Suzuki showrooms in China are about to look a lot different in a couple of days, with the usual small-displacement single-cylinder motorcycles making way for a couple of big behemoths. The Japanese manufacturer has joint ventures with four Chinese companies offering motorcycles and scooters, primarily small-displacement models. One of those joint ventures is Jinan Qingqi […]
2012 Suzuki Motocross Lineup Revealed
The 2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 (pictured above) are fuel injected and equipped with fully-adjustable Showa forks, twin-spar aluminum chassis and swingarm and five-speed transmissions.
The Suzuki RM-Z450 (pictured below) is powered by a 449cc Single and has a 1.6 gallon fuel tank, with a claimed curb weight of 249 pounds. The RM-Z250 uses a 249cc engine and has a 1.7 gallon fuel tank, and claims a curb weight of 230 pounds.
For younger riders, Suzuki offers the RM85 and the RM85L. Both models are powered by carbureted 84.7cc two-stroke engines and equipped with six-speed constant mesh transmissions and 1.3 gallon gas tanks.
The base RM85 uses a 17-inch front wheel and a 14-inch rear wheel and offers 12.8 inches of ground clearance. Taller riders may prefer the RM85L which uses a 19-inch front wheel and 1-inch rear wheel with 14 inches of clearance.
2012 RM-Z SUZUKIS ANNOUNCED
Team Suzuki Press Office – June 23.
Suzuki continues to build on its class-leading technology with the launch of the new 2012 RM-Z motocross range which is now being announced across its global network of distributors and dealers.
The machines reflect development through a long history of Suzuki’s motocross racing teams including current World MX1 Championship leaders Rockstar Energy Suzuki and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki teams that have won and continue to win numerous championships worldwide.
“These championship-winning motocross bikes represent years of fine-tuning, featuring advanced technology developed through Suzuki’s domination on race tracks around the world. We are excited to introduce these class-leading machines for 2012,” said American Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi.
The 2012 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 boast many class-leading features including fully-adjustable Showa inverted front forks, Suzuki Fuel Injection and powerful four-stroke liquid-cooled four-valve engines that produce balanced, effective power with strong mid-range torque and responsive acceleration for impressive performance on the track. A slim, lightweight twin-spar Aluminium chassis and swingarm give the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 precise high-speed traction and unrivalled handling over tough tracks. The machines have also been updated with new styling and advances to make them the most lightweight, powerful and potent motocross machines to date.