2010 Suzuki RMX 450 Z

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Trail Ryder, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Trail Ryder

    Trail Ryder Your Hero

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    The RMX 450 Z was only available 1 year in the USA because it could not pass the emissions / pollution requirements.
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  2. jiiassa

    jiiassa machine mechanic

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    Is it matter in US if RMX450Z sell only for racing use only..?
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  3. stefan rb

    stefan rb Been here awhile

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  4. Trail Ryder

    Trail Ryder Your Hero

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    It's back after a 6-year hiatus:

    http://dirtbikemagazine.com/news/the-suzuki-rmz450x-is-back

    [​IMG]

    At a trim 272 lbs plus a 1.6 gallon fuel tank ... the perfect size for off-road riding. :rofl
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  5. Uncle-roby

    Uncle-roby Adventurer

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    I had the bike, a my 2011 I reckon but bought in 2012. Sold it in 2014.
    The previous owner set the fork up for enduro riding with new softer springs.
    I installed the cherry bom.
    They bike was good and bad (compared to the EXC450 and 500 I owner before and after).
    It had a nice amd smooth power deliver, useful in the woods when you need traction.
    Unfortunately it sometimes stalled at the very low rpms.
    It use to vibrate quite e bit compared to other models.
    I really liked the frame, very stable and nimble, very good at "high speed" (in brackets because I am pretty far from being a pilot...).
    The suspension were too firm and a little bit harsh, far from the Ktm standard.
    Even the gas consumption was more than the Ktm.
    I installed a IMS tank, very useful and didn't affected the handling.
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  6. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    "Suzuki! Answering the questions nobody asked!"
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