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2018 Suzuki RM85
2018 Suzuki RM85

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Suzuki
Suzuki
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
RM85
RM85
Model Code
RM85L8
RM85L8
Color
Championship Yellow with black / blue accents
Championship Yellow with black / blue accents

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Disc, single rotor
Disc, single rotor
Tires

Front - 70/100-17 M/C 40M, tube type

Rear - 90/100-14 M/C 49M, tube type

Front - 70/100-17 M/C 40M, tube type

Rear - 90/100-14 M/C 49M, tube type

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 71.1 in. (1,805 mm)
Overall - 71.1 in. (1,805 mm)
Height
Overall - 43.3 in. (1,100 mm)
Overall - 43.3 in. (1,100 mm)
Width
Overall - 28.9 in. (735 mm)
Overall - 28.9 in. (735 mm)
Weight
Curb - 161 lbs. (73 kg)
Curb - 161 lbs. (73 kg)
Ground Clearance
12.8 in. (325 mm)
12.8 in. (325 mm)
Wheelbase
48.8 in. (1,240 mm)
48.8 in. (1,240 mm)
Seat Height
33.5 in. (850 mm)
33.5 in. (850 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed constant mesh
6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive
Chain, D.I.D. 428DS, 118 links
Chain, D.I.D. 428DS, 118 links

Engine

Engine
2-stroke, single cylinder
2-stroke, single cylinder
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
84.7 cc
84.7 cc
Bore x Stroke
1.88 x 1.84 in. (48 x 46.8 mm)
1.88 x 1.84 in. (48 x 46.8 mm)
Clutch
Wet multi-plate
Wet multi-plate
Carburetion
KEIHIN PE28, single carburetor
KEIHIN PE28, single carburetor
Fuel Capacity
1.3 gal. (5 l)
1.3 gal. (5 l)

Operational

Suspension

Front - Telescopic, pneumatic / coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload

Front - Telescopic, pneumatic / coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload

Features

Chassis Features

  • A tubular steel frame with aluminum beam swingarm provide class-leading performance on the track, especially in the corners. Designed for rigidity, durability and straight-line performance, the frame features large diameter tubing in key areas and a large front reinforcement plate
  • SHOWA 37mm inverted front forks are completely adjustable for rider weight, style and ability. The forks feature a cartridge system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping (also included are guards to protect the inner fork tubes). The forks have 275mm (10.8-inches) of travel
  • A SHOWA large diameter rear shock absorber is valved to produce a plush feel and resistance to bottoming. The shock provides 277mm (10.9-inches) of wheel travel and features adjustable compression and rebound damping force adjustment
  • A twin-piston caliper front brake with 220mm (8.7-inches) large-diameter disc and a rear brake with 200mm (7.9-inches) disc to provide excellent braking performance
  • The light, narrow-diameter front and rear brake hoses improve feel and feedback to the rider. The font hose is routed behind the fork leg, eliminating the need for a brake hose cover
  • A rigid rear brake caliper provides reliable braking performance, long pad life and is easy to maintain. The caliper’s plastic guard reduces the possibility of damage and saves weight
  • The forged aluminum-alloy rear brake pedal is light and strong while providing the rider accurate braking feel
  • High-quality footpegs are made of cast chrome-molybdenum steel, instead of stamped steel, which makes them more durable with better grip
  • Each side of the new color seat has textured surface for better knee gripping
  • The RM85's wheel sizes meet AMA 85cc class regulations (Front: 70/100-17; Rear: 90/100-14)
  • Champion Yellow bodywork with new graphics design, new yellow rear fender, plus black fork protectors and guards provide a professional race look

Engine Features

  • Digital CDI mapping helps create strong engine performance at high RPM
  • The high-revving 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, reed-valve, single-cylinder engine has a bore and stroke of 48.0 x 46.8mm
  • The cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability, low weight and effective heat transfer for superior class performance
  • The exhaust valves are made of aluminum to best match the expansion rate of the cylinder, improving sealing for better engine performance
  • The exhaust valve governor and actuator help provide good throttle response and overall tractability
  • Precise Keihin™ PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response, and is designed for simplified maintenance and tuning
  • The large-capacity radiator provides efficient engine cooling at all engine speeds

New Features

  • New, competition inspired body panel colors, graphics and seat color align perfectly with the all-new RM-Z450

Transmission Features

  • The RM85 is equipped with a smooth shifting six-speed transmission plus a precise rack and pinion activated clutch
  • The long clutch lever makes it easy to accurately locate and work the engagement point during starts and driving off of corners
  • This durable transmission features a refined shift mechanism with a strong detent spring and needle bearing on the left side of the shift drum
  • A knurled shift-pedal tip delivers excellent grip and shift feel for precise gear selection

Chassis Features

  • A tubular steel frame with aluminum beam swingarm provide class-leading performance on the track, especially in the corners. Designed for rigidity, durability and straight-line performance, the frame features large diameter tubing in key areas and a large front reinforcement plate
  • SHOWA 37mm inverted front forks are completely adjustable for rider weight, style and ability. The forks feature a cartridge system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping (also included are guards to protect the inner fork tubes). The forks have 275mm (10.8-inches) of travel
  • A SHOWA large diameter rear shock absorber is valved to produce a plush feel and resistance to bottoming. The shock provides 277mm (10.9-inches) of wheel travel and features adjustable compression and rebound damping force adjustment
  • A twin-piston caliper front brake with 220mm (8.7-inches) large-diameter disc and a rear brake with 200mm (7.9-inches) disc to provide excellent braking performance
  • The light, narrow-diameter front and rear brake hoses improve feel and feedback to the rider. The font hose is routed behind the fork leg, eliminating the need for a brake hose cover
  • A rigid rear brake caliper provides reliable braking performance, long pad life and is easy to maintain. The caliper’s plastic guard reduces the possibility of damage and saves weight
  • The forged aluminum-alloy rear brake pedal is light and strong while providing the rider accurate braking feel
  • High-quality footpegs are made of cast chrome-molybdenum steel, instead of stamped steel, which makes them more durable with better grip
  • Each side of the new color seat has textured surface for better knee gripping
  • The RM85's wheel sizes meet AMA 85cc class regulations (Front: 70/100-17; Rear: 90/100-14)
  • Champion Yellow bodywork with new graphics design, new yellow rear fender, plus black fork protectors and guards provide a professional race look

Engine Features

  • Digital CDI mapping helps create strong engine performance at high RPM
  • The high-revving 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, reed-valve, single-cylinder engine has a bore and stroke of 48.0 x 46.8mm
  • The cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability, low weight and effective heat transfer for superior class performance
  • The exhaust valves are made of aluminum to best match the expansion rate of the cylinder, improving sealing for better engine performance
  • The exhaust valve governor and actuator help provide good throttle response and overall tractability
  • Precise Keihin™ PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response, and is designed for simplified maintenance and tuning
  • The large-capacity radiator provides efficient engine cooling at all engine speeds

New Features

  • New, competition inspired body panel colors, graphics and seat color align perfectly with the all-new RM-Z450

Transmission Features

  • The RM85 is equipped with a smooth shifting six-speed transmission plus a precise rack and pinion activated clutch
  • The long clutch lever makes it easy to accurately locate and work the engagement point during starts and driving off of corners
  • This durable transmission features a refined shift mechanism with a strong detent spring and needle bearing on the left side of the shift drum
  • A knurled shift-pedal tip delivers excellent grip and shift feel for precise gear selection