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Suzuki Introduces 2019 Motocross, Dual Sport, Off-Road and Youth Models


Bryan Bosch

All-new RM-Z250 and DR-Z50 top the list of updated and returning models 
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BREA, CA – July 17, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  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.

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NEW 2019 RM-Z250

  • New Aluminum Frame & Swingarm
  • More Power and Improved Throttle Response
  • Sleek New Bodywork & Ergonomics
  • New Coil-spring Fork & Shock/Linkage
  • Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics
  • MSRP $TBA
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: February 2019

*Additional information will be available in September 2018

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, race-ready 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, a new spring has been 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.

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2019 RM-Z450

  • 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
  • MSRP $8949
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: August 2018

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2019 RM85

  • The Choice of Future Champions
  • Strong & Reliable 84.7cc Two-stroke Engine
  • Six-speed Transmission & Manual Clutch
  • Fully Adjustable SHOWA Suspension
  • Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics
  • MSRP $4199
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: November 2018

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Enlist in the RM ARMY and enjoy Suzuki Amateur Racing Support!

Suzuki’s renowned RM Army and Amateur Racing Support continues, 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 www.racesuzuki.com for more information on Suzuki’s Amateur Support Program and enlist in the RM ARMY!

2019 DualSport Models

Suzuki offers the best all-around selection of DualSport models in the industry. As evident with the DR-Z400S, Suzuki DualSport models are fun, reliable and capable motorcycles available to anyone who’s ready to take a ride down an off-road trail or ribbon of asphalt. The versatile DR650S sports the ability to reduce its chassis and seat height for rider comfort and confidence while the DR200S is at home trail riding or commuting; delivering an impressive 88 MPG.

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2019 DR650S

  • 644cc, Air and Oil-cooled, Four-stroke Engine
  • Push-button Electric Start & Street-legal Lighting
  • Optional Adjustable Seat Height
  • Smooth-shifting 5-speed Transmission
  • Solid Black with Red Graphics
  • MSRP $6599
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: August 2018

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2019 DR-Z400S

  • Liquid-cooled, 398cc DOHC Engine
  • Push-button Electric Start & Street-legal Lighting
  • Slim Chassis with Fully-adjustable Suspension
  • Spoke-style wheels, Aluminum 21” and 18” Rims
  • Solid White Bodywork with Blue/Black Graphics
  • MSRP $6749
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: November 2018

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2019 DR200S

  • 199cc OHC, Four-stroke Engine
  • Low 33.3” Seat Height & 278 Ready-to-Ride Pounds
  • Push-button Electric Start & Street-legal Lighting
  • Over 8-inches of Front and Rear Suspension Travel,
  • Solid White Bodywork with Blue/Black Graphics
  • MSRP $4649
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: August 2018

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2019 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Suzuki’s DR-Z400SM combines a narrow, off-road capable chassis with street-legal components to produce a lightweight, Supermotard package that turns, accelerates, and stops better than many sportbikes. The DR-Z400SM has an inverted front fork, wide, spoke-style wheels sporting sportbike tires, and a 300mm floating front brake rotor. There are two color choices for the 2019 DR-Z400SM; Solid White bodywork with red/black graphics plus gold-anodized EXCEL rims on the wheels, or white bodywork with blue/black graphics and blue-anodized rims.

2019 DR-Z400SM

  • Liquid-cooled, 398cc DOHC Engine
  • Push-button Electric Start & Street-legal Lighting
  • Inverted, Fully-adjustable RM-style Fork
  • Solid White Bodywork with Red/Black Graphics with Wide, Spoke-style Wheels with Gold-anodized Rims 120/70-17 & 140/70-17 Sportbike Tires

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  • Solid White Bodywork with Blue/Black Graphics with Wide, Spoke-style Wheels with Blue-anodized Rims
  • MSRP $7349
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: September 2018

 

2019 Off-road Models

The new 2019 DR-Z50 is a high-quality, Suzuki-built mini-bike that brings ease and convenience to riders just getting started on two wheels. With an automatic clutch, 3-speed transmission, electric starting and a low 22-inch seat height, this RM-styled bike will help build confidence and riding ability for young, supervised riders. The 49cc engine delivers a smooth, controllable power-band plus adult supervisors can adjust the power level so young riders can learn at a proper pace.

Joining the DR-Z50 is the DR-Z125L that’s ideal for riders of intermediate stature and skill, and the RMX450Z that combines elements of the championship-caliber RM-Z450 with features needed for serious trail work.

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2019 DR-Z50 NEW

  • Reliable 49cc, 4-stroke Engine
  • Smooth-shifting 3-speed Transmission & Auto-clutch
  • Push-button electric starting with back-up kick starter
  • Keyed Ignition & Power Limiter for Parental Control
  • Inverted Fork & Single Rear-shock
  • Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics
  • MSRP $1749
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: September 2018

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2019 DR-Z125L

  • Compact & Reliable 124cc 4-stroke Single
  • Smooth-shifting Transmission, Easy-pull Manual Clutch
  • Strong Steel Frame & Beam-style Swingarm
  • Telescopic forks & Single, Link-type Rear Suspension
  • Champion Yellow Bodywork with RM-Z Style Graphics
  • MSRP $3299
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: August 2018

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2019 RMX450Z

  • Enduro-ready Off-road Bike based on the RM-Z450
  • Electric-starting with Kick-start Back-up
  • Competition-ready Instruments and Lighting
  • Black-anodized Wheels with 18-inch Rear Rim
  • Fully-adjustable, SHOWA Fork & Rear Shock
  • Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics
  • MSRP $8999
  • Estimated arrival at dealers: August 2018

 

Each new Suzuki DualSport, SuperMoto, Off-road, and ATV model is backed by our Limited Warranty1. Additionally the coverage period and other benefits added through Suzuki Extended Protection. Click here to learn more or visit a Suzuki dealer for details.

1The DR200S, DR650S, DR-Z400S, DR-Z400SM models are covered by Suzuki’s On-road, 12-month Limited Warranty. The DR-Z50, DR-Z125L and RMX450Z models are covered by Suzuki’s Off-road, 6-month Limited Warranty. The QuadSport Z50 and QuadSport Z90 models are covered by Suzuki’s ATV, 12-month Limited Warranty. The competition RM85, RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 models do not have warranty coverage.

About Suzuki

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Suzuki, the “S” logo, and the Suzuki model and product names are Suzuki trademarks or ®.

Source: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
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Thought they would update the DR-Zs a little. Looks like I'll be looking at the Honda 450L dual sport a little harder, though the DR- 400 still has a pretty good price.  

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3 minutes ago, racermx66 said:

Thought they would update the DR-Zs a little. Looks like I'll be looking at the Honda 450L dual sport a little harder, though the DR- 400 still has a pretty good price.  

I'm happy they didn't push the DR-Z400 into another 10k+ dual sport. There is good aftermarket support for those that want to increase its performance and this bike is a good entry point for many. We need less barriers to entry in a sport that has been floundering since what, 2008?

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The DR-Z400SM has [...] a 300mm floating front brake rotor

Source: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Suzuki doesn't even know their own bikes?

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2 hours ago, Bryan Bosch said:

I'm happy they didn't push the DR-Z400 into another 10k+ dual sport. There is good aftermarket support for those that want to increase its performance and this bike is a good entry point for many. We need less barriers to entry in a sport that has been floundering since what, 2008?

If anything we need MORE cheap, entry level stuff

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Im 5'4" 140 lbs do I need a 380lb DR 650? I surely dont want the 200, why not a 300 or 400 air cooled lighter and shorter bike? 

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2019 DR200S

199cc OHC, Four-stroke Engine

Low 33.3” Seat Height & 278 Ready-to-Ride Pounds

Push-button Electric Start & Street-legal Lighting

Over 8-inches of Front and Rear Suspension Travel

VS.

Yamaha XT 350

Displacement:346.00 ccm (21.11 cubic inches)

Engine type:Single cylinder, four-stroke

Gearbox:6-speed

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:130.0 kg (286.6 pounds)

Seat height:855 mm (33.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.

Ground clearance:275 mm (10.8 inches)

Fuel capacity:12.00 litres (3.17 gallons)

Reserve fuel capacity:2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)

Except for the E start advantage XT350 

If only they had NOT made it such a moronic carburetor. 

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Man I’m just never excited about their offerings. I don’t feel like they make a big enough effort to wow consumers and it’s a brand that you just kind of settle on. Kind of like Pepsi. You really wanted a Coke, but the restaurant only has Pepsi. That’s their slogan “Is Pepsi okay?”

We don’t have Honda/KTM/Yamaha bikes in stock right now, is Suzuki ok?

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They have to update their dual sport models, maybe throw in an enduro model.  They're so far behind all the other bike manufacturers it's not funny.  About the only good thing is their prices, but realistically you pay less up front, but then have to invest more to get a decent trail or dualsport bike.  

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