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Suzuki GSX250R – the not so exciting practical 250

The Suzuki GSX250R is a fully faired street machine that brings the joy and satisfaction of Suzuki’s Katana sport bike heritage to a broader audience. This approachable street-sport bike features a proven, twin-cylinder, fuel-injected engine wrapped in stylish full-fairing bodywork. With responsive yet easy-to-control performance, good fuel efficiency, nimble handling, and a comfortable riding position, the Suzuki GSX250R is equally at home on the daily commute as it is on extended outings.

A low seat height, slim fuel tank and overall light weight makes the new Suzuki GSX250R an an un-intimidating ride. Ten-spoke aluminium wheels and tuned KYB suspension keep the bike nimble and responsive for city streets as well as open roads. With a four-gallon (15 L) fuel tank and highly efficient power plant, the GSX250R has a riding range of well over 350 kms.

The new Suzuki GSX250R combines sharp, sporty looks and nimble performance with comfortable ergonomics, and is destined to be as at home cutting through city traffic on the commute as it is taking the long way home on twisty B-roads. A full LCD dash give the rider important information such as gear-position indicator, fuel gauge, and clock.

Clip-on handlebars give a direct and sporty feel, but are also positioned for a comfortable ride, which match the GSX250R’s design, while the engine is super relaxed and is designed to give good low to mid-range, producing 23.4 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm and peak power of 25 PS at 8,000 rpm. (Yawn!)

Intake valves are designed to optimise airflow into the combustion chamber, improving performance and reducing emissions, while a new two-into-one exhaust enhances performance in the mid range.

Suzuki GSX250R key features

  • New fully-faired, quarter-liter sportbike with aggressive, flowing styling true to the Suzuki Katana heritage.
  • Fuel-injected twin-cylinder engine delivers a responsive, broad power band with class-leading fuel economy of approximately 32 km/l.
  • The GSX250R features a reverse-lit LCD instrument panel, a bright halogen headlight, plus distinctive position lamps and taillight using new tech, surface-emitting LEDs.
  • Comfortable, roomy ergonomics for rider and passenger, with a slim fuel tank that helps the rider easily plant their feet on the ground when stopped.
  • New style 10-spoke wheels, petal-type brake rotors, and quality KYB suspension components round out a chassis ready for any riding assignment.

Now from an Indian perspective and actually even a global perspective, the 250cc segment is actually dying or maybe even dead. The industry has moved on to the 300 to 400 cc segment which will automatically make this twin cylinder motorcycle obsolete and overpriced. Suzuki somehow always joins the party late, and they really need to up their game in India when they finally re-enter the 250-400 cc segment and learn from the Inazuma disaster.

Suzuki GSX250R specifications

ENGINE
EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel-twin
Displacement248 cc (15.13 cubic in.)
Bore x Stroke53.5 x 55.2 mm (2.10 x 2.17 in.)
Power and Torque25 PS @ 8,000 rpm and 23.4 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel SystemSuzuki Fuel Injection
StarterElectric
LubricationWet sump
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission6-speed constant mesh
ClutchWet, multi-plate type
Final DriveChain, Sealed O-ring type
CHASSIS
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearSingle shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontSingle disc, Nissin 2-piston caliper
Brakes RearSingle-disc, Nissin 1-piston caliper
Tires Front110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless
Tires Rear140/55-17M/C 66H tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity4.0 US gal. (15 L)
ColorPearl Glacier White No. 2, Pearl Nebular Black
ELECTRICAL
IgnitionElectronic ignition (Transistorized)
Headlight12V 55/60W (H4 halogen) & LED position lights
Tail LightLED
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length82.08 in. (2,085 mm)
Overall Width29.13 in. (740 mm)
Overall Height43.7 in. (1,110 mm)
Wheelbase56.29 in. (1,430 mm)
Ground Clearance6.29 in. (160 mm)
Seat Height31.1 in. (790 mm)
Curb Weight392.4 lbs. (178 kg.)

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