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FIRST LOOK AT THE TWENTY-TEN SUZUKI RM-Z’S: Is The RM-Z250 Fuel Injected? What Has Changed On The RM-Z450? Find Out Here!

FIRST LOOK AT THE TWENTY-TEN SUZUKI RM-Z’S: 2010 SUZUKI RM-Z250 Suzuki races to win, period.  And, thanks to the hard work of Ryan Dungey in the U.S., the RM-Z250 is the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast Champion for 2009. But winning goes beyond the champagne. For the 2010 RM-Z250, Suzuki applied lessons learned on the track to turn up the speed, handling and confidence you?ll get racing every day, anywhere in the world.   Suzuki racing technology is everywhere you look: advanced Suzuki fuel in…

THE BEST USED BIKES! WHICH 450’s TO KEEP FOR ANOTHER SEASON? Which Used Bikes To Save And Which Ones To Jettison; We Name Names

CAN MY OLD 450 MAKE IT ANOTHER SEASON OR TWO? THE MONEY YOU SAVE CAN FINANCE YOUR RACING CAREER    Let’s take it for granted that your trusty, but rusty, old bike isn’t leaking fluid out of the shock, making clunking noises at low rpm, suffering from terminal rust behind the ignition cover, cracking down the head tube like old concrete or oozing tranny oil that looks more like chocolate milk than 30 weight. If your bike is sound and air worthy, your next questions should be:  …

MXA RACE TEST: The New 2009 Suzuki RM-Z450; Suspension Settings, Jetting Specs, Likes & Dislikes, Plus Much More

INSIDE THE NEW 2009 SUZUKI RM-Z450     Imagine that you poured your heart and soul into building the most advanced motocross bike ever offered to the public. It was going to be the first motocross bike from a major manufacturer to come with electronic fuel injection. Best of all, it was a full year ahead of the competition in terms of technology. Not only was your company backing it with a massive contingency program, but they were ready to spend millions on advertising, racing, promotion…

2009 SUZUKIS

First Look: The 2009 Suzuki Line-Up Suzuki will be the first major manufacturer to release its 2009 motocross models, with bikes arriving in dealerships mid-summer. There are very few changes to the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, but that’s not surprising because the 2008 models were released very late in the season last year. The RM-Z450, in particular, arrived so late that it missed the major selling season. The 2009 version will have new centercases that are said to be free of the occasional breakage issue tha…

2008 RACE TEST SUZUKI RM-Z450

From a human standpoint, you have to feel for Suzuki. For the 2008 model year, they decided to roll the dice on a fuel-injected 450cc motocross bike. It was a bold move; one that could insure their place as the most adventuresome of the Big Five. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was a massive increase in bike sales, fueled by the mystique of EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection). There were risks, but it wasn?t a ?Hail Mary? pass. It was an aggressive marketing ploy to leapfrog to the front of the pa…

2008 Suzuki RM-Z450 Intro

Yesterday was the day that every magazine editor was impatiently waiting for – the arrival of the 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450. To say that Suzuki’s flagship motocross bike is all new for 2008 would be a severe understatement. There are very few parts that the 2007 and ?08 model share, such as the air filter and oil filter. Beyond that, the fuel-injected RM-Z450 was built from the ground up.   The MXA wrecking crew met with Suzuki personnel at Perris Raceway in southern California to sling a leg over t…

First Look: 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450

  New Features Hot start lever is relocated to the right hand side of the handlebar for easy operation while holding the clutch. Race inspired wave-rotors provide better cooling performance and increased mud deflection in muddy conditions. Gripper seat has been improved this year by adding projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface to provide additional grip. New Engine Electronic Fuel Injection offers better roll on power and improved low-to-mid range power. KEIHIN throttle body specifical…

2007 SUZUKIS

RM 125  2007 RM125 Get ready for a shot of mid-range designed to help you blast past the competition. The RM125 has a wider powerband and more controllable power delivery than ever. Couple that smooth, strong power and refined suspension systems front and rear, and you’ve got the hottest one-two-five on the track. So get in on Suzuki’s winning tradition, with the 2007 RM125. RM-Z 250 2007 RM-Z250 The 2007 RM-Z250 is all new from the ground up and it is 100% Suzuki. The RM-Z250 features a compact, l…

WE RIDE PRO-CIRCUIT’S RC REPLICA RM-Z450

    THANKS TO THE AMA PRODUCTION RULE, AS FEEBLY ENFORCED AS IT IS, MOST FACTORY RACE BIKES ARE FINELY TUNED VERSIONS OF SHOWROOM STOCKERS. What’s the difference between a works bike and a stock bike? Cubic dollars. Big bucks. Massive infusions of loot. Moolah. Filthy lucre. Greenbacks. What does all that cash buy? You probably think that it buys exotic one-off parts. Not true. Most of the trick parts on a modern works bike are obtainable on the open market. Thanks to the AMA production r…

WE RIDE PIONEER’S BIG-BORE SUZUKI RM-Z475

  NAMED AFTER THE EMBARRASSINGLY SHALLOW MTV SHOW, WHERE CELEBRITIES SHOW OFF THEIR  HOMES, SHOES, CARS AND SPAS, THE “CRIBS EFFECT” HAS SPREAD THROUGHOUT EVERY SOCIAL STRATA OF AMERICAN SOCIETY. Pssst! Wanna know a secret? Four-stroke buyers are bucks-up. They are better off financially than any group of motocross racers in the 35-year history of the sport. Suddenly, it appears as though everybody in America is rich?ostentatiously so. Modern racers are more than willing to spend beaucoup mone…

MXA’S 2006 RM-Z450 TEST

Ricky Carmichael put an exclamation point on the 2005 Suzuki RM-Z450’s maiden voyage when he took it to the AMA 250 National Championship. But history has conclusively proven that “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” is little more than an old wives’ tale. In a sophisticated market, the product’s charms far outweigh its racing promotion. Previous Ricky Carmichael championship seasons on the Kawasaki KX250 and Honda CR250 were met with a collective yawn from the buying public (in fact, sales dropped on those …

SUZUKI REVEALS COMPLETE 2006 LINEUP

2006 SUZUKI RM-Z450 The RM-Z450’s entry into the world of 4-stroke motocross has met with great success. The RM-Z has established itself as the 4-stroke machine that handles like a nimble RM, but with the type of strong, tractable 4-stroke power that all riders appreciate. The RM-Z450 engine is based around an over-square bore x stroke design, with liquid-cooling, four titanium valves per cylinder and double overhead billet cams. Suzuki innovations include the Suzuki Advanced Sump System (SASS), which p…

SUZUKI RM-Z450 MAKES ITS DEBUT

All Japan MX Championship Sports Land Sugo, Miyagi Prefecture(Round 10 of 10) 1. Takeshi Katsuya Hon 1-3 2. Stefan Everts Yam 4-1 3. Kazumasa Masuda Suz…3-2 4. Yoshitaka Atsuta…Hon…2-4 5. Takesi Koikeda…Yam…7-6 6. Taichi Kugimura…Yam…5-11 7. Ryuichiro Takahama…Hon…6-13 8. Masaki Hiratsuka…Hon…12-10 9. Kuraudo Toda…Hon…15-8 10. Hisashi Tajima…Suz…14-9 11. Makoto Ogata…Hon…17-7 12. Manabu Watanabe…Yam…8-16 13. Takuma Kojima…Kaw…11-14 14. Takase Tanaka…Kaw…10-1…

SUZUKI TO DEBUT RADICAL NEW RM-Z450

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       BREA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2003 – Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced it will debut its all-new prototype RM-Z450 four-stroke machine in the All-Japan MX series in October and will continue development in the World Motocross GP class in 2004 with a firm commitment to reclaim the world title with the new machine. Full details of the radical new RM-Z450 have yet to be revealed, but Suzuki promises that it will be a major step forward as Suzuki’s flagship …