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