Suzuki Launches New Motocross Machines for 2011Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 10:05 AM
Suzuki is pleased to announce its assault on the motocross segment for 2011 with a new RM-Z250, RM-Z450 and a 2010 RM85. In addition to the launch of these new motocrossers, American Suzuki is also celebrating its 50th anniversary of international racing this summer. "We are excited to reveal our championship-winning 2011 motocross machines, while at the same time we celebrate a half-century of racing," said Steve Bortolamedi, Senior Communications Manager at American Suzuki. "Our products are truly the result of time spent on racetracks all over the world," Bortolamedi adds.
For 2011 Suzuki has taken its potent RM-Z250, and have fine-tuned it into an even more capable machine. The 2011 RM-Z has seen numerous updates: it now meets a stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while maintaining smooth engine output; the intake and exhaust timing has been changed for better engine feeling with lower noise output; the exhaust pipe length has been changed for better engine feeling with lower noise; ECU settings have been updated for more linear acceleration and improved over-rev; and the radiator hose routing has been changed for more efficient cooling.
Suzuki has also concentrated on improving operation and overall feeling (primarily in shifting and starting). The 2011 RM-Z250 features improved lubrication on the center of the clutch and counter shaft for better durability and improved clutch feel; an updated transmission (focusing on 3rd and 4th gear) provides improved durability; and the kick starting arm has been redesigned for improved starting. Suzuki has focused on providing easier maintenance features on the 2011 RM-Z250 as well. Updated wiring harness routing and a convenient fuel line cap for regular maintenance are two new features for 2011. The RM-Z250’s 249cc engine utilizes advanced Suzuki fuel injection, and when combined with the twin-spar aluminum frame and class-leading Showa suspension components, you get the perfect weapon for motocross racers worldwide.
For 2011 Suzuki has taken the reigning FIM/AMA Supercross Championship winning RM-Z450, and have fine-tuned it into an even more potent machine. The 2011 RM-Z450 has undergone numerous updates: it also meets a stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output; the compression ration has been increased from 12.2:1 up to 12.5:1 for higher output; intake and exhaust timing has been changed for better engine feeling with lower noise output; and ECU settings have been updated for more linear acceleration and improved over-rev. In addition, Suzuki has also focused on making tuning and maintenance easier on the 2011 RM-Z450; two optional couplers come with the unit to change the EFI setting (richer and leaner), and a convenient fuel line cap is included for regular maintenance.
Suzuki is also pleased to announce the return of the 2010 RM85. The RM85 returns and is ready to carry on with the powerful tradition of racing excellence in the Suzuki RM and RM-Z family. Its two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm, with an emphasis on low- to mid-range performance. Like all Suzuki MX bikes, the RM85 delivers class-leading handling performance, appreciated by experienced racers and rookie riders alike. With its smooth power delivery, loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, The 2010 RM85 is the perfect motocross bike for those that are just learning to race.
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Suzuki Communications Team