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You and I’ve the identical dependancy.

We endlessly scroll the web trolling for our subsequent motorbike.

Does the ‘illness of extra’ impel the seek for one thing higher?

There are a lot worse addictions.

Low mileage, late make, excessive tech, and low-cost. However it’s a 250. What to do? [Mike Lawless]

I chanced on a motorcycle no one needed.

The worth was past proper for a more moderen road authorized motorbike with a title.

The advert had been operating for weeks with no takers.

The Suzuki GW 250 is an odd little duck.

Not a lot information for the American market.

Small Japanese machines bear the stigma of gutless newbie bikes.

The street checks stated the GW was underpowered.

Might barely sustain in freeway site visitors.

Dangerous opinions are the kiss of dying.

I do know Suzuki has many variations of their 250 road bikes.

Each singles and twins.

For the document, the GW250 is a water-cooled, gasoline injected parallel twin.

I drove out to the nation for a glance.

The situation was typical of a motorcycle in a barn.

The vendor was gracious sufficient to permit a street check earlier than shopping for.

The place light-weight canyon carvers belong: on the flexible bits. [Mike Lawless]

My first thought was ‘how petite’, in comparison with most road bikes.

The driving place; basic UJM.

The instrument cluster nearly excellent:

Analog tach with digi speedo, clock, gasoline gauge & gear indicator.

All you want after which some.

The engine was a nice shock.

The opinions shouted: counter balanced, lengthy stoke, two-valver.

To me it was a twin that felt extra like a  4.

Very easy revving out to a nice crescendo at 11,000 RPM.

Suspension and brakes had been nice, contemplating.

Dealing with is sweet, even when the entrance lacked really feel when pushed.

Which could say extra about me being a ham-fisted rider.

Whereas the GW250 won’t ever be a freeway flyer,

It was a nice roadster on slim lanes.

Don’t let the imply bunny get you down – he’s not getting any woman rabbit regardless of spending $35k on a particular particular Italian stallion. [Mike Lawless]

The worth was so low-cost I gave the person my cash.

I took her house, eliminated the inventory mirrors and some logos,  placed on a pair of my favourite grips.

Plus the standard stuff; altering the oil, service the chain, set the tire stress.

My eighteen-year-old daughter appreciated the Japanese Anime styling.

Exploring the backroads results in sudden pleasures/treasures. [Mike Lawless]

For weeks I cruised the again roads and commuted.

Having fun with the again roads.

You have to carry your momentum,

This bike won’t ever go down a gear and disappear.  Ever.

However the motor has good character.

It feels like a motorbike ought to, even with a inventory exhaust.

The GW250 is kind of a refined little bundle.

I dubbed the little roadster “Lusso”.

Pulls like a practice…properly truly not. However that’s okay, you’re nonetheless driving. [Mike Lawless]

I like trendy, large fuel stations on a motorbike.

Clear bogs, plenty of pumps & recent espresso.

A younger man rolled up on his Ducati as I refueled.

I nodded in his course.

He took off his helmet and requested “Is that your piece of shit? Like are you simply studying to trip or one thing?”

I laughed, talked about the Ducatis I’ve owned, and that I used to be service supervisor at a Ducati dealership.

Mentioned Ducati makes good artwork work, however his sportbike is depressing as a street bike.

The driving place is a ache within the neck, the warmth out of your 1098’s engine will soften your legs on a summer season day.

Plus, everyone knows what they’re wish to get serviced.

He fired again ‘Effectively I meet babes”.

Shaking my head I replied ‘If you wish to meet girls, purchase a Vespa”.

There may be not a lot respect for small bikes.

The adage of the larger the engine, the larger the person is tiresome.

A model doesn’t outline the person.

Are we not all riders?


I paid money for my little bike, and can stick with it driving it.



Michael Lawless [@electric_horseman], our ‘Poet of Packed Earth’, is the Flat Monitor Editor for, and has his personal weblog: Electrical Horseman