First seen in India back in May this year, Suzuki has just announced its going to be unveiling its new GSX-R 250 SF at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.
The big news is the bikes newly developed oil-cooled single cylinder engine. Unlike Suzuki’s typical oil-cooled engines, the new powerplant has works in a similar way to a water-cooled engine to efficiently cool the hottest part of the cylinder head.
According to Suzuki’s Chief Engineer Tetsuji Nojiri, the design also has the potential for a displacement increase, and as a result, more power. That’s because the cylinder head is fairly compact in comparison to the crankcase. It’ll be interesting to see if the engine gets developed further.
HERE ARE THE TECH SPECS FROM THE INDIAN MODEL;
Engine: 249cc oil-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder SOHC 4 valve
Power: 26bhp @ 9000rpm
Torque: 16.6lb-ft @ 7500rpm
Seat height: 800mm
Fuel tank capacity: 12L
Tyre size: (F) 110 / 70R17 (R) 150 / 60R17
We don’t know much more about Suzuki’s new 250. We don’t even know if it’s going to make it across to Europe. But with the official unveiling set for the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, it looks like we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.