Suzuki has announced the first details of its 2019 RM-Z250, with the new MX2 machine boasting a brand new chassis and heavily revised twin-cam engine. But it says it won’t be on sale until 2019, months after its Austrian and Japanese rivals who already have some 2019 models in dealers.
Taking cues from the bigger RM-Z450 – which itself was new for 2018 – the 2019 RM-Z250 gets an all-new frame and swingarm, which further optimises rigidity and improves handling characteristics, along with a new rear shock and updated front forks. And like the 450, it’s still a kickstart to fire her into life.
Stopping power is improved with a new front brake setup, that includes a bigger disk, and grip is enhanced with new Dunlop tyres.
The new chassis – complete with newly designed plastics that sharpen up the styling – is wrapped around a heavily updated engine. The 2019 RM-Z250 makes more power and torque while remaining manageable and easy to ride with improved throttle response.
It also gets the newest version of Suzuki’s Holeshot Assist Control and improved traction management system, changes to the exhaust, and revised gear ratio.
It is expected to arrive early next year. More details will be announced soon.