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Suzuki unveils smaller-engined GSX250R, V-Strom 250

Suzuki unveils smaller-engined GSX250R, V-Strom 250 image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Suzuki | posted October 26, 2016 10:39

250cc-driven Suzuki V-Strom, GSXR unleashed

Following Suzuki's unveiling of the 2017 V-Strom, GSX-R1000 several weeks ago, the company now has revealed new additions to the V-Strom and GSX lineup. Called the GSX250R and the V-Strom 250, the two bikes share similar attributes and styling from their larger siblings.

Both bikes are powered by a 248cc parallel-twin engine that produces 25 PS. They also share the same 17-inch cast aluminum alloys that get single disc brakes. In addition, the two motorcycles have a steel swingarm with a rear single damper and a traditional fork.

Side profile of the Suzuki GSX250R

In terms of grip, both the V-Strom 250 and GSX250R are fitted with 110/80/17 tires at the front and 140/70/17 tires at the back.

As for seating, the GSX250R features a rider seat and a passenger seat while the V-Strom 250 has a large combined seat with a pannier perch.

The Suzuki V-Strom 250

The two bikes are to be released in the Asian market only though there are reports that both models will also be available in the European market soon.