Suzuki fans will be pleased to learn that for 2018 the brand is upscaling their enduro effort in the Australian off-road scene with the RM-Z450.

As part of a new programme Suzuki Support Rider, Suzuki Australia will support former Australian Off-Road Champion (AORC) Chris Hollis with a 450f in the Enduro 2 category.

Hollis actually retired at the end of his championship winning 2016 season with Yamaha but is back racing this year.

He kicks things off with the opening round of the AORC series this weekend in Gympie.

“I’m excited to get back out there and racing with the boys again,” said Hollis. 

“I’ve only had the chance to ride the RM-Z450 a handful of times, but first impressions are impressive. 

“It feels really light compared to some of the bikes I’ve raced on in the past and the way it corners is unbelievable.”


Suzuki RM Z450 enduro AORC enduro21 1

Photo Credit: AORC

In Australia Suzuki have a Suzuki Support Rider #RMarmy project that’s helping to grow the yellow brand’s involvement in off-road, tells their Marketing Manager Lewis Croft…

“Suzuki has made some significant changes to its racing program for 2018, including our new Suzuki Support Rider (SSR) initiative that covers off-road enduro racing. 

“To have a rider of Chris’ calibre recognise the effort we were putting in and wanting to be a part of it is really satisfying and we couldn’t be happier to have him representing us in the AORC aboard the new RM-Z450.”

It’s definitely cool to see Suzuki back in enduro again in a focused way and is something that hopefully makes it’s way across to Europe in the near future.

*Note: Please get in touch guys, we'd love to know what mods Chris has made to the RM-Z450 for enduro.


Suzuki RM Z450 enduro AORC enduro21 1200

Photo Credit: JP Media
robert lynn enduro21 enduro 1000
Robert Lynn
Senior Editor & Photographer