1982 | GSX250E KATANA

250 cm³ model that inherits the styling of the KATANA series


Based on the styling of its namesake series, the GSX250E KATANA emphasizes aerodynamics through a streamlined design. The 250 cm³ 4-stroke inline 2-cylinder DOHC is equipped with Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCCs) and generates high power and torque from low to high rpms. Other notable features of the GSX250E KATANA include excellent fuel economy, the Anti Nose Dive Fork (ANDF) system, a spiral-shaped drilled front disc plate, and a large capacity 16-liter fuel tank.

Dimensions and weight Dimensions Overall length 2,100 mm
Overall width 755 mm
Overall height 1,115 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Weight 157.3 kg (Dry)
Engine Engine type 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, air-cooled, DOHC
Engine displacement 249 cm³
Bore x stroke 60.0 mm × 44.2 mm
Maximum power 21.3kW(29PS) / 10,000rpm
Maximum torque 21.6N-m / 8,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front tire size 3.60S18-4PR
Rear tire size 4.10S18-4PR

1991 | GSX250S KATANA

250 cm³ model inheriting the original design of the KATANA


The most distinctive characteristic of this model is the faithful reproduction of the exterior styling from the GSX1100S KATANA design concept. It features a newly engineered lightweight and high-performance 250 cm³ 4-stroke liquid-cooled 4-cylinder DOHC engine based on the Bandit 250, which was tuned for optimum performance in the low- and mid-rpm ranges to realize excellent rideability on city streets. Cooling fins inspired from air-cooled designs were added to the liquid-cooled engine to create dynamic and memorable styling. The GSX250S KATANA also features a 4-into-1 muffler with excellent exhaust efficiency, a rear suspension equipped with a reservoir tank, large-diameter disc brakes (310 mm at the front and 250 mm at the rear), and wide tires.

Dimensions and weight Dimensions Overall length 2,060 mm
Overall width 685 mm
Overall height 1,160 mm
Wheelbase 1,435 mm
Weight 160 kg (Dry)
Engine Engine type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine displacement 248 cm³
Bore x stroke 49.0 mm × 33.0 mm
Maximum power 29.4kW(40PS) / 13,500rpm
Maximum torque 26.5N-m / 10,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front tire size 110/70-17 54H
Rear tire size 140/70-17 66H