Mar 18, 2018

The 2018 RMX450Z Makes Suzuki an Off-Road Competitor


The off-road craze isn't anywhere near ending:

When it comes to the different bike families, the off-road sector is really keeping up at a speed that’s becoming increasingly impressive. There are top motorcycle companies that are diving into the off-road area to try their hand at dirt bikes, especially with an impressive amount of electric dirt bikes being recently released.

One brand that isn’t shy about making their mark? Suzuki off-road bikes. This brand can get down and dirty, and still maintain easy riding, Suzuki continues to hold their well-earned spot in this area. The first bike impression of this bike? Adventure, trail, and dirt bike lovers are really going to appreciate this ace that Suzuki had up their sleeves.

2018 RMX450Z:

When it comes to particular motorcycle families within the bike industry, the off-road category has become increasingly competitive. For whatever reason, tons of top motorcycle brands are stumbling over themselves to create dirt bikes that are worthy of the trails. And the 2018 Suzuki RMX450Z is absolutely no exception.

Video source: Dirtbike Magazine

It’s decked out with LED taillights for a little more modern flare in appearance, and an LCF cluster that will let the rider know things like their speed. And when you’re racing on the track or on a trail, speed matters. Its 1.6-gallon tank isn’t the most impressive thing we’ve seen, but again, it adds to the lightweight nature of the bike so that its riders can ride the bike a bit more easily.

The fork on this thing is much improved, so it will never come across as "too soft" like some of Suzuki’s other models. When it comes to issues that existed with previous Suzuki models, the company seemed to listen to some general complaints and try to improve from there. It’s a really, really solid bike that will help to propel them into top spots within the industry. Is it ALTA Motors level? It may be, it may not be. It all depends on the rider in the ride.

2018 Suzuki RMX450Z Specs:

  • Engine: 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
  • Bore Stroke: 96.0 x 62.1 mm (3.78 x 2.40 in.)
  • Fuel System: Fuel injection, 41 mm throttle body
  • Starter: Electric with backup kickstarter
  • Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 1.6-gallons
  • Ignition: Electronic Ignition
  • Length: 86.0 inches
  • Width: 33.1 inches
  • Height: 49.8 inches
  • Seat Height: 37.4 inches

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