Suzuki announced its 2013 motocross lineup including an updated RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. Both receive engine updates, new transmissions and new suspension.
Unlike competitors Honda and Kawasaki however, Suzuki did not equip its motocross bikes with Kayaba‘s new pneumatic spring forks. Instead, Suzuki has updated its RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 with Showa Separate Function Forks, which divides damping and spring functions into the two fork legs. According to Suzuki, the new fully-adjustable SFF suspension system has less friction and weight while increasing absorption performance compared to the forks on the 2012 models.
“The RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 are the most successful fuel-injected motocross models ever made,” says Steve Bortolamedi, Suzuki senior communications manager. “The 2013 motocross lineup features new technology designed to dominate on the track and continue the tradition of race-winning performance that is at the core of all Suzuki products.” Continue Reading »