2013 450 MX Shootout Video Part 5: Suzuki RM-Z450

Video by Scott Smith and Dustin Vance

As part of the 2013 450cc motocross shootout, the Dirt Rider crew is breaking down the finer points of each bike and offering a no-nonsense assessment of each machine. In the fifth of five videos, we are bringing you aboard the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z450. With a proven track record and a smooth, easy to ride character, the Suzuki loves to corner and handled everything we could throw at it throughout several weeks of testing. Some testers felt that the chassis was too rigid, and a move to Showa's Seperate Function Fork gives suspension critics something to debate about. Here, Dirt Rider Editor Chris Denison chats with Associate Editor Kris Keefer and Test Rider Ricky Yorks about the performance of the yellow machine. If you like what you see here, check out www.dirtrider.com for video breakdowns of the other four 2013 machines. To read the full 2013 450 motocross shootout, pick up a copy of the February 2013 issue of Dirt Rider Magazine with Justin Barcia on the cover, on newsstands now. Enjoy!