All major motorcycle brands have their own adventure series. When it is Versys for Kawasaki, it is V-Strom for Suzuki motorcycles. This particular Suzuki clan is lead by V-Storm 1000 and on November 2016, they launched the youngest member of this family “V-Storm 250”. This adventure offering was showcased at the 2016 EICMA exhibition.
This entry level adventure bike uses Suzuki GW250 engine and frame. It is powered by the same twin-parallel engine, which delivers a maximum power of 24.7 bhp and 23.38 Nm of peak torque. As it is an adventure bike, Suzuki has maximized low-to-mid range powers of the bike. The engine is mated with a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. With the larger fuel tank, this bike could run non-stop for 482 km.
The V-Storm 250 has taken all its design elements from their flagship sibling the V-Storm 1000. The fuel tank of this motorcycle consists of a sharp cowl, which extended downwards to form as a secondary mud guard. It also has bigger wind shield screen and LCD instrument console. Being an adventure bike, Suzuki has made some fine adjustments to make this motorcycle to cope up with all day comforts. The seat height of V-Storm 250 is 31 inches and still one can swing their legs with full comfort and easiness. It does feature a bash plate and pannier mounts to safeguard their components during off-road sessions. Other addition includes; alloy wheels, forged lever, single front disc brake, front telescopic suspension, turn indicators mounted on the radiator casing.
Suzuki manages to accommodate all the essential requirements of an adventure bike in the V-Storm 250, both cosmetically and technically. We can expect this bike very soon in India as the fellow competitors like Kawasaki and BMW, both are planning to cast their players like Versys 300 and G 310 GS respectively in the Indian market. Right now RE Himalayan is the sole player in this segment and all major brands are targeting this market. V-Storm DL250 is available in Pearl Nebular Black, Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black/Solid Dazzling Cool Yellow colour variants.
For the past two years, India has emerged as one of the fertile grounds for all kinds of motorcycles. Cruisers, Supersports bikes, Standard Classics, Cafe Racers, Street fighters, Naked sports bikes and now even adventure bikes have a healthy market in here.
V-Storm 250 will be available in Indian market from late 2017.
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