To upgrade engine performance, more than 80 engine internal parts are redesigned for the 2016 model including:
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.
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.
The 249cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine, with a compact and lightweight design, powers the RM-Z250's championship-winning performance
Cam chain tensioner is now teflon-coated to reduce friction and increase durability.New tensioner adjuster provides more adjustability.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New front brake caliper
Excel aluminium rims & Dunlop tyres
|Overall length:||2170mm (85.4in)|
|Overall width:||830mm (32.7in)|
|Overall height:||1270mm (50in)|
|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:||4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC|
|Bore:||77.0mm x 53.6 mm|
|Compression ratio:||13.75 : 1|
|Fuel system:||Fuel injection|
|Transmission:||5-speed constant mesh|
|Front suspension:||Inverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped|
|Rear suspension:||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Front tyres:||80/100-21 51M, tube type|
|Rear tyres:||110/90-19 57M, tube type|