The only upright naked 250 sportbike available in the US, the new 2013 Suzuki GW250 is a fairly sophisticated bike.
The liquid-cooled twin is fuel-injected and counterbalanced, and the slightly undersquare configuration suggests a torquey motor that will make it very useful in urban settings and in tight canyons.
The 403-pound curb weight and sub-31-inch seat height, along with the comfortable ergonomics, mean this GW250 will be welcoming to entry-level riders.
2013 Suzuki GW250 Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: SOHC parallel twin
- BORE x STROKE: 53.5mm x 55.2mm
- COMP. RATIO: 11.5:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 56.3 inches
- SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7 inches
- CURB WEIGHT: 403 pounds
- PRICE: N/A
For a look into the entire 2013 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.