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2010 Suzuki RMX450Z
2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z
2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z
2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z
2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z
2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

– 2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

Heart of a champion with a taste for adventure.

Racing improves the breed; Suzuki has proven that time and time again. Now it’s time to rewrite the rules for the serious off-road rider. Introducing the 2010 Suzuki RMX450Z.

Descended from the Championship winning RM-Z450, the first motocross bike to offer high-performance Suzuki fuel injection, the RMX450Z is a serious off-road bike for serious trail riders. Its powerful and torquey 449cm3 , liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine shares all core technology with Suzuki’s winning open-class motocrosser. Its frame, suspension and bodywork are all nearly identical to the RM-Z450’s—maintaining that model’s slim, aggressive styling. Only changes to make the RMX450Z a superior trail machine have been made—maximum performance – no compromises.

That’s like taking your hard-core motocross machine out onto the trail.

Only better. Much better.

 

Suzuki Takes Covers Off All-New RMX450Z

Suzuki is excited to announce the introduction of the all-new 2010 RMX450Z competition-specific enduro racer to its product line up.

Set to arrive in Australia late this year, the RMX450Z shares the DNA of Suzuki’s championship winning RM-Z450 motocrosser, including a fuel-injected 449cc engine, and race-bred frame, suspension and bodywork.

Developed to maximise off-road performance, the new model heads Suzuki’s popular off-road range, which includes the street-legal DR-Z400E.

‘The introduction of the 2010 RMX450Z adds some serious firepower to Suzuki’s off-road line-up,” Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said.

‘It takes advanced technology developed by Suzuki in motocross competition, and puts it into a race-ready enduro package.

‘The RMX450Z features the same 449cc fuel-injected engine that revolutionised motocross in the Suzuki RM-Z450, along with a host of other common components – it’s a high-spec off-road weapon.”

Delivering exceptional power and torque, the RMX450Z is powered by a 449cc, four-stroke single-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine, sharing the key technologies of the RM-Z450.

Utilising Suzuki’s vast experience and knowledge on and off-road, the Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system ensures crisp and strong power delivery, lower emissions and impressive fuel economy.

A modified inlet tract and revised cam profiles enhance low and mid-range power, while the airbox features a hinged lid for quick air filter access, easier maintenance and better dust protection.

To meet the demands of trail riding, the RMX450Z has an extra coolant reservoir tank and relocated filler cap, along with a bash plate.

Wider primary and final drive ratios in the five-speed transmission help riders get the most from the impressive engine when off the beaten track, from tackling a rutted uphill goat track to open fire roads.

The trail is no place to be kick-starting, and the RMX450Z features an electric starter, while the starter and lights’ centrally-located batteries are charged by a larger magneto-generator.

Based on the RM-Z450 but optimised for off-road riding, an aluminium alloy frame utilises cast and extruded sections in a slim, lightweight, rigid and tough package.

The RMX450Z features a Showa suspension package derived from the championship winning RM-Z450 – the 47mm inverted front forks are fully adjustable for rebound and compression settings, while the rear shock unit offers fully adjustable rebound, compression and pre-load settings.

Spring rates and suspension geometry on the Suzuki have been developed for off-road riding, combining with an 18 inch rear wheel to offer razor-sharp cornering and a smooth ride across rugged terrain.

Slim bodywork, a low-profile aluminium fuel tank and a motocross-developed seat gives RMX450Z pilots a functional riding position to focus on the terrain ahead to optimise line selection.

The RMX450Z’s compact instrumentation offers riders the choice between two modes, a sports mode showing the basic information a rider needs in competition, such as a trip meter, timer and average speed, while a standard mode displays additional information including speed, time and information of two trip lengths.

An integrated tyre diameter calculator allows precise fine tuning for different tyres, giving racers accurate live data for speed and distance displays.

Suzuki’s trademark Black / Champion Yellow livery with black, white and red graphics accompanies the aggressive styling of the class-leading RMX450Z.

 


 

Key Features

Descended from the Championship winning RM-Z450, the first motocross bike to offer high-performance Suzuki fuel injection, the RMX450Z is a serious off-road bike for serious trail riders.

Its frame, suspension and bodywork are all nearly identical to the RM-Z450’s—maintaining that model’s slim, aggressive styling. Only changes to make the RMX450Z a superior trail machine have been madetomaximum performance.

Instruments – A durable, ultra-compact enclosure houses a full-function instrument cluster on the RMX450Z—and can be configured for two modes, standard and sport . The sport mode simplifies the display so the rider can concentrate on terrain; it shows the timer, tripmeter, average speed and tire-diameter correction. In the standard mode, the display also shows speed, time, two trip lengths, and voltage. An integrated tire diameter calculator allows precise fine tuning for different tires to ensure accuracy of the speed and distance displays. The RMX450Z also features a low fuel level warning light for confident off-road riding anywhere you go.

Radiator Shrouds – Molded-plastic radiator shrouds give the RMX450Z a slim feel and stylish look while also complimenting an all-new graphics design.

Aluminum fuel tank houses a KEIHIN fuel pump for optimum performance and a factory bike look

Aluminum-alloy swingarm – The RMX450Z’s aluminum alloy swingarm is derived from the RM-Z450’s to maintain ideal balance, while the rear suspension linkage benefits from reduced free play. It’s geometry combines the RM series’ renowned turning-on-rails abilities with optimized handling performance that all serious trail riders want.

Combustion chamber designed for strong low-to-mid range response as well as top-end pull. Narrower intake and exhaust valve angle guides along with increased squish areas improve air/fuel mixing and faster flame-propagation speed when mixture ignites

KEIHIN EFI Unit – The RMX450Z’s fuel injection provides unmatched smoothness of power delivery and trail-ready reliability thanks to a KEIHIN throttle body with progressive linkage.

Footpegs include maximum clearance between the mounting bracket and footrest to prevent mud from caking up

Hot start lever is located on the right hand side of the handlebar for easy operation while holding the clutch

Race inspired brake rotors provide better cooling performance and increased mud deflection in muddy conditions

Showa Front Fork – The RMX450Z suspension utilizes high performance rebound and compression damping adjustable Showa forks combined with a Showa piggyback reservoir style rear shock featuring two-way adjustable compression damping with adjustable rebound damping and preload adjustments.

Slim Riding Position – With an ideal riding position resulting from the motocross-developed seat, slim bodywork and low-profile aluminum alloy fuel tank, the RMX450Z allows the rider to concentrate on the terrain.

 

 

 

Features

The lightweight engine now features a modified inlet tract along with revised cam profiles to increase low and mid-rpm power.

 


Engine Features

The airbox features a hinged lid for quick air-filter maintenance and better protection from dust.

The addition of a coolant reservoir tank increases on-trail reliability, while a relocated filler cap improves access.

The trail is no place to wear yourself out kick-starting a bike, so the RMX450Z comes with an electric starter, energized by a compact battery centrally located to reduce its influence on weight distribution and balance of the bike.

To charge the battery and power the RMX450Z’s lights, a larger magneto-generator is fitted


A powerful and torquey 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine shares all core technology with Suzuki’s winning open-class motocrosser. The lightweight engine now features a modified inlet tract along with revised cam profiles to increase low and mid-rpm power.

18-pin magneto-rotor senses feedback on crankshaft position, rotation speed and stroke which is fed back to the ECU to calculate optimum injection and ignition timings.


A 5-Speed Transmission makes the RMX450Z versatile for various terrain conditions and features a link type shifting mechanism. Wider gear ratios work with revised primary and final-drive ratios are ideally suited for a broad range of conditions, from scaling steep trails to high-speed open-terrain riding.


Battery-less fuel injection system features a single-phase all-charging system with which the magneto supplies all of the necessary power

Combustion chamber designed for strong low-to-mid range response as well as top-end pull. Narrower intake and exhaust valve angle guides along with increased squish areas improve air/fuel mixing and faster flame-propagation speed when mixture ignites


The RMX450Z’s fuel injection provides unmatched smoothness of power delivery and trail-ready reliability thanks to a KEIHIN throttle body with progressive linkage.


KEIHIN fuel pump located inside the fuel tank provides stable pressure delivery to operate the fuel injection system

Semi-dry-sump lubrication system features separate oil chambers for the transmission and crankshaft using the transmission as the oil sump, allowing low crankshaft placement, reduced engine height and a low center of gravity


Chassis Features

Because the trail can be a rocky place, a new engine protector plate is fitted.


A durable, ultra-compact enclosure houses a full-function instrument cluster on the RMX450Z—and can be configured for two modes, standard and sport . The sport mode simplifies the display so the rider can concentrate on terrain; it shows the timer, tripmeter, average speed and tire-diameter correction. In the standard mode, the display also shows speed, time, two trip lengths, and voltage. An integrated tire diameter calculator allows precise fine tuning for different tires to ensure accuracy of the speed and distance displays. The RMX450Z also features a low fuel level warning light for confident off-road riding anywhere you go.

Molded-plastic radiator shrouds give the RMX450Z a slim feel and stylish look while also complimenting an all-new graphics design.

Aluminum fuel tank houses a KEIHIN fuel pump for optimum performance and a factory bike look

The RMX450Z’s aluminum alloy swingarm is derived from the RM-Z450’s to maintain ideal balance, while the rear suspension linkage benefits from reduced free play. It’s geometry combines the RM series’ renowned turning-on-rails abilities with optimized handling performance that all serious trail riders want.


Suzuki’s light and effective aluminum alloy twin-spar frame construction is used in the RMX450Z, employing both cast and extruded sections for the utmost benefits of both: low weight, high rigidity, and high durability.


Footpegs include maximum clearance between the mounting bracket and footrest to prevent mud from caking up

Hot start lever is located on the right hand side of the handlebar for easy operation while holding the clutch

Race inspired brake rotors provide better cooling performance and increased mud deflection in muddy conditions

The RMX450Z suspension utilizes high performance rebound and compression damping adjustable Showa forks combined with a Showa piggyback reservoir style rear shock featuring two-way adjustable compression damping with adjustable rebound damping and preload adjustments.

With an ideal riding position resulting from the motocross-developed seat, slim bodywork and low-profile aluminum alloy fuel tank, the RMX450Z allows the rider to concentrate on the terrain

 

 



2010 Suzuki RMX450Z – USA Specifications
MSRP: $8,399 USD

Chassis:
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Color Solid Black/Champion Yellow
Curb Weight 123.5 kg (272.3 lbs)
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US gal)
Ground Clearance 320 mm (12.6 in)
Overall Length 2185 mm (86.0 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Suspension Front SHOWA 47mm Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Swingarm link type, SHOWA piggyback-reservoir shock
Tires Front 80/100-21
Tires Rear 110/100-18
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1480mm (58.3 in)
Engine:
Bore Stroke 96.0mm (3.780 in) x 62.1mm (2.445 in)
Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1
Engine 449 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Suzuki Advanced Sump System
Starter Electric Start and Manual
Warranty:
Warranty 6 month limited warranty

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2010 Suzuki RMX450Z – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $9,399 CDN

Chassis:
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Colour Solid Black/Champion Yellow
Curb Weight 123.5 kg (272.3 lbs)
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 L (1.6/1.4US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 320 mm (12.6 in)
Overall Length 2185 mm (86.0 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Suspension Front Showa 47mm Telescopic, pneumatic / coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Showa piggyback shock, Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 80/100-21
Tires Rear 110/100-18
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1480 mm (58.3 in)

Engine:
Bore Stroke 96.0 mm (3.780 in) x 62.1 mm (2.445 in)
Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1
Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Semi Dry sump
Starter Electric Start with manual kick back up

Warranty:
Warranty 6 Month Limited Warranty

 

 

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z – General Specifications
MSRP: $TBA

ENGINE:
449cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4-valve

BORE STROKE:
96.0 x 62.1mm

COMPRESSION RATIO:
11.6:1

FUEL SYSTEM:
Electronic fuel injection

LUBRICATION:
Suzuki Advanced Sump System

IGNITION:
Digital CDI

TRANSMISSION:
5-speed

OVERALL LENGTH:
2,185mm

OVERALL WIDTH:
830mm

OVERALL HEIGHT:
1,260mm

SEAT HEIGHT:
955mm

GROUND CLEARANCE:
320mm

WHEELBASE:
1,480mm

CURB MASS:
123.5kg

SUSPENSION
FRONT:
Showa 47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
REAR:
Swingarm, link-type, Showa piggyback-reservoir shock

BRAKES
FRONT:
Single hydraulic disc
REAR:
Single hydraulic disc

TYRES
FRONT:
80/100-21
REAR:
110/100-18

FUEL CAPACITY:
6.2 litre

COLOUR:
Black / Champion Yellow 2

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