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The GSX250R ABS is back in Suzuki’s 2024 sportbike lineup.
The GSX250R ABS is back in Suzuki’s 2024 sportbike lineup. (Suzuki/)

Suzuki’s latest batch of returning models includes the 2024 GSX250R ABS, an unintimidating entry-level ride that slots back into the brand’s 2024 North American sportbike lineup. It’s a bike we featured in our Top 5 Motorcycles for Trackday Beginners article earlier this year as a solid pick for riders just starting to explore the boundaries of the racetrack. While MSRP for the sleekly styled rig goes up by $100, nothing else on the smallest GSX gets a redo; even the color is the same as last year.

The 2024 GSX250R sees no changes this year, except for a slight price increase; even the color is the same.
The 2024 GSX250R sees no changes this year, except for a slight price increase; even the color is the same. (Suzuki/)

The fully faired, quarter-liter sportbike scores points for its aggressive styling, but if you’re expecting track-shredding performance worthy of the GSX prefix, you might be a little disappointed; the tried-and true 248cc parallel-twin engine is better known for its mellow powerband and good for only a claimed 25 hp. That said, it’s a good fit for newbies just looking to get a feel for power management on the track, with a low seat height, slim fuel tank, and overall light weight also adding to the wee Suzook’s appealing nature. Ten-spoke aluminum wheels, anti-lock brakes (ABS), and a tuned KYB fork keep the bike responsive for city streets as well as the open road, though front suspension is of the basic, nonadjustable variety; the rear monoshock is preload adjustable. With a 4-gallon fuel tank and highly efficient powerplant, the 2024 GSX250R ABS could be seen as one of the more practical choices in the entry-level sportbike market.

Related: Top 5 Motorcycles for Trackday Beginners in 2023

This year’s model breaks the five grand mark at $5,099 (it was $4,999 last year), which is still a pretty price tag these days for a brand-new motorcycle. Unchanged from last year however is the GSX250R ABS’s two-tone Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black paint scheme—the only color available—and you can only get it with ABS, which is fine by us. Nevertheless, its low MSRP means this Suzuki 250 continues to be a great value in the class.

The 2024 GSX250R ABS in Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black.
The 2024 GSX250R ABS in Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black. (Suzuki/)

2024 Suzuki GSX-250R Technical Specifications and Price

MSRP:$5,099Engine:248cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:53.5 x 55.2mmCompression Ratio:11.5:1Fuel Delivery:EFI w/ SDTVClutch:Wet, multiplateTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:SteelFront Suspension:37mm telescopic fork; 4.5 in. travelRear Suspension:Monoshock, preload adjustable; 4.9 in. travelFront Brake:2-piston caliper, 290mm disc w/ ABSRear Brake:1-piston caliper, 240mm disc w/ ABSWheels, Front/Rear:10-spoke aluminum; 17 in.Tires, Front/Rear:Tubeless; 110/80-17 / 140/70-17Rake/Trail:25.6°/4.1 in.Wheelbase:56.3 in.Seat Height:31.1 in.Fuel Capacity:4.0 gal.Claimed Wet Weight:399 lb.Contact:suzukicycles.com

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By: Andrew Cherney
Title: 2024 Suzuki GSX250R Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/suzuki-gsx250r-preview/
Published Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2023 11:00:02 +0000

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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By: Dean Larson
Title: Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/vincent-rapide-bonhams
Published Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 17:00:38 +0000

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Title: Fast Tubes
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Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 06:59:17 +0000

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.

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GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/gordon-murray-automotives-new-t-50-production-line/
Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:42:33 +0000

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