2012 Suzuki RM-Z250
|Engine Type||4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke|
|Fuel System||Suzuki fuel injection|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (CDI)|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, DID520DMA4, 114 links|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic inverted, coil spring, oil damped|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm, link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Brakes Front||Disc brake|
|Brakes Rear||Disc brake|
|Tires Front||80/100-21 51M, tube type|
|Tires Rear||100/90-19 57M, tube type|
|Overall Length||2170 mm (85.4 in)|
|Overall Width||830 mm (32.7 in)|
|Seat Height||955 mm (37.6 in)|
|Wheelbase||1475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Ground Clearance||345 mm (13.6 in)|
|Fuel Capacity||6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)|
|Curb Weight||104.5 kg (230 lbs)|
AMA-dominating Suzuki racing technology is everywhere you look on the 2012 RM-Z250: the 249cc engine springs to life with advanced Suzuki fuel injection. Combine that power with the twin-spar aluminum frame and class-leading Showa suspension components and you’ve got the perfect weapon for motocross racers worldwide. Just look at that slim, aggressive styling that makes the RM-Z250 the machine to watch wherever you race.
For 2011, the RM-Z250 meets stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output.
The FI system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system, and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.
The engine's aluminum cylinder is treated with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating. The cylinder is built for durability, is light weight and the coating allows for efficient heat transfer.
A sturdy connecting rod and mirror finishing permits a stunning 13,500-rpm maximum engine speed.
The RM-Z250 features a twin-spar aluminum frame and aluminum swingarm developed and refined for a highly optimized balance between rigidity and superb high-speed traction.
Smart chassis design details include footpeg brackets shaped to help prevent mud from clogging.
Radiator louvers (for the twin side-mounted aluminum-alloy radiators) are joined to the outer bodywork to add strength without adding weight.
Race-inspired brake disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mud slinging.
High-quality Renthal handlebars featuring a tapered design are fixed to the rubber mounted triple clamp.
A gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface, provide additional grip.