Suzuki’s 2010 RM-Z450 Motocross Bike Revised
Cam profiles and cylinder-head porting were also revised, offering improved performance across the rev-range. According to europeanmotornews.com, one of the most important change is the improved camchain tensioner, providing more consistent performance as well as a new throttle linkage making low-speed response more progressive.
The 2010 model brings a two-piece design headstock that is 9mm taller than on the previous model, wider rear frame-sections and a wider upper frame bridge. The 2010 RM-Z450 also has smaller updates, including a revised fuel-injection system, featuring a reversed throttle-valve movement, to increase power and throttle response.
“With the recent news of our all-new RM-Z250 and RMX450Z, these significant updates on our flagship model give us an extremely strong range. While the 450 was the first production motocross machine to feature fuel-injection, we believe the changes for 2010 will keep it firmly at the front of the pack,” said Suzuki GB marketing manager, George Cheeseman in a release for the press.
Suzuki announced the bike will be available in dealers later this month, at a recommended retail price of £5,799 ($9,808).