2016 Suzuki RM-Z450

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2016 Suzuki RM-Z450
2016 Suzuki RM-Z450

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450
2016 Suzuki RM-Z450



2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 Review

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Overpower the competition…

The RM-Z450 continues to evolve for 2016, delivering a higher level of performance while maintaining the great balance of the current model. The 449cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve fuel-injected engine develops exceptional power from idle to redline and provides incredibly crisp throttle response; along with new performance upgrades straight from the factory is the reason why champions choose Suzuki!

The 2016 RM-Z450 features an updated ECM ignition program for more advanced control on Suzuki’s Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC). The revolutionary Showa SFF-Air suspension, which eliminates coil springs to provide larger inner tube diameter, has increased damper rod/piston sizes and reduces weight; provides you with incredibly precise handling and smooth performance on the toughest tracks. Simply put, the 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 gives you the key to overpower the competition.

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Adjusting the Showa SFF-Air fork on the RM-Z450 has never been easier! Download the SFF-Air Support app from Showa on your Apple or Android device to simulate the effect of various changes to your suspension and let this new tool help you find the best possible setting for your RM-Z.*

*Keep in mind that your first and primary source for settings and service information should always be the Suzuki Owner’s Service Manual, so this should be considered an additional help-aid for set-up.



2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2016
The ECM ignition program has been upgraded for more advanced control when engaging Suzuki’s Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), helping every rider launch like a winner.

New light-weight front brake calipers to improve handling responce.

The RM-Z450 features new colour graphics for 2016 adding increased style to a winning bike.

 

Refined for further rider control, the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch system derived from the factory race bike to help riders’ takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead. There are three modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions.

A Mode: For hard surfaces or less than ideal conditions at the starting gate, hold down the S-HAC switch for more than 0.7 seconds

B Mode: When there is better traction and a more aggressive launch is needed, hold down the S-HAC switch for more than 1.8 seconds.

Base Mode: Standard power launch, no action required on the S-HAC switch.

The SFF-Air suspension evolved from the SFF system but without a conventional coil spring resulting in reduced weight, increased inner tube diameter and damper rod/piston size. SFF-Air utilizes three tunable chambers so riders can easily adjust the spring rate with an air pump instead of changing out steel springs.

New light weight front brake caliper reduces mass while still providing outstanding stopping force.


 

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES
449cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve fuel-injected engine delivers phenomenal idle-to-redline performance

The compact aluminum cylinder is finished with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.

The piston pin has Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) surface treatment, for less friction and increased durability.

449cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve fuel-injected engine developed to deliver phenomenal idle-to-redline performance

Designed for motocross-use, the lightweight, battery-less, electronic fuel injection system with progressive throttle linkage delivers efficient power. A 12-hole fuel injector sprays a fine fuel/air mist for efficient combustion.

For quick fuel adjustments to suit riding conditions, two couplers are provided. One is for rich and another for lean fuel setting compared to stock setting. Riders can change fuel settings in seconds by simply connecting either coupler to the wire harness.

Engine starting is easy due to a long kick starter lever, refined internal gears, and decompression system that works precisely and efficiently.

4 Cooling performance is efficient with hose routing that is balanced between the left and right radiators, and a high capacity coolant pump.

 

TRANSMISSION FEATURES
Refined 5-speed transmission enables precise gear shift operation. The transmission feel has been improved with a revised shift cam for accurate gear selection. Specialized machining processes increase the precision of the matching gears.

 

CHASSIS FEATURES
The frame has increased rigidity and reduced weight from previous generation RM-Z450.

Slim chassis design creates a trim riding position, allowing the rider to actively take control of the machine.

The SHOWA rear shock, with rising-rate linkage system, provides 12.2 inches of wheel travel and complements the SFF-Air fork.

Race-inspired waved disc rotors are mounted to EXCEL aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes.

The standard Renthal Fatbar is stronger and reduces vibration more than conventional aluminum handlebars.

Bright Champion Yellow bodywork with race team-inspired graphics package.

Gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns, aids rider control


 

 


 

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8749 USD

ENGINE
Engine 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke 96.0mm (3.78 in) x 62.1mm (2.4 in)
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID525V9, 114 links
CHASSIS
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, air spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, single rotor
Brakes Rear Disc brake, single rotor
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)
Color Champion Yellow / Solid Black
ELECTRICAL
Ignition Electronic Ignition (CDI)
Headlight N/A
Tail light N/A
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase 1495 mm (58.9 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 112 kg (247 lbs)
WARRANTY
Warranty No Warranty





 


 

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9199 CDN

Engine
Engine 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 96.0mm (3.8 in) x 62.1mm (2.4 in)
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Chassis
Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase 1495 mm (58.9 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 112 kg (247 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID520MXV4, 114 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, air 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 110/90-19 62M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow / Solid Black
Warranty
Warranty No Warranty






 

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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