2006 Suzuki RM250 Ricky Carmichael Replica

2006 Suzuki Dirt Bikes

May. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
Refinements and Replicas

AMA Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael and his RM250 dominated the 2005 series. The 2006 limited edition RM250 commemorates this achievement with Team Makita Suzuki graphics, gold colored wheels and a black seat similar to Ricky's championship-winning RM250. For 2006, the Suzuki RM250 is redesigned for more roll-on acceleration at very low rpm, with power delivery that's smooth and controllable.


  • Redesigned cylinder exhaust ports to improve roll-on acceleration at very low rpm, power output at low-to-mid rpm and higher torque feel from mid-to-high rpm.
  • Exhaust port timing advanced: Sub-exhaust port timing advanced and shape revised for optimum flow
  • Revised exhaust valve system for improved roll-on acceleration, increased power at all rpm levels with increased torque at low rpm:
  • Tip of main exhaust valve reshaped to delay exhaust port timing
  • Redesigned side exhaust valve cam for improved valve sealing
  • Improved side exhaust valve cam rod, main exhaust valve arm and linkage
  • Shorter intake pipe for improved low rpm response
  • New carbon fiber reed valve to improve low rpm engine response
  • Increased clearance between the crankshaft and crankcase to change the primary compression ratio to improve mid-range rpm torque and controllability
  • Increased clutch durability with redesigned plates and more durable clutch housing
  • Revised ignition map for increased low rpm engine response


  • New frame with reinforced tank rail, lower engine bracket, plus head pipe relocated 5mm rearward for increased straight line stability
  • Renthal tapered aluminum handlebars with Renthal-labeled handlebar pad - lighter than standard bars - rubber-mounted to reduce vibration
  • Updated swingarm design featuring a taller main beam section for increased rigidity and improved straight-line performance
  • Improved f ront fork with emphasis on better cornering and straight line performance
  • Increased slide pipe thickness for improved overall chassis balance and smoother mid-stroke movement
  • Revised compression and rebound damping valve settings for smoother mid-stroke movement and better overall suspension balance
  • New handlebar mount for Renthal handlebars
  • Improved rear shock performance with emphasis on better cornering and straight line performance: Revised compression and rebound damping valve settings for smoother mid-stroke movement and better overall suspension balance
  • Revised spring rate for better overall chassis balance
  • New hex-head-style rear brake rotor mounting bolts for easier brake disc maintenance
  • New rear brake pad material for increased braking performance and improved rider feedback


  • Special limited edition model with Team Makita Suzuki graphics, gold-colored wheels and black seat similar to Ricky Carmichael's championship-winning RM250
2006 RM250 Ricky Carmichael Replica 
MSRP $6,399.00
Engine: 249cc, two-stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, AETC, piston reed
Bore Stroke: 66.4 x 72.0mm
Compression Ratio: 8.6:1/10.4:1
Fuel System: KeihinTM PWK38S
Lubrication: Premix
Ignition: Digital CDI
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2170mm (85.4 in.)
Overall Width: 830mm (33.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1280mm (50.4 in.)
Seat Height: 950mm (37.4 in.)
Ground Clearance: 350mm (13.8 in.)
Wheelbase: 1465mm (57.9 in.)
Dry Weight: 96kg (212 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, 22 compression & 20 rebound settings, 12.2 inches (310mm) of wheel travel
Suspension Rear: Link-type, spring preload fully-adjustable, 4 high-speed, 16 low-speed compression settings, 19 rebound settings 12.2 inches (310mm) of wheel travel
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 80/100-21 51M
Tires Rear: 110/90-19 62M
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8.0 liter (2.1 gal.)
Color: Yellow

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