2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 Motocross Review

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2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 | Review

2013 Suzuki 450 Test

As the old saying goes, wins on Sunday sells on and on the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z, Millsaps has been doing that, and he leads the AMA Monster Supercross championship series five rounds!

This is new. The Suzuki RM-Z450  has a lot of winning for a bike that has been produced for eight In its very first year of Ricky Carmichael won the 2005 national championship on the RM-Z450.

The then followed it up again in

In 2009, Chad Reed won his one and outdoor title on the RM-Z in was his only year riding the Also in 2009, having raced a 450 professionally, Ryan went out and won the Motocross of Nations. followed that up with a 450 of his own in 2010, and that was his rookie 450

With a racing resume that, and with a production rule here in American Suzuki has an excellent base to from. The 2013 RM-Z450 look that much than the ’12, however, where many updates to the

Starting with the motor, it has a new that has a 13-percent weight plus a new piston pin and connecting To help the RM-Z450 motor better, it has a new intake cam, pipe and air box boot.  To keep the more reliable, the gears been resigned and strengthened.

On the side the big news is the switch to the SFF  (Separate Function Fork), like what the KX250F has. The SFF uses a spring in the right leg and all the damping is with the left. Claimed are lighter weight (only one and one damping assembly), easier and reduced costs to build.

minor updates where to the frame, fuel pump, and the wheel’s dust covers.

up the fuel-injected 449cc DOHC RM-Z motor is a pretty process–just a long kick the … and she fires right up. Hot or the RM-Z is always one or two kicks.

On the track the Suzuki makes 450 four-… power! These many four-… race forget they are a four-strokes and that bottom end grunt makes thumpers nice to Suzuki did not make this

The 2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 hard right off the bottom. If you to shift down before a no problem–just roll on the throttle at and the Suzuki will pull the lowest rpm up through the healthy thrust.

If you’re ready for it, give the clutch a quick and you’ll immediately be in the meat of the flying to the next corner of It doesn’t have the most rev of any 450 motocrosser, but with this there is no need for it!

The fuel injection mapping is a hiccup, burp or stall. pull is nice and light for a though it doesn’t have good feel of a hydraulic Shifting is smooth, so much so we never gave it a thought.

the Suzuki RM-Z450 you feel comfortable. The 1-1/8” Renthal Fat have a nice comfortable The seat/bar/peg relationship fit my six-foot very nicely.

Suzuki bikes have been for many years for their cornering, the 2013 RM-Z450 is no Even at 240 pounds, which is the in its class, the Suzuki turns no other. However, before the while hard on the brakes, you can the weight; the average-at-best front does little to help

The suspension and frame can both be as stiff. We played with the clickers to get the bike more through the small rough with some success, but the aluminum chassis feel went away. It beat us up at below full race-pace, was especially noticeable at the end of the day when

The Suzuki RM-Z450 just to be ridden hard and aggressive!

our test nothing ever loose or fell off the bike. The time we put a wrench on it was to check for bolts–we never found

It’s nice the 2013 RM-Z450 comes stock Dunlop MX51 tires, Fat Bars, and some comfortable This makes going show room to motocross any easy process. We didn’t was the black rear fender looks old and ugly after a few hours, even if it looks on the showroom floor.

Riding the Suzuki RM-Z450, it is easy to see why bike wins so much. It a great motor with a race-focused chassis, and that this production bike a starting point for the factory bikes–the proof is in Millsaps success.

2013 Suzuki RM-Z450

Type: 449cc, 4-…, single cylinder, DOHC

Stroke: 96.0mm (3.8 in) x (2.4 in)

Compression Ratio:

Fuel System: Fuel

Starter: Primary kick

Semi-dry sump

Ignition: ignition (CDI)

Overall 2190 mm (86.2 in)

Overall 830 mm (32.7 in)

Overall Height: mm (50.0 in)

Wheelbase: 1495 mm in)

Ground Clearance: 325 mm (12.8 in)

Height: 955 mm (37.6 in)

Curb 113 kg (249 lbs)

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Transmission: constant mesh

Final Chain, DID520MXV4, 114 links

Front: Inverted telescopic, spring, oil damped

Suspension Link type, coil oil damped

Brakes Front: brake

Brakes Rear: brake

Tires Front: 51M, tube type

Rear: 110/90-19 62M, type

Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.2 L US gallons)

Color: Champion

Base MSRP: $8,699


Helmet: Thor Force Carbon

Goggles: Racing Hero Wrap

Jersey, gloves and pants: Racing Phase

Boots: Racing Ratchet

Chris is the owner of TEC-Cycles.com

Photography by Klingensmith

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