Suzuki has unveiled a fully faired version of its popular learner-approved 250 Inazuma naked bike.
The GSR250F has been launched in the Japanese market, however Suzuki Motorcycles Australia marketing manager Lewis Croft says it is not coming here for the moment.
“At this stage, Suzuki Australia will concentrate on the GW250 Inazuma, the naked version,” he says.
That’s probably just as well as the learner-approved sportsbike market in Australia is becoming swamped in new models. Meanwhile the $4990 Inazuma is the fourth-best selling bike under 250cc behind the Honda Postie bike, Honda CB125E and Yamaha YZF-R15.
The new GSR250F obviously gets a full fairing for highway riding which increases kerb weight 6kg to 189kg.
Suzuki has sensibly raised the handlebars for better control around town and to help novice riders.
It features the same mechanicals as the Inazuma which is powered by a 250cc single-cylinder engine. It’s a very capable unit and is mated to a six-speed gearbox.