Suzuki Motorcycle India launches RMZ series motocross bikes
Targeting off-road enthusiasts in the country, Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 motorcycles at Rs 7.1 lakh and Rs 8.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
As the names imply, the RM-Z250 is powered by a 249cc 4-stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine and the RM-Z450 is powered by a 449cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. Suzuki has not revealed the power figures of the motorcycles. The compression ratios of RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 are 13.75:1 (increased from 13.5:1, thanks to high compression intake valves) and 12.5:1. Both motocross bikes get fuel injection and a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Suzuki says that the RM-Z250 is tuned for better mid-range grunt while the RM-Z450 is tuned for better low-end torque. The RM-Z250’s fuel injection system features two injectors. The primary injector delivers precise low-rpm fueling while a secondary injector at higher rpm provides the extra fuel needed, claims Suzuki. The RM-Z250 gets KYB suspension at both ends. The front forks and rear monoshock can be adjusted for both compression and rebound. The spring preload for the rear monoshock is also adjustable. The rims are made of anodised aluminium.
The RM-Z450 gets an all new frame and swingarm for better cornering performance. Swingarm upgrades include thinner materials for a 100g weight reduction and optimised rigidity, which translates to increased cornering and stability, says Suzuki. Suspension duties are managed by Showa at both ends. The rear monoshock features Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) as standard, which provides better control and also helps iron out bumps under severe braking, by balancing the piston pressure above and below. The new shock shares technology with the all-new 2018 GSX-R1000R sportsbike, says Suzuki. The bike also gets lighter rims and new Bridgestone Battlecross X30 tyres suited for a wide range of track conditions.
In India, the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 compete with the Kawasaki KX 250F and KX 450F, which retail at Rs 7.43 lakh and Rs 7.79 lakh (ex-showroom).
Here is the full text of the press release from Suzuki Motorcycle India:
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today launched their global flagship Motocross bikes – RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 designed specifically to promise an exhilarating off-roading experience to the riders.
Commenting on the launch of RMZ series, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Over the past few years, we have witnessed a great spur in the off-roading and adventurous riding experiences among Indian riders. Paying attention to this rising demand in the racing and adventure category, we are thrilled to launch these purpose-built motorcycles, RM-Z450 and RM-250. The bikes boast of great performance, distinctive design, and agility that is unique to RMZ series, offering great handling and control to riders.”
With the winning history of RM-Z450, the 2019 variant is powered with the 449 cm3, 4-stroke, fuel injected, DOHC engine for a faster yet controllable throttle response. It comes equipped with Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) which has three selectable modes to choose the best option as per road condition. While maintaining the winning speed, the RM-Z450 is the first motocross bike to adopt new balance free rear cushion (BFRC) technology ensuring excellent traction and better shock absorption offering high responsiveness on the track.
Similarly, Suzuki the 2018 RM-Z250 is powered with a 249cm3, 4-stroke, fuel injected, DOHC engine with a compact and lightweight design powers the engine’s winning performance. The bike comes equipped with Fuel Injection (FI) system and aluminium rims, which are made specifically to withstand rugged racing environments, including Supercross, Motocross and off-roading condition. It is a perfect amalgamation of lightweight, compact, powerful motorcycle that does not leave room for any complaints.
The 2019 RM-Z450 is fully designed with a laser focus on achieving the winning balance, with a fresh new look that enhances Suzuki’s distinctive design theme “Beak DNA”, aiding the off-road bikes with speed and sharpness. The slim styling of the motorbike enables the rider to easily shift his/her weight and manoeuvre effortlessly and the RM-Z250 harps on innovative technology and engineering updates. The RMZ series is a fine machine that embodies Suzuki’s 40 years of engineering excellence making it hard-hitting on the track, allowing sharpest handling, great balance and most rider friendly position to conquer corners and blistering straights, easily.
These motocross bikes which have been designed with innovative technology and engineering are meant for the winning stroke. Offered in Champion Yellow colour, RMZ-series up to launch in India including RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 will be available across selected Suzuki dealerships and will be priced at INR 7,10,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) and INR 8,31,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).