NEW SUZUKI 2019 – RM-Z250 & RM-Z450

Scritto martedì 17 Luglio 2018 alle 18:43.

In molti erano in attesa delle informazioni sui nuovi modelli riguardante il cross per Suzuki con le RMZ 450 e 250, lo scorso anno Suzuki uscì con la nuova 450 e nel 2019 la novità è la piccola 250 4 tempi!

Ovviamente ricalca le strutture della sorella maggiore sia come linea grafica e stilistica come infrastrutture, telaio in alluminio più stabile e preciso, forcellone posteriore ideroformato, per il reparto sospesioni monta le Kayaba a molla, mentre per il mono ammortizzatore ha un nuovo designs con tarature nuove. Impianti frenanti migliorati e maggiorati con le pompe freno rinnovate, disco anteriore più grande di 20 mm. A livello motore è stato fatto un aggiornamento per migliorare l’erogazione con aggiornamenti sull’aspirazione.

Queste le prime notizie e appena avremo di più aggiorneremo, per ora godetevi i dettagli della nuova RM-Z 250 e piccoli aggiornamenti sulla 450!

Buona visione!


2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 & RM-Z450

Suzuki Press Release: Suzuki Introduces 2019 Motocross, Off-Road and Youth Models
All-new RM-Z250 and DR-Z50 top the list of updated and returning models

Brea, CA (July 17, 2018) – Led by the advance look at an all-new RM-Z250 motocross machine and the new DR-Z50 mini, Suzuki Motor of America (SMAI) is proud to announce the introduction of its 2019 Motocross, DualSport, Off-road and Youth models including the QuadSport Z90 and QuadSport Z50 ATVs. The completely updated RM-Z250 features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements and now mirrors the cutting-edge styling of its big brother RM-Z450, introduced just last year. For young riders just starting out, Suzuki offers the new DR-Z50 mini. Featuring a host of convenience and safety features, the DR-Z50 is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the thrill of dirt bike riding.

All-new from the ground up in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with key updates to its suspension while Suzuki’s versatile DualSport and DR-Z400SM models continue to provide owners with class-leading performance whether riding on- or off-road. For those ready to take Suzuki’s renowned motocross bike handling to the trails, the RMX450Z returns for serious desert and woods riders. The DR-Z125L is everyone’s favorite trail bike and returns with RM-Z inspired graphics.

2019 Motocross Models

Suzuki’s tradition of building championship-winning, high performance motocross machines takes the next step forward with the pre-announcement of the all-new, 2019 RM-Z250. Designed to move it to the head of the 250 class, this all-new stunner features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements. Preliminary information on this new motorcycle is available now with full product details and specifications set to be announced in September.

Evolving the fundamental performance elements of ‘RUN’, ‘TURN’ and ‘STOP’ to a new level, Suzuki has infused the Winning Balance into the new 2019 RM-Z250. Suzuki engineers have achieved an even greater level of balance between the race-proven performance of the RM-Z250’s engine and chassis. Particular attention was focused on advancing its ‘TURN’ capabilities to continue Suzuki’s tradition of producing the best handling motorcycles on the racetrack.

The styling of the RM-Z250 is all-new and unified with that of the RM-Z450.

NEW 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250

  • New Aluminum Frame & Swingarm
  • More Power with Improved Throttle Response
  • Sleek New Bodywork & Ergonomics
  • New Coil-spring Fork & Shock/Linkage
  • Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics

Estimated arrival at dealers: February 2019

Click here to learn more about the RM-Z250

*Additional information will be available in September 2018 


Continued editor’s notes: Just based off a quick peak, it’s obvious that the new RM-Z250 attains a similar chassis and swingarm that the RM-Z450 snagged last year. This includes all the same bodywork and visual package. Outside of that, it continues on with KYB suspension, going from the PSF2 air fork over to a AOS spring fork, still set at 48mm for the stanchion tubes. The shock is still a traditional lay-out from KYB, unlike the BFRC on their 450, but is technically new due to the change in shock reservoir offset for the new frame. From our best guess, the engine seems to retain retain the same basic castings as the prior generation, although there’s been a change for the engine mount point and we’ve heard there are some internal changes. Beyond that, it’s easy to spot the new exhaust system. As mentioned in the pr info above, we will receive full technical details sometime in September.

2019 Suzuki RM-Z450

With a decade’s worth of race win dominance, the 2019 RM-Z450 remains the champion’s choice. Fully-revised in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with its sleek appearance, strong engine and a nimble chassis that continues Suzuki’s tradition of having the best handling 450. To further improve the agile RM-Z450, its suspension has been refined with a new spring that is fitted to the SHOWA BFRC shock with new damping force settings while the coil-spring fork has new damping-force settings as well. Continual improvement is why the RM-Z450 remains the class standard for cornering performance.

The 2019 RM-Z450 remains the champion’s choice, as its sleek, race-ready appearance, strong engine, and nimble chassis continue the Suzuki tradition of extraordinarily precise handling. The RM-Z450 epitomizes Suzuki’s winning balance philosophy with strong brakes for controlled stopping power, a wide spread of engine muscle with high peak power, and a strong, light, and more nimble chassis that remains the class standard for cornering performance. Enlist in the RM Army and enjoy Suzuki amateur support! Suzuki’s RM Army and amateur racing support is top notch, offering over $3.8 million in contingency, trackside support, and the opportunity to train with Ricky Carmichael at Suzuki’s exclusive Camp Carmichael. Want to see why champions Choose Suzuki? Visit For more information on Suzuki’s amateur support program and enlist in the RM Army!

2019 Suzuki RM-Z450 / FEATURES


The 2019 RM-Z450 features an evolved and efficient traction management system. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) continually measures throttle opening, engine speed, and gear position and then adjusts the ignition timing and fuel injector duration to fine-tune the engine output to deliver the best traction for the riding conditions. The RM-Z450’s traction management system is different from a street bike traction control system, as it does not measure rear tire spin. Because the needs of a motocrosser are different than a street bike, this system offers constant adjustment that maximizes traction at all times.

The Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch system derived from the factory race bike to help riders’ takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead. There are three launch modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions. There are also three stages to Mode A and Mode B of the S-HAC system. This helps riders at the moment of launch, when crossing the gate, and through acceleration to the full speed. The S-HAC settings for Mode A on the RM-Z450 are specially tuned to aid the rider’s throttle control during launches.

Mode A: For hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate. In this mode, S-HAC alters ignition timing at the moment of launch and the ride over the gate to reduce wheel slip to deliver a smooth takeoff. It also advances ignition timing during this sequence for stronger acceleration. After six seconds or when you reach fourth gear, the system shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

Benefit of Mode A: For novice riders, and/or hard and slippery traction conditions, use Mode A for a more controlled launch.

Mode B: When conditions at the starting gate have better traction, and a more aggressive launch is desired. S-HAC will advance the ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger acceleration off the line. The ignition timing alternation is in a similar sequence as Mode A, but with increased overall timing. The system will return the ignition to normal operation in three situations (whichever happens  rst): After six seconds, when you reach fourth gear, or when the throttle is closed. The system then shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

Benefit of Mode B: For skilled riders, and/or good starting conditions, use Mode B for a more aggressive launch.

  • Base Mode: Standard power launch, no action required on the S-HAC switch.
  • Designed for motocross use, the lightweight, battery-less, electronic fuel injection system is key to the engine’s efficient power delivery.
  • Easy-to-use fuel couplers are included to simplify EFI tuning.

For quick fuel adjustments to suit riding conditions, two couplers are provided. By plugging in either of two additional fuel-setting couplers to the wire harness, riders can opt for a richer-than-stock or leaner-than-stock fuel setting.


  • The RM-Z450’s twin-spar frame and twin-beam swingarm design continues
  • Suzuki’s tradition of delivering the best-handling motocross machines available.
  • This aluminum alloy, twin-spar frame combines cast and extruded sections to achieve superior front-and-rear weight distribution while balancing strength and weight.
  • The frame is 700 grams (1.32 pounds) lighter than the prior generation RM-Z450 to improve cornering performance and shock absorption while delivering stable handling.
  • The swingarm is assembled with thin, yet strong, materials for improved cornering performance and stable handling.
  • The short wheelbase and frame head pipe location produces quick and nimble handling characteristics.
  • Hexagonal aluminum rails are used on the sub-frame for light weight, a slimmer appearance, and easier air  lter service.
  • The sub-frame rails route inward to slim the bodywork, but also route upwards to provide additional space for the large air cleaner and the advanced BFRC shock absorber.
  • Like the trim sub-frame, all of the bodywork is slim to enable the RM-Z450 rider to move freely in the cockpit, especially during spirited riding.
  • Inspired by the advanced suspension from the GSX-R1000R Superbike, the RM-Z450 is fitted with a Showa BFRC shock absorber.
  • The BFRC uses a separate, external damping circuit that improves the responsiveness of damping force to deliver excellent traction and better absorption over bumps.
  • The fully adjustable BFRC controls damping so well during minute suspension movements that ride comfort is increased at lower speeds, while stability is enhanced at higher speeds.
  • The 2019 RM-Z450’s BFRC shock has a new spring rate and corresponding damping force settings to produce even better handling characteristics.
  • The new generation Showa coil spring front fork has large inner tubes and rod pipes for strength and durability.
  • Springs in each fork leg combine with large, adjustable damping cylinders to deliver better response to the terrain and provide a strong feeling of control to the rider.
  • Front suspension tuning and maintenance is balanced and easy: a great benefit during frequent riding. New compression damping force settings for the fork also contribute to improved handling on the 2019 RM-Z450.
  • The strong Renthal aluminum tapered handlebar has a straighter bend than prior models to help aid the rider during aggressive maneuvering.
  • The light upper fork bracket was developed to complement the Showa coil spring front suspension and handlebars.
  • For effective stopping performance and feel, a large 270mm, wave-style front brake rotor with twin piston caliper are used.
  • The trim rear brake master cylinder hugs the frame beam to reduce dirt contamination and the chance of the rider’s boot touching it during riding.
  • To support the strong engine, braking, and handling performance of the RM-Z450, the bike is fitted with racetrack-developed Bridgestone Battlecross X30 tires.
  • The wheels feature black anodized rims with a cross-section design that maintains strength while reducing un-sprung weight.
  • Suzuki beak-inspired styling has a sharper front fender and radiator shrouds blending into side covers and an upswept tail, to promote the impression of speed while reducing weight and easing service.
  • The functional styling and the motorcycle’s trim chassis permit a variety of rider positions that facilitate control and comfort.
  • The plastic fuel tank weighs a half-pound less than the prior generation’s aluminum tank. Fuel capacity is an ample 1.7 US gallons.
  • The seat base, inner fenders, and side covers were developed to reduce the amount of moisture and dirt that gets to the air cleaner. This helps prevent debris from contaminating the air  lter element.
  • Made with a special density foam, the seat is well shaped and slim to aid the rider’s control of the motorcycle. The seat has a large blue gripper panel that runs nose-to-tail on the cover.
  • The Championship Yellow bodywork is enhanced with a new 2019 graphics package that features distinctive striping and Suzuki logos.


  • Engine: 449cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
  • Bore x Stroke: 96.0 mm x 62.1 mm (3.78 in. x 2.40 in.)
  • Compression Ratio: 12.5:1 
  • Fuel System: Fuel injection, 44mm throttle body 
  • Starter: Primary kickstarter with automatic decompressor 
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump


  • Ignition: Electronic ignition (CDI) 
  • Spark Plug: NGK DIMR8C10


  • Clutch: Wet multi-plate
  • Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh 
  • Final Drive: Chain, DID 520DMA2K, 114 links


  • Suspension, Front: Showa inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable damping force
  • Suspension, Rear: BFRC-link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload and damping force Disc brake, single rotor


  • Overall Length: 2175 mm (85.6 in.)
  • Overall Width: 835 mm (32.9 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1260 mm (49.6 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1480 mm (58.3 in.) 
  • Ground Clearance: 330 mm (13.0 in.)
  • Seat Height: 960 mm (37.8 in.)
  • Curb Weight: 112 kg (247 lb.)

2019 RM-Z450 Overview

  • DOHC 4-valve, 449cc, 4-stroke Engine
  • Suzuki EFI with Tuning Coupler System
  • Twin-spar Aluminum Frame & Swingarm
  • New Rear Shock Spring
  • Updated Suspension Settings
  • Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics