In researching the Suzuki TU 250 I have discovered several sites dedicated to the little machines. They have been for sale overseas for at least a decade and have quite a following.
Here in the land of the free we don't necessarily have the freedom to choose as many different models/colors as are available elsewhere. And not just with the TU 250. Another example is that the Suzuki GS 500 is available here with a fairing, but in Canada you can purchase it naked. I sure wish we had that option here. Yes, I know, we can get the SV650, but we are not given the option for the smaller non-faired bike. *Sigh*
Back to the TU.....Most people are familiar with the standard Suzuki TU 250 in the only color it is available in the USA- red. I have used a picture of that particular model many times in earlier blog posts. What you might not have seen before is what is available elsewhere. ADVRider forum has quite a long post on the bike with several good links where you can view treasures like the following..... 'note it is usually known as the ST 250 overseas':
This beige bike with tan/camel seat is by far my favorite that I have seen. If it was available in the USA I'd have already bought one. This was actually a 2004 model.
You could also find them with a teal and white tank:
Or white tank with blue frame: (Think that is where they got the idea for the Gladius color combination?)
And how about orange for the local Beaver fans (Go Beavs!) ..... or BC Lions if you are into the CFL....or....maybe you just like creamcicles......
And although the beige and tan is my favorite this one takes the prize for customization (love the tail light setup):
So, while I wait for the Ninja to sell, I shall bide my time, I shall try to practice patience, and I will drool at all the different models and options available across the pond.
"Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes." ~ Author Unknown.