Suzuki GSX-R250

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Engine248 cc Four-stroke, water cooled, DOHC
Top speed200 km/h (124 mph)
Power45 hp (32.6 kw)@ 15,000 rpm
Torque24 N·m (18 ft·lbf) @ 15,000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed Constant Mesh

The Suzuki GSX-R250 is a motorcycle that was manufactured from 1987–1990 by Suzuki. A couple of years after the presentation of the GSX-R750 the 250 cc GSX-R250 was released. Like the larger bike, the GSX-R250 had a box-frame (steel, not aluminum), full fairing, Full-floater rear swing and a four-cylinder four-stroke engine. But while the GSX-R750 engine was air and oil-cooled, the baby brother had a liquid-cooled engine. Not many examples are seen outside Japan. 17-inch cast wheels and 300 mm twin disc brake at the front. The GSX-R250 had impressive power and was made primarily as a road legal 250cc racing bike reaching speeds of 200+km/h (124mph). Imported specimens may be seen in Australia and New Zealand as a popular learner sportsbike option. Also, around 350 units were imported to Denmark around 1989 to 1992. The lightweight chassis and lengthy wheelbase of the GSX-R250 has proven to be great for quick acceleration and great on-road handling making this bike great fun for the sportsbike enthusiast.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R250 specifications

Engine Type: Water Cooled Inline-4 DOHC 4-Stroke, 16 Valves

Cylinder Volume: 248 cc

Bore & Stroke: 49,0 x 33,0 mm (1.929 x 1.299 in)

Power Output: 45 hp (32.6 kw) at 15,000 rpm

Torque: 24 N·m (18 ft·lbf) at 15,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.0 litres (2.0 litres reserve)

Starting System: Electric Start

Ignition Type: Full Transistor

Transmission Type: 6-Speed Constant Mesh

Gearshift Pattern: 1-Down, 5-Up

Secondary Drive Type: Chain

Clutch Type: Wet Multi-Plate Type

Frame Type: Steel Box Type

Front Suspension: Telescopic

Rear Suspension: Full-Floater

Overall Length: 2000 mm (78.7 in)

Overall Width: 700 mm (27.6 in)

Overall Height: 1105 mm (43.5 in)

Wheelbase: 1370 mm (53.9 in)

Seat Height: 770 mm (30.3 in)

Dry Weight: 138 kg (304 lb)

Front Tyre Size: 100/80-17

Rear Tyre Size: 130/70-17

Front Wheel Size: 2.50 x 17 in

Rear Wheel Size: 3.50 x 17 in

Front Brake: Dual Piston Twin Disc, Diameter 300mm (11.81 in)

Rear Brake: Single Disc, Diameter 250mm (9.84 in)

Suzuki year codes in brackets:

Suzuki GSX-R250(H) 1987 Introduced

Suzuki GSX-R250(J) 1988 New graphics

Suzuki GSX-R250(K) 1989 New aluminum frame, upgraded brakes and 18inch wheels

Suzuki GSX-R250(L) 1990 Re-designed fairing

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