The Suzuki is all set to reveal its flagship motorcycle specially designed for motocross racing. Though it isn’t new in the series, but it has done some real alteration in the bike to keep it pumping in the dirt tracks.
The motorcycle gets a newly developed chassis frame that is lighter in weight. The Showa BFRC shock gives a comforting position to the rider and adjusts well with tracks no matter what obstacles it has. Moreover, the coil spring has been upgraded to 2018 version. The company along with reduced weight has also improved its handling, as well as the renthal bars, are swept-back. The power generation factor has been increased for 2018 RM-Z450 owing to the newly-assembled body fuel pump that sprays fuel with high pressure at the butterfly valve for superior atomization. The RM-Z450 instead of intricate off-road biking mapping tools, it utilizes dongles. Suzuki keeps it simple with the 2-dongles that are integrated with wiring harness; one for leaner fueling and another superior running.
The 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 is shod with Battlecross X30 tires made by Bridgestone. Though, these tires aren’t well-known on the professional off tracks such as National MX tracks or Supercross but are known as good transitional rubber.
Type: Single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Starting: Kick with automatic decompression
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Fueling: EFI with 44mm throttle body
Valve train: DOHC
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
Clutch: Web multi-plate
Final drive: DID 520 chain
Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted forks
Rear suspension: Linkage assisted fully adjustable Showa BFRC shock
Front tire: 80/100-21; Bridgestone Battlecross X30
Rear tire: 110/90-18; Bridgestone Battlecross X30
Front brake: 270mm disc
Rear brake: Disc
Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
Seat height: 37.8 inches
Ground clearance: 13.0 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 1.7 gallons
Curb weight: 274 pounds
The all new refreshed 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 comes with elegant Suzuki Championship Yellow color. The price of the motorcycle is yet to be disclosed. To all the dirt biking enthusiast who love to ride against the rubble and dust, stay tuned for more updates.