Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom Concept




Make Model

Suzuki DL 250 V-Strom Concept




Four stroke, twin-twin


248 cc / 15.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 53.5 x 55.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump


Fuel Injection


Electronic Ignition 
Starting Electric

Max Power

24.7 hp / 18.4 kW @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

17.3 lb-ft / 23.4 Nm @ 6500 rpm

Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

single shock, steel swingarm

Front Brakes

Single disc ABS

Rear Brakes

Single disc ABS

Front Tyre

110 / 80-17

Rear Tyre

140 / 70-17
Dimensions Length 2085 mm / 89.9 in
Width     710 mm / 27.9 in
Height  1110 mm / 43.7 in
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in
Wet Weight 178 kg / 392 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 4.0 US gal / 4.8 Imp gal

The 14th Annual Chinese International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMA) saw the introduction of the Suzuki V-Strom 250. The 250cc concept bike shown in China is equipped with a conventional telescopic fork, cast alloy wheels, hand guards, hard cases, a single front disk and ABS braking. The powerplant is a SOHC, liquid-cooled, 248cc parallel-twin mated to a 6-speed transmission that appears to be closely related to Suzukiís GW250 naked bike.

The new quarter-liter V-Strom concept has similar styling to its big brothers (the DL650 and DL1000 V-Stroms) but has a distinctive single round headlight design. The V-Strom 250ís parallel-twin also breaks from the V-Twin configuration of itís larger siblings.

More detail will be available after the EICMA show next month.