First Look: 2012 Suzuki RM-Z MX Lineup
Suzuki may not have grabbed a Dirt Rider shootout in 2011, but the company’s record on the track speaks for itself. The latest offerings from the yellow giant are four machines that have proven race potential:
The RM-Z450, RM-Z250, RM85L and RM85 models. Although it looks as though little has changed among Suzuki’s 2012 motocross lineup, it seems as though these solid bikes have enough technology and development in them to last another year, and we’re curious about what the ‘updated styling and advances’ will do on the track. But will the RM-Z line still be competitive among the current field of MXers? Your guess is as good as ours until we ride them, but Suzuki sure thinks so. Here’s the official statement from ‘Zook:
“These championship-winning motocross bikes represent years of fine-tuning, featuring advanced technology developed through Suzuki’s domination on racetracks around the world,” said Suzuki Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “We are excited to introduce these class-leading machines for 2012.”
The 2012 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 boast many class-leading features including fully-adjustable Showa inverted front suspension, Suzuki Fuel Injection, and powerful four-stroke liquid-cooled four-valve engines that produce balanced, effective power with strong mid-range torque and responsive acceleration for impressive performance on the track. A slim, lightweight twin-spar aluminum chassis and swingarm give the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 superb high-speed traction and unrivaled handling over tough tracks. The 2012 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 have been updated with new styling and advances to make them the most lightweight, powerful and potent motocross machines available.
The 2012 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 experienced racers and future champions. With its smooth power delivery, loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, the 2012 RM85 and RM85L are perfect motocross bikes for those that are just learning to race – and to win!
For more information about the 2012 Suzuki motocross line, please visit suzukicycles.com