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Ditch the train, get on a bike

2014-01-31 08:10

TWO-WHEELS PLEASE: Bikemaker Suzuki says the best way to beat congested traffic is to get on its 250cc Inazuma. Image: Newspress

Whether you’re sitting in a stuffy bus or a train without windows or stuck in stalled traffic everybody probably wishes they were the motorcyclist whizzing past on the trek to work. 

What’s more, the very same motorcyclist probably leaves home a lot later and arrives way before you can hope to reach work. So, Suzuki says, “get on a bike!”

The bikemaker says small engine-capacity machines such as the Suzuki Inazuma 250 are quite popular in the UK (and sell in South Africa for R39 950) with a “light and easy-to-manouvre chassis, frugal yet punchy 250cc parallel twin engine, topped off with funky, naked styling.”

The Inazuma was also one of the Bike of the Year finalists in 2013.


Suzuki says swopping a car or public transport for a motorcycle in to commute will see you spend less time travelling. According to statistics from Get On, motorcycle commuting can save an average 306 hours of traveling a year by filtering through stationary traffic. And, well at least in the UK, parking in town centres is often free. Fuel consumption is significantly less with the Inazuma only using 3.3 litres/100km.

It’s agile steering, says Suzuki,  is helped by a slim and light chassis, wide, natural handlebars and a comfy seat capable of taking a pillion.

And should you need to hit the long road out of town, Suzuki says the Inazuma is easily capable of cruising at motorway speeds while still managing to maintain good fuel economy.

Find out more about the Suzuki Inazuma 250.

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