*Image shown with optional accessories. 2018 model Making ever y ride The V-Strom 250/ABS combines slim styling and massive presence in a unique design that defies its modest engine displacement. It is highly manoeuvrable on city streets, wonderfully exciting on winding roads, and thoroughly pleasing as an adventure touring motorcycle. a new adventure. Proudly carrying on the heritage of the V-Strom series, the V-Strom 250/ABS is dedicated to fine quality that will ignite your spirit of adventure. V-Strom 1000XT ABS V-Strom 250 ABS V-Strom 650XT ABS Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories. The instant you take to the road, you sense a change in the breeze and in the air that surrounds you. It’s a feeling that makes you want to ride as far as you can for as long as you can, while enjoying the bike’s highly emotional styling. The V-Strom 250/ABS is crafted to soundly respond to all these expectations. *Image shown with optional accessories. Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories. Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories. *Image shown with optional accessories. Massive and smart 800mm The V-Strom 250/ABS design concept is “Massive and Smart”: Massive for the solid feel of its well-balanced body and Smart for its sophisticated and practical design that provides ease of handling. Naturally, the V-Strom 250/ABS shares the same outdoor adventure DNA as its siblings, with design cues such as its yellow color scheme and unique ‘beak’ paying tribute to Suzuki’s famed DR-Z and DR-BIG desert racers. Rear combination lights The taillight adopts a surface-emitting LED. Headlight The shell surrounding the headlight is designed to resemble a hard anodized finish flashlight. Turn signals adopt clear lenses Multi-function instrument panel LED indicators include those for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, malfunction, ABS (Only for ABS model), RPM indicator, coolant temperature and oil pressure.The indicators are designed to be easy to recognize. The LCD instruments include: Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Dual trip meters, Gear position, Driving range, Average fuel consumption, Fuel gauge, RPM indicator ON/OFF, Oil change timing indicator, Clock. DC socket 12V/36W when riding 12V/12W at idle Note: All light and indicators are illuminated in the photo for illustrative purposes. Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS Engine performance The 248cm 3 parallel-twin engine that powers the V-Strom 250/ABS underwent thorough analysis and optimization to maximize low- to mid-range torque and provide a powerful ride that features ease of control. The overall efficiency achieved also helps realize better fuel economy and clean performance that satisfies the stringent Euro 4 emission regulations. With a full tank of gasoline, the V-Strom 250/ABS has a riding range of over 500km* 1. *1: Calculated based on the Worldwide Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) mode exhaust emissions measuring conditions. Actual fuel economy and riding range may differ owing to differences in conditions such as the weather, road, rider behavior and maintenance. Camshaft The cam profile for the V-Strom 250/ABS delivers maximum acceleration performance at speeds between 20km/h to 90km/h, as this is the range that is used most often. As an additional benefit, the cam profile also suppresses noise generation to deliver a smoother, more pleasant ride. Cylinder The honing pattern used for the cylinder barrels maintains lubrication for the pistons in a manner that helps minimize any loss of performance due to friction. Cylinder head The cylinder head adopts roller type rocker arms that minimize friction loss. Piston Thin, low tension piston rings were adopted to reduce friction and the shape of the piston ring grooves was also optimized. Spark plug Adopting the use of projected tip spark plugs speeds up the rate of combustion. This improves response, especially when the throttle is not open far, and also improves fuel economy. New intake valve design The port sections on the intake valves are designed to optimize airflow into the combustion chamber. This helps achieve a high level of thermal efficiency for improved performance and reduced emissions. Rectifier Adopting an open type rectifier contributes to improved fuel economy. Highly efficient, lightweight exhaust system The two-into-one exhaust system for the V-Strom 250/ABS features an optimized shape for the chamber in front of the catalyzer. This maximizes acceleration performance at mid-range speeds, while the efficiency of the system also reduces exhaust emissions. Chassis design Wind-screen Accessories T he su f f ic ien t Ac c e ss or ie s line up will support you and your partner at all levels of adventure. Side case attachment While compact, the windscreen benefits from repeated wind tunnel testing to optimize its shape, providing highly effective shielding for a more comfortable ride. Designing dedicated mounting clips to accommodate the optional side cases makes realizes an integrated design that matches the bike. The large aluminum rear carrier with 8.5kg maximum capacity is fitted with hooks for attaching straps and that can also be used for attaching the optional top case. Wheels, tires and brakes The sporty flair of newly designed 10-spoke wheels pairs with IRC tires that provide a solid grip on the road. Stopping power is provided by Petal-type front and rear disc brakes. An Antilock Brake System (ABS)*2 made by BOSCH is also available*3 to deliver yet greater confidence and control. Top case *2: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS. *3: Only equipped on ABS model. ABS Unit Petal Type Brake Disc Front wheel Side case For a ride only true nature lovers can appreciate. A ride that is agile, powerful and highly controllable. It’s a feeling that heightens the desire to get out and enjoy new adventures. Ge t read y f or 23L top case*4 20L side cases*4 Knuckle Cover Centerstand your nex t ad ven ture. *4 The top case and side case each have a maximum loading capacity of 3kg. *SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION reserves the right to add any improvement to change the design or to discontinue any Suzuki Genuine Accessories at any time without notice. Some Suzuki Genuine Accessories might not be compatible with local standards or statutory requirement. Please check with your local AUTHORIZED SUZUKI DEALER for details at the time of ordering. *Image shown with optional accessories. Specifications V-Strom 250 / V-Strom 250 ABS Overall length 2150 mm (84.6 in) Overall width 790 mm (31.1 in) Overall height 1295 mm (51.0 in) Wheelbase 1425 mm (56.1 in) Ground clearance 160 mm (6.3 in) Seat height 800 mm (31.5 in) Curb mass 188 kg (414 lbs) [ABS Model] 186 kg (410 lbs) [Non ABS Model] Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel twin Bore × Stroke 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm (2.106 in x 2.173 in) Displacement 248 cm3 (15.1 cu. in) Compression ratio 11.5 : 1 Fuel system Fuel injection Starter system Electric Lubrication system Wet sump Transmission 6-speed constant mesh Primary drive ratio 3.238 (68/21) Final drive ratio 3.357 (47/14) Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped Rake / Trail Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories. Brake Tyres Pearl Nebular Black (YAY) / Solid Dazzling Cool Yellow (YWT) Metallic Diamond Red (YYW) Pearl Nebular Black (YAY) 25.2° / 100 mm (3.9 in) Front Disc brake Rear Disc brake Front 110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless Rear 140/70-17M/C 66H tubeless Ignition system Electronic ignition (Transistorized) Fuel tank 17.3 L (4.5/3.8 US/lmp gal) Oil capacity (Overhaul) 2.4 L (2.5/2.1 US/lmp qt gal) Specifications, appearances, color (including body color), equipment, materials and other aspects of the SUZUKI products shown in this catalog are subject to change by Suzuki at any time without notice and they may vary depending on local conditions or requirements. Some models are not available in some territories. Each model may be discontinued without notice. Please inquire at your local dealer for details of any such changes. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Enjoy riding safely. Read your Owner’s Manual carefully. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. PRINTED IN JAPAN 99999-A0204-281 V-Strom 250/ABS (DL250/A) L8 Product Information MAR.'17 Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS 300 Takatsuka-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City, JAPAN 432-8611 Suzuki’s “Way of Life!” is the heart of our brand - every Suzuki vehicle, motorcycle and outboard motor is built to create excitement so customers can enjoy everyday life.
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