2018 new Suzuki GSX R250 Katana (USA) studio photos, details & action pics
Introducing the new GSX250R - a fully faired street machine that brings the excitement and riding satisfaction of Suzuki's Katana sport bike heritage to a broader audience. Built to deliver the Katana's unique spirit to a new generation of riders, this sportbike has smart performance, engaging styling, and comfort features that will appeal to a broad base of enthusiasts.
This approachable street-sport bike features a proven, twin-cylinder, fuel-injected engine wrapped in stylish full-fairing bodywork. With responsive yet easy-to-control performance, exceptional fuel efficiency, nimble handling, and a comfortable riding position, the GSX250R is equally at home on the daily commute as it is on extended outings.
A low seat height, slim fuel tank and overall light weight makes the new GSX250R an exciting and unintimidating ride. Ten-spoke aluminum wheels and tuned KYB suspension keep the bike nimble and responsive for city streets as well as open roads. With a four-gallon fuel tank and highly efficient powerplant, the GSX250R has a riding range of well over 250 miles.
2018 GSX250R Features
New fully-faired, quarter-liter sportbike with aggressive, flowing styling true to the Suzuki Katana heritage
Fuel-injected twin-cylinder engine delivers a responsive, broad power band with class-leading fuel economy of approximately 76 MPG.
Comfortable, roomy ergonomics for rider and passenger, with a slim fuel tank that helps the rider easily plant their feet on the ground when stopped.
New style 10-spoke wheels, petal-type brake rotors, and quality KYB suspension components round out a chassis ready for any riding assignment.
The 248cc parallel-twin engine that powers the GSX250R has been refined to maximize low- to mid-range torque to deliver a power characteristic that emphasizes ease of control.
Intelligent engine design and fuel-injection (EFI) tuning yields class-leading fuel economy while satisfying world-wide emission requirements.
The EFI also stabilizes the engine idle and helps provide nearly linear throttle response for clean, exciting performance.
The camshaft profile maximizes engine performance when riding at road speeds between 15 to 55 MPH. This helps the GSX250R deliver true, practical performance.
The valve train employs new, roller type rocker arms for valve actuation to reduce mechanical losses.
New intake valves have a slimmer stem profile near the head to optimize airflow into the combustion chamber.
Reshaped, low-tension piston rings are used to reduce friction while a special honing pattern on the cylinder wall increases oil retention for additional friction reduction.
A coupling-type balancer shaft fitted to the engine's crankshaft reduces vibration and enhances rider comfort.
A new type of oil pump is used in the GSX250R to reduce frictional loss while providing excellent engine lubrication.
Dual head-pipes effectively route the exhaust through