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Suzuki RM-Z450


The Suzuki RM-Z450 had the distinct honor of being the first mass-produced Japanese 450cc motocross dirt bike to feature fuel injection. Suzuki postponed the released for its 2008 RM-Z450 so that it could work out some minor issues, but the RM-Z was worth the wait. With the new fueling technology, there seemed to be an influx of RM-Z450 owners at motocross tracks.

Suzuki RM-Z450
Motocrossers like the RM-Z can make awesome off-road bikes for its owners with little or no modifications, depending on the rider's stud level.
The original Suzuki RM-Z450 dirt bike was introduced back in 2005 and it was a late release then as well. In the time since, the RM-Z450 has become known for its quick handling, and now with the fuel injection, quick starting after a crash or stall. Suzuki began using a four-speed transmission on the RM-Z but has since switched to a five-speed gearbox in the big Z450. Off-road riders have found the new RM-Z450 easy to convert thanks to the added electrical system of the fuel-injection. It hasn’t happened yet, but Suzuki will certainly market an enduro version of the RM-Z450 at some point, which has been anxiously awaited ever since the first RM-Z was released.

The RM-Z450 enjoyed mild success in America until Ricky Carmichael used the Z450 to claim his final pair of titles in 2006 when he snared the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross championships. He still works with Suzuki to develop future generations of the RM-Z450. Suzuki legend, Roger DeCoster is also instrumental in the American racing and development efforts for the Suzuki RM-Z450, and with a duo like that in its corner, the RM-Z450 has strength and experience behind it.
Suzuki RM-Z450 Motorcycle Reviews
FMF Factory Suzuki RM-Z450 Review
Friday, June 19, 2009
When we asked Suzuki for something to ride, a FMF Factory RM-Z450 replica was more than we'd hoped for. Check out our review of the Suzuki dirt bike - one of the most competitive off-road racers of 2009.
2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison
Monday, November 24, 2008
As the original fuel-injected 450 motocross bike, Suzuki has had more time to refine and improve the RM-Z450.
2008 Suzuki RM Z450 Off Road Test
Monday, June 02, 2008
We flogged the 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450 at a recent WORCS round to see how the fuel-injected motocross weapon handled itself off the MX track.
2008 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
It took a long time to get dialed in, but the wait was worthwhile after sampling the amazing motorcycles offered in MotoUSA's 2008 450 Motocross Shootout.
2007 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison
Sunday, February 11, 2007
We set out to discover what another 365 days of Darwinian Theory has done to the latest crop of 450 motocross bikes.
2005 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Honda and Yamaha have been on top in the big-bore 4-stroke MX wars of late, but Suzuki joins the party in 2005 with the RM-Z450
Suzuki RM-Z450 Behind the Bike
Behind Ricky Carmichaels RM-Z450
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Want to know what it's like to wrench for the Greatest of All Time? Come inside the Makita Suzuki tent to meet Mike Gosselaar.
Suzuki RM-Z450 First Looks
2010 Suzuki RM-Z250 RM-Z450 First Look
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Suzuki unveiled its 2010 line of motorcycles today, an event highlighted by the new fuel-injected 2010 RM-Z250.
2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 RM-Z250 1st Look
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Suzuki raised the stakes in 2008 by equipping the RM-Z450 with fuel injection, but the 2009 version isn't making nearly the splash of excitement with only aesthetic upgrades for the new model.
2008 Suzuki Off-Road First Look
Thursday, June 28, 2007
It's here. The 2008 RM-Z450 is the first of the Big Four to release a production model MX bike with EFI, and it looks like a sweet move on the Yellow brand's part.
Suzuki RM-Z450 News
Carmichael Debuts 2011 RM-Z at Loretta Lynns
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Ricky Carmichael was on-hand at the Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Tennessee. RC took an opportunity to be the first to ride the recently announced 2011 line-up of Suzuki motocross bikes - the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450.
Strang GNCC Bike Raffle Winner Revealed
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
After the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC, American Suzuki and its FMF/Makita Suzuki raffled off Josh Strang's GNCC bike and the winning name that Strang pulled out of the hopper?
Win Josh Strangs Factory Suzuki RM-Z450
Friday, June 04, 2010
American Suzuki and its FMF/Makita Suzuki factory off-road race team has already taken their race-prepped Suzuki RM-Z450 to the top of the podium. Now you can ride it off of the box and take it home.
Yoshimura Intros Products for Suzuki RMZ
Monday, December 28, 2009
Yoshimura introduces a line of products for the Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 that includes exhaust and a plug-n-play fuel injected mapping system.