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2006 Suzuki RM-Z450
2006 Suzuki RM-Z450

2006 Suzuki RM-Z450
2006 Suzuki RM-Z450


– 2006 Suzuki RM-Z450

2006 Suzuki RM-Z450


New cylinder head with redesigned intake port shape for improved low-to-midrange power

Revised carburetor settings for improved low-to-midrange power

New piston oil control rings featuring chrome-nitride coating for improved sealing and reduced friction

Revised ignition mapping for increased power output especially at low-to-midrange rpm

Higher final drive ratio, (49/14 to 48/14), for easier power delivery control at all rpm

Reshaped shift fork guide pins for more positive feeling gear shifts

Relocated hot-start lever for easier access



Modified steering head pipe for improved frame rigidity

New swingarm with increased main beam diameter for improved traction and straight line stability

New front fork and rear shock settings for improved cornering and straight line performance

New rear brake caliper with higher rigidity for increased stopping power and better brake feel



Attractive aluminum twin-spar frame designed for optimum strength, rigidity and weight

Aluminum swingarm with tapered beam design similar to RM250 – features cast-aluminum cross beam to improve straight-line performance

RM250-type rear suspension linkage – allows smooth movement of the rear shock and linkage for improved rear wheel traction

Lightweight chain guide design similar to RM125/250 – cutaway design reduces weight

Showa-brand cartridge-style front fork with 47mm inner tube, plus 22-way compression damping, 20-way rebound damping and 12.2 inches of wheel travel

Showa-brand rear shock absorber with large 50mm piston and 18mm inner rod for increased oil flow and stable damping performance

Large 250mm front disc brake designed for reduced weight and high durability – includes Kevlar brake hose for low expansion rate and improved brake lever feel

Compact 240mm rear disc brake with lightweight caliper body similar to RM-Z250

New-style wheels, spokes and spoke nipples designed for the best balance of weight, rigidity and overall wheel strength

New-style front and rear wheel hubs designed for reduced weight and added strength – provides more rigid assembly when combined with larger axle, new spoke design and wide wheel bearing pitch

Specially-designed Bridgestone tires with large contact patch for improved traction and acceleration – 90/100-21 front, 120/90-19 rear – wider than competing models without weight increase

Renthal tapered aluminum handlebars with Renthal-labeled handlebar pad



Compact 450cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine – lightweight design with emphasis on broad power delivery

Narrow cylinder head design featuring shim-under-bucket valve train with titanium valves for reduced reciprocating mass

Lightweight hollow-type camshafts with carburized surface treatment for durability and high lubrication qualities

Durable forged-aluminum piston with tin plating and oil retaining grooves to reduce friction and wear

Electro-plated aluminum cylinder bore for increased durability and heat transfer

Keihin FCR40 carburetor with hot start system and throttle-position sensor

Lightweight exhaust system with titanium head pipe with large-capacity stainless-steel secondary pipe and aluminum muffler

Automatic decompression system for easy kick starting

Suzuki Advanced Sump System permits low crankshaft placement for reduced engine height and low center-of-gravity

Suzuki Active Vent System – reduces crank chamber pressure and enhances piston ring seal performance

Four-speed transmission for weight reduction and compact engine size

Counterbalancer shaft gear-driven off the magneto rotor to reduce engine vibration without adding to engine size or weight



MSRP: $6,599.00

Engine: 449cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4-valve
Bore & Stroke: 95.5 x 62.8mm
Compression ratio: 11.9:1
Fuel System: Keihin™ FCR40
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Ignition: Digital AC-CDI
Starter: Kick
Transmission: 4-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2185 mm (86.0 in)
Overall Width: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height: 1260 mm (50.0 in)
Seat Height: 955 mm (39.2 in)
Ground Clearance: 350 mm (13.8 in)
Wheelbase: 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Dry Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)


FRONT: Telescopic, cartridge-type, 22 compression & 20 rebound settings, 12.2 inches of wheel travel
REAR: Link-type, spring preload fully-adjustable, 16 compression & 19 rebound settings, 12.2 inches of wheel travel
FRONT: Single hydraulic disc
REAR: Single hydraulic disc
FRONT: 90/100-21 51M
REAR: 120/90-19 57M
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.0 liter (1.8 gal.)
Color: Yellow

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