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2008 Suzuki RM-Z250 Shootout Photo Gallery

We set out to deck the halls with red, yellow, blue and green in a X-mas motocross extravaganza just for you - the 2008 250F Motocross Shootout. Check out how this bike did in our 2008 250F Motocross Shootout.

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Some of our riders shifted in the lower rpm and others liked to stretch the upper limits, but everyone commented on how well the Z250 pulls through the heart of its rev range.
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Even though there are a few little things that each of us wish were different, most of them are things that can be ridden around with only minimal adaptation.
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Suzuki's strong bottom to mid power combined with firm suspension settings placed the RM-Z a close second.
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'Perhaps the best thing about the Suzuki is how easy it is go ride,' says Hilderbrand. 'But more importantly, it's easy to ride quickly.'
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The engineers have done a great job of getting the 'Zook's front end to do exactly what the rider wants.
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Internal valving has been stiffened this year, but the sticks are still planted and true on most obstacles.
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Our pro tester could have used a little extra grunt down low, especially in the tighter confines of Starwest
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In general we were all in agreement about the rooted front end, awesome midrange and killer chassis.
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It almost went from worst-to-first, but the Suzuki couldn't overcome one of its 2008 competitors.
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2008 Suzuki RM-Z250
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Some of our riders were happy with the layout and others weren't quite as well suited to the cockpit.