Video Review: 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 250 (LAMS)
Suzuki's V-Strom 250 is an easy machine to underestimate, but actually has plenty to offer the right rider, with an easy entry point into the adventure commuter segment. Here's our video review...
Don’t let the 250 fool you, the V-Strom 250 is a capable little machine, if one that is designed for a specific type of rider and set of expectations. While not a highway mile muncher, the V-Strom 250 will do short stints on the freeway, with the machine’s true strength being as an everyday commuter with some adventure capabilities.
Featuring the same powerplant as the GSX250R, the V-Strom has a fun low to mid-range that has been optimised for speeds of up to 90km/h, which makes some trade-offs to the top end.
An inviting all round package does however ensure new and inexperienced riders will have an easy starting point, that could well lead into the larger capacity V-Strom machines.
Check out our full written review of the 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 250:
Review: 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 250 (LAMS)
2019 Suzuki V-Strom 250 (LAMS) Specifications
Price: From $7,190 Ride-Away
Warranty: One-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Pearl Black/Champion Yellow (tested), Metallic Triton Blue
Claimed power: 18.4kW[24.7hp]@8000rpm
Claimed torque: 23.4Nm[17.2ft-lbs]@6500rpm
Wet weight: 188kg
Fuel capacity: 17.3L
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC, parallel-twin, 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm, 248cc, 11.5:1 compression ratio
Gearbox: Six-speed gearbox
Chassis: Semi double-cradle frame
Seat height: 800mm, Wheelbase: 1425mm
Rake: 25.6°, Trail: 104mm
Suspension: Telescopic forks, 115mm travel, mono-shock, 125mm travel
Brakes: ABS, 290mm front wave rotor, two-piston caliper, 240mm rear rotor, single-piston caliper
Wheels & tyres: Ten-spoke wheels, IRC tyres, 110/80 – 17, 140/55 – 17
Overall height: 1295mm
Overall length: 2150mm
Overall width: 790mm
Instruments: Multi-function reverse-lit LCD