2015 Suzuki RM-Z450

2015 Suzuki RM-Z450
MSRP $8,749

The Suzuki RM-Z450 has been revamped for 2015 with an air fork that is lightweight and now features launch control. An evolution of the RM-Z’s Separate Function Fork (SFF) tech, the new Suzuki fork swaps the conventional metal spring for three adjustable air chambers. The standard issue Showa SFF Air Fork delivers more progressive suspension feel and easy adjustment via a handheld pump. Suzuki has redesigned the frame’s downtube and inner ribs to balance rigidity and reduce weight and Suzuki updated de-compression and redesigned the exhaust camshaft, as well as revise the kick-gear ratios to make the RM-Z450 easier to start. The kickstart lever is also 30mm longer, for extra leverage.


2015 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride

2015 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride

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Specifications
Year2015
ManufacturerSuzuki
ModelRM-Z450
Engine TypeFour-Stroke, single cylinder, DOCH
Engine Displacement449cc
Bore Stroke96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Starting SystemPrimary kick
TransmissionFive-speed constant mesh
Final DriveChain, DID520MXV4, 114 links
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height37.6 in.
Wheelbase58.9 in.
Front SuspensionInverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped
Rear SuspensionLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire80/100-21
Rear Tire110/90-19
Fuel Capacity1.6 gal.
Dry Weight247 lbs. (Wet)
MSRP8749

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Ride Engineering 2015 RM-Z450 Project

Ride Engineering’s 2015 RM-Z450 Project Bike

Ride Engineering has put together this video to show the upgrades it made to the 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450.