Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) announces the enlistment of reigning WORCS and AMA National Hare & Hound Champion Gary Sutherlin to Suzuki’s RM for 2018. Sutherlin will pilot the 2018 Suzuki RMX450Z which is electric start, fuel-injected 449cc engine, 18” rear wheel and full enduro instrumentation and lighting.
“We are very excited at the opportunity to work with Gary this coming season. He has always impressed me with his work ethic, both on and off the bike. I know he’s the perfect fit to the growing RM Army community and gives Suzuki off-road racing fans a yellow bike to cheer for!” said Chris Wheeler, Motocross Racing Manager.
“I’m extremely excited to partner with Suzuki for 2018 and race the RMX450Z. Being the face of Suzuki’s RM Army off-road racing is an opportunity I’m truly grateful for. I can’t wait to defend the number one plate and help develop the RMX450Z.” said Gary Sutherlin, 2017 WORCS and NHHA Champion.
Sutherlin’s first race aboard the 2018 Suzuki RMX450Z will be at round one of the AMA District 37 Big6 GP Series on January 12-14 in Adelanto, California.