Suzuki Early-Release 2017 Models

A trio of small-bore standards including a new VanVan for the US market.

2017 Suzuki VanVan 200
2017 Suzuki VanVan 200©Motorcyclist

The last of Suzuki's early-release announcements for the 2017 model year are small in displacement but big on style. The TU250X and GW250 are two returning standards targeting the classic and more sporting naked bike enthusiast on a small-bike budget. The third model is one that first made headlines at the 2015 EICMA show but has since been absent from the US market…until now.

2017 Suzuki VanVan 200
2017 VanVan 200©Motorcyclist

2017 VanVan 200
The 2017 VanVan 200 rolls with a distinctive look thanks to a wide 130/80-18 tire up front matched with an extra-wide 130/80-14 balloon tire out back. A slim, retro-styled 1.7-gallon fuel tank feeds a fuel-injected 199cc air-cooled four-stroke single with an electric starter and 5-speed transmission. A two-up seat with a manageable 30.3-inch height and a 282-pound claimed weight makes the VanVan 200 an ideal urban runabout or an economical little trail machine that can tackle the trails around the campground during your next weekend getaway.

Color options for the VanVan 200 include Metallic Triton Blue or Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray with an MSRP of $4,599.

2017 Suzuki TU250X
2017 TU250X©Motorcyclist

2017 TU250X
Combining big-single styling with user-friendly features, the 2017 TU250X is a modern-day classic that promises a and economical ride. The classic look is bolstered by chrome-plated spoke wheels, polished engine cases, and simple lines.

The TU250X gets power from a 249cc, air-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder, engine that’s fed by Suzuki’s fuel injection system. By uniting classic style with modern motorcycle technology, the Suzuki TU250X lets riders experience motorcycling as it was, and should always be. The only drawback? It’s still not available in California.

The TU250X is available in Metallic Oort Gray No.3 / Glass Sparkle Black for $4,399.

2017 Suzuki GW250
2017 GW250©Motorcyclist

2017 GW250
The GW250 is back for 2017 with bodywork that provides an aggressive naked statement that breaks away from the standard small-bike norm. Its chassis provides the foundation for a variety of riding styles, from sport-minded challenger to open-road traveler.

Twist the throttle and the GW250 answers quickly with a strong torque-rich feel provided by its 248cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected, twin-cylinder engine. The power is well proportioned and matched to the nimble chassis to move riders swiftly through city streets or over open roads. The GW250’s maneuverability and efficient fuel economy makes it a solid choice for the daily commute and weekend riding fun.

Available in Pearl Nebular Black with an MSRP of $4,099.