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2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 First Ride Photo Gallery

MotoUSA got the opportunity to throw down some laps on the all-new 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250. We headed out to Suzuki's own supercross test track to give it a spin. Find out what we thought in the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 First Ride article

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2013 Suzuki RM-Z250
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The link lever ratio for the shock was changed to make the suspension
damping characteristic progressive.
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Intake camshaft timing was changed resulting in smoother power.
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The completely new transmission design achieves a smooth yet solid shift feel.
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The 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 features a large amount of engine updates in both the bottom and top end.
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Chris See skies the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 at Suzuki's own supercross test track.
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The 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 receives a new Showa Separate Function Fork up front to reduce weight and friction as well as increase performance.
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The frame has been refined for a better balance of rgidity.
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The muffler was
redesigned to enhance mid-to-high rpm range output and controllability without
sacrificing low rpm performance.
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New Dunlop MX51 series tires have been added to enhance traction.
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The front fork inner tube diameter has been increased from 47mm to 48mm for
added stability and absorption.
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See felt that the RM-Z could use a little more on the bottom end to get over some of the jumps immediately out of corners.