Racing Success Starts Here!

The RM85/L continues to carry on the powerful tradition of racing excellence in the Suzuki motocross family.
The reliable 2-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm with an emphasis on low- to mid-range performance.

Key Features

- Liquid-cooled, 84.7cm³, 2-stroke, single-cylinder engine produces smooth power at any RPM.

- 6-speed transmission with precise shifting and clutch action lets riders blast out of any corner.

- Class-leading light weight and nimble handling.

- Fully adjustable SHOWA inverted fork and piggyback reservoir rear shock.

- Includes the ability to earn Suzuki contingency and track-side support.

Engine Features

- The high-revving, 84.7cm³ liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, reed-valve, single-cylinder engine has a bore and stroke of 48.0mm x 46.8mm.

- The cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, low weight, and effective heat transfer that deliver 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.

- Digital CDI mapping helps create strong engine performance at high rpm.

- The large-capacity radiator provides efficient engine cooling at all engine speeds.

- The RM85/L is equipped with a smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission and 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 when driving out of corners.

- The 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 provides 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.

- The SHOWA 37mm inverted-style 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 fork legs have 275mm of travel.

- The SHOWA large diameter rear shock absorber is valved to produce a plush feel and is resistant to bottoming. The shock provides 277mm of wheel travel and features adjustable compression and rebound damping force adjustment.

- A twin-piston caliper front brake with 220mm large-diameter disc and rear brake with 200mm disc provide excellent braking performance.

- The light, narrow-diameter front and rear brake hoses improve feel and feedback to the rider. The front hose is routed behind the fork leg, eliminating the need for a brake hose cover.

- A rigid rear brake caliper provides reliable braking performance and 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.

- Champion Yellow No.2 bodywork with black fork protectors and guards provide a professional race look.

- Each side of the seat has a textured surface for better knee gripping.

- The RM85 sports a 17-inch front (70/100-17 40M, tube type) and 14-inch rear (90/100-14 49M, tube type) tire, while the RM85L has a 19-inch front (70/100-19 42M, tube type) and 16-inch rear (90/100-16 52M, tube type) tire.

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Engine Type 2-stroke, 1-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Engine Displacement 84.7 cm3 (5.2 cu. in)
Bore x Stroke 48.0 mm x 46.8 mm (1.9 in x 1.8 in)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Overall Length [RM85]
1,805 mm (71.1 in)
1,895 mm (74.6 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Overall Height [RM85]
1,100 mm (43.3 in)
1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Wheelbase [RM85]
1,240 mm (48.8 in)
1,280 mm (50.4 in)
Ground Clearance [RM85]
325 mm (12.8 in)
355 mm (14.0 in)
Seat Height [RM85]
850 mm (33.5 in)
875 mm (34.4 in)
Curb Mass [RM85]
73 kg (161 lbs)
74 kg (163 lbs)
Suspension Front Inverted Telescopic, pneumatic/ coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front [RM85]
70/100-17 40M, tube type
[RM85L] 70/100-19 42M, tube type
Tires Rear [RM85]
90/100-14 49M, tube type
90/100-16 52M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal)

Colors [RM85L]

Colors [RM85]

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