Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki has unveiled the GSX 250R, a new quarter-litre supersport motorcycle in China. The GSX 250R's first prototype was spied last year in China and the patent images of the motorcycle were leaked online earlier this year.
Production specifications are in line with the prototype in terms of design. The motorcycle comes with an aggressive and crisp body fairing that is complemented by a sculpted fuel tank, split seats and exposed chain.
Here are the seven things you need to know about the India-bound sportsbike from Suzuki:
- The GSX-250R is the new entry-level sports bike in Suzuki's international portfolio.
- Suzuki GSX-250R's design is inspired by its elder sibling, the GSX-R1000. It has also taken design cues from the Gixxer 150, which is on sale in India.
- The new sportsbike measures 2,085mm in length, 740mm in width and 1,110mm in height, and has wheelbase of 1,430 mm. The seat height is measured at 780mm.
- GSX-250R is powered by a 248cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine tuned to produce 24.66hp at 8,000 rpm and 23.4Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm mated to a six-speed transmission.
- The sportsbike is equipped with conventional telescopic suspension upfront and a seven-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking power comes from 290mm Nissin single petal disc with twin piston calipers upfront and a 240mm petal disc with single piston caliper at the rear.
- GSX-250R flaunts multi-function all-digital LCD instrument cluster that houses speedometer, odometer, displays fuel gauge, gear indicator, two-trip meters, service and oil change indicator, real time fuel consumption and a clock.
- The GSX-250R will be offered in six colour options, including Suzuki's MotoGP livery blue.