Suzuki has finally gotten into the quarter-liter sport bike game, debuting the 2017 Suzuki GSX-250R in China this month. Before you get too excited, you should know that the GSX-250R is really just the Suzuki Inazuma in new clothing.
This means that the twin-cylinder six-speed street bike makes 25hp, 17 lbs•ft of torque, and weighs 392 lbs at the curb.
Not exactly mind-blowing stats, but Suzuki’s goal with the GSX-250R is to build a more practical and affordable machine, rather than a race bike as seen with the KTM RC390 and Honda CBR250RR. To that end, we’d say they accomplished that goal.
To this vein, the Suzuki GSX-250R comes with Nissin brakes, with ABS as an option. In terms of suspension, the front forks aren’t adjustable, while the rear shock has seven preload levels.
Pricing is said to be just a touch below the Yamaha YZF-R3, which should mean good value from the 2017 Suzuki GSX-250R.
We’re still waiting to see what markets the 250cc GSX-250R will come to – China for sure, Southeast Asia and India most likely, but time will tell about Europe and North America.