I learned a bit more about the RM-Z450 when I rode it at Cahuilla Creek MX in Anza, California. Cahuilla has very loose and sandy dirt, plenty of elevation changes, lots of sweeping berms, and several high-speed straightaways. I feel the Suzuki prevailed in these conditions because, even though it likes to be short-shifted best, I was able to feel a lot more of the midrange torque as well as the top-end power the bike has to offer. Also, the Factory 4.1 RCT full exhaust system gave the bike a little more bottom-end than the stock system, so that was exciting. I also found that the bike seems to favor more open courses like Cahuilla as opposed to the tighter and jumpier tracks I’ve been riding in the past few months such as Perris Raceway and Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.