Suzuki RM-Z450 2009 : Reviews and Specs

Suzuki RM-Z450 2009

Suzuki RM-Z450 2009 ,Our testers all noted the Suzuki's cornering ability, though some praised it higher than others. The aggressive entry was met with mixed reviews. Showa and Suzuki have a good working relationship. Suspension was suitable for our wide range of physical size and riding ability.The smooth, usable power puts down fast lap times, but of the EFI trio, the RM-Z is the most difficult to get startedErgonomics are comfortable and allow riders to take full advantage of the aggressive chassis. While we were all impressed with the Suzuki’s engine performance out on track, in the pits it isn’t the easiest to start. Two kicks minimum. And sometimes three or four kicks are required if you don’t have the piston at TDC. And despite the RM-Z being endowed with EFI, it still employs a carburetor-like fast idle/choke switch on the throttle body as well as a hot start, whereas the Honda and Kawasaki do away with both. Problems with Suzuki’s drivetrain were few and far between. Although Minor claimed that the bike popped out of out gear once or twice, other test riders never encountered such a problem and we’re more than pleased with its versatile gearing and light and progressive-feeling clutch.Another plus was the RM-Z’s narrow seat, Pro Taper handlebars, and extra-wide footpegs, combining for a very intuitive riding position. Controls and levers are placed at a natural distance for all of our vastly different sized riders and help promote confidence allowing the rider to extract full performance out of its sharp chassis.
Engine: 449cc liquid-cooled Single, DOHC, 4-valves Bore x Stroke: 96 x 62.1mm Compression Ratio: 12.2:1 Fuel Delivery: Fuel-Injection Horsepower: 46.4 hp @ 8400 rpm Torque: 30.8 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Front Suspension: Showa Twin-Chamber 47mm fork, 22-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustment; 12.2 in. travel Rear Suspension: Showa gas charged shock, 20-position low-speed and step-less high-speed compression damping, 19-position rebound dampening and adjustable spring Suzuki RM-Z450 2009  preload; 12.2 in. travel Front Brake: 250mm wave disc, double-piston caliper Rear Brake: 240mm wave disc, single-piston caliper Handlebar: Pro Taper Tires: Bridgestone M403 80/100-21, M404 110/90-19 Curb Weight: 250 lbs. (ready to ride) Wheelbase: 58.3 in. Length: 86.0 in. Width: 32.7 in. Ground Clearance: 13.8 in. Seat Height: 37.6 in. Fuel Capacity: 1.6 gal. MSRP: $7499 Champion Yellow No. 2; Solid Black

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