Suzuki GSX250R: Cool new A2 li­cence friendly Suzuki. Plus cross­con­ti­nen­tal travel with at­ti­tude from the Aus­tri­ans and don’t miss the lat­est BMW R1200GS Ral­lye and Har­ley’s Road King.

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THE FACTS O 25bhp O 181kg O Seat height 790mm

The new GSX250R de­liv­ers styling and pro­por­tions that feel in­stantly ‘right’. But while the styling, paintjob and even the name are all de­cid­edly GSX-R fo­cused, the GSX is ac­tu­ally in­tended as a well-styled ev­ery­day com­muter bike, rather than a pock­etrocket. As such, it will prob­a­bly en­dear it­self to town-dwellers who might want the looks, but not the wrist, neck or back­ache of rid­ing in a crouch.

It’s pow­ered by a new four-stroke, water-cooled, sohc par­al­lel twin, with un­der­square di­men­sions that sug­gest it has its sights set more on de­liv­er­ing easy midrange than be­ing a high-rpm ban­shee. Power is an A2-com­pli­ant 25bhp, but made at an ac­ces­si­ble 8000rpm, while max­i­mum torque comes at as eas­ily reached 6500rpm. Suzuki say it’s been tuned to per­form at real-world speeds, while sip­ping fuel gen­tly enough to give a 298-mile range.

It also gets Bosch ABS, pe­tal discs, a classy all-lcd white-on-black dash, an LED tail­light and front run­ning lights, stylish 10-spoke wheels and KYB sus­pen­sion. A great look­ing bike for lovers of the quar­ter-litre class.

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