The '08 RM-Z is certainly a contender, with a confident chassis, solid suspension and some of the most usable power we've experienced. yank the throttle and you'd never know there's not a perfectly tuned carb under the tank. It's an excellent bike for anyone who hates jets, and it proves-at last-that fuel injection works in the dirt.
Suzuki's top MXer bins its carb in favor of electronic fuel injection and gets a fifth gear too.
Hard-core, big-bore four strokes: Honda's CRF450R, Kawasaki's KX450F, KTM's 450 SX-F and yamaha's yZ450F.
|Price: ||$7199 |
|Engine type: ||l-c single |
|Valve train: ||DOHC, 4V |
|Displacement: ||449cc |
|Bore x stroke: ||96.0 x 62.1mm |
|Compression: ||12.2:1 |
|Fuel system: ||Keihin EFI |
|Clutch: ||Wet, multi-plate |
|Transmission: ||5-speed |
|Claimed horsepower: ||na |
|Claimed torque: ||na |
|Frame: ||Aluminum double-cradle |
|Front suspension: ||Showa inverted fork, adjustable for spring preload, rebound and compression damping |
|Rear suspension: ||Single Showa shock, adjustable for spring preload, rebound and compression damping |
|Front brake: ||Two-piston Nissin caliper, 250mm wave-cut disc |
|Rear brake: ||Single-piston Nissin caliper, 240mm wave-cut disc |
|Front tire: ||90/100-21 Bridgestone M403 |
|Rear tire: ||120/90-19 Bridgestone M404 |
|Rake/trail: ||25/30 in. |
|Seat height: ||37.6 in. |
|Wheelbase: ||58.3 in. |
|Fuel capacity: ||1.6 gal. |
|Claimed dry weight: ||224 lbs. |
|Color: ||Yellow |
|Available: ||Now |
|Warranty: ||na |
Contact: American Suzuki
3251 E. Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92622
Agile in the air and solid on the ground, the easyriding RM-Z proves EFI works in the dirt too.