Meet the 2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 – a tough motorcycle designed for tough riders. The 2014 model continues the sporty tradition of the 2011 and 2012 models and rewards you with a great handling, and a strong engine.
Talking about the engine, the 2014 RM-Z450 is built around a 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC unit which develops exceptional power from idle to redline and provides a crisp throttle response. The engine’s power is kept under control by a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.
The motorcycle’s ride quality is assured by an innovative Separate Function front Fork (SFF) from Showa. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the front suspension is engineered with a twin-spar aluminum frame enhancing the bikes’ handling and stability on tough tracks.
You won’t complain about the stopping power either as it is assured by a set of capable front and rear discs.
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The Suzuki RM-Z250 has received a series of upgrades for 2014. Perhaps it goes without saying that the new model continues to offer the same first class performances as its predecessors and raises the bar even higher in terms of handling and ergonomics.
Designed from the ground up for the needs of an amateur racer, the Suzuki RM-Z250 is built on a solid chassis and features a set of great suspensions which include the Separate Function front Fork (SFF) from Showa.
The 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 is powered by a 249cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine, which features a lightweight design. The unit sends its power to the ground through a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.
To be able to deal with the dirty tracks effortless, the 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 is fitted with 80/100-21 51M front and 100/90-19 57M rear tube type tyres.
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The Suzuki RM-Z250 has received a series of upgrades for 2013 which make slightly more capable than the previous version.
The most significant upgrades were made to the engine which now offers better overall performances and is also significantly smoother. The revamped 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC unit is kept check by a 5-speed constant mesh which is also new offering a smoother feel and more precise shifts.
The bike also comes with a redesigned chassis and suspensions which include a front fork inner tube with a diameter of 48mm and adjustable spring pre-load while out back there is a Showa Piggyback shock with setting changes and adjustments.
You also get a pair of rugged lightweight wheel shod in 80/100-21 51M front and 100/90-19 57M, tube type tyres.
The Suzuki RM-Z250 is offered with a starting price of $7,599.
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The Suzuki RM-Z450 is around for quite some time now and during its life has received a lot of awards thanks to its first class performances.
Needless to say that the 2013 model moves this heritage further and continues to deliver modern technologies and solid performances.
The bike is built around a 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine that sends its power to the rear wheel through a redesigned 5-speed constant mesh transmission. Thanks to its reshaped shift cam, stopper spring and drive shaft, the transmission offers more precise shifts as well as a better general response.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a twin spar aluminum frame especially engineered to offer great rigidity at high speeds.
The Suzuki RM-Z450 is offered with a starting price of $8,699.
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The Suzuki RMX450Z was developed especially for off road use, thereby it features a rugged and powerful character.
The 2012 RMX450Z shares much of its DNA to Suzuki’s RM-Z450 and is powered by a 449cc 4-stroke , liquid-cooled DOHC engine which carries enough power to impress even the most demanding riders. The engine has also received a few tweaks including a customized inlet tract and adjusted cam profiles which have the role to increase low and mid-rpm power.
Finally, the 2012 RMX450Z also has a proven Keihin fuel injection system from the RM-Z bike and a five-speed constant mesh transmission that not only provides improved responsiveness, but has wider gear ratios, too.
Other features offered by the 2012 Suzuki RMX450Z include an electric starter, two-mode instrument cluster, a lightning kit , a back-up kick start, and a large magneto-generator.
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For 2012, Suzuki has a couple of surprises up its sleeve, starting with the RM-Z450 dirt bike. Whereas it would’ve been perfectly fine for the Japanese bike maker to stand pat with their models, they still did its customers a favor by bringing a model that comes with aesthetic, suspension, and engine upgrades.
After all, with history attached to its name as the first motocross bike to ever use fuel injection on its way to winning both outdoor championships and Supercross championships, the RM-Z450 deserves nothing but the best.
The first of these enhancements involves the use of a new twin-spar aluminum frame and swing arm that was developed and refined for a highly optimized balance between rigidity and superb high-speed traction. The lightweight swing arm of the RM-Z450 also helps to enhance the bike’s terrain-traversing performance over bumps while race-inspired disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mud slinging. Finally, the RM-Z450 also comes with a gripper seat that has been designed with projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface to provide additional grip.
The other change on the bike is the front and rear suspension, particularly the use of Showa separate function forks whereas its competitors, particularly Honda, Yamaha , and Kawasaki now just use the Kayaba pneumatic spring on the shock breaker. The new front suspension also has a lighter weight and a better absorbing system.
Finally, the RM-Z450 is powered by a 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine with an upgraded fuel injection system that, in turn, improves on its ECU in controlling the fuel flow to the injector.
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Even the best motocross riders in the world will tell you: if you ever want to become good at the sport, you have to start at the bottom and work your way up.
When talking about a bike that can give you that introductory feel, the Suzuki RM85 is a pretty good choice. Nothing about this bike screams power and all-world performance - and that’s a good thing. The appeal, as far as the RM85 is concerned, is manifested in its simple and reliable offering of high-quality design, optimum performance, and sturdy durability.
At the heart of the RM85 is a relatively light, albeit highly effective 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, reed-valve engine that has a bore and stroke of 48.0mm x 46.8mm. The cylinder on the engine comes with the Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM), further enhancing its durability, weight reduction, and effective heat transfer for superior class performance. The engine set-up also comes with a Keihin PE28 carburetor that provides smooth throttle response, while a digital CDI map has been fitted to provide optimum engine performance at higher rpms.
Even novice bikes like the RM85 need to be equipped with superior handling characteristics to be considered an effective dirt bike. A tubular steel frame and thick wall aluminum swing arm comes with class-leading performance on the track, especially in the corners. In designing the frame, Suzuki wanted to build one that not only increased rigidity, but also increased its durability and straight-line performance. Showa 37mm inverted front and rear forks were also fitted in which come with a cartridge damping system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping.
With all these elements in tow, the Suzuki RM85 is an ideal start-up motocross bike to get all the young ones acclimated in the sport. Even the pros will tell you that if you want to learn the ropes, you have to start simple.
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The Suzuki RM85L is far from being considered a powerhouse bike. On the contrary, it’s actually pretty puny compared to the kind of motocross bikes we’ve seen in the past. But don’t mistake it’s "puniness" as a negative because that’s actually where the appeal lies as far as this bike is concerned.
The RM85L is a straight-forward, no-questions-asked bike that accomplishes it’s goal of being a great start-up dirt bike. There’s nothing flashy about it, although it does have a frame that has been designed for increased rigidity, durability, and straight-line performance.
Speaking of performance, the Suzuki RM85L is powered by a high-revving 84.7cc, liquid-cooled, case-reed engine that produces strong peak power and torque, relative to its stature, of course. It also comes with aluminum exhaust valves for more stable exhaust flow and an RM125-style exhaust valve governor and linkage for precise valve movement and strong throttle response. Likewise, the bike was also give a Keihin PE28 carburetor, providing smooth throttle response and a smooth shifting six-speed transmission that provides the right kind of power linkage novice riders will come to enjoy.
In terms of handling, the Suzuki RM85L is more than capable, thanks to a steady load of high-performance parts that include a Showa rear shock absorber with large diameter shock body and valving, an aluminum swingarm with chain adjustment system similar to the RM250, a lightweight rear brake system with a large 200mm diameter rear brake rotor, and a 37mm Showa inverted fork that features a cartridge damping system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping.
If at any point somebody wants to get started in the world of dirt bike riding, the Suzuki RM85L is not the flashiest choice, but you could make a case that it’s one of the smartest.
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Motocross racers are always on the hunt for a bike that they can use to compete in a variety of races all over the world. If you’ve got Suzuki in your sights, then you can do yourself a favor and choose the new RM-Z250 to achieve your goal.
When it comes to all-around motocross racing versatility, the RM-Z250 comes with plenty of that and more. The compact and lightweight 249cc, fuel-injected, DOHC, titanium four-valve, semi-dry-sump, four-stroke engine produces enough power to make it a competitive motocross racer. Couple that with a five-speed transmission that provides extra flexibility, an advanced, battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system that features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage, and a 16-bit computer, and you have an engine set-up that can be as competitive as any other motocross bike on the market.
In addition to its impressive engine configuration, the RM-Z250 also differentiates itself with a twin-spar aluminum frame and an aluminum swing arm that has been developed and refined for a highly optimized balance between rigidity and superb high-speed traction. Adding to the mix is class-leading Showa suspension components that allow for a comfortable and easy-to-use ride. Race-inspired brake disc rotors are also offered, enhancing cooling performance and efficient mud slinging
while footpeg brackets have been shaped to help prevent mud from clogging.
With superb power and state-of-the-art handling characteristics, the RM-Z250 is also a picture of comfort. A gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface, provide additional grip while high-quality Renthal handlebars featuring a tapered design are fixed to the rubber mounted triple clamp, ensuring that riders are well-equipped when they’re riding motocross competitions around the world.
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Suzuki carries on leading kids on their way to motocross success in 2010 with the RM85, a small and extremely versatile entry-level dirt bike with still plenty to prove in its segment, especially if we consider that the competition hasn’t upgraded their bikes either. Kids with a soft spot for dirt racing will find the Suzuki RM85 package truly manageable, meaning they’ll be sticking with the Japanese brand as long as this last is able to supply guaranteed performance and wins.