Recently we reported that BMW and KTM are working on their sub-500cc Adventure motorcycles, the former’s iteration ‘G310GS’ debuting as early as EICMA this year. Now the Japanese have also entered the fray, with Suzuki introducing their DL250 Concept (V-Strom 250) at the ongoing 2016 China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition. Kawasaki is also head to be working on a Versys 250 for Indonesian market.
Suzuki V Strom 250 Design and features
The new V-Strom comes with typical family traits, including long beak, single step seats, large exhaust can and long windscreen. However unlike other V-Storms, its headlamp is circular in shape.
The bike measures 2085mm in length, 740mm in width, 1110mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1430mm. Its seat height is 790mm, while the fuel tank capacity is 15 liters.
The Suzuki V-Strom 250 comes with features like telescopic front forks, rear monoshock, alloy wheels and disc brakes at front and rear. ABS Is also provided on the model.
Suzuki V Strom 250 Engine & Transmission
Powering the V-Strom 250 is a 248cc DOHC twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine producing 18.4kW / 25 PS of power at 8,000rpm and 23.4 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This is the same unit seen on the GSX-250R as well.
Will the Suzuki V Strom 250 launch in India?
While the V-Strom 250 should launch in China and Japan next year, it is unlikely that the bike will reach India. Much like its sport segment sibling, Suzuki will not be able to price it competitively in the adventure space. The manufacturer has also confirmed that they are more concentrated in the Indian mass market right now.
So unless there is a higher powered variant in making don’t expect any of Suzuki’s 250cc motorcycle to come to India, atleast anytime soon.