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Suzuki brings a couple new models to Canada, and ABS

We brought you some photo's of the new GSX1250FS and SEA in the Articles section HERE. But we've gotten some more details on revisions and new models for 2010 from Suzuki Canada that we thought we'd share.

First up - the 2010 SFV650A now comes standard with ABS. Interesting that Suzuki Canada is not using the Gladius name in the press release, but the slightly more cryptic letter/number name. Also interesting is that the model doesn't show up on the Suzuki Canada website under the 2010 models; it's there in the 2009 section but so far, missing from the 2010's.

Now for the Press Release:

"We are pleased to announce several important enhancements to our 2010 Motorcycle Line-up. Suzuki Canada introduces the all new 2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50, a genuine product of Suzuki’s high-technology cruiser heritage, the 805cc liquid-cooled,eight-valve, fuel injected V-twin powerplant is built for excitement.

Also introducing the 2010 RMX450Z, descended from the Championship winning RM-Z450, the RMX450Z is a serious off-road bike for serious trail riders. Suzuki Canada will be showcasing these new models at the 2010 MMIC Consumer Shows, and demo events next summer.


RMX450Z




Descended from the Championship winning RM-Z450, the first motocross bike to offer high-performance Suzuki fuel injection, the RMX450Z is a serious off-road bike for serious trail riders. Its powerful and torquey 449cm3, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine shares all core technology with Suzuki’s winning open-class motocrosser.

Its frame, suspension and bodywork are all nearly identical to the RM-Z450’s maintaining that model’s slim, aggressive styling. It has indeed a heart of a champion!

Its world class suspension utilizes high performance rebound and compression damping adjustable Showa forks combined with a Showa piggyback reservoir style rear shock featuring two-way adjustable compression damping with adjustable rebound damping and preload adjustments. Spring rates have been optimized for off-road riding. Every aspect of the RMX450Z’s performance envelope has been carefully considered for serious offroad riding without compromising a millimeter of quality.

The RMX450Z comes with an electric starter, energized by a compact battery centrally located to reduce its influence on weight distribution and balance of the bike. To charge the battery and power the RMX450Z’s lights, a larger magneto-generator is fitted.

Suzuki has made minimal modifications to the all-conquering RM-Z450’s potent four-valve, DOHC engine for the RMX450Z. This lightweight engine now features a modified inlet tract along with revised cam profiles to increase low and mid-rpm power. Wider gear ratios in the 5-speed constant-mesh transmission that work with revised primary and final-drive ratios are ideally suited for a broad range of
conditions, from scaling steep trails to high-speed open-terrain riding. The addition of a coolant reservoir tank increases on-trail reliability, while a relocated filler cap improves access. Because the trail can be a rocky place, a new engine protector plate is fitted.

The RMX450ZA retails at MSRP $9,399

Key Features

- Powerful 449cm3 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine.
- The lightweight engine features a modified inlet tract along with revised cam profiles to increase low and mid-rpm power.
- Electrical start with manual kick back up.
- Narrower intake and exhaust valve angle.
- Suzuki’s light and effective aluminum alloy twin-spar frame construction is used in the RMX450Z,employing both cast and extruded sections for the utmost benefits of both: low weight, high rigidity, and high durability.
- Race inspired brake rotors provide better cooling performance and increased mud deflection in muddy conditions.


Suzuki Boulevard M50



When Suzuki launched its Boulevard line of cruisers back in 2005, we made a commitment to providing the category with the most complete line up of cruisers in the industry.

From 250c all the way up to 1,800cc, Suzuki has product representation across the board with a wide variety of both single cylinder and V-Twin engine models to appeal to the Canadian riding public.

The flagship of our Boulevard line up is the all powerful M109R. A power Cruiser with an aggressive look and engine performance derived directly from our dominant GSX-R line of sportbikes. Based on the incredible success of this bike, Suzuki Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the all-new 2010 Boulevard M50. A middleweight that shares both the look and heritage of its larger sibling in a more compact and lighter package.

The SUZUKI BOULEVARD M50, sharing the exciting styling and high technology of both the M109R and M90 models in the Suzuki performance cruiser lineup, it’s the perfect choice
for riders who demand an uncompromising combination of the right look, the right feel and the right performance. Featuring cutting-edge performance along with a distinctive cruiser look featuring sleek, flowing lines and gleaming chromed details. The advanced fuel-injected 805cc V-Twin engine delivers responsive power and torque especially in the low to mid RPM range.

Sporting a completely new look for 2010, the M50 also has extensive updates including handlebars that are closer to the rider for a more user-friendly riding position. The wide, comfortable seat has been reshaped for a smooth visual harmony with the new, sporty rear fender and the new, optional tail section cover. The steel double-cradle
frame is now mated to a new chromed steel tail section. The cast-aluminum 16-inch front/15-inch rear wheels now have a gleaming silver finish. Chassis highlights carried over unchanged include 41mm inverted front forks that add sporty looks and performance.

The Boulevard M50 retails at $9,499

Key Features
- 805cc fuel injected, liquid cooled engine tailored to deliver smooth acceleration and broad power, generating peak torque at a low rpm range.
- Distinctive instrument cluster, integrated with the headlight cowl, includes a fuel gauge and a clock.
- Classic tube-frame chassis, with rake and trail chosen for outstanding balance and highway cruising comfort.

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