2018 Suzuki GSX250R: Throttle Life


Suzuki remains committed to bringing new riders into the sport of motorcycling. That’s the goal behind the all-new 2018 GSX250R. Built to deliver Suzuki’s sportbike heritage to a new generation of riders, this new streetbike has appealing performance and comfort features that will appeal to a broad base of enthusiasts.
This approachable street-sport bike features a proven, twin-cylinder, fuel-injected engine wrapped in stylish full-fairing bodywork. With responsive yet easy-to-control performance, exceptional fuel efficiency, nimble handling, plus a comfortable and roomy riding position, the GSX250R is equally at home on the daily commute as it is on extended outings.
The GSX250R draws its design and performance inspiration from the legendary line of Suzuki Katana sportbikes.  Resonating with Suzuki loyalists and motorcycle enthusiasts in general, Katana sportbikes stood for versatile real world performance, elegant design and practical ownership. The GSX250R will carry on that winning combination and easily position alongside Suzuki’s sport and standard motorcycle line-ups.
A low seat height, slim fuel tank and overall light weight makes the new GSX250R an exciting and unintimidating ride. Ten-spoke aluminum wheels and tuned KYB suspension keep the bike nimble and responsive for city streets as well as open roads. With a four-gallon fuel tank and highly efficient powerplant, the GSX250R Katana has a riding range of well over 250 miles.

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Furthermore, this model adds to Suzuki’s offering of small displacement models created specifically to appeal to the growing categories of young, entry level, and returning riders. From the terrific new VanVan 200 introduced over the summer, to the GW250, TU250X and now the GSX250R, Suzuki provides a variety of sensible, accessible models to choose from.
The GSX250R will be available in Pearl Glacier Nebular White or Pearl Nebular Black colors and in dealers by April 2017.
Key Features
-New fully-faired, quarter-liter sportbike with aggressive, flowing styling true to the Suzuki Katana heritage.
-Fuel-injected twin-cylinder engine delivers a responsive, broad power band with class-leading fuel economy of approximately 76 MPG.
-The GSX250R features a reverse-lit LCD instrument panel, a bright halogen headlight, plus distinctive position lamps and taillight using new tech, surface-emitting LEDs.
-Comfortable, roomy ergonomics for rider and passenger, with a slim fuel tank that helps the rider easily plant their feet on the ground when stopped.
-New style 10-spoke wheels, petal-type brake rotors, and quality KYB suspension components round out a chassis ready for any riding assignment.
2018 Suzuki GSX250R Specifications
Engine                           Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel-twin
Displacement               248 cm3 (15.13 cubic in.)
Bore x Stroke                53.5 x 55.2 mm (2.10 x 2.17 in.)
Compression Ratio     11.5: 1
Fuel System                  Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter                           Electric
Lubrication                  Wet sump
Drive Train  
Transmission              6-speed constant mesh
Clutch                           Wet, multi-plate type
Final Drive                   Chain, Sealed O-ring style
Suspension, Front        Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension, Rear         Single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes, Front                Single disc, Nissin 2-piston caliper,
Brakes Rear                   Single-disc, Nissin 1-piston caliper
Tire, Front                     110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless
Tire, Rear                       140/55-17M/C 66H tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity      4.0 US gal. (15 L)
Ignition                           Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Headlight                        12V 55/60W (H4 halogen) & LED position lights
Tail light                          LED
Overall Length              82.08 in. (2,085 mm)
Overall width                29.13 in. (740 mm)
Overall height               43.7 in. (1,110 mm)
Wheelbase                     56.29 in. (1,430 mm)
Ground clearance        6.29 in. (160 mm)
Seat height                    31.1 in. (790 mm)
Curb mass                     392.4 lbs. (178 kg.)
Colors                           Pearl Glacier White No. 2 –or- Pearl Nebular Black

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