Suzuki GSX-250R unveiled
Suzuki has just unveiled the GSX-250R at an event in Japan. The motorcycle looks stunning in its dual-tone colour schemes and resembles bigger Suzuki bikes to a great extent.
Suzuki has just unveiled the GSX-250R at an event in Japan. The motorcycle looks stunning in its dual-tone colour schemes and resembles bigger Suzuki bikes to a great extent. But before you get too excited, we must quickly get the elephant out of the room by telling you that the Suzuki GSX-250R is the heaviest motorcycle in the segment with the least power.
Suzuki might be last to the party but hasn’t taken the advantage to one up its rivals by offering more performance. Instead, it has chosen to use the same engine that does duty on the Inazuma (with the same compression ratio). The 248cc, parallel-twin, 4-valve, DOHC motor outputs 24.7 BHP of power at 8000 RPM and 23.3 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM, paired to a six-speed gearbox. The weight of the bike is 178 kgs which is positive when you consider the Inazuma weighs 183 kgs and the GSX-250R is full-faired.
However, the weight is on the higher side as all its rivals are lighter and thus boast of a better power to weight ratio. The Suzuki GSX-250R has a wheelbase of 1430 mm (again identical to the Zuma) and the seat height is 790 mm (10 mm higher than the Inazuma). The front brake uses a 290 mm disc with two-piston callipers while the rear has a 240 mm disc. The front and rear tyre sizes are 110/80/17 and 140/70/17 respectively.
The 250cc motorcycle features an all digital instrument cluster which is similar to the single-cylinder Gixxers sold in India while the bike also gets clip-on handlebars, split seats and ABS is likely to be offered. Essentially, the GSX-250R is a full faired Inazuma with a sexy attire. It will be showcased at the upcoming EICMA motorcycle show early next month.