News 18 Jul 2018

Suzuki unveils first-look at all-new 2019 RM-Z250

Revised 2019 Suzuki RM-Z450 also breaks cover.

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Suzuki has unveiled its all-new MX2 contender, the 2019 RM-Z250, along with a first-look at the 2019-spec RM-Z450 premier class machine.

Designed to move to the head of the 250 class, the all-new RM-Z250 stunner features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements.

Evolving the fundamental performance elements of ‘Run’, ‘Turn’ and ‘Stop’ to a new level, Suzuki has infused the winning balance into the new 2019 RM-Z250. Suzuki engineers have achieved an even greater level of balance between the race-proven performance of the RM-Z250’s engine and chassis.

The latest generation frame and swingarm work in conjunction to improve upon the already class-leading handling and turning performance, while the front forks return to coil-spring type design with an updated rear shock to match.

A larger front brake disc and new front brake pads improve the RM-Z250’s stopping performance, and the updated 249cc engine benefits from improved throttle response and increased overall engine output.

The advanced traction management system has evolved to work seamlessly with the rider in order to get maximum power to the ground, along with Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), which has also been enhanced for MY19.

Other upgrades include a new exhaust system, Renthal Fatbar aluminium handlebars and tyres. Full technical details are yet to be revealed, however they are anticipated to be released in the coming months.

Completely revised in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with its sleek appearance, strong engine and a nimble chassis that continues Suzuki’s tradition of having the best handling 450.

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To further improve the agile RM-Z450, its suspension has been refined with a new spring that is fitted to the SHOWA BFRC shock with new damping force settings while the coil-spring fork has new damping-force settings as well. Continual improvement is why the RM-Z450 remains the class standard for cornering performance.

The RM-Z450 epitomizes Suzuki’s winning balance philosophy with strong brakes for controlled stopping power, a wide spread of engine muscle with high peak power, and a strong, light, and more nimble chassis that remains the class standard for cornering performance.

Pricing and availability for both models is yet to be determined, although the RM-Z250 is anticipated to be in dealerships throughout the first quarter of 2019. For more information, visit