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Racer X Films: Suzuki RM-Z450 Ping Edition


Text by David Pingree

This animal is my pride and joy. The Suzuki RM-Z450 suits me better than any other bike at the moment, so I chose to turn this machine into my personal race bike for the year.

I don’t have a lot of complaints about the 2014 RM-Z450. It’s one of the easiest bikes to ride, it has a solid engine, it turns with precision and ease, and the handling is stable and predictable. It is, however, sprung notoriously heavy, and anyone under 185 lbs. will want to look into softer front and rear springs. Aside from that, the changes we made were more detail-oriented and designed to fit the bike to me.

Pro Circuit

Ti 6 Exhaust System


Triple Clamps (Race Spec Machined, Standard Offset)


Dubya USA

Kite Hubs

Excel Rims


Light Speed

Carbon Disk Guard

Skid Plate

Chain guide



Geomax MX51 Front (80/100/21) Rear (120/80/19)




Grips (Medium 1/2 Waffle)

Sprocket (50T Rear)




Custom Seat With Ribbing



270mm Oversized Rotor and Mounting Bracket


DeCal Works
Graphics Kit



Clutch Assembly


Works Connection

Axle Blocks

Start Device

Engine Plug Kit

Clutch Perch and Adjuster


Raptor Titanium

Ti Footpegs