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Is this the engine for the new DR-Z450?

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New Engine

All new four-stroke, single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid cooled, DOHC. Four valve engine designed to be compact, lightweight and provide incredible performance

Innovative Suzuki Advanced Sump System allows the engine mass and crankshaft to be positioned close to the ground for a low center of gravity and also keeping the engine as short as possible

Aluminum cylinder bore is electro-plated with Suzuki's own race proven SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material for improved heat transfer, lightweight and tighter piston clearance

Lightweight magnesium clutch cover, magneto cover, and cylinder head cover for minimal weight and maximum durability

Lightweight and durable titanium valves are used for precise valve control at high rpm and reduced reciprocating mass. Titanium intake valves measure 36mm and 29mm on the exhaust

Lightweight forged aluminum pistons use a new 3 ring design with cutaway sides, oil retaining grooves for reduced friction and the oil control ring features a high performance chrome nitride plating for less friction and improved strength

New five speed transmission is exceptionally compact with larger 1st and 2nd gears mounted outboard while the 3rd, 4th and 5th gears are mounted inside for a compact engine layout and superb handling

The LT-R450 utilizes a convenient electric starter

A new high capacity radiator is used to handle the high performance engine output combined with a compact and lightweight, ring type cooling fan for maximum effeciency

Advanced and lightweight electronic fuel injection system with a 42mm bore and multi hole type injector for optimum atomization, smooth throttle response and maximum performance

New cylinder head features a narrow included valve angle creating a compact cylinder head design, compact combustion chamber and featuring 12.0:1 compression ratio for maximum performance

High peformance ECM utilizes a high spec 16 bit CPU for quick fuel injection calculations and is designed to compact and lightweight

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12.0:1 is a little high for street machines. Probably for the quads

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Graham,

You are talking about the 398cc machine. However, I'm talking about the 498cc machine, due to be expected.

European dealers are already ordering them: Belgium ordered 20 and in the Netherlands they ordered 2, just to see what it was like.

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this supposed 450 DRZ is going to be a dirtbike or a street bike or will it come in 2 diff. models, like how things are now.

Also the compression is lower then the bikes now. 12.2 is the compression rate for the E, 12.0 is a little lower. Isn't that a bad thing.

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Yes,

But that's the original question for the topic. I have heard that the new DRZ is based upon the engine of the RMZ450 BUT it is a five speed engine (unfortunately not six).

Wasn't the DRZ400 engine originally build in to the LTZ? Isn't this the reason for the fragile magnesium side covers which we have in our DRZ400's?

Noppy

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the drz existed long befroe the ltz.

drz started in 00.ltz in 03.

the drz covers are no more fragile than any other bike.the stator cover just sticks out farther becuase of the giant stator,flywheel and starter clutch.

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