245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.
A semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralisation. Greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling.
The front fork has 226mm of travel to soak up the rough stuff, both on-road and off. An aluminium lower triple clamp keeps the weight down.
A light-and-strong forged piston inside a plated cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.
Fuel injected 249cc air-cooled four-stroke for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions. 9.5:1 compression makes for great on- and off-road performance.
New front suspension features improved damping and rigidity balance for better comfort and feel. Lightweight aluminium under-bracket and meter assembly significantly lighten front end to improve handling.