Suzuki GSX250: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GSX250
Also called GSX250E Black Hawk, GSX 250 E Black Hawk, GSX250 Traditional, GSX 250 Traditional, GSX250 SSN Katana, GSX 250 SSN Katana, GSX250FX, GSX 250 FX, GSX250R GP, GSX250R ABS, GSX250R, GSX250E, GSX 250 E, GSX 250
Production 1980 - 2019
Class Naked
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 53.5mm x 55.2mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Top Speed 108 mph (174 km/h)
Horsepower 24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 16.23 ft/lbs (22.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System injection
Ignition electronic ignition, fully transistorized
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, multi-plate type
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: swingarm, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: single disc. nissin, 2-piston caliper, single disc, abs-equipped
Rear: single disc. nissin, 2-piston caliper, single disc, abs-equipped
Front Tire 110/80-17
Rear Tire 140/55-17
Wheelbase 56.3 inches (1430 mm)
Length 82.09 inches (2085 mm)
Width 29.13 inches (740 mm)
Height 43.7 inches (1110 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 332.9 pounds (151.0 Kg) (dry), 181.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.63 Gallon (2.40 Liters)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 2.50 liters/100 km (40.0 km/l or 94.09 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki GSX250R ABS was a twin, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1980 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 108 mph (174 km/h). Max torque was 16.23 ft/lbs (22.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 8500 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 53.5mm bore x 55.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 248.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multi-plate type.


It came with a 110/80-17 front tire and a 140/55-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. nissin, 2-piston caliper, single disc, abs-equipped in the front and a single disc. nissin, 2-piston caliper, single disc, abs-equipped in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a swingarm, coil spring, oil damped. The GSX250R ABS was fitted with a 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 332.9 pounds (151.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.3 inches (1430 mm) long.

1980 - 1983 Suzuki GSX 250[edit]

1980 - 1983 Suzuki GSX 250

The GSX 250 and GSX 400 are the earliest two cylinder Suzuki models. Since then Suzuki has expanded its range of four-stroke machinery and continued setting the trend in the performance and handling stakes, something which has often caused the opposition to rush back to their respective drawing boards in frantic attempts to come up with a product that is as good as or superior to the Suzuki item. Suzuki's latest offering in the 250 cm3 class lives up to the firm's reputation of respectable performance and fine handling. It too, is a speedy, reliable and well mannered motorcycle.

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