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2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride Photo Gallery
Suzuki’s RM-Z450 is one of the oldest 450 platforms in the off-road world but it still gets the job done on the track.
Suzuki gives its RM-Z450 motocrosser the BNG treatment for ’14. See it in action in the
2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride
The rear brake on the RM-Z450 has a mushy lever feel and could benefit most from a steel braided brake line.
The engine in the RM-Z is responsive and punchy and we love being able to adjust the powerband with its included and easy to change out plastic couplers.
The RM-Z’s ergonomics are well thought-out and functioned well for both our testers.
With its neutral handling and power characteristics the RM-Z450 is a easy bike to get acclimated to.
We love that Suzuki sticks with Bridgestone’s fantastic M403 and M404 tires as they offer excellent grip and durability.
The changes Suzuki made to the transmission in ’13 pay dividends with having one of the most works-style production gearboxes made.
Although the Suzuki is a little porky on the scale with wheels turning it feels much more agile than what the spec chart leads you to believe.
One of the biggest attributes of the RM-Z’s engine is how smooth it generates power from bottom to top.
There’s a reason why Suzuki continues to keep the RM-Z the same. It just plain works.
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