MXA’S 2006 SUZUKI RM250 TEST News Motocross Action Magazine

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Suzuki AN 250 S


The MXA wrecking crew the Suzuki RM250 as the Bike of the in 2004 and 2005. To our way of thinking, two bikes were worthy of for the 250cc two-… crownthe and the RM250. The •05 Yamaha was a terrific

It had stable handling, an aluminum decent suspension and a tractor of an So why didn’t it win? That’s In a world dominated by booming the Suzuki RM250 exhibits the opposite traits of a four-…. the four-strokes are torquey, broad, slow revving and tractable, the was snappy, barky, nimble, light and aggressive.

In a nutshell, the RM250 is everything that a isn’t.

What we admired the 2004 and 2005 RM250s was uniqueness. In what is rapidly a clone world, it is a rebel. Virginia, we know that doesn’t always play in the hinterlands, but if you are still considering a 250cc two-…, you must a streak of rebel in you.

The MXA crew awarded the whole of wax to the RM250 because it was the most of all the two-strokes. That’s something to be of.

The question at hand is whether the Suzuki RM250 can make strike three times.


A:Yes, but it feel faster. That may like a left-handed compliment, but be confused. The 2006 Suzuki doesn’t feel faster the 2005 model, but it has a vastly powerband. And the best thing the new powerband is that it is easier to go on than previous RM250

How so? Prior to 2006, an RM250 could be described thusly: Not bottom. A hard hit in the middle. A turnover. Brisk power the upper middle. An early

In short, it hit hard and pulled not for very long.

For 2006, added considerably more power. The sudden hit in the middle has accentuated by a nice, pleasant and roll-on power that close to idle. The •06 picks up off the bottom and surges through the

Very nice.


A:The added low-end all the dramatics out of the midrange hit. year, very little and then suddenly the RM250 to life. Now, things with minute twists of the and the bottom end is filled in enough the old-school midrange hit is less

It isn’t less of a hit, that the hit is melded into a picture.


A:Lightyears better. to the enhanced bottom-to-mid transition, the has double the number of options for its In the past, the best solution to situation was to hammer the throttle and on. It was a gun-and-run engine that like to be run at quarter-throttle, half-throttle or throttle.

It demanded full whether the corner was loose, or off-camber.

Not so in 2006. Hallelujah! The can now be ridden with a sensitive through tight turns. It can be around an off-camber at quarter

It can be coasted and blipped through

The 2006 engine is versatile. The version of this powerplant was or nothing.


admire Suzuki’s straightforward for the •06 engine. No gimmicks, just six tuning techniques.

(1) Exhaust Last year Suzuki the corners of the exhaust port and the boost ports to get a little top-end overrev. This they reshaped the exhaust advanced the port timing and the boost ports.

They undo what they did in but went for a middle-of-the-road porting

(2) Power valve. Suzuki their power valve to its opening momentarily to help the power. Then, they up the sub exhaust valve ports to cut on blow-by and worked on the cam rod, arm and valve linkage for quicker

(3) Carb intake. By shortening the intake pipe, they cut on lag time for increased low-end.

(4) volume. A two-… engine is a and the crankcase is the pump’s diaphragm. By crankcase volume, you can increase or pumping pressure, fuel or fuel density.

For 2006, increased the clearance between the and crankcase to increase crankcase and change the primary compression of the engine. This aids power.

(5) Ignition. The CDI mapping was for more response at low rpm.

(6) petals. One of the easiest ways to low-end power, on any bike, is to more flexible reed reeds open sooner. For Suzuki has all-new carbon reeds.


A:The biggest compliment we can pay the RM250 engine is that it is like a Yamaha powerband before. The YZ250 is an amazingly engine that can run from off idle all the way to the shrieking top-end. of all, the YZ250 can accept throttle setting without a

For 2006, the RM250 engine has some of Yamaha’s magic not all of it). The •06 RM250 is more

The most meaningful praise riders had for the •06 RM250 powerband was late in a moto, when got tired, they could the RM250 moving briskly little or no effort. Conversely, on the RM250, you either went or you went slow.

Our test made 46.2 horsepower.

struggled a little in the heat of with richness, but that is normal. For hot days we used the half-clip-leaner NEDK needle the clip in the third position) and a 165 jet.

A:It is just perfect for the RM’s power


It was mushy and vague when and it didn’t stay fresh for long. Suzuki upgraded the and basket for 2006, but it was a losing The weakest clutch in the 250 class.


A:Suzuki is the manufacturer willing to push the envelope. Each manufacturer has its own in stone. Honda started it safe in 1994 when neutered the super-accurate •93 model. KTM took a chance on building a that would turn. handling is an acquired tastefor ax

Yamaha has a middle-of-the-road chassis doesn’t do anything wrongor great.

Suzuki, on the other is all cut-and-thrust. They are willing to up straight-line stability for quickness, to a little head shake for in the corners, and to seek one superlative at the of others.

The question you have to ask isare you willing to give up sense of security at speed to be to slice, dice and Julienne the in the corners? Answer yes and you have no but to race a Suzuki. It is the only that can walk the tightrope brilliant and schizophrenic.


A:No. They gave it lip service in their press but in reality, Suzuki rolled the in 2006 and made the chassis quicker by cutting the steerer off the old frame and moving it back By altering the head tube, moved the engine forward to put weight on the front wheel.

Suzuki AN 250 S

weight equals more in the turns and is something that of Suzuki’s competitors could from, but we have to confess we don’t think the RM250 to turn better. It was already responsive. We saw Ricky Carmichael try new frame out at the Las Vegas Supercross.

It wasn’t legal to race, but he it during the day sessions just to get a of what 2006 holds for

What do we think of the new frame? We it turns better. We didn’t over the increased head because racing a Suzuki is all setup.

Seeking a perfect between the front and rear is a ballet of race sag and fork height. We slid the forks in the clamps, ran 100mm of sag and kept our on Defcon-4.


A:Showa’s on a Very good stuff. good indeed.

Forks: forks. They are stiff for Pros, yet can be toned down for slower riders. We ran the compression on eight clicks out and the rebound on 13.

Every MXA test rider this shockwithout exception. It straight through the nastiest Never kicks, hops or It can barge through anything.

Set the on 12 clicks out, low-speed on ten and high-speed between 1-3/4 and two out.


hate list:

(1) Tires: We live with the Bridgestone tire. It tracks into decently, but lets go without any On a bike with a tendency to as much as the RM250, you need the rubber possible.

Drop-kick the

(2) Clutch: At least it didn’t or chatter like it used to, but it didn’t work very We opted for the stiffest clutch we could find.

(3) Front rotor: We don’t see any between Suzuki’s rotor and competitions’, but we constantly bend rotors and no one else’s.


A:The like list:

(1) All the pucker power you will need.

(2) Bars: Last Suzuki had generic aluminum on the RM250. This year have true-to-life Renthals.

(3) We are mystified by the sudden surge in footpegs on production motorcycles. It save weight, but so low on the frame it has very little functional And, if you are going to take the and money to build a titanium why not make it 57mm wide?

is the optimum width.

(4) Graphics: The and yellow look is stylish. For more you can order a Team Replica with a black gold rims and team


write that check for a new until you’ve thrown a leg this 250cc two-…. like no other bike on the

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