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2017 Suzuki RM85


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The 2017 RM85 continues to carry on the powerful tradition of racing excellence in the Suzuki motocross family. The reliable two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm with an emphasis on low to mid-range performance. Just like its larger RM-Z cousins, the RM85 delivers class-leading handling for both experienced racers and rookie riders alike. With its smooth power delivery and lightweight handling, the RM85 is the perfect motocross bike for anyone learning to race—and striving to win!

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
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)
  • New competition inspired body panel colors, graphics and seat color
  • Engine: 84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder
  • Bore x Stroke: 48.0 mm (1.88 in.) x 46.8 mm (1.84 in.)
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5 / 10.9 : 1
  • Fuel System: KEIHIN PE28, single carburetor
  • Starter: Primary kick
Drive Train
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
  • Clutch: Wet multi-plate style, manual release
  • 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, single rotor
  • Brakes Rear: Disc brake, single rotor
  • 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 gal.)
  • Color: Champion Yellow No.2 / Solid Black
  • 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 lb.)
  • Warranty: No Warranty
For your safety, always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing when riding any motorcycle or ATV. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Study your owner's manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course. For the MSF street course nearest you, call 1-800-446-9227. Off-road riders can enroll in the DirtBike SchoolSM by calling 1-877-288-7093. ATV riders can call the SVIA at 1-800-852-5344 and we’ll even pay for the training. Suzuki engineered the GSX-Rs™, Hayabusa, and the QuadSport Z400 for experienced riders. Specifications, appearances, equipment, color, features, materials and other items of “SUZUKI” products shown are subject to change by manufacturer at any time without notice.



Engine Type
2-stroke, single cylinder
Bore and Stroke
1.88 x 1.84 in. (48.0 x 46.8 mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5 / 10.9 : 1
Fuel System
KEIHIN PE28, single carburetor


Front Suspension
Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Front Brakes
Disc brake, single rotor
Front Tire
70/100-17 40M, tube type
Rear Suspension
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Brakes
Disc brake, single rotor
Rear Tire
90/100-14 49M, tube type


Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 161 lb. (73 kg)
Fuel Capacity
1.3 US gal. (5.0 L)
48.8 in. (1240 mm)
Ground Clearance
12.8 in. (325 mm)
Seat Height
33.5 in. (850 mm)


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


Champion Yellow No.2 / Solid Black
No Warranty


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