Dirt and Trail August 2019

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elapse, the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control

(S-HAC) shuts off and reverts to the normal

power setting.

New Chassis. The frame is a

bit lighter and has additional

torsional rigidity. The basic twinspar

configuration remains with

both cast and extruded aluminum

sections. Using hydroforming the new

swingarm loses weight by reducing

welding. The subframe is narrower

and lighter. The 2020 RM-Z250’s

subframe allows quicker access

to the air filter, and makes it

easier for the rider to move

around on the machine.

The seat is lighter

and has

a nose-to-tail gripper panel on

the cover. Suzuki has changed

the foam density, claiming it

will “aid the rider’s control of the

motorcycle.”

KYB delivers suspension

for the 2020 Suzuki

RM-Z250, including a

traditional spring fork. Gone is the air

fork, and replacing it is a simpler design. Both

fork legs have identical springs and damping

components. The new shock gets updated

linkage and damping settings to go with it. To

assist outliers, the shock has a wider range of

damping settings available. The new shock

and link are lighter than the previous model.

RMZ 450:

The RM-Z450 was heavily revised in 2018

with an all-new chassis, a Showa 49mm

coil-spring fork, Showa Balance Free Rear

Cushion (BFRC) shock, and a few internal

engine changes.

In 2019, it received a lighter-rate shock

spring, different damping settings for the fork

and shock, and new graphics.

For 2020, Suzuki’s flagship motocross bike

returns with new black and blue accentuated

graphics. The RM-Z450 will be available in

SA soon!

management systems

• Aggressive styling blends rider-friendly

ergonomics with Suzuki racing identity

• Evolved traction management system helps

the bike hook up.

• Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC).

• Showa BFRC (Balance Free Rear Cushion)

shock settings.

• Bridgestone X30 tyres.

• Large 270mm front brake rotor.

• Fuel couplers are included for quick and

easy EFI tuning.

• The 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke,

four-valve, DOHC engine is the lates

tincarnationof Suzuki’s proven fuel-injected

power plant.

• The compact aluminum cylinder is finished

with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical

Material (SCEM )coating for durability,

lightweight, and efficient heat transfer.

RM-Z450 HIGHLIGHTS

• Light aluminum frame and swingarm

• Fuel-injected engine delivers excellent

throttle response and strong peak power

• Showa coil spring fork and a BFRC shock.

• Advanced S-HAC and traction

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