Thursday, June 25, 2009

Suzuki launch RMX450Z Enduro racer aimed at 2010 Dakar Rally

KTM's loss is Suzuki's gain? We'll find out next year...

With KTM having been pushed out of the Dakar Rally, it seems Suzuki have now set their sights on winning the legendary desert race in 2010. The company has announced the launch of its new enduro racer, the all-new RMX450Z, which is based on the RM-Z450 motocross machine. The RMX450Z features the same fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 450cc engine and electric-start has also been added to the package.

The Suzuki RMX, which has specifically been developed for enduro races, features suitably optimised suspension, a lighting kit, digital instrumentation and an enduro-friendly 18-inch rear wheel. The bike will be available in Suzuki dealerships later this year though prices are yet to be announced. We’re guessing Suzuki will be going all out to capture Dakar glory in 2010 though we’ll still miss KTM…

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