2018 Suzuki GSX250R Katana First Look Review : Announced For US

Suzuki Motor of America announced it will bring the new GSX250Rsportbike to the U.S. as a 2018 model. First introduced in China last month before again appearing at EICMA, the Suzuki GSX250R will arrive in showrooms in April 2017.

111816-2018-suzuki-L8_GSX250R_WHT-p5While we were hoping the mini-Gixxer would get upsized to a 300 for western markets, North America and Europe will get the same 248cc parallel-Twin as the one sold in Asian markets. This puts the GSX250R at a disadvantage against the likes of the KTM RC390, Yamaha R3 and the Honda CBR300R.

Suzuki hasn’t announced pricing yet but it will have to be much lower than the MSRPs on these competitors to gain a substantial share of the small-displacement sportbike market.

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