Thailand bikers have seen and ride the 2011 Honda CBR-250R earlier than us in Malaysia. As usual, they have it modified to extract more power from the engine and finished it up in nice colours compared from the stock condition.
Honda with its CBR-250R, Kawasaki with its Ninja 250R and now it is time for Suzuki with its GW250. There are many more choices now in the market for 250cc motorcycles. Suzuki has come out with this Gw250 with much of the styling taken from the popular Suzuki B-King (1,340cc). Some also called the GW250 as the name of baby B-King.
It comes with 4-stroke engine, liquid-cooled parallel twin (inline) which gives out 26hp and 24Nm of torque.
It is great to see manufacturers fighting to get the piece of the pie from the 250cc market since this is where the beginners starts to learn riding superbikes, and if the bikes are good enough, the manufacturer might just get loyal customer who might buy the much bigger superbikes.
It is rumored that this model might comes to ASEAN market. By ASEAN, does it means it include Malaysia?