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WE RIDE NICK PALUZZI’S ROCK STAR SUZUKI RM-Z250:

A few months ago the thought of testing this bike was a distant dream. Why? Word spread like wildfire through the racing world that Suzuki’s 2009 amateur program went belly up. For all intents and purposes, Suzuki’s amateur program was considered deceased heading into the 2009 amateur season. With the economy in a downward spiral, the bean counters at Suzuki decided to scale back their racing efforts for 2009. The riders that didn?t get chopped fled to other brands; the program manager was fired, and do…

FIRST LOOK AT THE TWENTY-TEN SUZUKI RM-Z’S: Is The RM-Z250 Fuel Injected? What Has Changed On The RM-Z450? Find Out Here!

FIRST LOOK AT THE TWENTY-TEN SUZUKI RM-Z’S: 2010 SUZUKI RM-Z250 Suzuki races to win, period.  And, thanks to the hard work of Ryan Dungey in the U.S., the RM-Z250 is the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast Champion for 2009. But winning goes beyond the champagne. For the 2010 RM-Z250, Suzuki applied lessons learned on the track to turn up the speed, handling and confidence you?ll get racing every day, anywhere in the world.   Suzuki racing technology is everywhere you look: advanced Suzuki fuel in…

WE RIDE COLE SEELY’S FUN CENTER SUZUKI RM-Z250:

The MXA wrecking crew is a tight-knit group of riders. We ride every chance we get and race every weekend. Our crew is comprised of riders born in every decade (dating back to the 1940s), and while some are babes in the woods and others long in the tooth, we have a common love of motocross. Cole Seely, one of the newest additions to the MXA testing brigade, falls into the youngster category. Cole has been helping the MXA wrecking crew test bikes and do photo shoots. It was a selfless job for the 19-year…

MXA RACE TEST: The New 2009 Suzuki’s RM-Z250; Suspension Settings, Jetting Specs, Likes & Dislikes, Plus Much More

INSIDE TEST OF THE 2009 SUZUKI RM-Z250    For a bike that is celebrating its fifth birthday, it’s strange that the Suzuki RM-Z250 is only three years old. How can that be? It’s simple. The first real Suzuki RM-Z250 was the 2007 model. Well, technically Suzuki offered their first RM-Z250 in 2004, but, in truth, the 2004, 2005 and 2006 RM-Z’s were built by Kawasaki (as part of the short-lived Suzuki/Kawasaki alliance). In essence, Suzuki private-labeled a yellow version of the KX250F for three y…

250 SHOOTOUT: RIDE ‘EM. RACE ‘EM. WRECK ‘EM. REVIEW ‘EM. The World’s Shortest, Most Concise & Honest 250 Shootout You’ll Ever Read; The Perfect Test For People Who Don’t Like To Read Lengthy Tests

250 RODE TEST: RIDE ‘EM. RACE ‘EM. WRECK ‘EM. REVIEW ‘EM: THE WORLD’S SHORTEST, MOST CONCISE & HONEST 450 SHOOTOUT YOU’LL EVER READ NUMBER ONE: 2009 HONDA CRF250    The 2009 Honda CRF250 is not a perfect machine (the forks are harsh, the front tire is unpredictable and the jetting is off), but these problems are overshadowed by an awesome powerband, nice ergonomics and excellent handling. It has taken Honda six years to get the CRF250 to the top of the class..

2009 SUZUKIS

First Look: The 2009 Suzuki Line-Up Suzuki will be the first major manufacturer to release its 2009 motocross models, with bikes arriving in dealerships mid-summer. There are very few changes to the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, but that’s not surprising because the 2008 models were released very late in the season last year. The RM-Z450, in particular, arrived so late that it missed the major selling season. The 2009 version will have new centercases that are said to be free of the occasional breakage issue tha…

2008 RACE TESTSUZUKI RM-Z250

We don?t expect you to remember the intricate details of RM-Z250 development, which is why the MXA wrecking crew is here to help. Released in 2004, the RM-Z250 started off as a clone of the 2004 Kawasaki KX250F. Developed under the short-lived Suzuki/Kawasaki alliance, the RM-Z250 wasn?t just similar to the KX250F?it was the 2004 KX250F. The RM-Z shared the cranky handling characteristics, overheating problems and low-to-mid powerband of its green brother. In 2005, the green and yellow twins got …

2007 SUZUKIS

RM 125  2007 RM125 Get ready for a shot of mid-range designed to help you blast past the competition. The RM125 has a wider powerband and more controllable power delivery than ever. Couple that smooth, strong power and refined suspension systems front and rear, and you’ve got the hottest one-two-five on the track. So get in on Suzuki’s winning tradition, with the 2007 RM125. RM-Z 250 2007 RM-Z250 The 2007 RM-Z250 is all new from the ground up and it is 100% Suzuki. The RM-Z250 features a compact, l…

MXA’S 2006 RM-Z250 TEST

You’ve probably heard this story before, but we need to tell it as part of the background on MXA’s 2006 Suzuki RM-Z250 test. On August 29, 2002, Kawasaki President Masamoto Tazaki announced that Kawasaki and Suzuki were forming an alliance. The Kawasaki/Suzuki alliance is all about filling in product lines (by sharing machines) and lowering costs (by doubling their ordering capability for standard-issue parts).   In the first few years of the alliance, Kawasaki and Suzuki shared a large number of b…

SUZUKI REVEALS COMPLETE 2006 LINEUP

2006 SUZUKI RM-Z450 The RM-Z450’s entry into the world of 4-stroke motocross has met with great success. The RM-Z has established itself as the 4-stroke machine that handles like a nimble RM, but with the type of strong, tractable 4-stroke power that all riders appreciate. The RM-Z450 engine is based around an over-square bore x stroke design, with liquid-cooling, four titanium valves per cylinder and double overhead billet cams. Suzuki innovations include the Suzuki Advanced Sump System (SASS), which p…