2013 250F MX Shootout Video, Part 5: Suzuki RM-Z250

For the fifth episode of the 2013 250 MX Shootout Roundtables, we discuss the yellow quarter-liter machine. Suzuki went to work for 2013, making changes all over the RM-Z250. Starting with the engine, changes to the piston and intake and exhaust valves were made to increase midrange power, and an all-new transmission handles that juice. As for the frame, new steel engine mounts and a 48mm Showa fork are different from last years model. Also, love it or hate it, new plastics grace the front and back of the bike; a black rear fender and a yellow front number plate. Dirt Rider Editors Kris Keefer, Adam Booth and Chris Denison convene yet again to let you know how these changes come together on the track. Keep an eye out for the other 2013 250 MX Shootout videos that include the Honda CRF250R, Kawasaki KX250F, Yamaha YZ250F, KTM 250 SX-F and the Husqvarna TC250R. And if you want to leave us a comment, ask a question or just share your opinion, drop by Dirt Rider on Facebook. Enjoy!