a commuter bike which can offer more than a scooter can. The air cooling system keeps weight in control while making maintenance a lot easier and cheaper. Add in the classic-style fenders, headlight, gauges and tank for a truly surprising small-displacement package.

2007[edit | edit source]

The GZ250 is the entry-point cruiser in Suzuki's 2007 MY line-up, a bike which borrows massively from the bigger motorcycles and provides a reassuring feel for the beginning rider. Inexpensive to own and operate, the GZ250 provides a simple and lightweight air-cooled quarter-liter engine with a 5-speed transmission and electric starting, with seating for two and offering excellent commuting capabilities.

Perfect for getting accustomed to the secrets of bike riding, the 2007 MY GZ250 remains faithful to the classic recipe: keeping things simple, affordable, good-looking and rideable.

2008 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder[edit | edit source]

2008 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder 2008 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder

The GZ250 was a very good recipe right from the start and Suzuki has not changed it too much during its lengthy production cycle, so that's why the 2008 model year is pretty much like the ones before it. Unlike other small-displacement cruisers, the GZ250 retains a hefty dose of big-bike styling, if to a smaller scale. The ample front fender is complemented by a bobbed one in the rear, while the compact design of the bike adds to the ease of handling.

This 4-stroke single is carbureted and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, packing enough punch for effortless highway speeds even when ridden two-up. A dedicated range of accessories is also available, such as saddlebags. a passenger backrest or windshield, so you can easily turn it into a bike that's still comfy for longer runs.

2009 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder[edit | edit source]

2009 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder 2009 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder

The GZ250 Marauder is the entry-point cruiser for the Suzuki line-up, a small bike which has more to it than meets the eye. Compact and sporting design cues borrowed form its bigger siblings, the 2009 MY GZ250 Marauder is powered by an economical 4-stroke quarter-liter thumper and comes with a 5-speed transmission which is geared for both streaking through the urban jungle and for highway speed.

Lightweight and very maneuverable, the GZ250 Marauder is a very good beginners' machine but it can be used as a stylish commuter, too.

2010 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder[edit | edit source]

2010 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder 2010 Suzuki GZ250 Marauder

The long life of the GZ250 Marauder model is a testimony of how much young riders like this machine. The Marauder retains multiple big-bike elements inspired from Suzuki's top-range machinery, and proudly sets them on display. Form and function are intertwined in the entry-point cruiser, with convenience backing up stylish chrome elements, and refined technological solutions adding to the dependability and rewarding riding experience.

The Marauder is both affordable and easy to ride and maintain. It packs enough punch from it's quarter-liter air-cooled single and the 5-speed transmission is tweaked to offer both low-end grunt for city slicing and top-revving power for highway fun.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.