Introducing the new Suzuki GSX250R 2018 – a fully faired street machine that brings the excitement and riding satisfaction of Suzuki’s Katana sport bike heritage to a broader audience. Built to deliver the Katana’s unique spirit to a new generation of riders, this sportbike has smart performance, engaging styling, 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, and a comfortable riding position, the GSX250R is equally at home on the daily commute as it is on extended outings.
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 Suzuki GSX250R 2018 has a riding range of well over 250 miles.
This new model adds to Suzuki’s unrivaled selection of small displacement motorcycles created specifically to appeal to a variety of riders. From the terrific new VanVan 200, the sporty-standard GW250, the classic looking TU250X, and now the Suzuki GSX250R 2018, Suzuki provides an assortment of sensible, accessible models to choose from.
Suzuki GSX250R 2018 The Urban Athlete
Sleek, flowing lines invite you to climb aboard and ride into the future. Sporty styling true to Suzuki’s sportbike heritage brings instant excitement. Look and feel your best wherever you decide to spread your wings. The new Suzuki GSX250R 2018 is ready to take you beyond mere satisfaction.
Featuring positive response, a broad power band, ease of control and class-leading level of fuel efficiency, the performance realized by the Suzuki GSX250R 2018 goes beyond what one would normally expect from a 250cm3 motorcycle. Each aspect related to performance is optimized to fully tap the bike’s potential and deliver pure delight, whether riding in town or heading out on a long touring run.
Engine Suzuki GSX250R 2018
The 248cm3 parallel-twin engine that powers the Suzuki GSX250R 2018 underwent thorough analysis and optimization to maximize low- to mid-range torque and provide a powerful ride that features ease of control. The overall efficiency achieved also helps realize class-leading level of fuel economy*1 and clean performance that satisfies the stringent Euro 4 emissions. With a full tank of gasoline, the GSX250R has a riding range of approximately 480km*2.
*1 4-stroke 2-cylinder 250cm3 class
*2 Calculated based on the Worldwide Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC mode) exhaust emissions measuring conditions measured by Suzuki. Actual fuel economy and riding range may differ owing to differences in conditions such as the weather, road, rider behavior and maintenance.
The honing pattern used for the cylinder barrels maintains lubrication for the pistons in a manner that helps minimize any loss of performance due to friction.
The cylinder head adopts roller type rocker arms that minimize friction loss.
The cam profile for the Suzuki GSX250R 2018 delivers maximum acceleration performance at speeds between 20km/h to 90km/h, as this is the range that is used most often. As an additional benefit, the cam profile also suppresses noise generation to deliver a smoother, more pleasant ride.
Highly efficient, lightweight exhaust system
The two-into-one exhaust system for the Suzuki GSX250R 2018 features an optimized shape for the chamber in front of the catalyzer. This maximizes acceleration performance at mid-range speeds, while the efficiency of the system also reduces exhaust emissions. The muffler adopts a shape that contributes to better engine output and torque by reducing power loss. It delivers a pleasing sound while its design also contributes to better cornering.
Thin, low tension piston rings were adopted to reduce friction and the shape of the piston ring grooves was also optimized.
Adopting the use of projected tip spark plugs speeds up the rate of combustion. This improves response, especially when the throttle is not open far, and also improves fuel economy.
Optimization of the oil pump reduces friction loss and contributes to an increase in engine output and improvement in fuel economy.
New intake valve design
The port sections on the intake valves are designed to optimize airflow into the combustion chamber. This helps achieve a high level of thermal efficiency for improved performance and reduced emissions.
A sport bike that is equally adept at daily riding and touring
The Suzuki GSX250R 2017 is ready to perform as the all-round urban athlete. Its sporty good looks and nimble,responsive performance makes for exhilarating fun. At the same time, its sporty nature is complemented by a smooth and comfortable nature that is equally at home on the daily commute or when touring.
Distinctive position lamps and taillight design
Enhancing the sporty, aggressive look and futuristic flair of the Suzuki GSX250R 2018 are newly designed surface-emitting LEDs employed by the position lamps up front and the taillight in the rear. Their smooth edge-to-edge illumination and the chevron-like shape that flanks the headlight create a truly distinctive and highly appealing lighting scheme. Adopting clear lenses for the front and rear turn signals adds to the stylish appearance.
Full LCD instrumentation
The GSX250R features a reverse-lit LCD instrument panel. Readouts include the speedometer, tachometer, gear position and RPM indicator, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption and oil change timing indicators, and a clock.
Wheels, tires and brakes designed to perform
The sporty flair of newly designed 10-spoke wheels pairs with IRC tires that provide a solid grip on the road. Stopping power is provided by Petal-type front and rear disc brakes. An Antilock Brake System (ABS)*3 made by BOSCH is also available*4 to deliver yet greater confidence and control.
*3 ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
*4 Only equipped on ABS model.
Front and rear (KYB) suspension with custom settings
Contributes to weight reduction and retains reassuring handling characteristics, while at the same time adding a sportier feel.
The relatively low mounting point of the separate left and right handlebars is sporty, but at the same time designed to provide a comfortable riding position around town or when touring.
Independent rider and passenger seats
The Suzuki GSX250R 2017 adopts the sporty styling of independent seats for the rider and passenger. Even so, each seat provides plenty of cushioning to make long rides comfortable. The slim design of the fuel tank also helps the rider easily plant their feet on the ground when stopped.
Suzuki GSX250R 2018 specifications
Pearl Nebular Black (YAY)
Pearl Glacier White No.2 (QHW)
Metallic Triton Blue No.2 (QHV)
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
Lubrication: Wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
Final Drive: Chain, Sealed O-ring type
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
Tires Front: 110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless
Tires 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 Weight: 392.4 lbs. (178 kg.)
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