Suzuki has elevated its presence within the 250SX divisions of the 2023 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross sequence with two groups fielding riders on RM-Z250s. Within the 250SX West Area Championship, there’s Progressive Insurance coverage Ecstar Suzuki’s Dilan Schwartz and the BarX Suzuki trio of Derek Drake, Robbie Wageman, and Ty Masterpool; make that 4 on BarX Suzuki when Carson Mumford returns from damage. Marshal Weltin will fly the Progressive Insurance coverage Ecstar Suzuki flag within the 250SX East Area Championship when it will get underway in early February.
Seeing extra yellow bikes on the monitor displaying what they’re able to is nice. Though the RM-Z250 hasn’t modified since 2019 and lacks some options of others within the class reminiscent of electrical begin and a handlebar-mounted EFI map change, it retains a user-friendly powerband, top-notch suspension elements, and agreeable ergonomics.
After penning our first experience evaluate, we ran Suzuki’s 250 four-stroke motocross bike on our in-house dyno. With a Dunlop D404 avenue tire on the rear wheel, it produced 36.7 hp at 12,300 rpm and 18.3 lb.-ft. of torque at 9,100 rpm. The yellow machine received’t be included in our upcoming 2023 250 4-Stroke Motocross Shootout, however check rider Evan Allen will likely be writing different tales about it, so keep tuned to dirtrider.com for extra.
2023 Suzuki RM-Z250 Engine Specs