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2013 Suzuki RM85
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2013 Suzuki RM85
2013 Suzuki RM85

2013 Suzuki RM85
2013 Suzuki RM85

2013 Suzuki RM85 Review

2013 Suzuki RM85

The RM85 is back and it’s here to carry on the powerful tradition of racing excellence in the Suzuki RM family. Its two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm with an emphasis on low- to mid-range performance. Just like its bigger brothers, the RM85 delivers class-leading handling for experienced racers and rookie riders alike. With its smooth power delivery and loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, the 2013 RM85 is the perfect motocross bike for anyone learning to race—and to win!

RM85 available in small and big-wheel versions with a number of performane enhancing revisions.

This model has a tubular steel frame and an aluminium swingarm for performance on the track. An excellent first machine for those aspiring to compete in the bigger engine class.

 

 

2013 Suzuki RM85 Features and Benefits

Engine Features

The RM85's high-revving 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, reed-valve engine has a bore and stroke of 48.0mm x 46.8mm. The cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability, weight reduction and effective heat transfer for superior class performance.

A Keihin™ PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response and is designed for simplified maintenance.

The exhaust valves are made of aluminum to best match the expansion rate of the cylinder itself, improve sealing.

The RM85's exhaust valve governor and actuator helps provide good throttle response and overall tractability.

A digital CDI map helps provide strong engine performance at higher rpms.

The RM85 comes with a large-capacity radiator for efficient engine cooling.

 

Transmission Features

The RM85 is equipped with a smooth shifting six-speed transmission. The transmission features a fully worked-out shift mechanism including a strong shift-drum detent spring and needle bearing on the left side of the shift drum. A knurled shift-pedal tip delivers excellent grip and shift feel.

 

Chassis Features

A tubular steel frame and thick wall aluminum swingarm provides class-leading performance on the track, especially in the corners. The frame was designed for increased rigidity, durability and straight-line performance; it 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 damping system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping (also included are fork guards to protect the inner fork tubes). The front forks offer 275mm (10.8-inches) of travel.

A Showa rear shock absorber, with large diameter shock body, is designed and properly valved to produce a plush feel and increase bottoming resistance. The Showa rear shock provides 277mm (10.9-inches) of wheel travel.

The RM85 comes with 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 RM85 also comes with a light, narrow-diameter front and rear brake hose. The font brake hose is routed behind the fork leg, eliminating the need for a brake hose cover, which helps reduce weight.

A rigid rear brake caliper provides reliable braking performance, long pad life and is easy to maintain.

A plastic rear brake caliper guard reduces the possibility of deformation and saves weight as well.

The RM85's forged aluminum-alloy rear brake pedal gives the rider accurate braking feel.

The RM85's footpegs are made of cast chrome-molybdenum steel, instead of stamped steel, which makes them more durable with better grip.

A long clutch lever makes it easy to accurately locate and work the engagement point during starts and when clutching off at corners.

Each side of the RM85's 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).




 


 

2013 Suzuki RM85 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Chassis
Overall Length 1805 mm (71.1 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Overall Height 1240 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase 1240 mm (48.8 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Curb Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, D.I.D. 428DS, 118 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow

Engine
Bore Stroke 48 x 46.8mm
Engine 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5/10.9:1
Fuel System KEIHIN PE28, single
Starter Primary kick
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Fuel/Oil premixture of 30:1

Warranty
Warranty No Warranty

 

 


 

2013 Suzuki RM85 - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4,299 CDN

Chassis
Overall Length 1805 mm (71.1 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Overall Height 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase 1240 mm (48.8 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Curb Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, D.I.D. 428DS, 118 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Color Champion Yellow No. 2
Curb Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Dry Weight 161
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.25 Imp gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.3
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Ground Clearance 12.8
Overall Length 1805 mm (71.1 in)
Overall Length 71.1
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Overall Width 28.9
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Seat Height 33.5
Suspension Front Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1240 mm (48.8 in)
Wheelbase 48.8
Engine
Bore x Stroke 48 x 46.8mm
Engine 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5/10.9:1
Fuel System KEIHIN PE28, single
Starter Primary kick
Bore 1.890
Bore Stroke 48.0 mm (1.890 in) x 46.8 mm (1.843 in)
Engine 5.2
Fuel System KEIHIN PE28, single
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Fuel/oil premixture of 30 : 1
Starter Primary kick
Stroke 1.843
Warranty
Warranty No warranty




2013 Suzuki RM85 - UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £3,165 RRP (Arriving September 2012).

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 1805mm (71.1in)
Overall width: 735mm (28.9in)
Overall height: 1100mm (43.3in)
Wheelbase: 1240mm (48.8in)
Seat height: 850mm (33.5in)
Kerb Mass: 73kg (160.9lbs)
Fuel capacity: 5.0litres (1.1 UK gallons)

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 84cc
Engine: 2-stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder
Bore: 48 mm x 46.8 mm
Compression ratio: 9.5/10.9 : 1
Lubrication: Fuel/oil premixturef 30 : 1
Ignition: CDI
Fuel system: KEIHIN PE28, single
Starter: Kick
Transmission: 6-speed
Drive: Chain

CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: SHOWA, telescopic forks, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Swingarm, link type, SHOQA piggyback-reservoir shock
Front brakes: Disc
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 70/100-17 40M
Rear tyres: 90/100-14 49M

 

All specifications subject to change without notice by Suzuki.


 

 

 

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