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EICMA 2016: Suzuki reveals the 2017 GSX-250R

Team OD  /
17 Nov 2016 21:26:06 IST

The 2017 Suzuki GSX250R has broken cover at EICMA, Milan, and it looks quite like a baby GSX-R1000. The bike looks fetching, especially in the MotoGP livery. There's an all black colour option too.

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While the bike does look quite sporty, the engine specifications are not in the the same league. The 248cc parallel-twin makes 25PS at 8,000rpm and 23.4Nm at 6,500rpm. Suzuki's intention was to create a sporty commuter and that explains the high set clip-on handlebars. The GSX250R is an everyday motorcycle that you can ride to the office or to the canyons on a weekend. The seat height is 790mm which is adequate for leg range of most riders.

The bike gets KYB, right-side-up suspension upfront and a KYB monoshock at the rear. There's a single petal disc up front and smaller, single unit at the rear. The Bosch ABS system is standard.

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The instrument cluster is a full LCD unit with a white on black display.

To keep costs in check, Suzuki has shod the Y-spoke alloy wheels with IRC tyres. We've seen these on the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and are aware that they take a long time to heat up and generate enough grip.

The Suzuki GSX-250R will go on sale in international markets soon. In India, however, it's highly unlikely of Suzuki to get the bike. A GSX-300R would make more sense, given the competition such as the Yamaha YZF-R3 and the KTM 390 Duke, which has been recently unveiled in a brand-new avatar at the 2016 EICMA.

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