The quarter-liter segment in motorcycling is probably the most lucrative one out there right now. This segment has caught everyone’s attention and almost all performance motorcycle manufacturers are attempting to enter this low capacity, high performance motorcycle market. 250cc-300cc motorcycles are the coolest thing to have right now, and we were expecting quite a few of these low-capacity, high-performance motorcycles to be transpired at the on-going Tokyo Motor Show, no news yet on the company’s quarter-liter products at the on-going event.
The fully-faired quarter-liter supersports motorcycle has been rumoured to be named, GSX-R250 which isn’t surprising at all, as Suzuki earlier had a motorcycle by this name and we suspect that this new motorcycle has been named the same as a tribute to the original GSX-R250. The older GSX-R250 was notoriously quick as it was powered by a 4-cylinder, 250cc engine with a power output of 45 PS, and this power output from a small 250cc capacity was made possible by the high revving engine, which went to a dizzying 18,000 RPM redline!
This just means that the new GSX-R250 has a lot to live up to. Well, we do not expect a 4-cylinder motor, but we do expect it to perform nearly as good. Suzuki will, in all probability use a parallel twin engine, which might be borrowed from the Inazuma but tuned differently, for higher performance and quicker revving.
We now have a rendering of the motorcycle and I must say, if the production motorcycle looks anything like this, well, it is the best looking motorcycle in the segment. The beefy, mucular deign with character lines, the Twin headlamps up front, the aggressively designed fairing, the split-seat at the rear and the side-mounted exhaust system, all come together to make a very aggressive and beautiful motorcycle.
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