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2011 Suzuki RM-Z250 Comparison Photo Gallery

We were glad to have the 2011 Suzuki RM-Z250 show up this year for the 2011 250 Motocross Shootout. Read the full details in the 2011 Suzuki RM-Z250 Comparison article.

The MSRP rises by $100 but it only takes a couple laps to know that the RM-Z is ready to fight for its place at the top of any shootout.
Like the Honda, this is a bike that has a great all-around package.
Narrowly edging the Kawasaki in peak horsepower (36.64 HP) and a second-highest torque output have it the best combined engine score from the dyno.
No matter the track, the RM-Z has what it takes in the muscle department.
The Suzuki is a carver. It loves to turn inside lines or rail an outside berm.
Chassis-wise, the last batch of updates brought thicker lower frame tubes and a new swingarm.
2011 Suzuki RM-Z250 Comparison
Suzuki gets knocked is on the scales, and even though it feels extremely light, the digital readout came up with 223.5 pounds – almost two pounds more than the next heaviest.
It has just a touch of nervousness in the front end at speed, but not nearly to the degree that it used to.
The twin-spar aluminum frame is the narrowest of the group and contributes to extremely agile flight characteristics and sharp handling on the ground.
Stylish riders tried to hog the Suzuki during photo shoots because it’s a thrill to toss around.
Spring and damping rates on the 47mm Showa fork were adjusted in 2010.
Our two slower riders liked the Showas the least, our intermediate loved them and our fastest guys were just lukewarm.
The RM-Z pulls even our heaviest up Glen Helen’s mighty hills with ease and allows for sloppy shifting with a very wide delivery.
We struggled at times with the Showa fork, but in general the Suzuki impresses everyone who throws a leg over.
The engine on this machine feels as if the factory team had their fingers around it before being brought out to the track.
The Suzuki is the most unique ergonomically. It’s noticeable right away that you sit on top of the bike with a very firm and flat seat.
The fork held it back, but Suzuki's shock is magic. There is minimal headshake from the front end.