Suzuki GSX250: history, specs, pictures
|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|
|Bore / Stroke||53.5mm x 55.2mm|
|Top Speed||108 mph (174 km/h)|
|Horsepower||24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 8500RPM|
|Torque||16.23 ft/lbs (22.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM|
|Ignition||electronic ignition, fully transistorized|
|Transmission||Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
|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
|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)|
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 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
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.