- 2023 GSX250R launched internationally
- Gets visual updates only
- Remains unchanged mechanically
Suzuki has updated its quarter-litre fully-faired offering, the GSX250R, in the international markets. The only update received by the new model year is the introduction of a new colour option - Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black.
The rest of the aspects of the 2023 GSX250R remain the same as the previous model. Powering the motorcycle is a 248cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine that churns out 24bhp and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are suspended by telescopic forks up front and a monoshock both sourced by KYB. Braking, meanwhile, is handled by a single disc at both ends with Nissin calipers. It tips the scales at 181kg (kerb) and incorporates a 15-litre fuel tank.
The design of the bike also remains unchanged. It sports a geometric headlamp which is inspired by the bigger GSXRs. The angular side fairing blends seamlessly with the sculpted fuel tank which merges a long and upswept tail section. Giving it additional visual mass is a chunky exhaust canister with a chrome-finished shield. It’s quite basic on the feature front with elements like a full-LED lighting system and a negative LCD instrument cluster.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX250R is unlikely to come to India anytime soon. However, from Suzuki’s portfolio, one can buy the Gixxer SF 250 fully-faired offering which is quite a versatile and frugal machine.