Making every ride a new adventure
The Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 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.
Proudly carrying on the heritage of the V-Strom series, the Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 is dedicated to fine quality that will ignite your spirit of adventure.
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 Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 is crafted to soundly respond to all these expectations.
Massive and smart
The Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 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 Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 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.
The shell surrounding the headlight is designed to resemble a hard anodized finish flashlight.
Rear combination lights
The taillight adopts a surface-emitting LED.
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.
12V/36W when riding – 12V/12W at idle
*To prevent draining the battery, do not use the DC outlet under the engine stop or idling condition.
The 248cm3 parallel-twin engine that powers the Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 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 Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 has a riding range of over 500km*.
* 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.
The cam profile for the Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 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.
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.
The cylinder head adopts roller type rocker arms that minimize friction loss.
Thin, low tension piston rings were adopted to reduce friction and the shape of the piston ring grooves was also optimized.
Adopting an open type rectifier contributes to improved 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.
Highly efficient, lightweight exhaust system
The two-into-one exhaust system for the Suzuki V-Strom 250/ABS 2017 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.
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.
While compact, the windscreen benefits from repeated wind tunnel testing to optimize its shape, providing highly effective shielding for a more comfortable ride.
Side case attachment
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.
*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.
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.
Suzuki V-Strom 250 2017 Specifications
Pearl Nebular Black / Solid Dazzling Cool Yellow (BJE)
Metallic Diamond Red (YYW)
Pearl Nebular Black (YAY)
Overall length: 2,150 mm (84.6 in)
Overall width: 790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall height: 1,295 mm (51.0 in)
Wheelbase: 1,425 mm (56.1 in)
Ground clearance: 160 mm (6.3 in)
Seat height: 800 mm (31.5 in)
Curb mass: 188 kg (414 lbs)
Rake / Trail: 25.2° / 100 mm (3.9 in)
Engine type: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC
Bore × Stroke: 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm (2.1 in x 2.2 in)
Engine displacement: 248 cm3 (15.1 cu. in)
Compression ratio: 11.5 : 1
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Ignition system: Fuel injection
Starter system: Electric
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Primary reduction ratio: 3.238 (68/21)
Final reduction ratio: 3.357 (47/14)
Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brake: Disc brake
Rear brake: Disc brake
Front tire size: 110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless
Rear tire size: 140/70-17M/C 66H tubeless
Fuel tank capacity: 17.3 L (4.6/3.8 US/lmp gal)
Oil capacity (Overhaul): 2.4 L (2.5/2.1 US/lmp qt)
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