Suzuki put its new prototype race bike through its first test laps alongside other MotoGP racers in preparation for its impending return to racing in the 2015 season. Test rider Nobuatsu Aoki, who had been playing a key role in the racebike’s development, took the new Suzuki 1000cc Inline-Four prototype out for a few shakedown […]
2015 Suzuki GW250F Revealed for China
Suzuki’s Chinese partner Haojue has revealed a new fully-faired variant on the GW250. Revealed in Shanghai, the new GW250F follows the original naked GW250 (known in some markets as the Inazuma) and the semi-faired GW250S offered in Asia and Europe.
The braking system is identical, with a two-piston caliper and 290mm disc up front and a 240mm disc at the back. Suspension is also similar to the other GW250 variants, with a seven-way preload-adjustable monoshock and a telescopic fork (though the GW250F does add some fork guards). The fuel tank is also the same, carrying 3.5 gallons.
The differences are the full fairing and integrated windshield, and a sportier riding position thanks to lower handlebars. The changes are enough to bump the GW250F’s claimed curb weight to 417 pounds from 403 pounds.
It’s too early to say whether Suzuki will import the GW250F to North America. In China, where Haojue manufacturers all three versions, the GW250F is priced at 25,880 yuan (US$4,214), up from the naked GW250′s 23,880 yuan price (US$3,888. Suzuki prices the U.S. version at $3,999.) The GW250S was originally priced at 26,380 yuan but now reduced to 24,980 yuan (US$4,065).