Even though Suzuki announced they would no longer be selling cars in the United States, the powersports industry has clearly not been affected. At their annual dealers meeting in Las Vegas, Suzuki unveiled the all-new lightweight street bike, the GW250.
The Suzuki GW250 is expected to deliver outstanding performance with a 248cc liquid-cooled two-cylinder engine. This naked bike, lacking all the fairings of the standard sportbikes, comes with an aggressive style and fuel efficiency for those looking to buy an entry-level motorcycle.
Suzuki GW250 Highlights:
- A six-speed transmission with a long-stroke design for better low to midrange power
- An adjustable rear suspension with a seven-way spring preload
- Bright dual lens tail & brake light
- Bold turn signals
- A contoured, comfortable seat that is in between a slim fuel tank and a raised passenger platform
- For a passenger, a grab bar that is silver finished for added comfort as well as stylish
- The dash boasts an LCD speedometer, odometer, twin trip meter, clock and fuel gauge readouts along with a maintenance interval indicator and a 3 mode rpm indicator (normal, eco and off) on the right, plus LED indicators on the left
New riders looking for an entry-level motorcycle will have many options to choose from this year. Honda not only has the CBR250, but they have released 3 new models in the 500cc range and Kawasaki has upgraded their popular Ninja 250 to a Ninja 300 for the 2013 model year. The Suzuki GW250 should be a competitive choice for the standard small sportbike models and consumers will be able to start seeing and sitting on these bikes on showroom floors by the Spring of 2013.