2016 Suzuki RM-Z250
Taking features and performance upgrades from the Suzuki MX2 and MXGP World Championship machines, the new 2016 RM-Z250 features more-than 80 redesigned engine parts and a host of performance upgrades, including a new frame and KYB air fork. The revised frame is claimed to be 2.5 per cent lighter, improving cornering performance.
Further weight reductions come from the PSF2 fork which gives riders greater control over suspension settings than the previous spring fork. Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) system has also been fitted.
Three separate maps are featured per launch mode, meaning the ignition timing is optimised throughout each phase of a start taking into account, the moment of launch, the ride over the gate and the acceleration as the rear wheel makes contact with the dirt once out of the gate.
While the focus of the new bike has been in the chassis and the handling, the engine has been updated to give the 250cc four-stroke more power across the board. A new piston, gudgeon pin and piston ring, reduced crank inertia and increased magneto inertia, combined with redesigned camshafts and intake valves help give a wider range of power delivery, reduced engine brake, improved starting and increased durability and reliability, while handling is improved and overall weight reduced.
Pricing will be announced closer to the arrival date.