If the 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 looks a lot like the 2015 version, you will be correct. In fact, there are only two changes made to the 2016 RM-Z450. The front brake caliper has been reduced down 10% for 2016, to decrease a little unwanted weight and the second update is to the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC). The S-HAC has been changed (with ignition and fuel mapping updates) to try and improve traction on starts. A-Mode for hard surfaces or slippery conditions; the S-HAC alters the ignition timing at the moment of the launch to get over the starting gate to reduce wheel spin. The ignition will return to normal mapping after 1.2 seconds or when rider clicks into third gear. B-Mode is for when conditions are tacky and grippy for when a more aggressive launch is desired. The S-HAC will advance the ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger acceleration off the line. The ignition will return to normal operation after 4.5 seconds, or when rider shifts to fourth, or when the throttle is completely closed, whichever happens first. Those are the only two changes made to the 2016 RM-Z450 model. Most of the changes made by Suzuki for 2016 were focused to the 250F machine, which we will not see until middle September.