Suzuki gives its RM-Z250 motocrosser the BNG treatment for ’14. See it in action in the 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 First Ride.
- The RM-Z’s got one heck of a powertrain. It’s reliable, fast, which in turn help fast laps come with ease.
- The RM-Z250’s handling can be surmised in one word: excellent. We also love the firm well damped feel of the shock.
- The RM-Z250 is as nimble in the air as it is on the ground as three-time X Games gold medalist Vicki Golden demonstrates.
- Dirt Digits Factoy Enduro pre-printed backgrounds are easy to install and are a must for racers.
- We’re big fans of the RM-Z’s front brake. It offers strong, consistent and easy to modulate stopping power.
- Showa’s SFF adds spring preload adjustability. We’re still not fans of the set-up compared to its older-style twin coil spring set-up.
- 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 gets the BNG treatment for ’14.
- 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 is virtually unchanged compared to the 2013 model, including its $7599 MSRP.
- The RM-Z250 makes uses of a liquid-cooled and fuel injected 249cc Single. It offers a wide powerband especially for a 250-class racer.
- The RM-Z250 has nice sized footpegs though they aren’t quite as large as other brand’s 250s.
- The RM-Z250 continues to suck fuel through an aluminum tank with a rather generous capacity of 1.7 gallons.
- Final drive gearing is short but helps give the RM-Z snap out of virtually any corner. The back brake could offer stronger bite however.