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2012 Suzuki RM-Z250
2012 Suzuki RM-Z250

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250
2012 Suzuki RM-Z250

– 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 Review

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.

Mount up. Because 1st place doesn’t come without a fight. Razor-sharp handling. Beastly torque. Quick-response braking. They’re not features, they’re the difference between podium and parking lot. Our legendary RM-Zs put the track—and the competition—at your mercy.


Your Competitive Edge Just Got That Much Better

The RM-Z250 can make a winner out of anyone, from the recreational racer to the seasoned pro. The latest version of this awesome motocrosser features a wide range of exciting updates.

The RM-Z250 packs a punch with a powerful 249cc, four-stroke engine, lightweight aluminium chassis, Showa suspension and Suzuki’s latest off-road competition technology.

Following in the footsteps of its big brother – the championship-winning RM-Z450 – the Suzuki RM-Z250 was the first, quarter-litre production motocross machine to feature Suzuki’s innovative fuel-injection technology.

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system incorporates a 43mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a battery-less fuel pump, giving the RM-Z250 outstanding performance.

The 249cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid cooled DOHC engine is engineered to perform, delivering impressive high-end performance throughout a wide powerband, without compromising low-to-mid range power and torque.

The latest RM-Z250 has updated ECU settings for increased linear acceleration, improved over-rev and revised intake and exhaust timings for lower noise output and meets stricter Motorcycling Australia noise limits of 94db, while maintaining smooth engine output.

An updated transmission improves durability, with the clutch featuring improved lubrication on the centre and counter shaft for enhanced feel and response.

The RM-Z250’s radiator hose routing has been changed for more efficient cooling and the kick starting arm has been revised for improved starts.

Developed in competition, a high-strength, twin-spar aluminium alloy frame gives riders agile handling, with the chassis and suspension system offering superior cornering and tighter line selection.

The RM-Z250 features updated wiring harness routing and a convenient fuel line cap, making regular maintenance a breeze.

More impressive than ever imagined, the RM-Z250 continues to take the four-stroke world by storm!

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 Key Features

NEW FEATURES:

Meets AMA noise limit (94db) and improve performance:

– Meets 94db AMA race regulation while keeping smooth engine output.

– Intake & Exhaust cam timing has been changed for better engine feeling with lower noise.

– Exhaust pipe length has been changed for better engine feeling with lower noise.

– ECU settings have been updated for more linear acceleration and improved over-rev.

– Radiator hose routing has been changed for more efficient cooling.
Improved operation feeling (shifting & starting):

– Improved lubrication on the center of clutch & counter shaft for better durability and operation feeling of clutch.

– Improved durability of transmission gears by reviewing width of 3rd and 4th drive gears.

– Oil seal retainer has been added on the drive shaft for better durability.

– Kick starting arm has been newly designed for easier starting.
Easier maintenance:

– Wiring harness routing has been updated for easier maintenance.

– Convenient fuel line cap for regular maintenance.

KEY FEATURES:

New graphics complete the 2012 package. In addition, the number plates have a black background to conform to rules for competition numbers.

249cm34-stroke fuel-injected DOHC engine, designed compact and lightweight, powers the RM-Z250’s Championship-winning performance.

Advanced, battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system, featuring a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer.

The FI system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system, and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.

Aluminum cylinder with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating, built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.

A sturdy connecting rod and mirror finishing permits a stunning 13,500 rpm maximum engine speed.

Inverted twin chamber Showa forks and Showa piggyback shock designed with emphasis on smooth shock absorption and ample bottoming resistance.

Tuned to offer superb handling for a wide range of riders, the suspension delivers excellent traction without sacrificing quick-turning ability.

Twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm developed and refined for a highly optimized rigidity balance and superb high-speed traction.

Smart chassis design details include footpeg brackets shaped to help prevent mud 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 disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mud slinging.

High-quality Renthal handlebars featuring a tapered design and fixed to the triple clamp on a rubber mount.

Gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on top surface to provide additional grip.

The number plates have a black background to conform to rules for competition numbers.

 

 

 


2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 Features and Benefits

Engine Features

The RM-Z is powered by a compact and lightweight 249cc, fuel-injected, DOHC, titanium four-valve, semi-dry-sump, four-stroke engine. Its advanced, battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system, features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer.

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.

The FI system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system, and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.

A sturdy connecting rod and mirror finishing permits a stunning 13,500-rpm maximum engine speed.

 

Transmission Features

A 5-speed transmission provides extra flexibility, offering gear ratios suited for various terrains and conditions.

 

Chassis Features

Race-inspired brake disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mud slinging.

Smart chassis design details include footpeg brackets shaped to help prevent mud from clogging.

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.

A gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface, provide additional grip.

High-quality Renthal handlebars featuring a tapered design are fixed to the rubber mounted triple clamp.

Radiator louvers (for the twin side-mounted aluminum-alloy radiators) are joined to the outer bodywork to add strength without adding weight.

Inverted twin chamber Showa 47mm forks and Showa piggyback shock designed with emphasis on smooth shock absorption and ample bottoming resistance. Tuned to offer superb handling for a wide range of riders, the suspension delivers excellent traction without sacrificing quick-turning ability.

 



 

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$7,399 USD

Chassis
Overall Length 2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1070 mm (42.1 in)
Wheelbase 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 104.5 kg (230 lbs)
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
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow

Engine
Engine 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke 77.0mm (3.03 in) x 53.6mm (2.11 in)
Compression Ratio 13.4:1
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Suzuki Advanced Sump System (SASS)
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)

Warranty
Warranty No Warranty






 

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price:
See Canadian Suzuki Dealer for pricing.

Chassis
Overall Length 2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 104.5 kg (230 lbs)
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
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)
Engine
Engine 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Fuel System Fuel injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Suzuki Advanced Sump System (SASS)
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Warranty
Warranty No warranty


 


 

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
249cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
STARTER
Primary kick
TRANSMISSION
5 speed constant mesh
FRONT SUSPENSION
Upside-down telescopic fork
REAR SUSPENSION
Swingarm type
FRONT BRAKES
Disc
REAR BRAKES
Disc
WHEELBASE
1,475mm
SEAT HEIGHT
955mm
LENGTH
2,170mm
WIDTH
830mm
HEIGHT
1,270mm
WET WEIGHT
104.5 kg
FUEL CAPACITY
6.5 litres
COLOURS
Yellow/Black
WARRANTY
Nil


 


 

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £6,330 GBP

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: 104kg (229.3lbs)
Fuel capacity: 6.5litres (1.4 UK gallons)
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 249cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore: 77.0 x 53.6 mm
Compression ratio: 13.4:1
Lubrication: Suzuki Advanced Sump System
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Drive: Chain
CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: SHOWA 47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Swingarm, link type, SHOWA piggyback-reservoir shock
Front brakes: Disc
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 80/100-21
Rear tyres: 100/90-19

 

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