Suzuki GW250 to come to Europe?

Will Suzuki go up against Kawasaki and Honda in Europe?

Posted: 14 January 2011
by Visordown News

HERE'S A new-for-2011 bike that you might have missed – the Suzuki GW250, which was launched late last year at the CIMA show in China.

Mostly unnoticed by the European press, the bike is actually a production version of the much-speculated “mini B-King”, details of which have been leaking from Suzuki for the last couple of years. With 26bhp from its injected parallel twin engine and a weight of around 180kg it's roughly on a par with similarly-sized bikes like Kawasaki's Ninja 250R, albeit with a less sporty style.

There has also been speculation for years that Suzuki will build a GSX-R250, similar in concept to the Ninja 250R and Honda CBR250R – this new engine could be the perfect basis for such a bike.

At the moment, little is know about Suzuki's plans for the bike but there's speculation that it will be offered in Europe in 2012 – it would certainly sit neatly alongside the GSR750.


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Please bring TU250!! Not this plastic disaster.

Posted: 14/01/2011 at 17:43

Not much good as a lightweight runaround at 180Kg - you can get plenty of 600s that are a good deal lighter than that!

Posted: 15/01/2011 at 11:22

Good to see 250s make a reappearance - just not this one.


Maybe the price of petrol will allow this sort of bike to make a comeback - personally I'd really go for something like the Fazer 250 as a runaround if the price was right 

Posted: 15/01/2011 at 12:27


Posted: 04/11/2011 at 13:40

I think suzuki needs to look again at the 250cc market,come to think of it so does yamaha.The suzuki tu 250x perfect bike for us experienced commuters just add water cooling jobs a good un. Who wants a 250that wieghs as much as a 600cc bike ?smaller capacity should equal less wieght .Certainly no more than hondas cbr 250 r at present class leader at 160 kgs.Honda are on to something good ,all they need now is a naked cbr 250 and the markets theres .If yamaha bought there 250 fazer here they would be on a winner as well,currently they do not seem to have a viable alternative to the cbr .I do not own a cbr but have owned 2 suzukis , 3 yamahas,1 kawasaki ,and 1 honda .Will not be purchaseing a 250 wieghing in at 180kgs .Look out when triumphs 350cc single comes out everyone .

Posted: 05/02/2012 at 15:25

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