2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 – Auto Expo 2018 Live
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. (SMIPL) has showcased the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 at this year’s Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Here are the motocross bike’s live images from the show.
The 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 is meant for off-road use only. The bike uses a 449 cc single cylinder 4-stroke DOHC engine with fuel injection and liquid cooling. The engine pairs with a 5-speed gearbox. Electronic package includes Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC). It is a selectable launch system which the brand has derived from the factory race bike to help riders’ accelerate optimally. There are three modes – Base Mode (Standard power launch), A Mode and B Mode. A Mode is suitable for hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate. The B Mode is for more aggressive launch and is ideal for experienced riders.
The motocross bike rides on upside down front fork with adjustable damping and a link-type BFRC monoshock with adjustable spring preload & damping force. Brakes include petal discs on both ends. In the US market, the price starts from USD 8,899 (INR 5.7 lakhs), base MSRP. Suzuki is not likely to launch the motorcycle in the country as the price will be prohibitive. In the 2016 Auto Expo, the brand showcased the 2016 Suzuki RMX450Z.