You've dreamed of a
championship winning bike?
We get it.

That’s why we’ve built you the new 2016 RM-Z250 model with our Holeshot Assist Control and Air Forks. Developed with our Factory Motocross teams, they’re set to launch race wins and careers, time and time again!

Steve - Motorcycle Product Planner

Price: £6,399RRP*

Performance Upgrade


To upgrade engine performance, more than 80 engine internal parts are redesigned for the 2016 model including:

  • Piston, piston pin and piston ring
  • Redesigned camshafts intake valves
  • Redesigned Cam chain tensioner/adjuster
  • Crankshaft and magneto

The 249cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine, with a compact and lightweight design, packs the right combination of dirt-slinging torque and arm-stretching horsepower, which powers the RM-Z250’s championship-winning performance. And for today’s riders, the engine does even more, thanks to a mix of new technology and proven engineering. Suzuki made improvements and enhancements to deliver easier starting, more consistent launch off the line, and a smoother spread of torque and horsepower to make the bike more exciting to ride – and easier to ride to victory.

Piston and piston rings

Crankshaft inertia weight is reduced (crank web diameter is reduced by 0.5mm) to reduce friction from oil agitation. Magneto rotor inertia weight is increased to hold balance from reduced crank weight.

SDTV throttle body

The 249cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine, with a compact and lightweight design, powers the RM-Z250's championship-winning performance

Piston and piston rings

Cam chain tensioner is now teflon-coated to reduce friction and increase durability.New tensioner adjuster provides more adjustability.

Take The Holeshot

Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC)

Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch mode
system derived straight from factory race bike. The basic idea of Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is as follows;

  • It changes ignition map for quicker launch. (Only in launch sequence)
  • It is selectable from two different modes to suit to different conditions.
  • New three-stage control for more detailed control. In the moment of launch, ride over the starting gate, and acceleration, each sequence is different; which requires different engine characteristic for quicker launch. Therefore, we set different maps for each sequence.

S-HAC has two selectable modes so riders can choose the best option for the starting conditions.
For hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate, choose A-Mode. In this setting, Holeshot Assist Control alters ignition timing in moment of launch and ride over the gate to reduce wheel slip and to deliver smooth launch, and it advances ignition in the acceleration sequence for stronger acceleration. Then one of three conditions will return the ignition to normal operation: after 6 seconds from start; when you shift to fourth gear; or when the throttle is closed (whichever happens first). When conditions at the starting gate provide better traction, and a more aggressive launch is needed, choose B-Mode. For these conditions, Holeshot Assist Control advances ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger acceleration off the line. But level of ignition advance is optimised for each three sequence. The system returns the normal ignition map by same conditions of A-mode.

SDTV throttle body

S-HAC helps the rider in
 launching from starting gate for an early lead. It was introduced in
 2014 with RM-Z450, now it is standard equipment on RM-Z250 with
 more advanced, detailed control.

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The Perfect Balance

Chassis - Redesigned main frame

The steering head pipe has been redesigned to be the same as the 450, the inside of the pivot parts has a new rib structure and the lower connection part has been redesigned. Due to these updates, the frame weight has been reduced by 2.5% from the previous model. All these changes were to optimise the chassis rigidity while reducing the weight, resulting in greater cornering performance.

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Air Time

New KYB rear shock

New KYB rear shock features integral adjuster system. That provides easy access to adjusters, rebound damping and compression damping High & Low speed are adjustable with the integral adjuster. In accordance with the suspension change, cushion rod spacers are reshaped for better absorption feeling.

PSF2 Front Fork

2016 RM-Z250 comes with PSF2 front fork, the latest version of KYB’s Pneumatic Spring Fork. It weighs less than a conventional spring fork, and adjusting the spring rate is as easy with pumping air. Thanks to no-coil spring design, damper cylinder is enlarged. It results in greater damper response and more stable damper performance. Its high/low-speed compression and rebound-damping adjustments let you dial it in any track with ease.

Other Features


Renthal Fatbar
Renthal Aluminium Fatbar® is standard equipment. It has more strength and less vibration than aluminium straight handlebars.

Renthal Fatbar

New front brake caliper
Front brake caliper is redesigned to reduced weight. New caliper is 10% lighter than the previous one.


Rich/Lean couplers
For quick fuel adjustment setting to suit riding condition, two couplers are enclosed. One is for rich and another for lean fuel setting compared to stock setting. Customer can change fuel setting to best suit the riding conditions by just connecting either coupler.


Excel aluminium rims & Dunlop tyres
Excel aluminium rims are made specifically to withstand rugged racing environments, including Supercross, Motocross and off-road conditions.Tyres are changed from Dunlop MX51 to the latest MX52 series. MX52 series are designed with CTCS (Carcass Tension Control System) technology for optimised tyre rigidity.

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Dimensions and Weights

Overall length: 2170mm (85.4in)
Overall width: 830mm (32.7in)
Overall height: 1270mm (50in)
Wheelbase: 1475mm (58.1in)
Seat height: 955mm (37.6in)
Kerb Mass: 106.0kg (233.7lbs)
Fuel capacity: 6.5litres (1.4 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 345mm (13.6in)

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity: 249cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore: 77.0mm x 53.6 mm
Compression ratio: 13.75 : 1
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Starter: Primary kick
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh

Chassis Specification

Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Rear tyres: 110/90-19 57M, tube type
Power and torque conversions to imperial/metric units (in brackets) are approximate and included as a guide only.
2016 RM-Z250
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