Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride Photo Gallery

Suzuki gives its RM-Z450 motocrosser the BNG treatment for ’14. See it in action in the 2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride.

Slideshow
14-suzuki-rmz450-3.jpg
The rear brake on the RM-Z450 has a mushy lever feel and could benefit most from a steel braided brake line.
14-suzuki-rmz450-5.jpg
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.
14-suzuki-rmz450-6.jpg
The RM-Z’s ergonomics are well thought-out and functioned well for both our testers.
14-suzuki-rmz450-7.jpg
With its neutral handling and power characteristics the RM-Z450 is a easy bike to get acclimated to.
14-suzuki-rmz450-8.jpg
We love that Suzuki sticks with Bridgestone’s fantastic M403 and M404 tires as they offer excellent grip and durability.
14-suzuki-rmz450-9.jpg
The changes Suzuki made to the transmission in ’13 pay dividends with having one of the most works-style production gearboxes made.
14-suzuki-rmz450-10.jpg
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.
14-suzuki-rmz450-12.jpg
One of the biggest attributes of the RM-Z’s engine is how smooth it generates power from bottom to top.
14-suzuki-rmz450-11.jpg
There’s a reason why Suzuki continues to keep the RM-Z the same. It just plain works.