The 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250 Dirt Bike Review

2010 Suzuki RM-Z250 Dirt Bike Info:

Fuel Injection
Derived from the pace-setting Suzuki RM-Z450’s superlative system, the Suzuki RM-Z250’s battery-less injection features a 43mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage, a 16-bit computer and unique capacitor-assisted starting system.

A durable, lightweight magneto-generator powers the fuel injection after starting. Because all engine systems are related in performance, a new muffler is fitted to optimize the benefits of fuel injection.

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This is the 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250

Power at the Top
Engine modifications for the Suzuki RM-Z250 Dirt Bike maintain its impressive low-to-midrange power but add a thrilling high-rpm rush to the mix—precisely what expert-level riders want in a potent 4-stroke racing engine.

Revised cam timing works in conjunction with updated intake ports to boost power and torque at the top of the power band. A new, stronger connecting rod and mirror finishing permits maximum engine speed increased to a stunning 13,500 rpm.

Crankshaft modifications similar in spec to the championship-winning RM-Z450 increase rigidity and strength.

The 249cm3 engine continues to use a DOHC, 4-valve head design with lightweight titanium valves riding in an advanced pent-roof cylinder head and semi-dry-sump lubrication system reduces internal friction. With a top-end rush like no other, the RM-Z250’s engine has to be experienced to be believed.

Chassis Updates
In the search for handling perfection, the Suzuki RM-Z250’s twin-spar aluminum alloy frame has been redesigned with several key components to optimize rigidity balance and improve traction at high speed. The lower frame tube has thicker walls, 3.0mm versus 2.5mm, while the side rails are slightly shallower.

Connecting the 19-inch rear wheel and the lightweight chassis is a new swingarm with an improved center brace for increased rigidity that also more concentrates its mass for enhanced suspension action and greater traction. To prove that Suzuki understands the importance of details, new footrest brackets are designed to prevent mud clogging.

High-Performance Suspension, Updated
Thoroughly revised spring and damping rates inside the inverted Showa 47mm fork and piggyback single shock result in improved handling for a wide range of riders.

Carefully chosen modifications improve traction and rider confidence at high speed without sacrificing the RM-Z’s legendary quick-turning ability. Modifications to the rear suspension linkage that reduce thrust backlash also improve traction and make for more consistent performance.

Radiator Louvers
Improved radiator louvers direct more cooling air to the twin side-mounted aluminum alloy radiators for lower engine temperatures. They are joined to the outer bodywork for increased strength without adding weight.

Color Coded
For 2010, the RM-Z250’s number plates have a black background to conform to rules for competition numbers. It’s one less thing to worry about so racers can concentrate on winning.

2010 Suzuki RM-Z250 Technical Specifications
Overall Length 2,170 mm (85.4 in.)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Overall Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in.)
Wheelbase 1,475 mm (58.1 in.)
Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in.)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in.)
Curb Weight 104.5 kg (230.4 lbs.)
Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore 77.0 mm
Stroke 53.6 mm
Displacement 249 cm³
Compression Ratio 13.4:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication System Suzuki Advanced Sump System
Clutch Wet multi-plate type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.210 (61/19)
Gear Ratios
1st 2.153 (28/13)
2nd 1.764 (30/17)
3rd 1.470 (25/17)
4th 1.238 (26/21)
5th 1.090 (24/22)
Final Reduction Ratio 4.000 (48/12)
Front Suspension SHOWA 47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Rear Suspension Swingarm, link type, SHOWA piggyback-reservoir shock
Caster 30°20’
Trail 140mm (5.5 in.)
Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Disc
Front Tire Size 80/100-21
Rear Tire Size 100/90-19
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gal.)
Body Color Sold Black/Champion Yellow No. 2 (GY8)

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