Due to its stiffness, the fork is harsh, rides high in the stroke, and is reluctant to break into the travel in low-speed bumps, transmitting a lot of feedback to the rider’s hands. It can be improved with some adjustments. Opening the compression and closing the rebound on the fork helps it move deeper into the stroke. In turn, this takes some weight off the rear of the bike, thereby reducing the shock’s harshness. Slowing the rebound on the shock also helps, and adding a half-turn more preload to the shock helps keep it higher in a softer part of the stroke too. Because of how stiff the KYB components are, bottoming resistance is good and pitching is minimal. In stock form, the suspension setup on the RM-Z250 might be just about perfect for a rider who weighs 190 pounds or more.