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The Winning Balance

The Winning Balance

Fully re-engineered engine, chassis and electronics, plus dramatic new styling. The result? The most potent, balanced and competitive RM-Z450 yet.

  • 449

    Engine (cc)
  • 112

    Weight (kg)
  • 330

    Clearance (mm)
  • 6.3

    Fuel tank (ltr)
Overall length 2175mm (85.63in) Overall width 835mm (32.87in)
Overall height 1260mm (49.61in) Wheelbase 1480mm (58.27in)
Ground clearance 330mm (12.99in) Seat height 960mm (37.80in)
Kerb mass 112.0kg (246.92lbs) Fuel capacity 6.3 litres (1.4UK gallons)
Engine capacity 449cc Engine 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore 96.0 mm × 62.1 mm Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Lubrication Semi-dry sump Ignition Electronic Ignition
Fuel system Fuel injection Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Drive Chain Starter Primary kick
Front suspension Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Rear suspension Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes Disc Rear brakes Disc
Front tyres 80/100-21 51M, tube type Rear tyres 110/90-19 62M, tube type

Quicker. Faster. Higher. Harder.

Suzuki poured more than 40 years of open-class racebike engineering into the 2018 RM-Z450 to make it the hardest-hitting, sharpest-handling, best-balanced and most rider-friendly production motocrosser in company history. Now get out there and own it.

POWER EVERYWHERE

To give riders an even stronger winning balance, the redesigned 2018 RM-Z450 engine has more low-end torque, a flatter overall torque curve, faster and yet more controllable throttle response, and more peak power.

Enhanced Airflow

Fuel System Upgrades

Enhanced Response

New Lightweight Chassis

Lighter, more rigid and more agile, the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 gives riders sharper handling, better feel and more control than ever. Its all-new lightweight frame, swingarm significantly improve turning performance, whether you’re railing a berm or diving into the inside line.

ADVANCED SHOWA BFRC

A new Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock shares technology with the new 2018 GSX-R1000R sportbike. The design balances pressure above and below the piston to better control the stroke and smooth out reactions to bumps and chop, even under severe braking.

Updated Showa Coil-Spring Fork

New Showa front and rear suspension delivers improved control, quicker lap times and less fatigue under hard training or racing conditions. Up front, an updated Showa coil-spring fork replaces the SFF-Air fork of the previous-generation RM-Z450.

UPGRADED STOPPING POWER

To maintain the winning balance, with the new more powerful motor of the RM-Z450, the front brake disc is now 270mm for extra stopping power. The waved design also helps minimise weight and efficiently manages heat during the stresses of a day’s tough racing.

New Rims and Rubber

Lighter wheel rims and new Bridgestone tyres maximise grip for improved agility and control in a wide range of track conditions. Finished in durable black for a factory look, the new rims have an optimised cross section, which maintains strength while also reducing critical rotating mass.

Advanced Rider Technology

The 2018 RM-Z450 is equipped with some of the most advanced rider technology available, including an updated 3-stage S-HAC system and third-generation traction management system.

Heist the Holeshot

Maximum Traction

FACTORY RACING STYLE

The RM-Z450 has a fresh new look that enhances Suzuki’s already distinctive design theme. The evolution starts with aggressive “Beak DNA,” which projects a dynamic arrow form extending from the front fender through the radiator shrouds. Finished in Suzuki yellow with new team graphics and logos, the most potent RM-Z450 yet is recognisable at a glance.

Terms and Conditions

  Specifications, appearance, colours (including body colour), equipment, materials and other aspects of the “SUZUKI” products shown on this website are subject to change by Suzuki at any time without notice. Each model may be discontinued without notice. Please enquire at your local dealer for details of any such changes. Images contain computer-generated composites and may include optional accessories. All images are of professional riders under closed road conditions. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Read your Owner’s Manual carefully. Enjoy riding safely. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.