It was back in December 2015, that the first photos of what could be called as the Suzuki GSX 250R (Gixxer 250) had been spied within the Haojue Suzuki Motorcycle Company Ltd.’s plant in Changzhou, China. The spotting of several units of the new fully-faired quarter litre Suzuki motorcycle indicated that trial production has already commenced. Almost a year later, Suzuki has announced the launch of this new 250 cc motorcycle in Japan.
The parallel-twin liquid-cooled 248 cc petrol engine and the 6-speed transmission ais tweaked to suit the fully faired motorcycle’s character. This engine delivers max power of 24.7 hp @ 8000 rpm 23.3 Nm @ 6500 rpm. It has 53.5 x 55.2 bore and stroke with a compression of 11.5:1.
Design is inspired from the bigger GSX-R siblings. The sporty fairing is full of sharp edged panels. It also houses a tall windscreen and rear view mirrors. Clip-on handlebars, fully digital instrument console, huge fuel tank, split seats and thick tyres are the other noteworthy elements.
In the front, the new Suzuki is not suspended by USD, as was expected before. At the rear, it gets a monoshock. Wheelbase is at 1430 mm while seat height is at 790 mm. It has a kerb weight of 178 kg. Braking power in the front is via 290 mm single disc with two-piston caliper. At the rear, a single 240 mm disc provides stoppping power. Front tyre is 110/80 – 17, rear is 140/70-17.
The images as of now reveal that the Suzuki GSX-250R is available in MotoGP livery blue as well as dual tone finish of Red and Black. Considering that the EICMA 2016 is nearing, it could very well make its European debut there.