Last but not the least, Suzuki too has joined the 250cc class segment by unveiling their latest offering GSX 250R on a special event in Japan. This is not the first motorcycle from Suzuki in 250cc category. Inspired from their street fighter model B King the Inazuma 250, which has discontinued its production from March 2015, as it failed to impress the market. The new GSX 250R is the scaled down quarter-litre version of the biggy GSX series super bikes. The stunning dual color tone of the bike has already won many hearts by now.
It has the same engine which was once featured in the Inazuma. KTM Duke 200 and RC version, YamahaR3, Honda CBR 250 and Kawasaki Z250 will have to face a straight competition from the latest GSX. It draws 24.7 bhp power from a 248cc, 4 valve, parallel twin engine with a DOHC system and capable of producing 23.3 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. Like other 250cc alternatives, a 6 speed manual gear box is used for transmission.
The new GSX 250 is a full faired motorcycle like all GSX series. It also features a sports split seats, clip on handle bars, fully digital instrument console, huge fuel tank and even thicker tyres are also inspired from the bigger GSX siblings.
This motorcycle also have built in ABS system. A 290 mm single disc with two piston calipers at the front and another 240 mm disc at the rear portion deals with the braking department of this bike. The tyre sizes are 110/80/17 (front) and 140/70/17 (rear). It is the heaviest of all 250cc class bikes by weighing around 178 kgs and also with least power.
Suzuki will rebrand this GSX 250R to the Gixxer 250R, when it is out for Indian customers by 2017. The dual tone red and black along with MotoGP livery blue are the available color scheme for this bike. Upcoming EICMA motorcycle show in November will feature this motorcycle.
The 250cc version of the GSX family is the latest offering from the Japanese bike makers Suzuki.
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