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Few years ago, I have saw pics of a 250 in Japan, but not a 400. Maybe we will get them someday.
 

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The "Type M" was a manual shift version. Otherwise the same as the Type S. It was only made a couple of years from what I could find but was made on both the 250 and 400 models. It was mainly sold in Japan and a few select Asian markets{like HongKong}. It is not currently listed however. Even if they still built them they would never sell them in America.

http://www.ibike.com.hk/01_bike_report/07/suzuki/skywave_250_m/skym.htm
Hong Kong review of the 250 type M
 

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You are right and I was wrong, the 400 was never a available in a Type M.

They still list the 250 SS by the way. http://www1.suzuki.co.jp/motor/product/an250ssl2/top

The SS is a Type S with even more dress up parts, to the point of being tacky. There was a Skywave 400 SS.
http://www.ibike.com.hk/01_bike_report/local/suzuki/05_an400ss/01.htm?

For some reason I thought I had seen a 400 Type M but I guess it was just a 250. Odd for them to not make it in the 400 as well but the Japanese do a lot of odd things!

I bet that this may be the last year for the 250 Skywave since they now have the 200. What is listed might be left overs? Next year they will probably come out with a 200 Type S for the Japanese market only{maybe sold in Europe?}.
 

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in japan they don't need big displacement due the low millage of every day commuting and the lot of stops/brakes they do in each ride so the fuel consumption will be much higher with the 400 than what most of Americans do have with theirs.
also the type m model is designed for a special segment wich is in the 250s that contain the majesty 250 and the forza z, but in the side of specifications suzuki is better (stiffer chassis, bigger wheels, 41mm forks, linked rear suspension, balanced engine, catalytic converter ... etc) but still can't beat the forza due it's light weight and maneuvering abilities and the kickdown mechanisim of the cvt than can put any 400 behind when accelerating, so there is no need for bigger engine when you have a transmission like this one, also the popularity and the after market accessories is behind it's success.
now what i see in iraq is the same in japan, the forza is the most popular and the most quite ride you ever can have with a maxi scooter.
 
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