MotoUSA got the chance to spin some laps on the 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250. Can this virtually unchanged bike still be competitive in 2012? Find out in the 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 First Ride article.
- The 2012 RM-Z250 gets bold new graphics and a red stripe on the seat as the most significant updates for this year.
- The 2012 RM-Z250 has great top-end and mid-range power.
- The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 is basically the same bike as the 2011 model. That's a good thing as the 2011 was a great bike.
- The biggest change to the 2012 Suzuki RMZ250 is the red stripe on the top of the seat.
- The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 gets bold new graphics and not much else.
- Railing the outside or cutting inside to the apex, either option is equally effective on the the 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250.
- The 2012 RM-Z250 is light and nimble in the air.
- We spend the day shredding on the 2012 RM-Z250 and remembered why it did so well in our shootout last year.
- The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 works best when ridden aggressively.
- Just a few clicks to the compression was all that was needed to dial in the suspension on the 2012 RM-Z250.
- Our resident pro, Chris See is a big fan of the RM-Z250.
- The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 is a weapon in the hands of an intermediate- or pro-level rider.
- Even larger rider will find the power of the 2012 RM-Z250 adequate for most track situations.
- The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 will make a better rider out of lazy riders by forcing them to ride more aggressively.
- The 2012 RM-Z250 needs to be ridden aggressively to make use of its top-end power.
- Chris See did a little landscaping with the 2012 RM-Z250's excellent mid-range and top-end punch.