Ever sat in stationary traffic on the morning commute, only to see a motorcyclist filter through and disappear out of sight, undeterred by the morning rush hour? Or stood in a packed carriage on the 7:17am train wishing you were elsewhere? You’re not alone. And chances are that motorcyclist you saw left the house later than you did, and will arrive at work earlier. Probably with a grin on their face, too.
That’s just one of the benefits of commuting by motorcycle. There are more, especially if your commute is mostly done in an urban or city environment. And they’re not only benefits, but make commuting enjoyable, too. It’s here that small capacity machines such as Suzuki’s Inazuma 250 excel, with a lightweight and easy to manouvre chassis, frugal yet punchy 250cc parallel twin engine, topped off with funky, naked styling.
Swapping the car or public transport for a two-wheeled ride in to work will see you spend less time travelling. Those who commute via motorcycle can save, on average, 306 hours a year, according to statistics from Get On, with the capability of filtering between lanes of stationary traffic or sidling to the front of the queues. You’ll also notice the increase in change in your pocket too. Parking in city and town centres is often free for motorcycles, while the frugal Suzuki Inazuma is capable of returning 85.87mpg.
Negotiating tight city streets clogged with traffic also plays into the Inazuma’s hands. Incredibly agile steering is helped by a slim and lightweight chassis, wide, natural handlebars and comfy seat capable of taking a pillion too.
The Inazuma also shows its prowess and versatility out of town, should your commute require it. The small capacity Suzuki is easily capable of cruising at motorway speeds while still managing to maintain excellent fuel economy, and when the working day ends, pick the long way home and have some fun, too.