After a long wait, finally, the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R250 has been spotted in Australian Patents, Australian Motorcycle News reports.
The Suzuki GSX-R250, which is a street bike by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer of the same name, is poised to be the Asian company’s latest and most proper foray into the small-displacement sports bike segment of the motorcycle market.
Although the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R250 has been rumored to be unveiled for a number of months, the street bike has never been seen before, until now!
As things are right now, however, it is important that we point out that the new bike’s true displacement has not yet been revealed. By our own judgment of the current bike market, we believe that Suzuki would be wise enough to release a machine that hits more than 250cc because current market trends reveal that it is the 300cc bikes and larger that are presently winning at most dealerships.
Photos of the GSX-R250 that we have been able to lay our hands on also reveal that the Japanese bike-maker has used traditional style forks on their latest machine, rather than the upside down units that recently seen on the new Honda CBR250RR. However still, honestly, traditional forks seem to be a little bit pervasive in this space; it is not something that we would normally expect from such a high-profile Japanese brand like Suzuki.
On the styling of the GSX-R250, Suzuki has of course modeled it after the upcoming GSX-R1000, which will most likely be available at your nearest dealership latest by this fall. Our own analysis of the available photos of the GSX-R250 also suggest that the bike will most likely not be sharing its engine with the GW250 Inazuma as it had been expected and reported earlier. Their respective crankcase covers do not seem to match.
Considering the power of the GW250 engine for street riding, we should be expecting something good from Suzuki’s newest baby. However, not too much. The performance of the Suzuki GSX-R250 will most probably be most comparable to that of the likes of Honda CBR250R, but most likely not on the same level with the Honda CBR250RR or the KTM RC390.
But, at the end of the day, only time will tell. So, let us wait for Suzuki GSX-R250 to hit the roads and we will surely know the rest.
Photo credit: http://amcn.com.au/editorial/gsx-r250/