worn-out drivetrain was exchanged for a Sunstar chain and
The rest of the alterations were cosmetic, such as the
custom Factory Effex graphics and seat cover, Boyesen
clutch and ignition covers, and fresh Rtech plastic.
We did report back in 2006 that the powerband should
be ridden with a sensitive wrist and babied around off-cam-ber corners. This gave us the idea to mount a Steahly
10-ounce flywheel weight in an effort to connect the rear
to the ground better, making for a heavier throttle.
We noted that the 2006 RM250 Showa components were
very good in stock trim, but we weren’t about to pass up
the unobtainable. Our anonymous donor made this build
special, but the suspension hadn’t been serviced or used
The chain and sprockets on this RM250 were worn out and
rusted. We used Sunstar components to freshen the bike up.
We needed oversized bars to fit the factory bar mounts. We
went with trusted Torc1 bars and grips.
We wanted to bring the braking power into this decade so we
went with a Braking Batfly front oversized rotor.
Our 2006 Suzuki RM250
was better than new with
its factory suspension,
pumped-up engine and
improved stopping power.