2020 Suzuki V-Strom 250 Launched In Japan

Published On Aug 14, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

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The bike features cosmetic updates for the upcoming year

  • The Suzuki V-Strom 250 gets a starting price of  5,70,240 Japanese Yen (Rs 3.82 lakh).
  • The international-spec model packs a 248cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder motor that produces 24PS and 22Nm.
  • Suzuki’s entry-level ADV could make it to India in the near future.

Suzuki has launched the 2020 V-Strom 250 in Japan. The ADV is offered in two variants -- non-ABS and ABS -- priced at JPY 5,70,240 (Rs 3.82 lakh) and JPY 6,02,640 (INR 4.04 lakhs) respectively. The updates are purely cosmetic, which means the bike remains unchanged otherwise. There are two new colour schemes on offer: Pearl Nebula Black/High Tech Silver Metallic and Triton Blue Metallic No.2. 

Also Read: Suzuki Gixxer 250: All You Need To Know

So why does this concern us? Simply put, we expect the Japanese bike maker to launch this quarter-litre adventure tourer in India in the near future. What reinforces our speculation is the fact that Suzuki has shifted its focus to entry-level performance-oriented motorcycles, case in point the Gixxer and Gixxer SF series. Also, since the brand already has a 250cc single-cylinder motor readily available for the Indian market, we could expect the same unit to be plonked into the Suzuki V-Strom 250 which would enable the ADV to produce more power - 26.5PS at 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm at 7,500rpm. 

Also Read: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250: All You Need To Know

To put things into perspective, the international-spec V-Strom 250 comes equipped with a 248cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder, SOHC engine. This generates 24PS of power and 22Nm peak torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission. This is the same engine which powered the long discontinued Suzuki Inazuma. A single-cylinder engine in place of a parallel-twin mill would help keep costs in check.

In terms of mechanicals, the Suzuki V-Strom 250 uses conventional telescopic forks and a monoshock for its suspension setup, while disc brakes at both ends help anchor the bike. The ADV is a road-biased bike which means it runs on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 110/80-section front and 140/70-section rear tyres. 

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