Suzuki has just revealed its new small-capacity sportsbike, the GSX250R. The new 248cc parallel-twin engine that powers the GSX250R/ABS offers the best fuel economy in its class according to Suzuki. The 4-valve motor makes 24.7bhp @ 8,000rpm and belches out 17.21lb-ft @ 6,500rpm. It has 53.5 x 55.2 bore and stroke with a compression of 11.5:1.

The bike is Euro 4 compliant, and optimised to deliver loads of low- to mid-range torque. The clip-on handlebars, 10-spoke wheels, LED rear light and clear lenses on indicators give the pocket rocket a modern and stylish look.


Here’s a slideshow of all the photos:

This is what Suzuki itself says about the new bike:

Suzuki is proud to introduce the new GSX250R/ABS as a fully faired street machine that brings the excitement and riding satisfaction of Suzuki’s sport bike heritage to a broader audience. Featuring sporty good looks, responsive yet easy-to-control performance, nimble handling, and a comfortable riding position, the GSX250R/ABS is equally at home on the daily commute as it is when touring for long distances.


The new GSX250R/ABS is a perfect choice for a wide range of riders. That includes those who are looking to buy their first sporty street bike, or who are returning to the world of two-wheeled riding pleasure later in life.

Major features of the GSX250R/ABS according to Suzuki:


  • Engine optimized to maximize low- to mid-range torque
  • New intake valve – Optimize airflow into the combustion chamber
  • Equipped with IRC RX-01F D and RX-01R tyres
  • Complies with EURO 4 emission regulations
  • Class-leading level of fuel efficiency (32.5km/L)


  • New reverse-lit full-LCD instrument panel
  • New surface-emitting LED tail lights
  • Turn signals adopt clear lenses
  • Petal-type brake discs
  • Newly designed 10-spoke wheels




Displacement 248 cm3

Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel-twin

Bore x Stroke 53.5mm x 55.2mm

Compression 11.5 : 1

Maximum power 18.4kW/8,000rpm

Maximum torque 23.4Nm/6,500rpm

Emission level Euro 4

Overall Length 2,085 mm

Overall width 740 mm

Overall height 1,110 mm

Wheelbase 1,430 mm

Ground clearance 160 mm

Seat height 790 mm

Curb mass 181 kg [ABS Model] 178 kg [Non ABS Model]

Fuel system Fuel injection

Starter system Electric

Lubrication system Wet-sump

Transmission 6-speed constant mesh

Primary drive ratio 3.238 (68/21)

Final drive ratio 3.285 (46/14)

Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring oil damped

Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped

Rake (Caster angle) / Trail 25°6’ / 104mm (4.1 in)

Brakes Front Disc brake

Rear Disc brake

Tyres Front 110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless – Rear 140/55-17M/C 66H tubeless

Ignition system Electronic ignition

Fuel tank capacity 15 L

Oil capacity (Overhaul) 2.4 L

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