Suzuki’s 2016 off-road line-up has been announced featuring an updated RM-Z250.
The 2016 version of the Suzuki RM-Z250 is equipped with the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), a system that offers three selectable launch modes depending on different gate conditions. All three modes can be selected by a single push button mounted on the left handlebar. A Mode was designed for use in difficult starting conditions, while B Mode offers traction for an aggressive launch.
Among the 2016 updates, Suzuki RM-Z250 features KYB suspension both front and rear (the previous RM-Z250 used Showa suspension). The KYB PSF2 air fork has adjustments for spring-preload (thanks to an air pump), rebound damping and compression damping. You can also adjust the rear shock’s rebound damping and compression damping. In order to make the adjustments easier to access, Suzuki has fitted them at the top of the shock.
The updated suspension needed a different frame in order to work properly. The redesigned frame improves control through braking bumps. The 249 cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine features more than 80 redesigned engine internal parts. The new parts improve the bike’s mid-range power and torque delivery. The additional fuel couplers in the fuel-injection system help the riders adjust fuel-delivery without the use of tools. The fuel mapping is also updated for smooth engine braking and easy engine start.
Front brake calipers are now lighter. Other new features for the 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250 include race-inspired disc rotors, Excel aluminum rims and an aluminum Renthal Fatbar.
Suzuki’s 2016 off-road range includes RM-Z450, RM85, DR-Z125L and DR-Z70.