2015 Suzuki GW250F — A Fully-Faired 250cc for the USA

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Suzuki has finally brought a full-faired small-displacement machine to the US market, announcing today the 2015 Suzuki GW250F. As the name implies, the Suzuki GW250F is really just the GW250, with full-fairing bodywork.

The move is perhaps the mother of necessity, as Suzuki doesn’t have a proper motorbike to go head-to-head with the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR300R, or Yamaha YZF-R25.

With the small-displacement war well underway in the United States, Suzuki Motor America surely felt that something beyond just the Suzuki GW250 was needed, and hence the GW250F was born.

Available in only “Pearl Nebular” black, the 2015 Suzuki GW250F features a windscreen, headlight housing, and of course the full-fairing bodywork. Underneath all that is the same fuel-injected 248cc parallel-twin engine, with its six-speed gearbox, that is found on the GW250.

MSRP for the 2015 Suzuki GW250F is $4,499, making it slightly more expensive than the Honda CBR300R ($4,399), though considerably less than the now-higher-priced Kawasaki Nina 300 SE ($5,199).


Technical Specifications of the 2015 Suzuki GW250F & GW250:

Engine Type: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement: 248 cc
Bore x Stroke: 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
Fuel System: Suzuki Fuel Injection
Compression Ratio: 11.5 : 1
Ignition Type: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Overall Length: 2145 mm (84.4 in.)
Overall Width: 760 mm (29.9 in.)
Overall Height: 1075 mm (42.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1430 mm (56.3 in.)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.4 in.)
Seat Height: 780 mm (30.7 in.)
Curb mass GW250: 183 kg (403 lbs.)
Curb mass GW250F: TBA
Suspension, Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension, Rear: Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes, Front: Disc
Brakes, Rear: Disc
Tires, Front: 110/80-17M/C 57H, tubeless
Tires, Rear: 140/70-17M/C 66H, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.3 L (3.5 U.S. gal.)
Colors: GW250, Candy Cardinal Red / Pearl Nebular Black – GW250F, Pearl Nebular Black

Source: Suzuki