The smallest sport motorcycle in the 2020 Suzuki lineup, the GSX250R offers big-bike features such as a full fairing, fuel injection, electric cooling, and optional ABS.With a SOHC parallel-twin motor displacing 248cc, The Suzuki GSX250R is a fun motorcycle to ride, as it weighs less than 400 pounds, even with ABS.
The IRC Road Winner RX-01 tires and KYB suspension are up to the unintimidating demands of the motor, making the GSX250R a formidable motorcycle in the tightest canyons.If you’re not one for sport riding, the stylish GSX250R is a comfortable and efficient urban commuter, delivering a frugal 76 mpg and a range of over 250 miles between visits to the gas station. The undersquare motor ensures you have enough torque to gap cars when the traffic light turns green.For more, read our Suzuki GSX250R Review.
2020 Suzuki GSX250R and GSX250R ABS Specs
Type: Parallel twin
Bore x stroke: 53.5 x 55.2mm
Compression ratio: 11.5: 1
Valvetrain: SOHC, 2 vpc
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive: DID or RK 520 O-ring chain
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable KYB fork; 4.5 inches
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—visit your local dealer or suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.