Powerful, torquey fuel-injected 449cc engine. Slim, aggressively styled chassis and bodywork. Electric starter. Full-function, two-mode instrument cluster. Enduro lighting. Additional chassis protection. Sharing core technologies with Suzuki’s Championship-winning open-class RM-Z450, the RMX450Z rewrites the rules for serious trail riders.
Fuel-injected engine is based on Suzuki's winning open-class motocrosser; the RM-Z450
The RMX450Z is EPA Emissions compliant
Trail-ready features include an electric starter powered by a compact battery (plus kick-start back-up), a coolant reservoir tank and an engine protector plate
Enduro ready, full-function instrument cluster includes a low fuel level warning light
The airbox features a hinged lid for quick air-filter maintenance
Aluminum-alloy twin-spar frame with high-performance SHOWA fork and piggyback-reservoir style rear shock
Competition-developed seat and slim bodywork creates a controllable, ergonomic riding position
New for 2018, the racing-inspired bodywork and graphics includes a sturdy steering stem that is anodized black, complementing the gold fork leg finish
Black anodized EXCEL aluminum rims are ready to withstand rugged off-road conditions
449cc 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected DOHC powerplant is based on the high-performance and reliable RM-Z450
Minimal differences as compared to the RM-Z450 motocross engine includes a modified inlet tract and revised cam profiles to increase low and mid-rpm power
The compact aluminum cylinder is finished with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer
A larger magneto-generator is fitted to charge the battery and power the lights. The increased mass also aids traction
Advanced fuel-injection system makes for extra-smooth power delivery, high fuel efficiency, and superb reliability
The airbox features a hinged lid for quick air-filter maintenance and better protection from debris
The coolant reservoir tank has a specially located filler cap for easy access
Strong 5-speed transmission with wide gear ratios and primary/final drive ratios selected to suit various situations from steep trails to open terrain
The aluminum-alloy twin-spar frame combines cast and extruded sections to achieve low weight with high rigidity and durability
RM-Z450-derived trail-ready suspension uses high-performance SHOWA forks with full adjustability
Aluminum, link-style swingarm is descended from the RM-Z line and uses a fully adjustable SHOWA piggyback-reservoir style rear shock
Rear suspension linkage geometry combines the RM-Z series' renowned turning-on-rails abilities with optimized handling performance for trail rides
Race-inspired waved disc rotors are mounted to black EXCEL aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes
High-impact, black plastic fork leg, plus rear brake rotor and caliper protectors shield these components from trail obstacles
The standard Renthal Fatbar is stronger and reduces vibration better than conventional aluminum handlebars
Bright 35W headlight is smoothly incorporated into the front number plate
Trim, low-draw LED taillight is neatly tucked under the lip of the rear fender
The full-function, dual (sport/standard) mode instrument cluster is in a durable, ultra-compact housing.
Sport mode simply shows timer, tripmeter, average speed and tire-diameter correction (to reduce information during spirited riding or competition).
Standard mode also shows speed, time, two trip lengths and voltage.
The instrument’s integrated tire diameter calculator allows precise fine tuning for different tires to ensure accuracy of the speed and distance displays.
Champion Yellow bodywork (including a yellow rear fender) with race team-inspired graphics package
Gripper seat, with projected cross-shaped patterns on its blue top surface, aids rider control
Six-month limited-warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits are available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).
A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for RMX450Z owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.