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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.

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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.

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Here’s what Suzuki says about the new bike:

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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.

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Major features of the V-Strom 250/ABS according to Suzuki:

Performance:

  • 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)

Features:

  • 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

Styling:

  • 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

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SPEC:

V-Strom 250/ABS

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

Wheelbase 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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Tony Carter

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