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Model code: RM-Z250L3

Race Ready Out Of The Crate

Look deep and you’ll see the championship-inspired upgrades that have been made to the 2013 RM-Z250.

From years of experience helping racers around the world reach the top of the podium, we understand that the power of high-performance engineering is often in the details.

New engines. New SHOWA forks. New exhausts. New frames and more.

Inside and out, Suzuki RM-Z motorcycles are a sight to behold.




  • Meeting new FIM sound control, without compromise of engine performance, controllability is increased.
  • Through feedback from factory racing, the piston and piston pin were developed using Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis. The new piston is 3% lighter without any compromise to strength or rigidity.
  • The internal shape of the passage in the crank pin was changed to capture the sludge in the engine oil and enhance the durability of the bearing at the big end.
  • The new crankcase reed valve has been made thinner for more efficient lubrication. The new oil strainer has a stronger magnet to capture more sludge from the engine oil. Both contribute to better throttle response and smoother power delivery.
  • The cam specification was reviewed and the intake cam profile and the exhaust cam timing were changed to adjust the overall output characteristic. This establishes both high output and controllability.
  • The volume of the air cleaner outlet tube has been increased to enhance the throttle response.
  • Redesigned Exhaust system: - Meeting new FIM sound control while retaining engine performance with 40 mm extended exhaust pipe and redesigned internal parts of muffler body.
  • The change in the radiator hose layout and in the radiator fin pitch enhanced the cooling performance. Also, features new by-pass hose routing to simplify radiator maintenance.
  • The completely new transmission design achieves a smooth yet solid shift feel. The method of fastening the sprocket has been changed to attain a quick shift feel.
  • The change in the clutch release cam shape reduces the force required to operate the clutch and enhances the clutch feel.
  •  The new fuel pump uses different materials for lighter weight. The hose lock mechanism was also revised. This makes fuel hose installation and removal precise and simple.
  • The new muffler body uses conventional bolts in end cap, simplifying the replacement of the glass wool packing in the muffler.
  • The all new Separate Function front Fork (SFF) Type 2 from Showa, separates the spring and damping tasks. The right leg holds the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. This results in reduced friction, increased absorption performance, and weight saving.
  • The front fork inner tube diameter has been increased from 47 mm to 48 mm for optimized stability and absorption. The spring pre-load is now adjustable, which allows a wider setting range.
  • The frame and seat rail have been reviewed and refined for optimized rigidity balance. The result is an ideal balance of nimble handling and stability.
  • The link lever ratio for the rear suspension was changed to make the suspension damping characteristic progressive.
  • A dust cover has been added to rear axle for enhanced water/mud resistance.
  • The steering head dust cover has been changed to plastic with sealed bearings (from steel caps and rubber seals). These lighter components still keep out water and mud just as well.
  • The change to the newest Dunlop MX51 series tires for the front and rear tires enhanced the traction performance.
  • For ease of maintenance, the rear suspension linkage mounting bolts have been reshaped to prevent them from spinning.
  • The new ECM has higher processing performance with optimized settings. The new ignition coil has higher power. Both these changes provide optimized combustion efficiency and enhanced roll-on performance.
  • The generator specifications were reviewed and the generation and charging performance enhanced to improve ease of starting.
  • The stylish two-tone radiator shrouds with new aggressive graphics accentuate the RM-Z250's agile looks.
  • The self-diagnosis function is incorporated in the ECM. It can be notified by using the optional FI indicator. From 2013 model, the FI indicator has engine hour-meter function as well. So riders can track engine-operating time and better manage maintenance intervals.


  • The 249cm3, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine, with a compact and lightweight design, powers the RM-Z250's championship-winning performance.
  • The advanced battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer.
  • The fuel injection system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.
  • The aluminium cylinders with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating are built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.
  • The sturdy connecting rod and mirror finish permit a stunning 13,500 rpm maximum engine speed.
  • Tuned to offer superb handling for a wide range of riders, the suspension delivers excellent traction without sacrificing the capacity for quick turns.
  • Smart chassis design details include footrest brackets shaped to help prevent mud clogging.
  • Race-inspired disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mudslinging.
  • The high-quality Renthal handlebars feature a tapered design and are fixed to the triple clamp on a rubber mount.
  •  The gripper seat has projecting cross-shaped patterns on its red top surface to provide additional grip.
  • Two couplers are included for quickly adjusting the fuel setting to suit the riding conditions. One is for a richer fuel setting than the stock setting and the other is for a leaner fuel setting. The rider can change the fuel setting to best suit the riding conditions by just connecting either coupler.
  •  A maintenance cap for the fuel pump and a plug for the fuel hose are included for ease of maintenance when the customer removes the fuel tank for maintenance.