Suzuki will soon offer four new dirt bikes in India, all imported as CBUs. Dealers have already received a few units of the RM-Z250 motocrosser, with other models arriving in a short while.
The India line-up begins with the mini DR-Z50 that is meant for kids with a price of Rs 2.65 lakh.
The next model is the motocross-ready RM-Z250 that’s priced at Rs 7.20 lakh. The company has also launched two other offerings – the RM-Z450, priced at Rs 8.40 lakh, and the RMX450Z, priced at Rs 8.75 lakh (all-prices, ex-showroom, India). None of the bikes are road-legal and dealers suggest that delivery will take around 15-20 days, depending on the model.
These dirt bikes lack equipment like headlights, tail-lights, turn signals and tyres that are meant for the road, which is why they cannot be registered for road-riding. They are designed to be as lightweight and peppy as possible and only intended to be used for recreation or competition.
The DR-Z50 is a mini bike aimed at younger buyers. It is powered by a 49cc, four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The bike also has a kerb weight of just 54kg and low seat height of 560mm.
The RM-Z250, on the other hand, 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 full-adjustable, KYB-branded suspension at the front and rear.
Coming to the 450s, 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 our 125cc mopeds) and an extremely high seat height of 960mm. Lastly, the RMX450Z – though it uses an engine that is based on the RM-Z450 motocrosser, is more suited towards trail riding and features a headlight for enduro riding. Auto car