Suzuki RM-Z450 is First EFI Bike to Win AMA Supercross Race

BREA, Calif. – Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Chad Reed celebrated his first AMA Supercross victory of the year and the first Supercross win for a fuel-injected motocross bike – the Suzuki RM-Z450 – at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. Reed and Suzuki followed that victory with another at the AMA Supercross in Daytona, Florida, on March 7.

The Suzuki RM-Z450 impressed the racing world by making its mark in history as the first four-stroke motocross motorcycle to win the AMA Supercross Championship in 2006. Adding to its list of achievements, it records being the first mass produced competition motocross motorcycle to utilize fuel injection. The debut win for the RM-Z450 proves the amazing performance that Suzuki advanced fuel injection can provide at the highest level of Supercross competition.

Reed took the holeshot in the 20-lap Indianapolis Main Event - run in front of more than 61,000 fans – and put on an impressive performance to take the win over James Stewart, who crashed twice but remounted to finish second with third place finisher Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Mike Alessi completing the podium on his fuel injected RM-Z450 as well.

Chad Reed:
“The fuel injected Suzuki RM-Z450 is such an amazing bike. Throttle response on the bike is instant coming out of the corners and gives me the added confidence when I need it the most.”

Roger DeCoster:
“I have been very happy with the performance we have seen out of the fuel injected Suzuki RM-Z450. The bike has been great to work during pre-season testing and Reed’s podium victory proves it’s capable of winning races.”

To check out the Suzuki fuel injected RM-Z450 and other championship winning products like the QuadRacer R450 and full line of GSX-R supersport bikes, visit to find a Suzuki dealer near you.

About American Suzuki
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC).  ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states.  ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines.  Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.