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2011 Suzuki RM-Z450

Vital MX Retail Partners:
Chaparral Motorsports MotoSport Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

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Vital MX Retail Partners:
Chaparral Motorsports MotoSport Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Specifications

Model Year 2011
Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Engine Displacement 449cc
Bore x Stroke
Compression Ratio
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive DID520MXV4, 114 links
Suspension Front Telescopic inverted, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Swingarm, link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tires Rear 110/90-19 62M, tube type
Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Wheelbase 1495 mm (58.9 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Rake/Trail
Fuel Capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US gallons)
Curb Weight 113 kg (249 lbs)
Miscellaneous

Key Features

For 2011, the RM-Z450 meets a stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output.

Suzuki's class-leading fuel-injection system uses technology from Suzuki's championship-winning models-the GSX-R motorcycles and the QuadRacer R450 ATV. The RM-Z450, the first motocross bike to ever use fuel injection, has won both outdoor championships as well as a Supercross championship.

Engine Features

The RM-Z450's 449cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, fuel-injected engine was developed and refined to deliver phenomenal idle-to-redline thrust.
The lightweight, battery-less, motocross-use electronic fuel injection system uses progressive throttle linkage for efficient power delivery.
A 12-hole fuel injector delivers a fine fuel/air mist for efficient operation.

The RM-Z450's aluminum cylinder is treated with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating, and was built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.
Transmission Features
A 5-speed transmission provides extra flexibility, offering gear ratios suited for various terrains and conditions.
The RM-Z450 has a link-type shifting system, which offers smooth transitions through the gears.
Chassis Features

The RM-Z450's slim chassis design makes for a comfortable riding position, opening up the cockpit to help allow the rider to actively take control of the machine.
Class-leading 47mm Showa inverted forks provide optimum wheel travel and are compression- and rebound-damping adjustable.
A Showa piggyback-reservoir rear shock with high/low-speed compression damping adjustment and rebound damping and spring preload adjustments. The rear shock, working through Suzuki's superlative rising-rate linkage system, provides 310mm of wheel travel, delivering maximum traction.

The RM-Z450's twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm was developed and refined for a highly optimized balance between rigidity and superb high-speed traction. The lightweight swingarm helps enhance terrain-traversing performance over bumps.
Race-inspired disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mud slinging.
A stylish two-tone radiator shrouds accentuate the RM-Z450's agile looks.
The RM-Z450 comes with a gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface to provide additional grip.

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Vital MX Retail Partners:
Chaparral Motorsports MotoSport Rocky Mountain ATV/MC