2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit

2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit

Details 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit

2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit Silk Screen Under Surface Printing,Smooth surface and Very good anti-UV protection.
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2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit best

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1 Pair fork decals, swingarm decals, front, left and right side panel backgrounds, airbox decals.

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2018 suzuki rmz 250 review

We have to applaud Suzuki for at least changing the graphics on the bike and adding blue accents. Some manufacturers don’t even put BNG (bold new graphics) on its unchanged models. For Suzuki, this is the only applause they will get for 2018. The rest of the bike is unchanged.

It is not better than last year, or the year before, or even the year before that. Why? Because in 2016 Suzuki decided to make its RM-Z250 slower than the 2015 model. That’s right. The 2015 RM-Z250 cleared 39 ponies, while the 2016, 2017 and 2018 models made 38.35 horsepower.

The 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit is the slowest and heaviest bike in the 250 class. Having said that, this is a fun bike that is great for entry-level riders.

We are speculating that Suzuki will come out with a new RM-Z250 for 2019 that resembles the updated 2018 RM-Z450. But, let’s hope they do a better job with the 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 than they did with the 2018 RM-Z450. This year the RM-Z450 has a confused chassis that is not made for high speeds.

2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit quality
2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit quality

And, although the RM-Z450 engine has a smoother powerband and revs further, it produces the identical power that it produced last year. The Suzuki RM-Z450 has had the same power and curve for 10 years running. On the positive side, we do like the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450’s updated looks, but looks only go so far. So, if Suzuki plans to do to the 2019 RM-Z250 what it did to the 2018 RM-Z450, we hope Suzuki does a better job this time.

Five years ago the RM-Z250 finished second in the “MXA 250 Four-Stroke Shootout.” What happened in the ensuing five model years? The 2018 RM-Z250 only makes a 1/2 horsepower more than it did eight years ago, while the KTM 250SXF has gained 8 horsepower. Suzuki is in a black hole of engine R&D. Here is a quick list of what the MXA wrecking crew thinks that Suzuki needs to focus on in 2019.

The 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit engine does its best work down low. In tight corners and jumps with short runs, this engine feels like something we could live with. Although, the more you open it up, the more it lets you down. It signs off fast. We would like to run lower gearing to hack the powerband into giving the midrange the hit it needs, but lower gearing leaves you shifting in all the wrong places.

Engine 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit
Engine 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit

We think that this is a fun engine to ride but not to race. Riding this bike feels like you are going faster than you could possibly go—and then you get passed by the green, red, white, blue and orange competition. To keep up with the other engines in stock trim, you would need to dump $5000 into the RM-Z250 powerplant.

The last time Suzuki overhauled the RM-Z250 engine was in 2016. Suzuki made an astonishing 80 small changes to the 2016 RM-Z250. Sadly, those changes only improved the power from 6000 rpm to 7000 rpm and knocked down the peak horsepower. The RM-Z250 engine needs to rev longer and hit harder to survive in the real world. That world lives above 40 horsepower, much closer to 44 horsepower.

This chassis has been virtually unchanged since 2010. It is growing long in the tooth. It does have some charms, but it needs better overall balance instead of its turn-at-all-costs geometry. Suzukis turn great, but they shake at speed. They have suffered from head-shake for decades, but the Suzuki brass seems to be okay with that. If Suzuki would only give up a smidgen of its fantastic cornering and transfer it to straight-line stability, it would be a step in the right direction.

We love the easy pull at the clutch lever; however, that is where the love train stops. This clutch doesn’t last, even on a subpar engine. The least Suzuki’s engineers could do is throw RM-Z250 buyers a bone by putting stiffer clutch springs in the clutch to give it a longer lifespan. Sadly, we doubt that Suzuki’s bean counters would be willing to lose the soft pull of the lever on the showroom floor. The only clutch worse than this is the 2018 Kawasaki KX250F clutch.

Overview 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit
Overview 2018 suzuki rmz 250 graphics kit

The RM-Z250 brakes don’t boil and the rotors don’t get hot, but that’s because the brakes don’t work. Ten years ago this kind of pucker power would have been acceptable. Not today. The 2018 RM-Z250 is the only bike in its class that doesn’t have an oversized rotor.

Riders want to buy bikes that look different from their buddies’ old models. One of the biggest reasons Suzuki sales are down is because they look the same as they did 10 years ago. Why buy a 2018 RM-Z250 when you can buy a 2010 RM-Z250 that looks exactly the same for a fraction of the price? Blue accents aren’t the answer.

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