Suzuki’s previous outing in the 250cc class was a disaster, the Gw250 aka Inazuma failing to attract customers due to its exorbitant price tag and lack of trust in the manufacturer (This was before the Gixxer and SF were launched). Now the Hamamatsu- based company has unveiled its newest offering – The Suzuki GSX 250R.
The bike looks big and awe inspiring, but the internal components are borrowed or derived directly from its old naked sibling- The Inazuma. The 250cc 8v DOHC parallel twin engine on the GSX is rumored to churn out 26 HP and 23 Nm of torque, the least powerful in its class, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The bike’s design is surely inspired from the all-new GSX-R 1000 motorcycle, with the aggressive fairing design, the massive stubby exhaust and the minimalistic headlamp setup visually inspired from the big brother. The bike gets 41mm telescopic forks up front and a 7-step adjustable suspension at the rear, the bike sitting on 110/80 and 140/70 17” radial tires. Braking duties are handled by a 290mm single disc and a 240mm disc at the rear, sourced from Nissin. The bike weighs 175 Kg (wet) and retains the same seat height as the Gixxer twins – 790mm. Pricing and other details shall be revealed at EICMA 2016 at Milan in the coming weeks. It has no plans of bringing this bike to India.