EXCLUSIVE: Suzuki V-Strom 250 SX: Quick First Look – What We Like & What We Don’t

We have some quick Suzuki V-Strom SX details to share with you. We have listed a few pointers that we really liked about the ADV and some that we didn’t. Read on.

So, we got our hands on some images as well as some details which give us a quick first glimpse of the Suzuki V-Strom 250 SX – the highly talked about recently launched motorcycle. The bike seen in the images is in Pearl Blaze Orange colour

We also have some interesting bits to share regarding the Suzuki ADV. 

V-Strom SX Details – PREVIEW

Things We Like

  • The Biggest plus point of the V-Strom 250 is that the bike is actually bigger than the Gixxer Siblings. The big wheels, the tall front and the high ground clearance look actually functional on the ADV which will add to its off-road capabilities. 
  • From what we have been told, the suspension setup on the V-Strom 250 SX is a tad softer. This should make the touring comfortable and the off-road easier to manage. 
V-Strom SX details
  • The Instrumentation is bright and clear to read and loaded with a lot of information to keep the rider up-to-date. 
  • The Front Windscreen is functionally tall and being a little more vertical, it will protect from heavy wind-blasts at higher cruising speeds. 
  • The V-Strom 250 SX does not feel very heavy and can easily be handled by short stature riders.
  • The addition of top-rack as standard with integrated grab handles is a welcome move. It is generous in size and will be helpful in mounting top-boxes or tying down luggage as necessary. 
V-Strom SX details
  • The Seating space and the Riding posture of the bike is upright and comfortable. This is thanks to high-mounted handlebars, wide seats and comfortable centrally-mounted foot-pegs which provide a great seating posture to the rider. 
  • The Feature-list which we get as standard is really convenient and useful which includes knuckle-guards, USB charging port, full-digital instrumentation with in-built navigation, chain-guard etc.

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Things We Didn’t Like

V-Strom SX details
  • Being an ADV, Suzuki skipped the addition of a Center-stand as standard. As of now, there is no information if the company will provide the center-stand on the bike.
  • The Foot-pegs and the Foot-control Levers are not off-road compatible or dual-purpose. This is one place the rider will have to think about making some appropriate modifications.
  • The Instrumentation, though being good, is directly lifted from the Avenis scooter. It is not a good to know that the ADV you are riding has some parts lifted from a humble scooter!
V-Strom SX details
L – V-Strom 250 SX instrumentation / R – Suziki Avenis instrumentation

These are just some early impressions that we had to share regarding the Suzuki V-Strom 250 SX. The Orange colour here is actually really nice when seen in-person. Other than the Orange, the V-Strom is also offered in Yellow and Black colours. 

The latest information on the availability of test-rides and bookings is that it will all start from the month of May. Right now, all the floor models are undergoing RTO clearances. This means the on-road pricing has still not been finalised in many regions. 

For more information… Stay Tuned…

We will be bringing a lot of coverage on this ADV really soon…

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