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2017 Suzuki RM-Z250

  • 2017 Suzuki RM-Z250



Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


The 2017 RM-Z250 from Suzuki represents the highest level of off-the-shelf performance found in a modern machine. Priced at $7,699, this Suzuki is a closed-course motorcycle designed for competition use on an MX track. Although engineered to be totally competitive in stock form, the RM-Z250 is also the perfect platform to modify in order to meet your specific riding style, ability, and setup preferences. A 249cc 4-stroke engine delivers power to the ground, while the inverted fork, fully adjustable shock and 234-pound overall weight work together to maximize the handling characteristics. Read a more in-depth test of the RM-Z250 - as well as the rest of the 2017 machines.

Watch any major pro motocross race from the last 25 years and you're likely to spot a Suzuki running somewhere in or near the top five of the results. The yellow machines have been front-runners for decades, and more recently it has been proven that bikes like the 2017 RM-Z250 have what it takes to get to the top of the podium in what is most definitely a stacked displacement category in 2017. From Travis Pastrana to Ricky Carmichael to Ken Roczen, Suzukis have proven their worth time and time again.



  • Bore (MM)77
  • Compression Ratio13.8:1
  • CoolingLiquid
  • Displacement in CC249
  • Displacement in CI15.2
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterKick
  • Stroke53.6
  • Valve ConfigurationDOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds5
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front TireDunlopĀ® MX52 80/100 R21 51M
  • Rear TireDunlopĀ® MX52 100/90 R19 57M


  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Front Suspension Brand NameKYB
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameKYB
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)37.6


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.7
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeMotocross
  • Wet Weight (lbs)234
  • Wheelbase (in)58.1

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