2018 Suzuki RM-Z250 to be showcased at Auto Expo
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. (SMIPL) has announced that it will be showcasing 17 products at the Auto Expo in the country next month. Among them will be the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z250.
The 2018 Suzuki RM-Z250 comes under the brand’s RM-Z series of motorcycles that are for closed-course competition use and related practices only. The 2018 version comes with new competition inspired body panel colours, graphics and seat colour, similar to its bigger cousin, the 2018 RM-Z450.
The motocross machine uses a 249 cc 4-stroke DOHC mill with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The engine works in unison with a 5-speed transmission. Coming to the electronics, the Japanese bike maker has equipped the bike with Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC). It is a selectable launch mode system derived from the factory race bike. There are three modes from which the riders can choose as per their skill level and starting conditions.
Suspension components include adjustable upside down front fork with pneumatic spring; and a link-type monoshock with adjustable spring preload. The tank can hold 6.5 litres of fuel, and the bike weighs 106 kg, kerb. For braking, it uses petal disc on both ends. The spoke wheels are shod with Dunlop MX52 series tires. The tires feature CTCS (Carcass Tension Control System) technology for maximum rigidity and grip.