Suzuki Releases 2013 Models

BREA, Calif. June 28, 2012 - Suzuki is pleased to announce the introduction of the new RM-Z450, RM-Z250, RM85 and RM85L motocross models to the 2013 lineup. These class-leading motorcycles feature advanced technology developed through the success of Suzuki's motocross racing teams, which have won numerous championships and countless wins in Outdoor Nationals, Supercross, GNCC off-road and World MX1 series.

2013 Suzuki RM-Z450

"The RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 are the most successful fuel-injected motocross models ever made," said Suzuki Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, "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. Our commitment to developing these models with innovative technology and race-proven performance is why Champions Choose Suzuki."

The RM-Z250 features a redesigned chassis and suspension, including the all-new Showa Separate Function front Forks (SFF), which separates the spring and damping functions. The right leg holds the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. With reduced friction, increased absorption performance and lighter weight, the Showa SFF provides remarkably smooth performance over a variety of tracks. The Showa SFF also offers fully adjustable spring preload. The 2013 RM-Z250 engine is also more potent than ever thanks to revisions made to the piston, connecting rod and piston pin, as well as updated intake and exhaust cams. The result is improved mid-range torque and acceleration, which lets riders accelerate harder out of turns and power by the competition on the straights. Additionally, the RM-Z250 is equipped with a new 5-speed transmission with revised gears and shift cam for smooth, precise shifting and a revised clutch release cam shape for improved clutch feel. New Dunlop MX-51 tires complete the RM-Z250's total motocross package, delivering increased traction over a wider variety of terrain.

For 2013, the RM-Z450 is also redesigned to give riders an even greater edge. Its powerful, four-stroke liquid-cooled four-valve engine features updates including a new lighter piston, revised piston pin and connecting rod as well as a new intake cam - together, all of these updates help provide stronger mid-range torque and crisper throttle response. Complementing the engine improvements is a transmission update featuring revised gear shapes to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th gears, along witha new shift cam to help deliver smoother and more precise shifts. The RM-Z450 also comes with the all-new Showa Separate Function front Forks (SFF), which separates the spring and damping functions, and features fully adjustable spring preload. This makes the RM-Z450 the only production 450-class motocross bike with this innovative fork design. The new front suspension works with an updated twin-spar aluminum frame to further optimize the balance between rigidity and high-speed traction. This provides riders with incredibly precise handling and smooth performance on the toughest of tracks.

Both RM-Z models include two electrical couplers (one rich and one lean coupler) that quickly allow the rider to adjust the fuel setting to suit track conditions. Fuel settings can easily be changed to best suit the riding conditions by just connecting either coupler, all without using tools. A brand new option for 2013 - riders can now easily track engine-operating time and better manage maintenance intervals using Suzuki's optional FI indicator light (Part no. 36380-28H00).

The 2013 RM85 and RM85L carry on the powerful tradition of racing excellence in the Suzuki RM and RM-Z family. Their robust two-stroke engines produce smooth power at any RPM, with an emphasis on low- to mid-range performance. Like all Suzuki motocross bikes, the RM85 and RM85L deliver class-leading handling performance, appreciated by both amateur racers and future champions. With its smooth power delivery, loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, the 2013 RM85 and RM85L are perfect motocross bikes for riders of all skill levels.

For more information about the 2013 Suzuki motocross line, please visit suzukicycles.com

 

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2013 RM-Z450


The Suzuki RM-Z450 give you the power to dominate the competition. For 2013, the RM-Z450 is redesigned to give you an even greater edge. With a thoroughly refined engine, it develops exceptional power from idle to redline and incredibly crip throttle response. It also features the innovative new Separate Function front Fork (SFF) from Showa. The new front suspension works with a twin-spar aluminum frame engineered for an optimum balance between rigidity and high-speed traction, providing you with incredibly precise handling and smooth performance on the toughest tracks. The new RM-Z450 – it puts championship-winner performance in your control to reach the top of the podium!

KEY FEATURES
-In 2011 Suzuki introduced the coupler system to the RM-Z450. The 2013 RM-Z450 uses this innovative design, which consists of three couplers that allow you to quickly adjust the fuel setting to suit riding conditions. One coupler contains the stock settings, a second is for a richer fuel setting than the stock setting and the third is for a leaner setting.

-All-new Showa Separate Function front Fork (SFF) separates spring and damping functions. The right leg holds the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. The SFF design reduces friction, increased absorption performance and is lighter weight resulting in remarkably smooth performance over a variety of track conditions.

-Redesigned 5-speed transmission with reshaped shift cam, stopper spring and drive shaft results in more solid shift feel, enabling more precise gear shift operation.

-Riders can now track engine-operating time and better manage maintenance intervals using the optional FI indicator (Part no. 36380-28H00).

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ENGINE FEATURES

-Compact and lightweight 4-stroke, 499cc, fuel-injected, DOHC engine provides extraordinary torque for awesome acceleration from idle to redline, with incredible high-rpm power.

-The newly designed piston, piston pin and connecting rod are developed with use of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis. The new piston is 13 percent lighter without any compromise to strength and rigidity.

-The new piston pin has Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) surface treatment for less friction and increased durability. The new design reduces mechanical loss and helps the engine produce quicker throttle response.

-Intake cam timing and amount of lift has been modified for smoother power delivery and control.

-Aluminum cylinder, with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating, is designed for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.

-An advanced battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system features a 12-hole fuel injector and progressive throttle linkage for instant throttle response.

-A new ECM with higher processing performance and a new high power ignition coil optimize combustion efficiency for increased roll-on performance.

-Redesigned muffler internal parts, bottom-to-mid range power and torque are increased, resulting in improved performance without losing top end. The new muffler body now uses conventional bolts in end cap instead of rivets to simplify the replacement of the glass wool packing in the muffler.

TRANSMISSION FEATURES

-Redesigned 5-speed transmission with reshaped shift cam, stopper spring and drive shaft results in more solid shift feel, enabling more precise gear shift operation.

CHASSIS FEATURES

-Front fork inner tube diameter is increased from 47mm to 48mm, results in optimized stability and absorption. The spring pre-load is now adjustable, which allows a wider range of adjustment for all level of riders.

-The frame and seat rail have been refined for optimized rigidity balance. The result is an ideal balance of nimble handling and stability.

-To maintain the RM-Z’s renowned handling performance, each bike’s rear suspension features a Showa Piggyback shock with setting changes and adjustments to best match with the increased engine performance and front forks changes. The design allows enhanced suspension performance for a wider variety of riders.

 

CHASSIS
Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase 1495 mm (58.9 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 113 kg (249 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID520MXV4, 114 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tires Rear 110/90-19 62M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow
ENGINE
Engine 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke 96.0mm (3.8 in) x 62.1mm (2.4 in)
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)


2013 RM-Z250

KEY FEATURES

-In 2010 Suzuki revolutionized race-day tuning with the introduction of a fuel-setting adjustment system. The RM-Z250 uses this innovative design, which consists of three couplers that allow you to quickly adjust the fuel setting to suit riding conditions. One coupler contains the stoc

-All-new Showa Separate Function front Fork (SFF) separates spring and damping functions. The right leg holds the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. The SFF design reduces friction, increased absorption performance and is lighter weight resulting in remarkably smooth performance over a variety of track conditions.

-The frame and seat rail have been refined for optimized rigidity balance. The result is an ideal balance of nimble handling and stability.

-A new transmission provides smoother and crisper shifting. The clutch’s cam release has also been modified for lighter operation and enhanced feel.

-Riders can now track engine-operating time and better manage maintenance intervals using the optional FI indicator (Part #: 36380-28H00)

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ENGINE FEATURES

-Compact and lightweight 4-stroke, 249cc, fuel-injected, DOHC engine is modified for increased reliability. It provides outstanding performance across an incredibly wide powerband.

-A newly designed piston and piston pin was developed using Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis. The new piston is 3% lighter without any compromise to strength and integrity.

-The crankcase reed valve has been revised for more efficient lubrication. The new oil strainer has a stronger magneto to capture contaminants from the engine oil. Together these changes contribute to better throttle response and smoother power delivery.

-An advanced battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer for instant throttle response.

-Aluminum cylinder, with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating, is designed for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer.

-Redesigned exhaust system meets new FIM sound limits while increasing mid- to high-rpm power and delivery. The new muffler body now uses conventional bolts in end cap instead of rivets to simplify the replacement of the glass wool packing in the muffler.

-A new ECM with higher processing performance and a new high power ignition coil optimize combustion efficiency for increased roll-on performance.

-The RM-Z250’s cooling efficiency is increased thanks to a redesigned radiator fin and revised water hose routing, making the bike’s high performance power output more stable, even in the most demanding conditions. RM-Z250’s also features a new by-pass hose routing to simplify occasional radiator maintenance.

TRANSMISSION FEATURES

-A new transmission provides smoother and crisper shifting. The clutch’s cam release has also been modified for lighter operation and enhanced feel.

CHASSIS FEATURES

-The frame and seat rail have been refined for optimized rigidity balance. The result is an ideal balance of nimble handling and stability.

-The front fork inner tube diameter has been increased from 47mm to 48mm further improving stability and absorption. The spring pre-load is now adjustable, which allows a wider range of adjustment for any level of rider.

-New Dunlop MX51 series front and rear tires provide enhanced traction.

-The high-quality Renthal handlebars feature a tapered design and are fixed to the triple clamp on a rubber mount.

-To maintain the RM-Z’s renowned handling performance, each bike’s rear suspension features a Showa Piggyback shock with setting changes and adjustments to best match with the increased engine performance and front forks changes. The design allows enhanced suspension performance for a wider variety of riders.

CHASSIS
Overall Length 2170 mm (85.4 in)
Overall Width 830 mm (32.7 in)
Overall Height 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Wheelbase 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 345 mm (13.6 in)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in)
Curb Weight 106.5 kg (235 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID520DMA4, 114 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 51M, tube type
Tires Rear 100/90-19 57M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.5 L (1.7 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow
ENGINE
Engine 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke 77.0mm (3.0 in) x 53.6mm (2.1 in)
Compression Ratio 13.5:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Primary kick
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)