The Suzuki V-Strom 250 will cost £4599 when it reaches dealers in the UK this October.
That’s nearly a year on from the bike’s official unveiling late last year. However, rival machines like BMW’s G310GS are also late in going on sale.
As a reminder, the Suzuki V-Strom 250 is derived from the GW250 Inazuma. That means it’s not a rival to the most powerful 250cc twins out there, with a relatively mild 25PS at 8000rpm. However, its peak torque of 23.4Nm matches rival machines and comes in at a low 6500rpm. In comparison, Honda’s new CBR250RR – the most rabid of the modern 250cc twin-cylinders, needs 11,000rpm to hit the same torque figure.
The low-revving Suzuki engine means the bike is a winner in terms of economy. Suzuki is claiming an astounding 88.28mpg.
Other kit includes a fully-stocked LCD dash with a trip computer and gear position indicator. There’s even a clock.
Suzuki claims it styled the bodywork in the wind tunnel to provide decent wind protection. The luggage, hand guards and centre stand pictured are all extra-cost accessories, though.
What do rivals cost?
The bike’s price is likely to be close to that of the BMW G310GS. BMW hasn’t announced that bike’s RRP yet, but we expect it to cost a little more than the £4450 G310R. Kawasaki’s Versys-X 300 costs more at £5149. Honda’s more hard-core CRF250 Rally is pricier still at £5329.
More details on Suzuki’s site here.