The iconic Japanese motorcycle maker, Suzuki Motorcycles has officially unveiled its highly awaited quarter-litre supersport motorcycle, the GSX 250R. The production version looks identical to the version spied before with GSX series inspired looks.
How powerful is the Engine?
The bikes as expected get a parallel-twin liquid-cooled 248 cc engine that is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The engine delivers 24.7bhp of maximum power at 8,000rpm while the maximum torque of 23.3Nm comes at 6,500rpm. The bike has a compression ratio of 11.5:1 and the bore and stroke is 53.5×55.2.
In terms of design and looks the bike surely has been given an utterly gorgeous design. From the front GSX series inspired headlamp to the aggressive looking fairing, the new GXR 250R ticks all the right boxes when it comes to design.
At the front, the bike gets telescopic suspensions while at the rear, the bike a single monoshock unit. The wheelbase is 1430mm, and the seat height is comparatively low at 790mm, which should be perfect for Indian riders.
How big are the brakes?
The bike has an overall weight of 178kg and hence the power-to-weight is not as aggressive as expected. The bike is equipped with a 290 mm single disc at the front and 240mm single disc at the rear. Front tyre is 110/80 – 17, rear is 140/70-17.
What are in its competition?
Motorcycles like Yamaha YZF-R3, KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300 are ready to take on it. All of them are considerably powerful than the GSX-250R and so we aren’t sure how will it survive the stiff competition.
What about the price?
Being a twin-cylinder, we suppose it should be priced nearly around Rs 2.2 lakh when launched in India.
The launch date of Suzuki GSX-250R?
The company is to bring it shortly on to the Indian shores, it will reach us around early 2017.