Here's a first look features and specs for the 2012 Suzukis.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450

The 2012 RM-Z450 is an open-class motocross machine that's ready to dominate the toughest of tracks. As a racer, you need quick, laser-accurate steering and confidence-inspiring high-speed handling all in one package. And you want a high performance machine with a racing pedigree that makes it competitive right out of the crate. The RM-Z450 has been taking champions across the finish line ahead of the pack for years, fiercely competing across the globe from the World MX1 series to America's prestigious AMA Supercross and outdoor motocross championships. It’s no secret that Champions Choose Suzuki!

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450. Click image for a larger version.

Key Features
The RM-Z450 meets a stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output.

Suzuki's class-leading fuel-injection system uses technology derived from Suzuki's championship-winning models. 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.

MSRP TBA

Chassis
Overall Length: 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1495 mm (58.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height: 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight: 113 kg (249 lbs)
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain, 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
Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.2 L (1.6 US gallons)

Engine
Displacement: 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Fuel System: Suzuki fuel injection
Starter: Primary kick
Ignition: Electronic ignition (CDI)

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250

AMA-dominating Suzuki racing technology is everywhere you look on the 2012 RM-Z250: the 249cc engine springs to life with advanced Suzuki fuel injection. Combine that power with the twin-spar aluminum frame and class-leading Showa suspension components and you’ve got the perfect weapon for motocross racers worldwide. Just look at that slim, aggressive styling that makes the RM-Z250 the machine to watch wherever you race.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250. Click image for a larger version.

Key Features
New graphics complete the 2011 package. In addition, the number plates have a black background to conform to rules for competition numbers.

For 2011, the RM-Z250 meets stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output.

Engine Features
The RM-Z is powered by a compact and lightweight 249cc, fuel-injected, DOHC, titanium four-valve, semi-dry-sump, four-stroke engine. Its advanced, battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system, features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer.

The FI system uses a unique capacitor-assisted starting system, and is powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator after starting.

The engine's aluminum cylinder is treated with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating. The cylinder is built for durability, is light weight and the coating allows for efficient heat transfer.

A sturdy connecting rod and mirror finishing permits a stunning 13,500-rpm maximum engine speed.

Transmission Features
A 5-speed transmission provides extra flexibility, offering gear ratios suited for various terrains and conditions.

Chassis Features
Inverted twin chamber Showa 47mm forks and Showa piggyback shock designed with emphasis on smooth shock absorption and ample bottoming resistance. Tuned to offer superb handling for a wide range of riders, the suspension delivers excellent traction without sacrificing quick-turning ability.

The RM-Z250 features a twin-spar aluminum frame and aluminum swingarm developed and refined for a highly optimized balance between rigidity and superb high-speed traction.

Smart chassis design details include footpeg brackets shaped to help prevent mud from clogging.

Radiator louvers (for the twin side-mounted aluminum-alloy radiators) are joined to the outer bodywork to add strength without adding weight.

Race-inspired brake disc rotors offer enhanced cooling performance and efficient mud slinging.

High-quality Renthal handlebars featuring a tapered design are fixed to the rubber mounted triple clamp.

A gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on the top surface, provide additional grip.

MSRP TBA

Chassis
Overall Length: 2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height: 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight: 104.5 kg (230 lbs)
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain, DID520DMA4, 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: 100/90-19 57M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)

Engine
Displacement: 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Fuel System: Suzuki fuel injection
Starter: Primary kick
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)

2012 Suzuki RM85&RM85L

The RM85 is back and it’s here to carry on the powerful tradition of racing excellence in the Suzuki RM family. Its two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm with an emphasis on low- to mid-range performance. Just like its bigger brothers, the RM85 delivers class-leading handling for experienced racers and rookie riders alike. With its smooth power delivery and loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, the 2012 RM85 is the perfect motocross bike for anyone learning to race—and to win!

2012 Suzuki RM85.


2012 Suzuki RM85L.

 

Engine Features
The RM85's high-revving 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, reed-valve engine has a bore and stroke of 48.0mm x 46.8mm. The cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability, weight reduction and effective heat transfer for superior class performance.

A Keihin™ PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response and is designed for simplified maintenance.

The exhaust valves are made of aluminum to best match the expansion rate of the cylinder itself, improve sealing.

The RM85's exhaust valve governor and actuator helps provide good throttle response and overall tractability.

A digital CDI map helps provide strong engine performance at higher rpms.

The RM85 comes with a large-capacity radiator for efficient engine cooling.

Transmission Features
The RM85 is equipped with a smooth shifting six-speed transmission. The transmission features a fully worked-out shift mechanism including a strong shift-drum detent spring and needle bearing on the left side of the shift drum. A knurled shift-pedal tip delivers excellent grip and shift feel.

Chassis Features
A tubular steel frame and thick wall aluminum swingarm provides class-leading performance on the track, especially in the corners. The frame was designed for increased rigidity, durability and straight-line performance; it features large diameter tubing in key areas and a large front reinforcement plate.

Showa 37mm inverted front forks are completely adjustable for rider weight, style and ability. The forks feature a cartridge damping system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping (also included are fork guards to protect the inner fork tubes). The front forks offer 275mm (10.8-inches) of travel.

A Showa rear shock absorber, with large diameter shock body, is designed and properly valved to produce a plush feel and increase bottoming resistance. The Showa rear shock provides 277mm (10.9-inches) of wheel travel.

The RM85 comes with a twin-piston caliper front brake with 220mm (8.7-inches) large-diameter disc and a rear brake with 200mm (7.9-inches) disc to provide excellent braking performance.

The RM85 also comes with a light, narrow-diameter front and rear brake hose. The font brake hose is routed behind the fork leg, eliminating the need for a brake hose cover, which helps reduce weight.

A rigid rear brake caliper provides reliable braking performance, long pad life and is easy to maintain.

A plastic rear brake caliper guard reduces the possibility of deformation and saves weight as well.

The RM85's forged aluminum-alloy rear brake pedal gives the rider accurate braking feel.

The RM85's footpegs are made of cast chrome-molybdenum steel, instead of stamped steel, which makes them more durable with better grip.

A long clutch lever makes it easy to accurately locate and work the engagement point during starts and when clutching off at corners.

Each side of the RM85's seat has textured surface for better knee gripping.

The RM85's wheel sizes meet AMA 85cc class regulations (Front: 70/100-17; Rear: 90/100-14).

2012 RM85 Specifications

Chassis
Overall Length 1805 mm (71.1 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Wheelbase 1240 mm (48.8 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Curb Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID428DS, 118 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3 US gallons)

Engine
Displacement 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder
Fuel System KEIHIN PE28, single
Starter Primary kick
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)

2012 RM85L Specifications

Chassis
Overall Length: 1895 mm (74.6 in)
Overall Width: 735 mm (28.9 in)
Wheelbase: 1280 m: 355 mm (14.0 in)
Seat Height: 875 mm (34.4 in)
Curb Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain, D.I.D 428DS, 122 links
Suspension Front: Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Disc brake
Brakes Rear: Disc brake
Tires Front: 70/100-19 42M
Tires Rear: 90/100-16.52M
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.0 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal)

Engine
Displacement: 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder
Fuel System: KEIHIN PE28, single
Starter: Primary kick
Ignition: Electronic ignition (CDI)

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