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Suzuki launches 2016 off-road models, featuring new RM-Z250

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Suzuki is very excited to launch additional 2016 models starting with the new 2016 RM-Z250 and continuing with the entire RM line. Keeping things in the dirt, the DR-Z line is sure to keep the family fun going with bikes for young first time riders all the way to the most experienced of off-roaders and street riders with the amazing DualSport capabilities of the DR-Z400S and DR650S. Looking for a grand adventure look no further than the class leading V Strom 650 line of Adventure motorcycles.

When it comes 4-wheeled fun nothing comes close to the performance of Suzuki's KingQuad family of ATVs with the new KingQuad 750 leading the pack.

Motocross

Building upon 40-plus years of off-road racing leadership, Suzuki introduces the new 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250, a competition machine featuring race-tested technology designed to score holeshots and race wins. With significant updates for 2016, the RM-Z250 is made to perform for pro racers, rookies and those in between.

RM-Z250

Tested and developed with the help of Suzuki’s top professional racers, the 2016 RM-Z250 features the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), a selectable launch mode system that helps riders launch from the starting gate no matter the gate conditions. Riders choose one of three modes with a simple push button on the left handlebar, selecting the best option for their skill level and starting surface conditions.

The system’s “A Mode” is designed for hard surfaces or less-than-ideal conditions at the starting gate, and “B Mode” is used when there is better traction and rider’s desire a more aggressive launch is needed. Riders can also choose the standard power launch mode. Proven on the RM-Z450 and factory race bikes, the S-HAC is a racer’s favorite for holeshots.

Suzuki engineers gave the 2016 RM-Z250 major suspension upgrades, including a new KYB air fork that delivers improved performance, simplified tuning adjustments, and reduced weight compared to the traditional spring fork. The new KYB shock uses improved damping adjusters for tuning rebound, high-speed compression – now adjustable by clicks – and low-speed compression. The adjusters are now positioned on top of the shock for easier adjustments.

The RM-Z250 features a new frame designed to amplify the benefits of the suspension updates. The frame delivers improved control through braking bumps, has a lighter feel, and maintains the RM-Z’s cornering mastery.

The RM-Z250 is powered by a 249cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine with modifications to the fuel mapping that help ease engine starting and improve roll-on power feel.

Suzuki’s fuel-injection system is made even better with the additional fuel couplers that give riders fuel-delivery customization that requires no tools.

Even with these updates, the 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250’s retail price is $7,699, and the bike is available in a Champion Yellow / Solid Black body. 249cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, DOHC engine is designed to be compact, lightweight and powerful.

  • Dozens of engine updates help the RM-Z250 deliver improved mid-range power and torque
  • These engine updates also aid in easing starting and smoothing engine braking
  • The Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), a selectable three-mode system, helps riders launch from the starting gate no matter the gate conditions
  • New KYB PSF2 air fork that delivers improved performance, simple spring-preload adjustment with an air-pump, and reduced weight
  • This extraordinary fork also features class-leading high- and low-speed rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping adjusters
  • New KYB shock uses specialized damping adjusters for tuning high- and low-speed rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping force
  • New front brake caliper is 10 percent lighter than previous model
  • Revised frame geometry delivers improved control through braking bumps, has a lighter feel, and keeps this 250 the best handling MX bike in the class
  • The advanced battery-less fuel-injection (FI) system features a 44mm throttle body with progressive throttle linkage and a 16-bit computer
  • The aluminum cylinder with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating is built for durability, light weight and efficient heat transfer
  • Race-inspired disc rotors and Excel aluminum rims are standard equipment
  • Renthal aluminum Fatbar – standard equipment – has more strength and less vibration than aluminum straight handlebars
  • Two couplers are included for quickly adjusting the fuel setting to suit the riding conditions. One is for a richer fuel setting than the stock setting and the other is for a leaner fuel setting. Customer can change the fuel setting to suit the best riding conditions by just connecting either coupler.

RM-Z450

The 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 returns with the features that make it a winner in motocross and Supercross competition worldwide. This choice of champions is powered by a 449cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine featuring Suzuki fuel injection designed especially for motocross-use. The lightweight, battery-less, electronic fuel-injection system with progressive throttle linkage makes for efficient power delivery. A 12-hole fuel injector delivers a fine fuel/air mist for efficient operation. Racers can choose from different fuel couplers included with the bike to easily tune the system’s fuel mapping trackside, no tools needed.

Refined for 2016, the Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control system (S-HAC) lets the rider choose one of three modes to help launch from the starting gate and earn the holeshot. The unique modes deliver specific performance depending on the rider’s skill and the gate conditions.

The RM-Z450 uses the Showa SFF-Air suspension to deliver reduced weight, increased inner tube diameter, and increased damper rod/piston size. The SFF-Air is made of 3 chambers, and riders easily change the spring rate with an air pump instead of changing out the coil springs.

This proven race winner is packed with features that help novice riders improve, and pro riders stay on top. The 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450 retails for $8,749, and comes in Champion Yellow / Solid Black bodywork.

RM85

The 2016 Suzuki RM85, just like its larger siblings, delivers class-leading handling for both experienced racers and rookie riders. The bike’s 84.7cc liquid-cooled two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm, with an emphasis on low to mid-range performance. Power is delivered through a six-speed manual transmission.

The RM85’s Showa 37mm inverted front forks are completely adjustable for rider weight, style and ability, and offers 10.8-inches of travel. The Showa rear shock absorber, with large diameter shock body, is designed with valving tuned to produce a plush feel and increased resistance to bottoming, and provides 10.9-inches of wheel travel.

With its smooth power delivery and lightweight handling, the 2016 RM85 is the perfect motocross bike for anyone learning to race and eager to win. The 2016 Suzuki RM85 is available in Champion Yellow for a suggested retail price of $4,099.

Off-Road

DR-Z125L


For 2016, the Suzuki DR-Z125L is ready for a wide range of off-road excitement. Its compact, air-cooled four-stroke engine produces ample power that is easy to access. This off-roader’s 19-inch front tire and 16-inch rear tire contribute to agile handling on a variety of terrain, and work well with the bike’s smooth front forks and preload-adjustable rear shock. The DR-Z’s front disk brake provides sure stopping performance.

Styled like the RM-Z models, the DR-Z125L serves up a more race-oriented look while the sharp handling and strong low-to-mid end power provide the get-up-and-go that defines off-road bikes. It’s available in a Champion Yellow / Solid Black body, at a retail price of $3,199.

DR-Z70


The Suzuki DR-Z70 returns to the off-road lineup in 2016 and its ready to perform for off-roading youth, from first-time dirt bikers to young riders moving up the performance curve. The DR-Z70 features 67cc air-cooled four-stroke engine with twin valves and a three-speed auto clutch transmission. The bike’s 10-inch front and rear wheels are sized right for young riders. This DR-Z’s chassis is designed with child-friendly dimensions, with emphasis on weight savings, and a 22-inch seat height.

Parents will appreciate the keyed ignition to ensure the bike starts only when he or she wants it to start, and kids will appreciate push-button, electric starting – with a kickstarter, too. Available in Champion Yellow, the DR-Z70 retails for $1,799.

Safety Information for the DR-Z70:

The DR-Z70 is designed for use by children and off road use only – not for use on public roads. Single rider only - weight limit 88 lbs. (40 kg). Not recommended for children under age 7. Parental supervision required during operation. Rider must always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Ride safety and be thoughtful of others.

DualSport&Supermoto

Twenty-five years after introducing the versatile DR350S and creating the DualSport segment, Suzuki continues to lead the industry with a diversity of DualSport models serving a range of interests and price points.

DR650S

The 2016 Suzuki DR650S is a reliable and versatile performer that’s ready for all road conditions, from potholed city streets to dense wooded trails. This DualSport is powered by a reliable, air-cooled 645cc single-cylinder four-stroke with the Suzuki Advanced Cooling System that helps maintain consistent engine performance. With specialized modular front forks, plus a rear shock with piggyback style reservoir and adjustable compression damping, the DR650S provides a comfortable and confident ride. Disc brakes front and rear add to the performance features. The DR650S’ seat height can be lowered by more than 1.5 inches, helping riders tailor the bike to their preference (using a Suzuki Accessory side-stand kit).

The 2016 Suzuki DR650S, available in black, carries a retail price of $6,499.

DR-Z400S 

The 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S masters all riding interests, from adventure-seeking trail rides to trips through town and back. A liquid-cooled 398cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine produces a respected mix of torque along with commuter-friendly fuel economy. The suspension is tuned to deliver a comfortable ride over rocks, roots and roughed-up roads. Long-travel cartridge forks allow adjustment for compression/rebound damping and preload. The rear shock uses progressive linkage and adjustable compression/rebound damping for superior comfort and control. The DR-Z400S features a multi-function instrument gauge that DualSport riders will treasure, with easy dual trip meters plus a tire circumference adjustment feature. This DualSport runs on an 18-inch rear wheel and 21-inch front with DOT-approved tires ready for light off-roading.

The 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400S features black bodywork, and it carries a retail price of $6,599.

DR-Z400SM

The 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM merges dirt bike style with street legal credentials that make it perform on the pavement like nothing else. This SuperMoto machine handles tight city contours and twisty canyon corners with powerful ease. A 398cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine pumps out strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response all the way up to a healthy top-end speed. The key difference between the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S are the SuperMoto’s inverted forks, contributing to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling. The SuperMoto also comes with 17-inch rims front and rear mounted with wide, sticky radial tires ideal for carving up pavement.

The 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM in styled in black bodywork, and it carries a retail price of $7,199.

Adventure

V-Strom 650 ABS and XT

The 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS is a proven package made for riders interested seeking a diverse riding experience. The bike’s 645cc four-stroke produces unmatched V-Twin power characterized by broad torque delivery and a quick-revving high rpm surge for serious performance on any street. Featuring the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system, plus twin iridium spark plugs for each cylinder, the engine produces surprising power, linear throttle response, easy engine start-up and a more stable idle. Plus, it delivers high-mileage touring range.

The V-Strom’s light and rigid twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame and swingarm contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability at freeway speeds. Up front, 43mm stanchion-tube front forks are spring preload adjustable, and the rear features a link-type suspension with rebound damping adjustment as well as a hand-operated spring preload adjuster. It runs on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear radial tires mounted to light and strong three-spoke cast wheels. Disc brakes front and rear deliver smooth, controllable stopping power, and expansion-resistant high-pressure brake hoses enhance the responsive brake feel.

The 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS delivers more adventurous styling plus features like reverse-spoke aluminum wheels for better shock absorption and a comfortable ride, and a distinctive front beak with integrated air ducts that lead air to the wind directing plates. These features combine with the proven V-Strom engine and chassis package to make the 650XT ready for motorcycle adventures on a wide variety of roads.

The V-Strom 650 ABS is available in both red and silver colors, and retails for $8,399. The V-Strom 650XT ABS is available in black at a suggested retail price of $8,499.

ATV

Trusted for years as a feature-packed performer, the Suzuki KingQuad was the first ATV to give owners the capabilities they demanded with industry-first features and valued reliability. Twenty-five years after the creation of the original, the 2016 lineup of KingQuad ATVs proves that “Nothing's Built Like a KingQuad.”

2016 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi 

The 2016 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi returns with the hard-working utility-sport features that make it a class leader, plus enhancements including a new front grill design, a redesigned speedometer cover, new tires, and an updated side cover that eases access to the oil-level check. Available in standard and power steering models, the KingQuad 750AXi comes in Red, Black, and True Timber XD3 Camouflage finish. A Special Edition model for 2016 features matte black bodywork along with power steering and the rest of the KingQuad’s top-grade features.

The KingQuad 750AXi’s single-cylinder four-valve fuel-injected engine is big on torque and delivers the right balance of low-end grunt and top-end power. The engine’s twin-spark-plug cylinder head improves combustion, eases cold engine starts and allows for consistent performance.

The 750AXi models also provide a confident and controlled ride thanks to independent front and rear suspension that features rider-adjustable spring preload shocks. The machine maintains a low center of mass because its fuel tank positioned low beneath the comfortable T-shaped seat.

The KingQuad 750AXi ATVs and their engines are assembled with pride in America at the Suzuki manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia.

The KingQuad 750AXi ATVs retail for $8,599; with power steering, $9,199; power steering special edition, $9,599, in camo, $8,999 and in camo with power steering $9,699.

Key Features of the 2016 KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering and 750AXi ATVs:

  • 722cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine features fuel injection and dual overhead cams and produces mighty low-to-mid range torque along with strong high-rpm output.
  • The engine’s top end is canted forward 48 degrees, helping give this KingQuad the lowest seat height in the class.
  • The twin-spark-plug cylinder head is designed for optimum combustion. It uses projection-type spark plugs for better cold engine starts and more stable performance.
  • Multi-hole fuel injector delivers a fine-spray fuel-and-air mix. And the engine’s pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system and catalyst-equipped exhaust deliver clean emissions.
  • Reverse and differential-lock limiter monitors vehicle speed so a higher engine RPM can be used when getting out of mud or loose ground in reverse and differential-lock mode.
  • Compact and lightweight electric power steering delivers lighter steering in a variety of conditions to reduce rider fatigue. (LT-A750XP/XPZ power-steering models only)
  • The fully automatic QuadMatic continuously variable transmission uses a durable V-belt and centrifugal clutch for efficient and consistent performance.
  • The KingQuad’s advanced engine-braking system helps the transmission control speed on descents and when pulling a load.
  • The torque-sensing front differential has three modes – 2WD, 4WD or differential-locked 4WD – and they’re easily selected with a handlebar-mounted button.
  • Fully independent suspension system with adjustable shock absorbers. At all four corners, shock absorbers are adjustable for five different preload settings and can be easily adjusted out on the trail.
  • Front dual hydraulic disc brakes and rear sealed oil-bathed multi-disc braking system deliver strong and consistent stopping performance.
  • Suzuki’s exclusive T-shaped seat is designed for all-day comfort and easier body-weight transition.
  • The fuel tank is positioned below the seat to help keep the machine’s weight center low. The tank’s ratcheting gas cap is easy to tighten.
  • The low-mounted fuel tank and canted engine allows the air intake to be positioned high on the vehicle to avoid water and debris.
  • LCD instrumentation includes speedometer, odometer, and twin tripmeters, clock, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, and drive mode readouts.

2016 Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi

The Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi ATVs are equipped with many of the same high-quality features as the KingQuad 750AXi. These full-size ATVs run the same chassis, suspension and brakes as the 750AXi KingQuad models, and are powered by a 493cc fuel-injected four-valve engine, delivering highly capable utility-sport ATVs at a lower price.

The 500AXi family includes standard and Power Steering models, and all are available in red, green, and True Timber XD3 Camouflage finish. A Special Edition 500AXi model for 2016 features matte black bodywork along with power steering and the rest of the KingQuad’s top-grade features.

The KingQuad 500AXi ATVs and their engines are assembled with pride in America at the Suzuki manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia.

The KingQuad 500AXi ATVs retail for $7,399; power steering, $8,299; in Camo, $7,999; in Camo with power steering, $8,699 and power steering special edition MSRP is $8,599.

Key Features of the 2016 KingQuad 500AXi Power Steering and 500AXi ATVs:

  • 493cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine features fuel injection and an overhead camshaft to produce mighty low-to-mid range torque along with strong high-rpm output
  • The engine’s top end is canted forward 48 degrees, helping give this KingQuad the lowest seat height in the class.
  • The twin-spark-plug cylinder head is designed for optimal combustion. It uses iridium, projection-type spark plugs for better cold engine starts and more stable performance.
  • Multi-hole fuel injector delivers a fine-spray fuel-and-air mix. And the engine’s pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system and catalyst-equipped exhaust deliver clean emissions.
  • Reverse and differential-lock limiter monitors vehicle speed so a higher engine RPM can be used when getting out of mud or loose ground in reverse and differential-lock mode.
  • Compact and lightweight electric power steering delivers lighter steering in a variety of conditions to reduce rider fatigue. (LT-A500XP/XPZ power-steering models only)
  • The fully automatic QuadMatic continuously variable transmission uses a durable V-belt and centrifugal clutch for efficient and consistent performance.
  • The KingQuad’s advanced engine-braking system helps the transmission control speed on descents and when pulling a load.
  • A torque-sensing front differential has three modes – 2WD, 4WD or differential-locked 4WD – and they’re easily selected with a handlebar-mounted button.
  • Fully independent suspension system with adjustable shock absorbers. Shock absorbers at all four corners are adjustable for five different preload settings and can be easily adjusted out on the trail.
  • Front dual hydraulic disc brakes and rear sealed oil-bathed multi-disc braking system deliver strong and consistent stopping performance.
  • Suzuki’s exclusive T-shaped seat is designed for all-day comfort and easier body-weight transition.
  • The fuel tank is positioned below the seat to help keep the machine’s weight center low. The tank’s ratcheting gas cap is easy to tighten.
  • The low mounted fuel tank and forward-canted engine allow the air intake to be positioned high on the vehicle to avoid water and debris.
  • LCD instrumentation includes speedometer, odometer, and twin tripmeters, clock, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, and drive mode readouts.

2016 Suzuki KingQuad 400ASi and KingQuad 400FSi

Both these KingQuad ATVs feature fuel-injected 376cc four-stroke, four-valve engines tuned to produce the right blend of hard-working power and trail-response fun. Suzuki's class-leading fuel injection contributes to smooth power output, especially in the mid-to-high range, as well as more consistent cold starts. The fuel-injection system uses 3-D ignition maps for optimum ignition for crisp throttle response and a clean burn that produces low emissions.

The KingQuad 400ASi uses Suzuki's technically advanced QuadMatic transmission. This fully automatic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) features high- and low-range settings and reverse. Its advanced engine-braking system minimizes free-wheeling with the throttle off and helps control the vehicle during steep descents.

The KingQuad 400FSi gives riders a five-speed manual transmission with automatic clutch, making it the ideal performer for riders who prefer the control of a foot-shift transmission. The Suzuki KingQuad 400ASi and 400FSi models come in several colors: Terra Green, Flame Red, and True Timber XD3 camouflage. A Special Edition King Quad 400ASi model for 2016 features Matte Black body work along with rest of the KingQuad’s top-grade features.

The KingQuad 400ASi and KingQuad 400FSi are assembled with pride in America at the Suzuki manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia. The 2016 KingQuad 400ASi special edition retails for $6,799 and is also available in camo at $6,899.

Key Features of the 2016 KingQuad 400ASi and KingQuad 400FSi:

  • Fuel-injected 376cc 4-stroke 4-valve engine uses refined camshaft profiles, ECU programming and a carefully designed exhaust silencer to produce powerful and efficient performance with smooth power output, especially in the mid-to-high rpm range, as well as more consistent cold starts.
  • Powerplant temperatures and reduced with SACS, Suzuki’s well-proven, efficient air/oil-cooling system.
  • The QuadMatic fully automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), has an advanced engine braking system that reduces free-wheeling to help control during steep descents (on KingQuad 400ASi models).
  • Five well-spaced transmission ratios lets KingQuad 400FSi riders select the best gear for the riding conditions.
  • Easily selectable wheel-drive modes; switch into 2WD or 4WD using a handlebar-mounted lever.
  • Torque-sensing limited slip differential provides maximum traction and light steering effort when in 4WD mode.
  • Highly efficient iridium spark plug contributes to better combustion and cleaner emission. Engine starting under low temperature is also improved.
  • Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system and catalyst converter in the exhaust produce cleaner emissions.
  • The ECU has slip control logic, which improves drivability and grip on loose/slippery surfaces.
  • Reverse mode limiter monitors vehicle speed so higher engine rpm can be used when getting out of mud or loose ground in reverse.
  • Independent front A-arm suspension. Swingarm rear suspension with unique dual shock absorbers delivers the riding comfort.
  • Lightweight and strong plastic skid plates are sturdy enough to withstand the pounding from trail hazards yet slippery to help let obstacles slide below.
  • LCD digital Instrumentation includes speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, hour meter, clock, fuel gauge and indicator lamps for reverse gear, neutral, oil and FI.

2016 Suzuki QuadSport Z90

The Suzuki QuadSport Z90 is the ideal machine for a young rider to learn how to properly enjoy ATV riding. Best of all, this youth machine is 100-percent Suzuki, so quality and value are foremost.

The QuadSport Z90 is powered by a compact 90cc four-stroke, air-cooled engine designed for consistent performance, durability and low maintenance. It features electric starting plus a backup recoil starter. A smooth-running CVT automatic transmission provides easy operation and allows the rider to focus on riding instead of shifting.

Adult supervisors can use the speed-limiter feature to control the ATV’s performance while the rider gains skill and experience. Controls and the seat height are the proper scale for young riders.

QuadSport Z90 is designed for adult-supervised riders age 12 and older, and is available in white with Suzuki blue accents.

Key Features:

  • 90cc 4-stroke engine tuned to produce a broad powerband with smooth power delivery. It is also easy to use and easy to maintain. A throttle limiter screw can adjust the power output of the engine to suit the rider’s ability.
  • The engine features electric start, with a recoil backup starter.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) cylinder, derived from Suzuki’s high-performance GSX-R sportbikes, is used for durability, light weight and superior heat transfer.
  • An easy-to-operate Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) helps the rider to concentrate on riding and having fun rather than shifting gears.
  • Low 25.6-inch seat height is comfortable for smaller riders.
  • 19x7-8 front and rear tires are made for a smooth ride, and help keep the machine going nicely down the trail.
  • Suzuki’s trademark T-shaped seat allows easy body positioning especially during cornering.
  • Large full floorboards increase young rider comfort and protection while out on the trail.
  • Child-size control levers help the rider to control the ATV with confidence.
  • The drive shift has double oil seals for long-life performance and durability.
  • Aggressive styling cues are taken from Suzuki’s race-winning sport ATVs.

The 2016 QuadSport Z90 retails for $2,899.

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