The latest addition to Suzuki's impressive motorcycle range, the all-new 2010 RMX450Z enduro model has arrived in Australia.
The latest addition to Suzuki’s impressive motorcycle range, the all-new 2010 RMX450Z enduro model has arrived in Australia.
The RMX450Z shares the DNA of Suzuki’s championship winning RM-Z450 motocrosser, with enhancements designed to maximise off-road performance including wider gear ratios, revised suspension settings, electric start and off-road specific instrumentation.
Delivering exceptional power and torque, the Suzuki RMX450Z is powered by a 449cc, four-stroke single-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine, and 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 a wide range of off-road riding demands, 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 (high and low speed) 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.
Suzuki’s trademark Black / Champion Yellow livery with black, white and red graphics accompanies the aggressive styling of the class-leading RMX450Z.
For further information and pricing details on the 2010 Suzuki RMX450Z, interested customers should visit their local Suzuki dealer, who can be found through the Dealer Locator on www.suzuki.com.au.