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We received this awesome reader-submitted pinup shoot by Sam Holmes at Zilla Grip Tape, who teamed up with the Anthony Gervasi, the owner of this Suzuki RM-Z450, to give it a complete makeover and get it ready to hit the sand dunes. As a fan of our pinups, Holmes arranged his very own shoot with Alli Green and sent it our way. Who are we to say no?

The Bike

The idea behind the build was to rebuild a ten-year-old RM-Z 450 into a budget dune machine. The motor was rebuilt to stock specs for reliability. A Moto Tassinari Air4orce intake boot and Yoshimura RS-4 exhaust were installed for broader power and improved over-rev. The forks and shock were re-valved and re-sprung by Dirt Fiend Racing to MX/Dune specific specs. The rear tire is an AMS Sand Snake 10 paddle for maximum bite and traction for the soft sands of Glamis. The front tire is a Goldentyre 216AA Fatty, which offers a wider footprint along with a taller profile to help keep the front end floating through the sand. Both are mounted to a TUSK Impact wheelset for budget, looks, and performance. A Tusk rear steel sprocket was used for more durability in sandy conditions, along with a DID O-ring chain. The build was finished off with Mika handlebars, ODI lock-on grips, Acerbis Flo yellow/black plastic kit, Zilla custom graphics, and Zilla frame grip tape. The owner is an ex-quad racer, so a custom "Thumber" throttle kit was also installed.

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