Only the Blue/Black paint scheme is new on the updated twin-cylinder quarter-litre bike.
Suzuki has just unveiled the GSX250R for the year 2022. The only cosmetic change to the 250cc sportbike is a new Metallic Crystal Blue with Pearl Nebular Black paint scheme, with the mechanicals remaining unchanged. Surprisingly, the colour scheme is identical to that of the 2020 model.
A halogen headlight, LED DRLs and taillight, dual-channel ABS, clip-on handlebars, five-way adjustable front brake lever, and a back-lit LCD instrument cluster with a tachometer, speedometer, time, and gear position are among the features available on the Suzuki GSX250R. This console, on the other hand, lacks smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation.
A 248cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed gearbox powers the Suzuki GSX250R. It has a power output of 25 PS and a torque output of 23.3 Nm.
A telescopic fork in the front and a 7-step preload adjustable monoshock in the rear handle the bike’s ride. It has a single disc at both ends with Nissin callipers for braking, which is aided by dual-channel ABS. The bike rides on IRC tubeless tyres that are wrapped around 17-inch ten-spoke wheels.
The Suzuki GSX250R is priced at USD 4,999 (roughly Rs 3.86 lakh), which is Rs 3,849 more than the previous model from 2021. To summarise, instead of simply reusing an existing colour scheme, Suzuki should have gone one step further and equipped the bike with a smartphone-compatible instrument cluster and all-LED lighting. Suzuki could have given it the MotoGP treatment, like the desi Gixxer SF250, instead of bringing back the old blue colour scheme. In Indonesia, the GSX-R150 received a similar treatment.
If you’re looking for a fully-faired motorcycle in India, the Suzuki Gixxer SF250, KTM RC200, Yamaha R15 V4 and Bajaj Pulsar RS200 are a few options.