The Suzuki V-Strom 250 could make its public debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and share several components with the Inazuma.
We have been telling you about Suzuki silently developing a quarter-litre adventure motorcycle for quite some time now and adding to the speculation, a rendering has cropped up in a Japanese magazine keeping us excited. Christened as the GSR250X or V-Strom 250 (or G-Strom 250 as per earlier reports), Suzuki reportedly will reveal the model at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show set to commence on 29th October.
The rendered image shows the donor motorcycle to be the Suzuki Inazuma 250 and the V-Strom 250 to be a heavily reworked version of the same. The 3-spoke alloy wheels, exhaust muffler, single seat and tail lamp have been retained from the street-fighter while the floating cowl, beak, tall windscreen, revised headlight cluster, and plastic cladding flanked on either side of the fuel tank take inspiration from the bigger V-Strom 1000 and 650 XT motorcycles.
The exhaust is also moved a bit higher than the Inazuma enhancing the Suzuki V-Strom 250’s water wading capabilities while the engine guard will save the motor from gravel and other elements thrown by the terrain. In terms of power, the Inazuma’s 250cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine is likely to be retained on the baby V-Strom but tuned differently. The telescopic front forks and disc brakes at the front and rear will also be carried over.
An adventure motorcycle with a quarter-litre displacement is certainly a dream come true for most wanderers who wish to explore the roads less taken. While Suzuki seems to be getting the first mover advantage by showcasing the bike early on, reports have been in abundance of KTM developing the Adventure 390 while Kawasaki is said to be working on a Versys 250 at its headquarters. There seems to be a new war in the making that customers will certainly enjoy.
Rendering Source – Young Machine