GP’s Classic Steel #63: 2005 Suzuki RM250 PulpMX

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Suzuki AN 250 S

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If you look up the word in a dictionary, this is the machine you see. The 2005 RM250 to attention at the slightest touch of the and ripped through the powerband at speed. It was the exact antithesis of the new of thumpers taking over the

The King of zing. After of playing second fiddle in the sweepstakes, Suzuki finally hit the spot in 2005. The 249cc barked from the first of the throttle and kept on pulling the cows came home.

It was quicker revving and less than the electric Yamaha, but as effective on the track.

In late Suzuki pulled the coup of the by snagging Ricky Carmichael from Honda. Amazingly, delivering five titles in years (the only one he did not was the one he pulled out of due to injury), Honda to re-sign the GOAT and Suzuki was than happy to grab up the rider in AMA history. In 2005, RC reward Suzuki with its Supercross title in 24 years.

During this period of domination, Suzuki was carving out its own niche as the King of zing. the YZ, which ran (dare I say it) almost a four-…, the RM was all about hard hit and turnover. It was snappy, quick and This power was perfect for and while not as easy to use as the YZ, very Where the RM fell short of the leading YZ, was in the breadth of its power.

After its explosive low to mid hit, the RM another shift, while the YZ be stretched out to the next turn. If were going to claw the title of class champ, would need to reinvent one-dimensional power plant.

Suzuki AN 250 S

is one damn fine looking In my opinion, every Factory RM of body style was a looker. the Sobe bikes to the Makita the works RM’s were on in the early 2000’s.

The shock on the ’05 RM was just as sweet as the and head and shoulders at the top of the class. rates were spot on for use and in the ballpark for anyone short of an AMA The Showa unit tracked in the rough, floated though the and craved the big hit.

It never hopped and took the rider by This was one very well out rear end.

It is fitting that perhaps the “two-…” 250 ever made be the last one to ever win a major US title. The ’05 RM embodied everything made two-strokes fun and distilled it to a perfect combination of fun and fury. It was the of the quick and the sharpest of the sharp.

It riding fun and winning easy; more could you ask from a machine?

Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S


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