Suzuki adds baby V-Strom to 2023 line-up

Suzuki have enhanced their V-Strom line-up with the introduction of the 250SX – a learner legal baby variant, due to arrive locally in March 2023. The smallest member of the family will be priced from $6,490 ride away.

The quarter-litre sport adventure machine (with the ‘S’ standing for sports and the ‘X’ for crossover) blends rugged versatility with stylish, modern adventure-inspired looks – including the legendary front ‘beak’ that has been a staple of V-Strom styling since 2002.

Offering an extremely manageable 167kg package, the V-Strom 250SX is powered by a 249cc, fuel-injected, four-valve single-cylinder engine, with key engineering pillars including enhanced cooling in demanding conditions for added peace of mind.

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Thanks to the Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) credentials, it provides a balance between excellent fuel economy and strong engine performance. Peak power and torque are 19.5kW and 22.2Nm respectively. It also features a sporty short-style dual-exit muffler.

A slim, nimble chassis makes it extremely agile to get around, and narrow side panels provide an easy reach to the ground. On unpaved roads, the 19-inch front wheel and ample ground clearance (205mm) add a sense of stability too.

2023 Suzuki V-Strom 250SX
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 250SX

Dual-channel ABS on the 310mm (front) and 240mm disc brakes provide the necessary stopping power, and the 10-spoke cast-aluminium wheels, including the 17-inch rear, are fitted with semi-block tyres for solid all-around usability.

A functional windscreen and knuckle covers make it an ideal touring proposition and, if pillions and/or luggage are part of the mix, the V-Strom 250SX has a handy rear carrier that also functions as a grab bar.

An extremely sturdy subframe ensures that tandem riding is a breeze, and the rear suspension has seven-step preload adjustment to support riding in various conditions. A USB outlet on the left side of the instrument cluster (which glows blue) adds functionality.

Vibration-absorbing rubber footpeg covers and a helmet holder also feature. Stylish LED headlights and taillights add to the sleek look, road presence and visibility, while the full LCD instrument cluster offers a wealth of information at a glance.

Shown on the display are the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, gear position indicator, two trip meters, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, fuel level indicator, clock, and voltage meter.

2023 Suzuki V-Strom 250SX
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 250SX

Like all V-Strom models, accessories are available to personalise your ride, including engine protection bars, a top case, heated grips, a fuel tank pad, wheel decals and a lower seat, which reduces the height from 835mm to 805mm.

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 250SX is available in two liveries; Pearl Blaze Orange, and the ubiquitous Champion Yellow. It comes with a three-year warranty. Online pre-order customers will receive a bonus top box kit with their bike delivery.

​​For further information, contact your local Suzuki dealer.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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