Suzuki has unveiled a new version of the Inazuma called Inazuma 250 Z. The quarter-litre motorcycle made its debut at the ongoing Motorcycle Live 2014 event in Birmingham, UK, along with a fully faired version called the Inazuma 250F.
The Inazuma 250 Z is mechanically identical to the standard version, though it will be available with two new two-tone paint schemes – black/red and blue/white. Both the two-tone colour schemes add a bit of excitement to the motorcycle and look a lot better than the monotonous single colour paint jobs, which the standard version is offered with. The Inazuma 250 Z retails at GBP 3,408 (Rs 3.31 lakh) in the UK market, while the fully-faired Inazuma 250F is expected to be priced at GBP 3,800 (Rs 3.70 lakh).
In India, the Inazuma is sold in just two standard paint schemes – deep metallic red and all black. It is powered by a parallel twin 248cc engine that develops 24bhp and 22Nm of torque, and is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The Suzuki Inazuma GW250 was launched in India earlier this year, but the outrageous price tag meant that the motorcycle isn't doing well. Suzuki recently tried to make amends with the Indian buyer by offering a discount of Rs 1 lakh on the motorcycle. While the Inazuma is a brilliant all-rounder, the fact that it is imported as a CKD means that it still is a very expensive motorcycle.