Around a month ago, we told you about Suzuki's plans to launch four new dirt bikes in India. Of the four, the company has officially launched the RM-Z250 and the RM-Z450 at Rs 7.10 lakh and Rs 8.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. However, dealers have begun taking bookings for these bikes since last month and have suggested a delivery period of 15-20 days. Both bikes are not road-legal.
The Suzuki RM-Z250 is powered by a 250cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor. Being a full-sized dirt bike, it has a kerb weight of 106kg and a seat height of 955mm. The bike also has a fully-adjustable KYB-sourced suspension at the front and rear. The RM-Z450 is powered by a 449cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine and, like the RM-Z250, it is a competition-ready dirt bike. The bike has a kerb weight of 112kg (a figure similar to 125cc mopeds) and an extremely high seat height of 960mm.
Commenting on the launch of RMZ series, Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd, said, “Over the past few years, we have witnessed a great spur in the off-roading and adventurous riding experiences among Indian riders. Paying attention to this rising demand in the racing and adventure category, we are thrilled to launch these purpose-built motorcycles, RM-Z450 and RM-250. The bikes boast of great performance, distinctive design, and agility that is unique to RMZ series, offering great handling and control to riders.”
Suzuki’s RM-Z250 (Rs 7.10 lakh) is a direct rival to Kawasaki’s KX 250F (Rs 7.43 lakh) whiles the Suzuki RM-Z450 (Rs 8.31 lakh) goes up against Kawasaki’s KX 450F (Rs 7.79 lakh) in India.
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