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2017 Suzuki RM-Z250
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2017 Suzuki RM-Z250
2017 Suzuki RM-Z250

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250
2017 Suzuki RM-Z250

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250
2017 Suzuki RM-Z250



2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 Review

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

You want that winning feeling? We get it...

That’s why we’ve built you the new 2017 RM-Z250 model with our Holeshot Assist Control and Air Forks. Developed with our Factory Motocross teams, they’re set to launch race wins and careers, time and time again!

The championship-caliber 2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 has been carefully developed to deliver a high level of performance by incorporating a variety of features originally created for Suzuki’s factory race bikes. The competition-proven Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) gives riders the best shot at grabbing the holeshot on a wide variety of track conditions, and the specialized KYB PSF2 Pneumatic Spring fork provides both easy adjustability and outstanding action to give the RM-Z250 more precise handling than ever. The remarkable KYB rear shock and the well-sorted aluminum twin-spar frame ensure the razor-sharp handling Suzuki’s are famous for.

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Race Ready Out Of The Crate

The championship-caliber 2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 has been carefully developed to deliver a high level of performance by incorporating a variety of features originally created for Suzuki’s factory race bikes. The competition-proven Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) gives riders the best shot at grabbing the holeshot on a wide variety of track conditions, and the specialized KYB PSF2 Pneumatic Spring fork provides both easy adjustability and outstanding action to give the RM-Z250 more precise handling than ever. The remarkable KYB rear shock and the well-sorted aluminium twin-spar frame ensure the razor-sharp handling Suzuki’s are famous for.







2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

S-HAC

Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch mode system derived straight from our factory race bikes. S-HAC helps riders takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead. S-HAC was first introduced last year on the MY15 RM-Z450, and now a refined version is available on MY16/17 RM-Z250 & RM-Z450. There are three modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions.


Three-stage control

Designed for ease of use and maximum control of power to the ground, S-HAC lets you match the engine’s power delivery to the starting conditions. A new, three-stage version of S-HAC fitted to the 2016 RM-Z250 adjusts the ignition map for the initial moment of launch, then re-adjusts timing for the time the motorcycle moves through the starting gate area, then another adjustment is applied during the longer primary acceleration period.


KYB PSF2 front fork

New design KYB PSF2 Pneumatic Spring front fork uses air chambers in place of steel springs for light weight, easy adjustability, improved damper performance and smooth action from low friction. Riders can adjust both air forks with one balanced air pressure setting from a hand-pump. Compression damping is adjustable while rebound damping force is both high- and low-speed adjustable.


New KYB rear shock

Latest design KYB rear shock absorber is connected link style to the swingarm via re-shaped cushion rods and spacers. The nitrogen-charged, piggyback style shock features a new top-mounted integral adjuster system for easy adjustment of the high- and low-speed rebound, and high- and low-speed compression damping force adjusters. Spring preload can be precisely tuned via a threaded collar on the main shock body.


Mid-range monster

The RM-Z250s engine has been refined so mid-range power and torque is enhanced while maximum power is maintained. Power delivery is smoother and linear for easier control. More than 80 internal engine parts were redesigned for MY16 and carry over to MY17.


Factory developed piston

The latest piston design receives shot-peening surface treatment for greater durability. The piston pin is now DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated, for less friction and greater durability. New L-shaped type piston ring increases sealing performance and reduces blow-by gas. All these changes contribute to increased durability and wider range of power.


Race-Spec Cams

The latest intake and exhaust camshaft specification delivers a wider range of engine performance. The redesigned decompression system on the latest generation RM-Z250 allows for even easier starting.


Slippery cam chain tensioner

Redesigned Cam Chain tensioner reduces friction and increases durability, while a new adjuster has a greater range of tension to reduce drag


Hi-Comp intake valves

Intake valves have been redesigned to increase compression ratio and increase intake efficiency. Compression ratio is increased from 13.5:1 to 13.75:1.


The perfect balance

Reduced crankshaft inertia and increased magneto inertia from previous generation RM-Z250 reduces engine braking losses.


Renthal Aluminium Fatbar

Fitted as standard equipment , the top-shelf Renthal aluminium Fatbar offers more strength and less vibration than standard size aluminium handlebars.


Rich & Lean Fuel Couplers

Riders can adjust the engine performance to suit varied track conditions. By plugging in either of two additional fuel-setting couplers, riders can opt for a richer-than-stock or leaner-than-stock fuel setting to make the most of any riding conditions. Included with the bike, these couplers can be easily plugged in trackside.

- New black anodized Excel aluminium rims are made specifically to withstand rugged racing environments, including Supercross, Motocross and off-road conditions.
- Triple clamps are anodized black, complementing the gold forks.
- New competition inspired body panel colors, graphics and seat cover.
- Race-inspired waved disc rotors are mounted to black EXCEL aluminium rims with stainless steel spokes.
- Lightweight front brake caliper has reduced mass while still providing outstanding stopping force.
- Slim chassis design creates a trim riding position, allowing the rider to actively take control of the machine.
- Aluminium fuel tank provides sound foundation and cooling for the internal EFI fuel pump. Fuel capacity is 6.5L.
- The advanced battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer.
- The fuel injection system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.
- The aluminium cylinder with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating is built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.
- Well-designed 5-speed transmission enables precise gear shift operation. The gear selection feel and accuracy is the result of a refined shift cam and shift lever. Specialised machining processes ensure the precision of the matching gears
- The gripper seat has knurled patterns on its yellow top surface to provide the rider with additional grip.
- A maintenance cap for the fuel pump and a plug for the fuel hose are included for ease of maintenance when the customer removes the fuel tank for maintenance.
- The muffler body uses conventional bolts in end cap instead of rivets to simplify the replacement of the glass wool packing in the muffler.



 

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Key Features

Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch mode system derived straight from factory race bike. S-HAC helps the rider’s takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead. There are three modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions

A-Mode: For hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate. In this mode, S-HAC alters ignition timing at the moment of launch and the ride over the gate to reduce wheel slip to deliver a smooth take off. It also advances ignition timing during this sequence for stronger acceleration. The ignition will return to normal operation 6 seconds after the start, or when you shift into fourth gear; or when the throttle is closed (whichever happens first)

B-Mode: When conditions at the starting gate have better traction, and a more aggressive launch is desired. S-HAC will advance the ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger acceleration off the line. The ignition timing alternation is in a similar sequence as Mode A, but with increased overall timing. The ignition will return to normal operation 6 seconds after the start, or when you shift into fourth gear; or when the throttle is closed (whichever happens first)

Base Mode: Standard power launch, no action required on the S-HAC switch.

There are three stages to A-Mode and B-Mode of the S-HAC system. This helps riders at the moment of launch, when crossing the gate, and through acceleration to the full-speed.

Advanced design KYB PSF2 Pneumatic Spring front fork uses air chambers in place of steel springs for light weight, easy adjustability, improved damper performance and smooth action from low friction. Riders can adjust both air forks with one balanced air pressure setting from a hand-pump. Compression damping is adjustable while rebound damping force is both high- and low-speed adjustable

Innovative KYB rear shock absorber is connected link style to the swingarm via re-shaped cushion rods and spacers. The nitrogen-charged, piggyback style shock features a new top-mounted integral adjuster system for easy adjustment of the high- and low-speed rebound, and high- and low-speed compression damping force adjusters. Spring preload can be precisely tuned via a threaded collar on the main shock body

The RM-Z250’s engine has heightened mid-range power and torque while maximum power is maintained. Power delivery is smoother and linear for easier control.

Specially designed piston, piston pin & rings improve durability and ring-sealing

Crankshaft and magneto mass are balanced to reduce engine braking losses

EFI throttle valve angle also reduces engine braking losses

Camshafts and intake valves design widens engine performance

Effective decompression system improves starting

Kick drive gear, breather gear & kick idle gear ratios also aid starting

Unlike some competitor’s motorcycles, a hot-start lever system is not required

Slippery cam chain tensioner and precise adjuster reduce valve train friction

Crankcase passages are designed for increased lubrication

Clutch cover with oil level window eases maintenance checks

Long head pipe enhances low-to-mid range power

Lightweight muffler meets AMA sound standards

Compared to the prior generation RM-Z250, the main frame is reduced in weight 2.5% while chassis rigidity has been optimized for improved cornering performance

Light weight front brake caliper has low mass while still providing outstanding stopping force

Dunlop MX52 series tires are used featuring CTCS (Carcass Tension Control System) technology for superb rigidity and high level of grip

 

Engine Features

249cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve fuel-injected engine delivers remarkably smooth and controlled idle-to-redline performance

The compact aluminum cylinder is finished with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer

Designed for motocross-use, the lightweight, battery-less, electronic fuel injection system with progressive throttle linkage delivers efficient power. A 12-hole fuel injector sprays a fine fuel/air mist for efficient combustion

For quick fuel adjustments to suit riding conditions, two couplers are provided. One is for rich and another for lean fuel setting compared to stock setting. Riders can change fuel settings in seconds by simply connecting either coupler to the wire harness

Cooling performance is efficient with balanced flow between the left and right radiators, and a high capacity coolant pump

 

Transmission Features

Well-designed 5-speed transmission enables precise gear shift operation. The gear selection feel and accuracy is the result of a refined shift cam and shift lever. Specialized machining processes ensure the precision of the matching gears

 

Chassis Features

Slim chassis design creates a trim riding position, allowing the rider to actively take control of the machine

Aluminum fuel tank provides sound foundation and cooling for the internal EFI fuel pump. Fuel capacity is 6.5L (1.7 US gal.)

Race-inspired waved disc rotors are mounted to black-anodized EXCEL aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes

New black anodized Excel aluminum rims are made specifically to withstand rugged racing environments, including Supercross, Motocross and off-road conditions

Front upper and lower fork clamps are anodized black, complementing the gold fork leg finish

The standard Renthal Fatbar is stronger and reduces vibration more than conventional aluminum handlebars

Champion Yellow bodywork (including new yellow rear fender) with race team-inspired graphics package

New color gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on the yellow top surface, aids rider control






 

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7699 USD.

Engine
Engine 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 77.0mm (3.0 in) x 53.6mm (2.1 in)
Compression Ratio 13.75:1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Semi-dry sump

Drive Train
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type, manual release
Final Drive Chain, DID520DMA4, 114 links

Chassis
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, single rotor
Brakes Rear Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tires Rear 100/90-19 57M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow No.2 / Solid Black
Electrical
Ignition Electronic Ignition (CDI)

Dimensions
Overall Length 2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 106.0 kg (234 lbs)

Warranty
Warranty No Warranty



 


 

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer CDN

Engine
Engine 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore Stroke 77.0mm (3.0 in) x 53.6mm (2.1 in)
Compression Ratio 13.75:1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Oil Capacity 1.0L (0.24 US gallons)
Chassis
Overall Length 2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 106 kg (234 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tires Rear 110/90-19 57M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)
Warranty
Warranty N/A





 

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


Dimensions and Weights

Overall length: 2170mm (85.4in)
Overall width: 830mm (32.7in)
Overall height: 1270mm (50in)
Wheelbase: 1475mm (58.1in)
Seat height: 955mm (37.6in)
Kerb Mass: 106.0kg (233.7lbs)
Fuel capacity: 6.5litres (1.4 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 345mm (13.6in)

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity: 249cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore: 77.0mm x 53.6 mm
Compression ratio: 13.75 : 1
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Starter: Primary kick
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh

Chassis Specification

Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Rear tyres: 110/90-19 57M, tube type

†Power and torque conversions to imperial units (in brackets) are approximate and included as a guide only.




 

2017 Suzuki RM-Z250 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing

ENGINE SINGLE CYLINDER, 4-STROKE, LIQUID COOLED, DOHC
STARTER PRIMARY KICK
TRANSMISSION 5-SPEED CONSTANT MESH
FRONT SUSPENSION 48MM SHOWA SEPARATE FUNCTION FORK (SFF) TYPE 2
REAR SUSPENSION SHOWA REAR SHOCK, FULLY ADJUSTABLE
FRONT BRAKES NISSIN TWIN-PISTON CALIPER, 250MM WAVE DISC
REAR BRAKES NISSIN SINGLE-PISTON CALIPER, 240MM WAVE DISC
FUEL CAPACITY 6.5 LITRES
COLOURS CHAMPION YELLOW NO.2 / SOLID BLACK
WARRANTY NIL
SEAT HEIGHT 955 MM
LENGTH 2170 MM
WIDTH 830 MM
HEIGHT 1270 MM
WET WEIGHT 106 KG
WHEELBASE 1475 MM
MODEL CODE RM-Z250L7

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