2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 Review — First Ride

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Suzuki RM 100

The same, but better

The 2013 RM-Z450 boasted an assortment of upgrades to the engine, chassis and system improving both and handling performance. The 2014 not so much. In fact, besides new shrouds and yellow number the only performance upgrade is a Electronic Control Module.

In a the reprogrammed ECM does away the wasted spark that during the exhaust …. this spark any residual combustibles will not ignite any unwanted power … attempting to kickstart the bike. The remains firing during engine operation only when the ECM detects the motor is kicked through during the process.

The upside of this minor is easier starting but also an retail price for 2014 $8,699.

Both myself and gun, pro rider, Ryan can attest to the ease of restarting the during a recent two-day at Perris Raceway in Perris, From this point, I’ll let Abbatoye (who’s a better rider than me by a wide margin) provide the on the bike’s performance.

Ryan takes the 2014 Suzuki for a quick flight around Raceway. “Although the 450 didn’t much for 2014, I still this bike a top notch he says. “My only complaint on the RM-Z450 is that it felt a heavy in the air when jumping.”

In regards to the reprogrammed ECM Abbatoye “Being an off-road racer who a lot of … starts during the of a race I was able to kick the through a full throw of the and it sparked to life each with no kick back

Last year’s RM-Z450 presented many changes and to broaden low- and mid-range and torque, strengthen acceleration and throttle response.

In terms of performance Abbatoye notes the 2014 RM-Z “doesn’t “rip your arms power, but it delivers strong, power that will get you any jump at the track when

Suzuki RM 100
Suzuki RM 100

The RM-Z’s strong point, to Abbatoye is its stellar handling. RM-Z450 has a reputation for awesome capabilities. This isn’t a it’s a fact. This is the best cornering MXer in its Whether it’s navigating flat, hard-packed corners, or even bowl corners I I can put this bike wherever I when I want.”

“Last year Suzuki changes to the chassis and added Function Forks (SFF) to the and I believe it was a smart choice to it over to 2014 because bike is very stable and any fast rough section at Raceway,” says Abbatoye.

claim that past had soft stock suspension but for a guy like me, the RM-Z’s suspension great,” says Abbatoye.

Other highlights of the 2014 included a smooth-shifting transmission, clutch engagement and optimum during our test day at Perris.

than making the grips I think this bike is an package for both professional or riders,” says Abbatoye.

A big to Ryan Abbatoye for lending his expertise to this review. went home with RM-Z models in the back of his Look for future shootouts the Suzuki’s against MXers the likes of Honda, Yamaha and our sister site, DirtBikes.com .

Suzuki RM 100
Suzuki RM 100
Suzuki RM 100
Suzuki RM 100
Suzuki RM 100

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