2011 RMZ450 Review: Roger’s last Suzuki — RM-Z 450 — ThumperTalk

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Suzuki GS 450 S


Posted 24 November — 08:53 PM

I have liked the overall feel and of the recent RM’s and RMZ’s. owning an 08 RMZ450 a few years ago and about the recent updates to the I decided to pick up a new 2011 last weekend. I got a chance to it at an old school natural terrain track and some woods

Here are my intial ride and observations of the bike.

The engine my initial thoughts. Very powerful yet controllable. Super and smooth power that more slowly so it just and pulls and then pulls more. No need to shift and easy to run a tall gear and let it pull. Revs out nicely and not flatten out up top.

You can carry the front wheel in any at any speed. The hook up on the rear is Rideability of the EFI at slow speeds is No herky-jerky on-off stuff as you from the pit to the track.

Easy to the throttle even in the tight sections. Very controllable and wrist to rear wheel I did not try the optional richer or leaner EFI map and had no desire to change the map as the engine ran so

The new muffler is very quiet. effort is high and starting was 2

3 kicks cold and 1

2 kicks There is a hot start lever with the cold start/idle adjust knob.

Steering is like in that is just where you think — at the bars with good traction. The front end seemed busy than my 08 RMZ450 at – actually kind of stable The rear end was very connected and seemed more planted and on the acceleration chop exiting corners compared to my 08.

Overall the changes directions easily and where you want it to go without you. I really like trait

The chassis and suspension have an firm feeling. Spring seem good and the chassis balanced front to rear. I had sag with my 185lb vet intermediate in the saddle (manual recommends

Suzuki GS 450 S
Suzuki GS 450 S

Bottoming resistance both and rear is improved over the 08 Opening up the compression side 2

4 over stock made the noticeably plusher. I think the will break in nicely and to respond well to clicker

Other observations about the The brakes are way better than The front brake is excellent a nice linear and strong overall (it did squeal a little I got it hot). Ergos are really

Slim and narrow through the mid and I like the look of the front when seated or standing as the 08). Seat is thickly and has a really grippy cover. Fat bars are low so I installed 5mm spacers the rubber mounts. Grips are and hard. Clutch pull is on the side and engages quickly you have almost no free at the lever.

Leaner and richer EFI are accessed via optional couplers are connected into a plug the front number plate. DID chain is stock (and it has friction than the new DID VT2 narrow chains), rims are Excels, are wide. The overall weight of the RMZ is when putting it on a stand but not so in motion.

Overall the 2011 RMZ450 is a improvement on a solid 2008 package. The chassis is more and stable yet still has that and easy to change direction that that is not common on and makes cornering so much fun on the The moto focused chassis and is firm yet not harsh. The engine is powerful and totally controllable.

The simply works very as an overall package and allows you to focus on riding and having Roger DeCoster knows how to win as both a rider and team and more importantly he knows how to motocross bikes. The 2011 certainly reflects Roger’s as it is an effective and fun way to get around a motocross

Suzuki GS 450 S
Suzuki GS 450 S

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