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I'm a little surprised there is no talk about the new for 2010 rmx 450z??? I sure wished they would have dual sported it.

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I'm a little surprised there is no talk about the new for 2010 rmx 450z??? I sure wished they would have dual sported it.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=798330&highlight=rmx450z

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=794046&highlight=rmx450z

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=797852&highlight=rmx450z

Its still a high maintenance race bike

You could replace the DRZ with it if you want to go from a dualsport to a race bike.

New KLX450 already provides this option.

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Its still a high maintenance race bike

You could replace the DRZ with it if you want to go from a dualsport to a race bike.

I agree. I looked at the specs and an E model DRZ weighs about 12 pounds more and we all know that the DRZ engine can be made to produce serious power. That being said, I would rather have a E with Big bore and stone reliability and easy to jet carbs.

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this is almost the answer to all our prayers, just no liscense plate or six speed :worthy:

although it will be great to see suzuki with a real contender for the dakar rally!!!!!!

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this is almost the answer to all our prayers, just no liscense plate or six speed :worthy:

although it will be great to see suzuki with a real contender for the dakar rally!!!!!!

It really isnt. Many of us are SM riders. A rmz engine just isn't good for thousands of miles worth of tarmac riding.

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It really isnt. Many of us are SM riders. A rmz engine just isn't good for thousands of miles worth of tarmac riding.

Its a enduro bike not a road trail or dual sport. It is made for offroad riding Just like WR's, CRFx's, etc etc. it is not recomended for road use.

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Its a enduro bike not a road trail or dual sport. It is made for offroad riding Just like WR's, CRFx's, etc etc. it is not recomended for road use.

except for the fact that a few threads talk about it replacing the dr-z

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except for the fact that a few threads talk about it replacing the dr-z

Yes I hear you, everyone on here is saying that. This bike is pretty much the RMZ motorcross bike which has been pointed towards enduros.

A motorcross bike compared to a DRZ. A DRZ is one of the most, if not the most reliable, user friendly bike on the market. The RMX is made to race, high performance, high maintenace, close service intervals.

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exactly, I ride with my buddy (ktm 450 dual sport), Cool bike but I think he does the topend as much as I do on my rm250. sooo glad i got the drz, almost didn't

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doesn't the rmx have different compression and cams? Will that not make the top end lower maintaincnce?

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doesn't the rmx have different compression and cams? Will that not make the top end lower maintaincnce?

They have and they will probably last longer than a RMX but the "small block" engine is the same, thus small oil capacity, small and less durable engine components ...

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Talked to one of the suz reps yesterday ,and he was converting a rm to sm for racing.

He said there's no info on a supermotard from suzuki , and the drz will be discontinued as it don't pass eu emission tests.

More countries will follow these regulations ,making the marked smaller every year. Look at the dl1000...

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Look at the dl1000...

I'd rather not, it hurts my eyes :worthy:

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Talked to one of the suz reps yesterday ,and he was converting a rm to sm for racing.

He said there's no info on a supermotard from suzuki , and the drz will be discontinued as it don't pass eu emission tests.

More countries will follow these regulations ,making the marked smaller every year. Look at the dl1000...

I note Australia still get the DRZ E with FCR so I suppose the emissions standards are a bit more lenient there.

For most other countries, you'd think it's only a matter of time before Suzuki are forced, (through emissions standards) to convert the DRZ to FI or discontinue it all together.

Given the demand for a dirtworthy dualsport, my bet is they will upgrade the DRZ to FI and maybe some cosmetic changes, but to maintain it's dualsport reliability, it will still weigh 20kg more than a race orientated 450.

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i dont understand a word this guy is saying, but the rmx dual sported is so cool!

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What I'd like to know is what parts on this new bike are interchangeable with the DRZ? Specifically, I really like the plastics.

the tires , brake pads and sparck plug

do not mind me I'm just guessing

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