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Cycle News 1999 10 13

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The new RMs have been improved. From fender to fender, bars to dirt. t Suzuki, we know making a great motorcycle tak~s work, and time, and more work. But the results speak for themselves. Suzuki engineers took the already ferocious RM250 and RM125 and improved them from top to bottom. First, they increased the diameter of the lower frame tubes, centered them, and moved the reinforcement to the outside. RM125 ' Combine that with a more rigid swingarm, a larger diameter rear axle and revised fork spring rates, and we're talking tons more responsiveness. Then, for increased rider control and freedom of movement, both bikes got wider footpegs with greater bite. But the tweaking didn't end there. Suzuki made the fire-breathing RM250 even more fierce by revising the exhaust and scavenging port shapes, revising the exhaust timing and giving the exhaust valve breather a new solenoid valve. All this adds up to more lowto mid-range power and more control. Now you've got a machine that's ready to tweak the competition. Then there's the RM125. Suzuki engineers bridged the third scavenging port, reshaped the first and second Now all you need is something to do with your new scavenging ports and threw on a factory-inspired race pipe . RM, like win a share of the $3.7 million that the Translation: more competition-humiliating, mid- to high-end power. But Suzuki didn't stop there. The RM80, the tool of future world-beaters is every bit as impressive as its big SuzlMi COlltirgency PtogTaJJ is posting in 2000. So all their tweaking can help you refine your bank account Then there's the SuzlMi Good SCholar Pragian. Shred in the classroom like you shred on brothers. And to make it look and feel like them, it got an the track and Suzuki will reward you with a free all-new look complete with flatter seat and rear-fender line. $500 savings bond. And everyone who buys a new CAll !-800·828-RIDE OR V US ON THE WEB AT WWW.SUZUKI.COMfORMOREINfORMATION.AISuzuki.wewanleve ry ridelobesafeondenjoyoble.So olways wea r 0 helmet, eye protection and ISIT protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Study your owner's man uo l and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Always supervise young ri ders. The RM·series

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