2007 Suzuki RM-Z450 Carmichael Replica

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In 2006 the RM-Z450 became the first four stroke ever to win the AMA Supercross Championship. To celebrate their success Suzuki has created the 2007 RM-Z450 Ricky Carmichael Replica - complete with Team Makita Suzuki graphics and custom gold colored Rims.

The RM-Z450 offers supremely balanced performance - strong, controllable power delivery complemented by extraordinarily lightweight handling. In fact, the RM-Z450 is extremely lightweight - and it has incredible performance to match. That combination means you can launch out of corners with breathtaking acceleration and attack the nastiest sections of the track with total confidence. The Suzuki RM-Z450 is loaded with advanced technology to make it remarkably easy to ride. Including the Suzuki Advanced Sump System, the Suzuki Active Vent System, lightweight and durable titanium valves, hollow billet camshafts and much more.

The RM-Z450. It’s the bike you get when you combine Suzuki’s championship-winning motocross program with the legendary GSX-RTM four-stroke road-racing program.

Features


New Features
Special limited edition model with Team Makita Suzuki graphics, gold-colored wheels and black seat similar to Ricky Carmichael’s championship-winning RM-Z450
Radiator shrouds are re-designed for improved cooling effeciency and an aggressive new look

New Engine
Increased engine performance at low-to-mid rpm utilizing: - Reshaped intake ports for optimal effeciency - NGK Iridium spark plugs for better combustion - Exhaust pipe is extended by 85mm - Updated carburetor settings
Re-designed combustion chamber for increased engine output
Oil control rings are now electro-plated with chrome-nitride coating for increased durability and reduced friction
New scavenging pump boasts a new design for increasd lubrication and improved durability, combined with reduced mechanical losses at the crankshaft
Oil strainer is now easily overhauled without separating the crankcases for easy maintenance

New Chassis
New radiator has been added for increased rigidity
Sidecovers are now vented for maximum airflow
Updated aluminum allow twin spar frame features thicker lower tubes and thinner tank rails for unmatched cornering performance. Suspension settings have also been updated to match the all-new frame
New front fork and rear shock settings for improved cornering and straight line performance

Engine Features
Compact 450cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine - lightweight design with emphasis on broad power delivery
Narrow cylinder head design featuring shim-under-bucket valve train with titanium valves for reduced reciprocating mass
Lightweight hollow-type camshafts with carburized surface treatment for durability and high lubrication qualities
Durable forged-aluminum piston with tin plating and oil retaining grooves to reduce friction and wear
Electro-plated aluminum cylinder bore for increased durability and heat transfer
Keihin FCR40 carburetor with hot start system and throttle-position sensor
Lightweight exhaust system with titanium head pipe with large-capacity stainless-steel secondary pipe and aluminum muffler
Automatic decompression system for easy kick starting
Suzuki Advanced Sump System permits low crankshaft placement for reduced engine height and low center-of-gravity
Suzuki Active Vent System - reduces crank chamber pressure and enhances piston ring seal performance
Four-speed transmission for weight reduction and compact engine size
Counterbalancer shaft gear-driven off the magneto rotor to reduce engine vibration without adding to engine size or weight
Attractive aluminum twin-spar frame designed for optimum strength, rigidity and weight

Chassis Features
Aluminum swingarm with tapered beam design similar to RM250 - features cast-aluminum cross beam to improve straight-line performance
RM250-type rear suspension linkage - allows smooth movement of the rear shock and linkage for improved rear wheel traction
Lightweight chain guide design similar to RM125/250 - cutaway design reduces weight
Showa-brand cartridge-style front fork with 47mm inner tube, plus 22-way compression damping, 20-way rebound damping and 12.2 inches of wheel travel
Showa-brand rear shock absorber with large 50mm piston and 18mm inner rod for increased oil flow and stable damping performance
Large 250mm front disc brake designed for reduced weight and high durability - includes Kevlar brake hose for low expansion rate and improved brake lever feel
Compact 240mm rear disc brake with lightweight caliper body similar to RM-Z250
New-style wheels, spokes and spoke nipples designed for the best balance of weight, rigidity and overall wheel strength
Optimized 3D-mapped ignition monitors engine rpm/throttle position and adjustable ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion
Specially-designed Bridgestone tires with large contact patch for improved traction and acceleration - 90/100-21 front, 120/90-19 rear - wider than competing models without weight increase
Renthal tapered aluminum handlebars with Renthal-labeled handlebar pad


SPECS


Engine: 449cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4-valve
Bore Stroke: 95.5 x 62.8mm
Compression Ratio: 11.9:1
Fuel System: KeihinT FCR40
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Ignition: Digital AC-CDI
Transmission: 4-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2185 mm (86.0 in)
Overall Width: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height: 1260 mm (50.0 in)
Seat Height: 955 mm (39.2 in)
Ground Clearance: 350 mm (13.8 in)
Wheelbase: 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Dry Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, cartridge-type, 22 compression & 20 rebound settings, 12.2 inches of wheel travel
Suspension Rear: Link-type, spring preload fully-adjustable, 16 compression & 19 rebound settings, 12.2 inches of wheel travel
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 90/100-21 51M
Tires Rear: 120/90-19 57M
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.0 liter (1.8 gal.)
Color: Yellow
MSRP: $6,999.00


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