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Suzuki’s championship-winning RM-Z450 is now available and ready to race out of the crate.
In exciting news for budding motocross and supercross riders, the 2011 model of the Suzuki RM-Z450 is now available in Australia.
In 2007, the RM-Z450 became the world’s first mass production motocross motorcycle to feature electronic fuel injection.
It was a ground-breaking move which has seen Suzuki lead race fields around the world.
The RM-Z450 recently clinched the 2010 World Supercross Championship with Ryan Dungey at the helm, the American claiming the Championship in his rookie year.
The 449cc, four-stroke, singlecylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, four-valve engine features the latest cylinder head, piston, crankshaft, throttle body, cam shafts and valve springs. Pioneered by Suzuki in the motocross category, the Electronic Fuel Injection System uses a reversed throttle movement, which directs mist away from the valve to produce more power and enhanced throttle response.
The RM-Z450’s rigid, twin-spar aluminium frame is accompanied by an advanced subframe, linkage and rear swingarm, while the race-bred Showa suspension provides sharp handling, improved manoeuvrability and maximum traction.
This potent powerplant also features a five-speed, constant mesh transmission and impressive brakes package to produce a racewinning package.
Motocross and supercross racers of the Suzuki RM-Z450 are also eligible to register for Suzuki’s Support Rider program, offering generous contingency payments on selected national and state race series.
Available for a recommended price of $11,590, the 2011 Suzuki RM-Z450 sports an aggressive look, with eye-catching graphics adorning Suzuki’s traditional Champion Yellow/Black livery.