Suzuki RM-Z450 off-road bike is now officially available in India for INR 8.31 lakh. The motorcycle carries a powerful 449cc, single cylinder DOHC engine with a decent 12.5:1 compression ratio. The huge engine is lightweight, packing itself and all other components to get a total wet weight of just 112 kg. The ground clearance of 330mm, along with 960mm of seat height makes the RM-Z450 perfect machine for all-terrain fun. Suzuki uses 80/100-21 and 110/90-19 tire combination with spoke rims and off-road tires for maximum traction. The exhaust is high mounted, carrying a familiar Suzuki design with a metallic finish and proper motocross cover. The motorcycle comes with 49mm Showa front forks and updated algorithms for better wheel-spin control on the different type of surfaces.
Commenting on the launch of RMZ series, Mr Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Over the past few years, we have witnessed a great spur in the off-roading and adventurous riding experiences among Indian riders. Paying attention to this rising demand in the racing and adventure category, we are thrilled to launch these purpose-built motorcycles, RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. The bikes boast of great performance, distinctive design, and agility that is unique to RMZ series, offering great handling and control to riders.”
Snippet from Suzuki’s Official Website: Stripped to its essence, motocross requires a race bike to do three key things: Run, Turn and Stop-all better than the rest. Now in its 14th model year, the 2018 RM-Z450 is fully redesigned with a laser focus on achieving this winning balance. Fortunately, the RM-Z450 already has a heritage of 26 world and national championships to build on, including five AMA 450 motocross and two AMA 450 super-cross titles. To this winning history now comes fully re-engineered engine, chassis and electronics, plus dramatic new styling .The Result? The most potent ,balanced and competitive RM-Z450 yet.