The 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450 is a bike which will establish a hole new standard in its cathegory. This is the first motocross bike equipped with fuel injection and it’s here to stay.
Fuel injection comes to motocross-The Suzuki RM-Z450
It’s finally landed and it made a big impression.
Motocross machines will never be the same again. Bad news? Don’t even thing about it because they will be even better. July 4, 2007 Suzuki has announced the first production motocross machine to feature electronic fuel injection. The bike will be facing production in the following year and it will provide the motocross market with a new kind of competition: battery-less, fuel injected engines.
Developed in the automobile industry throughout the 1970’s and first introduced to road bikes in the early 1980’s, fuel injection offers better roll on power and improved low-to-mid range delivery. The new system featured in the 2008 RM-Z450 has been tested by Suzuki’s factory riders and given the ultra-competitive nature of the motocross environment, where having a bike that’s not capable of winning is just not an option, it’s almost certain that fuel injection will become standard throughout the motocross market in the not too distant future.
Improved low-to-mid range delivery is obtained via an internal battery-less fuel pump located inside the fuel tank and specially designed Keihin carburetor.
The engineers from Suzuki developed the RM-Z450 using experience gained developing fuel-injection systems for Suzuki’s legendary GSX-R road race bikes and the championship-winning LT-R450 Quad Racer ATV so you will not have to be worried because of the new technology implemented on the bike.
In conclusion, motocross is about to enter a new era with great, responsive bikes in which competition will be everything and every inch will mater.