BREA, Calif. June 28, 2012 – Suzuki is pleased to announce the introduction of the new RM-Z450, RM-Z250, RM85 and RM85L motocross models to the 2013 lineup. These class-leading motorcycles feature advanced technology developed through the success of Suzuki’s motocross racing teams, which have won numerous championships and countless wins in Outdoor Nationals, Supercross, GNCC off-road and World MX1 series.

“The RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 are the most successful fuel-injected motocross models ever made,” said Suzuki Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “The 2013 motocross lineup features new technology designed to dominate on the track and continue the tradition of race-winning performance that is at the core of all Suzuki products. Our commitment to developing these models with innovative technology and race-proven performance is why Champions Choose Suzuki.”

The RM-Z250 features a redesigned chassis and suspension, including the all-new Showa Separate Function front Forks (SFF), which separates the spring and damping functions. The right leg holds the spring, while the left leg incorporates the cartridge assembly to manage damping. With reduced friction, increased absorption performance and lighter weight, the Showa SFF provides remarkably smooth performance over a variety of tracks. The Showa SFF also offers fully adjustable spring preload.

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey was again part of a victorious Team USA that claimed the prestigious Chamberlain Trophy at the Motocross of Nations for the seventh year in a row today.

The 2011 AMA Supercross and Motocross runner-up and former double Champion helped his country to the top step of the podium in a close finish to the 65th edition, run under showery skies and in front of a noisy, passionate and cosmopolitan 68,000 crowd at St Jean D’Angely in France.

Dungey scored second and third in his two motos to win the MX1 class and assist enormously with the points score for the defending Champions. It represented his third appearance in the Stars and Stripes colours and now involves a perfect 100% record. The rutty hard-pack was even more difficult when intermittent heavy showers made the dirt rough and slippery. Conquering the conditions for a landmark achievement was Dungey’s team-mate Brett Metcalfe whose seventh and 10th positions in the MX Open category hoisted Australia onto the podium for the first time ever in the history of the competition.