Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015
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Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

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Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015
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How does the new chassis drive? Suzuki wanted to demonstrate that in Valkenswaard, Holland.

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After a few seconds and / or a higher gear, the jump start is automatically deactivated. The difference between the two mappings can be clearly felt, but the benefit could not be checked in the deep sandy soil either.

Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015
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Two jump start mappings can be selected for the engine.

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Thirdly, the spring characteristics can also be changed at the bottom of the fork leg.

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Before every day of driving, not only checking the air pressure on both tires, but also on the three valves of the fork, and correcting it if necessary – that sounds pretty complicated in any case.

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Auxiliary program: Two different start mappings promise better traction.

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Chamber clearance: Valves on top of the right fork leg for two internal air chambers.

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Air number: The new RM-Z 450 springs at the front with air in the right fork leg.

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Suspension and damping are completely separate in the bars, nothing new in itself. Except that the right bar now springs with air alone.

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Smaller changes to the gears ensure smooth and precise gear changes. Technically unchanged, however, the smaller sister RM-Z 250, which is still equipped with the Showa SFF fork with steel springs.

Suzuki RM-Z 450 in the driving report

With Showa SFF Air Fork for 2015

A current trend in the off-road industry are air-sprung forks on the chassis, with Kawasaki and Honda paving the way. Now the new Suzuki RM-Z 450 follows for 2015 with Showa SFF Air Fork of the latest generation, which has already been tested in the factory machines.

With the new Suzuki R.M-Z 450, the suspension and damping are completely separate in the bars, nothing new in itself. Except that the right bar now springs with air alone. Before every day of driving, not only checking the air pressure on both tires, but also on the three valves of the fork and possibly correcting it – that sounds pretty complicated in any case.

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Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

Suzuki RM-Z 450 in the driving report
With Showa SFF Air Fork for 2015

Two mappings for the start phase

In any case, the new Suzuki RM-Z 450 looks very well balanced, and at the same time, as before, very handy and neutral in tight corners. Another innovation is the automatic start system, which can only be used to switch on a gentler or more aggressive mapping on the handlebars for the start phase. After a few seconds and / or a higher gear, the jump start is automatically deactivated. The difference between the two mappings can be clearly felt, but the benefit could not be checked in the deep sandy soil either. This feature was also tested and developed on the factory machines.

The engine of the Suzuki RM-Z 450 still has its strengths in the middle range, pushing out of corners with a lot of torque. Changes to the mapping now allow it to turn a little more freely up to the limiter. Other changes include a longer kick starter that makes pedaling easier in combination with the improved decompression mechanism. The frame has become a bit more elastic in important areas, which also saves a few grams. Smaller changes to the gears ensure smooth and precise gear changes. Technically unchanged, however, the smaller sister RM-Z 250, which is still equipped with the Showa SFF fork with steel springs.

That is new


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Air number: The new RM-Z 450 springs at the front with air in the right fork leg.

landing gear

  • Frame and swingarm modified and lightened
  • Showa SFF Air Fork
  • modified engine mounts

engine

  • Two start-up mappings can be selected
  • No hot start button
  • improved circuit
  • easier starting
  • improved radiator hose design

Prices

  • Suzuki RM-Z 250: 7320 euros
  • Suzuki RM-Z 450: 7720 euros

Prices including VAT without additional costs

Driving report Suzuki RM-Z 450 2015

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