The RM-Z250 isn’t road legal – it is a purpose-built dirt bike that is intended for use solely as a recreational tool and to hone dirt riding skills. As such, the company does not release power and torque figures, preferring to say instead that it is ‘accessible and suitable for its nature’. What they will let us know, though, is that it is a 249cc single-cylinder fuel-injected DOHC water-cooled engine, that it weighs 106kg, and that it has 345mm of ground clearance. The frame, swingarm and suspension are all optimised for the application. It is available only in yellow, and since it isn’t road legal, don’t expect ‘accessories’ like a headlamp, turn indicators or a horn. Wheels are standard-for-dirt sizes – 21 inches in front and 18 inches at the rear. The tyres are dirt tyres.
The RM-Z250 competes directly with the Kawasaki KX-250F.