Suzuki RM 250 Specifications

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The Suzuki RM 250 is a two-stroke motocross bike. Retailing for about $6000, the bike has a reputation among racers for being high performance and lightweight. The RM stands for "Racing Model." RM 250 technology conflicts with motocross environmental laws. The Suzuki company no longer produces the RM 250.

Body

  • The 2005 Suzuki RM 250 is available in yellow. The body weighs in at 211 pounds with no fluids, including oil and fuel. The drivers seat is 34 inches at the lowest setting. The 2005 RM 250 is 50 inches in height and 85 inches in length with a ground clearance of almost 14 inches. The wheelbase on the 2005 RM 250 measures almost 58 inches.

Mechanics

  • The 2005 Suzuki RM 250 has a single cylinder, liquid cooled, two-stroke engine. The transmission is a manual five speed. The RM 250 is a kick-start bike that uses a gas/oil premix for fuel. The bike holds two gallons of fuel at full capacity. The front and rear brakes are hydraulic disks.

Concerns

  • Two-stroke technology is being phased out in motocross. The 2005 Suzuki RM 250 engine emits sparks during operation which pose a potential fire hazard. Environmentalists expressed pollution concerns. Amid the concerns, four-stroke engines gained in popularity. As of 2009, Suzuki discontinued the RM-250 line.

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