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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore X Stroke
96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
12.5 : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity
6.3 litres (1.4UK gallons)
5-speed constant mesh
2175 mm x 835 mm x 1260 mm
Tyre Size Front
80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tyre Size Rear
110/90-19 62M, tube type
Brakes Type Front
Brakes Type Rear