Suzuki DR-Z250: review, history, specs
|Suzuki DR-Z 250|
|Production||2001 - 2019|
single cylinder, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||73.0mm x 59.6mm|
|Fuel System||Mikuni TM28SS Carburetor|
|Spark Plug||NGK CR9E '01-06|
|Transmission||Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 520x112 ‘01-06|
|Front Sprocket||13T ‘01-06|
|Rear Sprocket||49T ‘01-06|
|Suspension||Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: link type, coil spring, oil damped
|Brakes||Front: double disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc. single-piston caliper.
|Wheelbase||57.09 inches (1450 mm)|
|Length||87.8 inches (2230 mm)|
|Width||34.65 inches (880 mm)|
|Height||47.83 inches (1215 mm)|
|Seat Height||35.04 inches (890 mm)|
|Weight||253.53 pounds (115.0 Kg) (dry), 131.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Filter||K&N KN-136|
|Recommended Oil||Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40|
|Fuel Capacity||2.77 Gallon (10.50 Liters)|
The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 73.0mm bore x 59.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).
The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multi-plate, manual.
It came with a 80/100-21 front tire and a 100/100-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc. single-piston caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a link type, coil spring, oil damped. The DR-Z250 was fitted with a 2.77 Gallon (10.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 253.53 pounds (115.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.
- V.I.N. #: JS1DJ43A 12100001
- ENGINE PREFIX: J428-
- ENGINE TYPE: 249cc, Four-stroke
- MODEL CODE: 13E
- COLOR: Yellow - YR1
- Charcoal frame
- Electric and kick start system
- White DR tank decal with red S
- Z250 side panel decal with red Z
- Black knuckle guards
The 2001 MY DR-Z250 is a dual-purpose quarter-liter bike which can serve its owner as both an economical commuter and a trail machine. It will offer effortless city slicing nerve thanks to its slender profile, light weight and awesome maneuverability, while its punchy liquid-cooled 249cc single will also make it count when the going gets tough.
Perfect for both new riders and more experienced ones looking for an all-thrills, no-frills bike, the 2001 MY DR-Z250 is a great educational platform as it can be a great weekend fun little beast.
2002 Suzuki DR-Z250
A full-fledged quarter-liter dirt bike, the DR-Z250 feels at home on the roughest gravel roads, muddy trails and in many other similar places. This dirt bike is equipped with long-travel suspensions, strong wire wheels, knobbies, and sports racing-series-derived bodywork and colors.
Slender and very agile, this bike is great for off-road fun, whether you're eyeing weekend trail outings or dirt track racing. Enduring, fairly light and non-intimidating, the DR-Z250 can nevertheless be ridden hard and provide quite an adrenaline rush in the hands of the experienced motorcyclist.
2003 Suzuki DR-Z250
The 2003 MY DR-Z250 is a nifty quarter-liter dirt machine, one of the elite weekend fun bikes. However, if you're into dirt racing, you can definitely take the DR-Z250 at the track and test your abilities against your buddies, the bike will definitely not mind such treatment.
This versatile off-road bike is equipped with an air-cooled single-cylinder engine and has long-travel, adjustable suspensions which allow it to tackle really tough terrain. The electric starting system is backed by a kick one, so you'll never be stranded in the middle of nowhere.
2004 Suzuki DR-Z250
Not all off-road rides must be hardcore experiences, and Suzuki knows this. That's why a bike such as the 2004 MY DR-Z250 was created, providing riders with a full-on off-road package that's lightweight and punchy, but non-intimidating and fun. Slotting between the entry-level 125ers and the top 400cc-class beasts, the DR-Z250 is also loaded with competition-derived parts which allow you to become a harder-hitting rider and get ready for the bigger monsters.
2005 Suzuki DR-Z250
The 2005 MY DR-Z250 is the first of the very serious off-road Suzuki bikes, and a very important step towards the bigger machines. Still a carbureted model, the DR-Z250 is lightweight, too, because the cooling is made by air and oil. The response is precise and crisp, offering a rewarding experience to the rider who is not afraid to push his or her limits a bit.
With 249 cc of punchy displacement, and a 21-18 wheel combo, the 2005 MY DR-Z250 can effortlessly tackle rough terrain and obstacles, while being smooth and sharp around the corners. Adjustable suspensions bring in a lot of setup options for various riders and riding scenarios, while the hydraulic disc brakes offer solid stopping power, as well.
2006 Suzuki DR-Z250
The 2006 MY DR-Z250 is THE quarter-liter off-road bike for those oscillating between fun and a more serious to racing their buddies, but who are not ready or willing to ride a real RM competition-focused bike. Versatility is one of the keywords describing the DR-Z250, as its performance is suitable for a wide range of riders, as the bike packs plenty of punch allowing the more experienced ones to ride hard, while still maintaining a reassuring feel for the newer ones.
Power comes from a 249cc air and oil-cooled single, mated to a 6-speed transmission, rolling on suspensions with multiple adjustments which offers an ideal setup for almost any rider and any surface.
2007 Suzuki DR-Z250
The DR-Z250 is a great bike you can use to explain why the middleweight off-road segment is so popular. It packs a lot of punch for tackling rough terrain, but comes in a lightweight trim for excellent maneuverability. Agile and brawny yet non-intimidating, the DR-Z250 boasta a 4-stroke quarter-liter engine mated to a 6-speed transmission for versatile power deployment.
Adjustable suspensions introduce the possibility to set the bike the way each rider feels most comfortable with, while the hydraulic front disc brake delivers firm stopping power.