Suzuki introduces new GSX250R

New quarter-litre sports bike from Suzuki!

Suzuki introduces new GSX250R

SUZUKI has just pulled the covers off its new GSX250R at the Eicma show in Milan.

Will this be the model that brings the heritage of the GSX-R range to a wider audience? Suzuki thinks so, and says that its new quarter-litre sports bike is the perfect choice for a wide range of riders because it’s at home when it comes to commuting and touring.

While words like ‘commuting’ and ‘touring’ might not immediately spring to mind when thinking about GSX-Rs, but the GSX250R’s styling looks bang on to us – it’s sculpted, aggressive and sharp.

The clip-on bars keep with the sports theme but, Suzuki says, are high enough to provide a comfortable riding position for town and touring duties.

Power comes courtesy of the liquid-cooled four-stroke 248cc SOHC parallel-twin engine from the Inazuma. It makes 24.7hp at 8,000rpm and 17.3lb/ft torque at 6,500rpm, with the ABS bike weighing a claimed 181kg. The engine has been retuned and optimized to deliver optimal low- to mid-range torque and be easy to control, thanks to changes like a new camshaft ad new intake valve design.

There’s KYB suspension front and rear, with custom settings for this bike and braking at the front is handled by a single two-piston caliper and petal disc.

There’s a reverse lit LCD instrument panel and clip on bars, which Suzuki says are in a sporty position but still able to provide a comfortable riding position.

Seat height is 790mm and it’s got a 15 litre fuel tank