The engine is a revamped, 250cc liquid-cooled, four-valve, DOHC single-cylinder type. EURO4-compliant, the PGM-FI ignition feeds fuel through a larger 38mm throttle body. All of this matched with a revised air-box and new, lighter exhaust system, makes 24.4hp at 8,500rpm and 16.66lb/ft torque 6,750rpm.
Strong and slim
A frame that’s constructed from steel – with twin oval-section main spars and a semi-double cradle – is a strong combination that’s tough enough to take on a long, off-road excursion yet narrow enough for slipping through town.
The right balance
A primary balance shaft reduces engine vibration, while the six-speed gearbox and clutch are manufactured to cope with the extra stress of riding off road – as well as delivering smooth control in town traffic.