Suzuki GZ250 Marauder (Marauder 250)

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Suzuki Marauder 250

The Suzuki GZ250 Marauder appeared at the end of 1998 as a junior version in the Marauder / Desperado line, targeting the markets of North America, Europe, Australia and Japan. Sharing similarities with the Suzuki VZ400 Desperado and Suzuki VZ800 Desperado (Marauder) models, the Marauder 250 has nothing to do with them technically. The model also has the name - ' Suzuki Marauder 250 .

The Suzuki GZ250 Marauder was based on a 1-cylinder air-cooled engine with a volume of 249 cm³, producing up to 21 hp. power and 20 Nm of torque. The maximum performance is at 6000-7500 rpm. The main feature of the engine is the Twin Dome Combustion Chamber (TDCC). The engine did not become an independent development, but migrated from the Suzuki TU250 and Suzuki GN250 models.

In the early 2000s, due to low demand, the model left the domestic Japanese market, but there was still little demand for the model and some of the motorcycles oriented to foreign markets were all brought to Japan.

2011 was the last year of production of the model, after which it finally rolled off the assembly line and was no longer offered. The Marauder 250 is most popular in North America, which is why most of the models are present there.

Overall, the Suzuki Marauder 250 features a classic look with spoked wheels, dual rear shock, conventional telescopic forks and rear drum brakes.

The Suzuki GZ250 Marauder is great for beginner riders and those looking for a lightweight, inexpensive and economical classic bike for city riding. Thanks to the use of simple solutions, motorcycle maintenance is quite cheap and does not require any special skills and tools.

The main competitors of the Suzuki GZ250 Marauder in the class:


Suzuki GZ250 Marauder
Suzuki GZ250 Marauder


Specifications Suzuki GZ250 Marauder:

ModelSuzuki GZ250 Marauder
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year1999-2011
Framesteel tubular
Engine type1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume249 cm³
Bore / Stroke72.0 x 61.2 mm
Compression ratio9.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderOHC, 4 valves
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 1x Mikuni BSR32SS
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power21.0 h.p. (15.4 kW) @ 7500 rpm - Marauder 250 (North America)

20.0 h.p. (14.7 kW) @ 7500 rpm - Marauder 250 (Japan)

Maximum torque20.0 Nm (2.1 kg * m) at 6000 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size110 / 90-16 (59P)
Rear tire size130 / 90-15M / C (66P)
Front brakes1 disc 275 mm, 1-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum, 130 mm
Front suspensiontelescopic fork (non-adjustable), stroke - 120 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 90 mm
Length2160 mm
Width815 mm
Height1090 mm
Wheelbase1450 mm
Minimum ground clearance125 mm
Saddle height680 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed120 km / h
Fuel tank capacity14.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)137 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb)150 kg