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2007 Suzuki RM-Z450 Photo Gallery

We set out to discover what another 365 days of Darwinian Theory has done to the latest crop of 450 motocross bikes. Check out how 2007 Suzuki RM-Z450 did in our 2007 450 MX Shootout.

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Well-rounded suspension and a responsive chassis were highlights for the ‘Zook.
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'Which nut did you say needs a twist?'
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Suzuki has done a good job of making the bike feel and handle lighter than it really is.
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2007 Suzuki RM-Z450
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2007 Suzuki RM-Z450
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Zalamea gets a wheel up on the RM-Z – not a difficult task with its eager-to-please engine.
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The hyper-acute steering angle on the Suzuki gives the RM-Z knife-like handling. JC took it a bit literal and set right out to knife it in this turn. Well done, Hilde.
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Smashing the RM-Z into corners is no problem with its quick handling and torquey motor that’ll pull you right back out without hesitation.
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Hilde does his best if-Stefan Everts-rode-a-Suzuki impression.
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It’s pretty clear that Chuck likes yellow.
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The 4-speed transmission is capable of pulling double duty but is definitely targeted at motocross applications.
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Mike has cut loose his Frog-hop at several local freestyle events but the judges just don’t seem to 'feel it.'
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Floating the RM-Z feels simple with the light chassis and compact arrangement.
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Suzuki won the suspension category for its all-around capabilities.
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Cornering has always been a strong point for Suzukis.
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2007 Suzuki RM-Z450
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2007 Suzuki RM-Z450
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With near class-leading torque, the RM-Z likes to stand up on corner exits.
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Ian is a small guy at 5’6” and a buck-35 but he fit pretty well on the Yellow machine.
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Dave Dye checks air pressure on the shiny RM-Z in the calm before the storm.
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Radiator shrouds have been redesigned for 2007.