Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS
We have seen the spy shots and the launch photos from Asia, but now the much-anticipated V-Strom 250 has finally landed in Europe.
The small-capacity Adventurer shares its engine with the new GSX250R, with the top power figure at 24.7bhp @ 8,000rpm and torque at 17.21lb-ft @ 6,500rpm. It has 53.5 x 55.2 bore and stroke with a compression of 11.5:1. Although the engine is shared, the V-Strom offers a more relaxed riding position and that adventure-feel that’s been popular with bigger bikes for a while now.
Here’s what Suzuki says about the new bike:
Suzuki’s V-Strom series has won the hearts of riders around the world and established itself as the leading name in the adventure touring motorcycle segment since the V-Strom 1000 debuted in 2002 and the V-Strom 650 joined the line-up in 2004. Suzuki now brings the same excitement, riding pleasure and sport adventure touring versatility to a broader audience that includes riders who are buying their first motorcycle to those who are returning to two-wheeled fun after a long absence with the new V-Strom 250/ABS.
The new V-Strom 250/ABS is equally at home in city traffic as it is on the open road when touring. Featuring a comfortable riding position and enabling riders to firmly reach the ground with their feet, this new model also delivers plenty of power and easy to control low- to mid-range torque. Standard options such as a top and side carrying cases are also available to add greater convenience and utility, both for daily use and for long distance touring.
Major features of the V-Strom 250/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 tires
- Complies with EURO 4 emission regulations
- Long riding range with a full tank of gasoline (Over 500km *1)
- Newly designed wind-screen – Wind tunnel tested optimized design.
- Side case mounts – Custom designed for the exclusive side cases.
- 12V DC power outlet
- Large aluminium rear carrier – 8.5kg maximum capacity
- 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 N/A
Overall width N/A
Overall height N/A
Ground clearance N/A
Seat height N/A
Curb mass N/A [ABS Model] N/A [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 3.357 (47/14)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring oil damped – Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Rake (Caster angle) / Trail N/A
Brakes Front Disc brake
Rear Disc brake
Tyres Front 110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless – Rear 140/70-17M/C 66H tubeless
Ignition system Electronic ignition
Fuel tank capacity 17 L
Oil capacity (Overhaul) 2.4 L
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