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2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Off-Road Comparison Photo Gallery

We put the 2012 Honda CRF450R up against the competition to see which racer would reign supreme when the track ends and the trail begins. Read all about it in the 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout.

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The virtually unchanged 2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 is an agile and spirited handler on the ground and in the air.
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The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 has the hardest hitting bottom-end of all the bikes in our shootout.
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In the dunes, the 2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 was an absolute blast.
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The Suzuki RM-Z450 earned the top score in the handling category thanks to its balance of quick handling and stability.
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The RM-Z had plenty of power to conquer any hill we pointed it at.
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The Suzuki Rm-Z450 worked well in both the desert of Ocotillo Wells and the dunes of Glamis.
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2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Dyno Chart
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2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout Horsepower
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2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout Torque
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Not only did the RM-Z work well in the slower sections of the dunes, but it shredded with authority when the pace was quickened.
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Not many bikes could match the RM-Z450 when it came to carving a corner.
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The Suzuki RM-Z450 was well mannered when flying across the desert at breakneck speeds.
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The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 earned a well deserved second place in the 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout.