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This just landed in our mailbox. Dig in!Suzuki Announces 2014 RM-Z Motorcycles
The 2014 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 are expected to begin arrive in dealership in July.For more information, visit www.suzukicycles.com
2014 Suzuki RM-Z450
ECM ignition program has been changed for improved starting performance.
Stylish two-tone radiator shrouds with new aggressive graphics and yellow number plate accentuate the RM-Z450's agile looks.
The piston pin has Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) surface treatment, for less friction and increased durability.
Intake cam timing and amount of lift has been modified for smoother power delivery and control.
Aluminum cylinder with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating, built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.
Lightweight, battery-less, motocross-use electronic fuel injection system with progressive throttle linkage makes for efficient power delivery. 12-hole fuel injector delivers a fine fuel/air mist for efficient operation.
Redesigned muffler internal parts, bottom-to-mid range power and torque are increased, resulting in improved performance without losing top end. The new muffler body now uses conventional bolts in end cap instead of rivets to simplify the replacement of the glass wool packing in the muffler.
The muffler body uses conventional bolts, instead of rivets to simplify the replacement of muffler’s glass wool packing.
For quick fuel adjustment setting to suit riding condition, two couplers are enclosed. One is for rich and another for lean fuel setting compared to stock setting. Riders can change fuel setting to best suit the riding conditions by simply connecting either coupler.
449cm3 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve fuel-injected engine developed to deliver phenomenal idle-to-redline performance.
Through feedback from factory racing, the piston, piston pin and connecting-rod are developed with the use of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis.
The newly designed piston, piston pin and connecting rod are developed with use of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis. The new piston is 13 percent lighter without any compromise to strength and rigidity.
5-speed transmission enables precise gear shift operation.
Slim chassis design makes for a slim riding position, opening up the cockpit to allow the rider to actively take control of the machine.
Showa piggyback-reservoir rear shock with high/low-speed compression damping adjustment, plus rebound damping and spring preload adjustments. The rear shock, working through Suzuki's superlative rising-rate linkage system, provides 2 inches of wheel travel, delivering maximum traction.
Front fork spring pre-load is adjustable, allowing a wider range of settings.
Renthal Aluminum Fatbar is standard equipment. It has more strength and less vibration than Aluminum straight handlebars.
Race-inspired waved disc rotors and Excel aluminum rims are standard equipment.
Gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on red-colored top surface to provide additional grip.
Riders can now track engine-operating time and better manage maintenance intervals using the optional FI indicator (Part no. 36380-28H00).
Latest version of Separate Function front Fork (SFF-type2) from Showa, separating the spring and damping tasks. The right leg contains the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. It results in reduced friction, increased absorption performance and weight saving.
ECM ignition program has been changed for improved starting performance.
Stylish two-tone radiator shrouds with new aggressive graphics and yellow number plate accentuate the RM-Z250's agile looks.
Two couplers are included for quickly adjusting the fuel setting to suit the riding conditions. One is for a richer fuel setting than the stock setting and the other is for a leaner fuel setting.
Riders can change the fuel setting to suit the best riding conditions by simply connecting either coupler.
The 249cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine, with a compact and lightweight design, powers the RM-Z250's championship-winning performance.
Through feedback from factory racing, the piston and piston pin is developed using Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis.
The crankcase reed valve has been revised for more efficient lubrication. The new oil strainer has a stronger magneto to capture contaminants from the engine oil. Together these changes contribute to better throttle response and smoother power delivery.
The advanced battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer. The fuel injection system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.
The aluminum cylinder with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating is built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.
The muffler body uses conventional bolts in end cap instead of rivets to simplify the replacement of the glass wool packing in the muffler.
A new ECM with higher processing performance and a new high power ignition coil optimize combustion efficiency for increased roll-on performance.
The RM-Z250's cooling efficiency is increased thanks to a redesigned radiator fin and revised water hose routing, making the bike's high performance power output more stable, even in the most demanding conditions. RM-Z250's also features a new by-pass hose routing to simplify occasional radiator maintenance.
FI indicator (optional part: 36380-28H00) has hour meter function, indicates how many hours engine running.
The transmission design achieves a smooth yet solid shift feel. The method of fastening the sprocket attains a quick shift feel.
Smart chassis design details include footrest brackets shaped to help prevent mud clogging.
The front fork spring pre-load and damping force are fully adjustable, allowing wider range of settings.
The Separate Function front Fork (SFF) from Showa, separates the spring and damping tasks. The right leg holds the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. This results in reduced friction, increased absorption performance, and weight saving.
Race-inspired disc rotors and Excel aluminum rims are standard equipment.
Renthal aluminum Fatbar is standard equipment. It has more strength and less vibration than aluminum straight handlebars
To maintain the RM-Z's renowned handling performance, each bike's rear suspension features a Showa Piggyback shock with setting changes and adjustments to best match with the increased engine performance and front forks changes. The design allows enhanced suspension performance for a wider variety of riders.
The frame and seat rail have been refined for optimized rigidity balance. The result is an ideal balance of nimble handling and stability.
The gripper seat has projecting cross-shaped patterns on its red top surface to provide additional grip.
Engine:249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke:77.0mm (3.0 in) x 53.6mm (2.1 in)
Fuel System:Fuel Injection
Ignition:Electronic ignition (CDI)
Overall Length:2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width:830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height:1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase:1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance:345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height:955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight:106.5 kg (235 lbs)
Transmission:5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive:Chain, DID520DMA4, 114 links
Suspension Front:Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear:Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front:Disc brake
Brakes Rear:Disc brake
Tires Front:80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tires Rear:100/90-19 57M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity:6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)
Color:Champion Yellow / Solid Black