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Baby GSX-R's coming???

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ACCORDING TO one of the most senior men in Suzuki, the company is looking to not only bring forms of traction control to smaller bikes in the range - but it could well see the GSX-R name applied to learner and one small sportster too.

Hiroyuki Nakai, Director of European R&D for Suzuki, said: "We have versions of a type of traction control on a few of our bikes this year, like the GSX-R600, 750, 1000 and Hayabusa, but I think we will see these systems on smaller motorcycles too.
"It might not end up like the switchable system we are using on the current bikes, this is just one system we have looked at. We are looking at four variations of it right now and we are always looking at how to improve and give
out customers the very best technology."

According to some Suzuki insiders, the range will be boosted in late 2008 with the arrival of a new GSX-R125, but the biggest news to get your juices flowing is the much-whispered plans for a GSX-R250 four-stroke.

Unsurprisingly, Nakai wouldn't confirm the rumours about either bike, but did talk to visordown about his own personal thoughts on the idea.

He added: "From a personal perspective I think that a smaller sportsbike would be very interesting to ride on the road. I think it could be a very interesting motorcycle and I think such a motorcycle like that would benefit from a traction control system. I think traction control on all sizes of motorcycle would be very helpful to many riders."

Reading between the lines, and especially taking into account the high-up mumblings in the Suzuki ranks, it sounds like a four-stroke GSX-R250 is on its way. So expect a bike that revs through the ceiling, comes with traction control and looks like a modern RGV with a MotoGP-styling.

The project is some way off yet, but the talk of it is already gaining pace.

Now THAT'S a Merry Christmas all round...


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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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it's an invasion of the baby squids!!!

but seriously, good idea on thier part. will be good comp for the ninja 250.
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interesting...
4 stroke vs 2
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look out kawasaki.
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it's an invasion of the baby squids!!!

but seriously, good idea on thier part. will be good comp for the ninja 250.
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interesting...
4 stroke vs 2
Looks like they covered all the bases!

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yanno Honda will bring theirs to the table now too
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Looks like they covered all the bases!
id love to see honda bring us something like the old nsr250r. then we'd have some good competition on our hands
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any word on a US model? cuz theres tons of sweet 125/250s in Europe but we need them HERE!
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any word on a US model? cuz theres tons of sweet 125/250s in Europe but we need them HERE!
but americans don't think like europeans. the bigger the better...an economy-friendly bike? wtf for? americans want a bike that sounds mean, and capable of doing 160+mph even though they'll never reach it 99.999% of the time.
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heh well i said we need them, not that we want them
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heh well i said we need them, not that we want them
tru dat. i wouldn't mind the new yami r125 tho...
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I'd rock one. a Gix 250 would be pimp.
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Suzuki's probably had a 250 Gixxer in the Japanese market for 20 years or more.
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Suzuki's probably had a 250 Gixxer in the Japanese market for 20 years or more.
And I bet it looks better than that dam ninja!

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The GSXRs are small bikes anyways. So the 250version must be tiny tiny.

I love the Kawasaki 250 that my buddy got. It's really fun to ride and handles awesome. Suzuki coming out with one here in America would be awesome.

What I would really like to see (Here in America) is a 250 racing class. Because I'd do that for sure. 250s are cheap to pick up and appear to be fairly easy to work on(Being air cooled). So I think it would be great for racing bikes if you are wanting to get into it.

(Gotta rag on the Zukis a little especially since all my friends pretty much own them now.)
How long before we see a stretched chromed out custom painted "Gixxer 250" rolling through the streets? (With no gear except a chrome dome).
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And I bet it looks better than that dam ninja!
ahh but have you seen the new ninja 250?
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Suzuki's probably had a 250 Gixxer in the Japanese market for 20 years or more.
seems to be the case, BEHOLD! the suzuki GSX 250 f across! notice its been "blinged"

Specs
Overall length: 2 020 mm (79.5 in.)
Overall width: 695 mm (27.4 in.)
Overall height: 1 220 mm (48.0 in.)
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1 380 mm (54.3 in.)
Ground clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Dry mass: 163 kg (359 lb.)
Engine type: Liquid-cooled inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves
Piston displacement: 248 cc
Bore x stroke: 49.0 x 33.0 mm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum power output: 45 ps (34 kW)/ 14.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 25.5Nm (2.6 kg-m)/ 10.500 rpm
Carburetors: Mikuni BSW27 x 2
Exhaust system: 4 into 1
Ignition type: Suzuki PEI (Pointless Electrical Ignition)
Starter system: Electric
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive: Chain
Suspension front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension rear: Link-type, oil damped, spring preload 7-way adjustable
Front suspension stroke: 130 mm (5.12 in.)
Rear suspension travel: 122 mm (4.80 in.)
Front brake: Dual piston single disc
Rear brake: Single piston disc
Front disc diameter: 310 mm (12.20 in.)
Rear disc diameter: 250 mm (9.84 in.)
Front tyre dimension: 110/70-17
Rear tyre dimension: 140/70-17
Fuel tank capacity: 12 litres incl. reserve
Reserve: 2 litres
Approx range on tank: 200-240km
Approx range to reserve: 160 - 200km
Top speed: 160 km/h
Chassis: Tubular steel frame box section swing arm
Body colors: Metallic Purple, Candy Teal
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the dry weight is the heavier than my 600...
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Judging by the specs, I bet it was intended more to compete DIRECTLY with the Kawi EX500 where its marketed. lighter dry weight than it, roughly the same power and DEFINATELY better looking.
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