2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

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Adventure motorcycles are the point of interest and the smaller displacement bikes are the one manufacturers are betting on. The latest by Suzuki that has made a debut at 2016 EICMA is the DL250 V-Strom.

2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

Suzuki has literally shrunk its flagship adventure tourer model into a smaller, quarter-litre package with the V-Strom 250, sharing some of the Inazuma's parts with the motorcycle.

2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

The V-Strom 250 borrows the engine, a 248cc parallel twin-cylinder motor from the Inazuma that makes 24.7bhp, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

The design language is borrowed from Suzuki's litre-class tourer, the V-Strom. The 250 sports a windscreen and the chassis doubles up as mounts for panniers that can be bought as accessories.

2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

True to the V-Strom 250's touring style, the motorcycle features a 17-litre petrol tank that gives a range of around 500km, cutting down on fuel stops. Comfortable seats and wide bars add to the comfort factor.

2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

Suspension duty in the front is taken care of by regular forks (not inverted) and a monoshock takes care of the rear. The Suzuki V-Strom 250 features an LCD monitor in place of the instrument console and ABS comes standard.

2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Suzuki Unveils Entry-Level Adventure Tourer — The Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

The quarter-litre V-Strom will make its European debut in 2017, and when launched, will compete with the BMW G 310 GS and the Kawasaki Versys 250. Coming to the bad news bit, Suzuki has no plans of launching the motorcycle in India, at least for now.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 18:23 [IST]
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