2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 comes with loads of serious updates

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

Displacement: 449cc

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

Cooling: Liquid

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.

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