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2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison Photo Gallery

We put the Suzuki RM-Z450 up against its rivals in the 450 class to find out which machine would take the crown. Read the 2012 450 Motocross Shootout to see the results.

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2012 450 Motocross horsepower graph
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2012 450 Motocross torque graph
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2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 $8399.
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You won’t find a more agile bike through turns than Suzuki’s RM-Z450.
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Having helped develop Suzuki’s RM-Z450, it’s no surprise that pro-level rider Rich Taylor likes riding yellow so much. Our other testers did too.
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The Suzuki’s suspension settings worked well but were definitely on the softer side for even average-sized riders.
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The Suzuki RM-Z450’s ergonomics worked well for all of our testers.
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The Suzuki RM-Z450 has one hell of a motor, delivering useable and easy to manage power everywhere.
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Test rider Frankie Garcia said he’d buy the Suzuki RM-Z450 when it comes time for a new dirt bike.
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The Suzuki RM-Z450 set the fastest average lap in Super Lap.
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2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 $8399.
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With its smooth powerband the Suzuki hooks up great off corners.