Suzuki GSF 250 Bandit

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Suzuki GSF250 Bandit

Suzuki GSF 250 Bandit appeared in 1989 along with the older version Suzuki GSF400 Bandit. Both models have a lot in common, although they are built on different engines and differ in equipment. For example, the Bandit 250 has undergone the same restyling and updates as the Bandit 400. In addition, there were "red-headed" versions of the Suzuki GSF250 Bandit with a variable timing system (VC - variable valve control).

Although the Bandit 250 was originally intended only for the domestic Japanese market, in 2000 it was also produced for the Australian market.

The model was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 248 cm³, delivering up to 45 hp. power (40 hp - since 1993) and 25 Nm of torque (26 Nm - since 1993). The motor did not become an independent development, but moved from the sports model Suzuki GSX-R250.

In 1995, the Suzuki GSF250 Bandit underwent a restyling with an updated look, an aluminum swingarm, and versions with a VC ("redhead") engine.

1997 was the last year of production for the Japanese market. In 2000, the model was officially delivered to Australia, but that same year was the final year of production.

Over time, all Japanese motorcycle manufacturers abandoned the concept of small-capacity motorcycles with in-line 4-cylinder engines. Despite the excellent dynamic performance, such models did not have a sufficient engine resource and were quite expensive. As a result, Japanese small-cubic models received simpler (1-2 cylinder), but more resourceful engines and began to have cheaper equipment, which significantly expanded the sales market and made these models available to a wide masses of consumers (including in the role of the first motorcycle).

The lineup of the Suzuki GSF Bandit series:

The main competitors of the Suzuki GSF250 Bandit in the class:


Suzuki GSF250 Bandit
Suzuki GSF250 Bandit
Suzuki GSF250 Bandit


Specifications Suzuki GSF 250 Bandit:

ModelSuzuki GSF250 Bandit
Motorcycle typeroad (street, classic)
Release year1989-1997 (2000)
Framesteel tubular
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume248 cm³
Bore / stroke49.0 x 33.0 mm
Compression ratio12.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

GSF250V - VC-engine (with variable timing system)

Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Mikuni BST29
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power45.0 h.p. (33.1 kW) @ 14,500 rpm - GSF250 (1989-1992)

40.0 h.p. (29.4 kW) @ 13,500 rpm - GSF250 (1993-2000)

Maximum torque25.0 Nm (2.6 kg * m) @ 10,500 rpm - GSF250 (1989-1992)

26.0 Nm (2.7 kg * m) @ 10,000 rpm - GSF250 (1993-2000)

Drive typechain
Front tire size110 / 70R-17M / C 54H
Rear tire size150 / 70-17M / C 69H - GJ74A

150 / 60R-17M / C 66H - GJ77A

Front brakes1 disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 120mm Travel
Rear suspensionsteel swingarm with monoshock (7-stage preload adjustment), travel - 131 mm - GJ74A

aluminum swingarm with monoshock (7-stage preload adjustment), travel - 131 mm - GJ77A

Motorcycle length2050 mm
Motorcycle width700 mm - GJ74A

745mm - GJ74A (Classic Handlebar Version)

730 mm - GJ77A

Motorcycle height1060 mm - GJ74A

1075mm - GJ74A (Classic Handlebar Version)

1055 mm - GJ77A

Wheelbase1435 mm - GJ74A

1415 mm - GJ77A

Saddle height750 mm - GJ74A

745 mm - GJ77A

Minimum ground clearance155 mm - GJ74A

140 mm - GJ77A

Acceleration to 100 km / h7.0 sec
Maximum speed180 km / h
Fuel tank capacity14.0 L - GJ74A

15.0 L - GJ77A

Motorcycle weight (dry)146 kg - GJ77A