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2013 Suzuki RM85L
2013 Suzuki RM85L

2013 Suzuki RM85L
2013 Suzuki RM85L

2013 Suzuki RM85L Review

2013 Suzuki RM85L

Both the RM85L and RM85 are loaded with technology derived from Suzuki’s championship-winning motocross bikes. Both bikes offer incredible performance with the RM85L featuring larger wheels and an extended swingarm and wheelbase specially designed to suit larger riders. With smooth power delivery and loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, these are the perfect bikes for anyone learning to race—and to win!



2013 Suzuki RM85L Features and Benefits

Mount up. Because 1st place doesn’t come without a fight. Razor-sharp handling. Beastly torque. Quick-response braking. They’re not features, they’re the difference between podium and parking lot. Our legendary RM-Zs put the track—and the competition—at your mercy.

Engine Features

84.7cc engine
High-revving 84.7cc, liquid-cooled, case-reed engine produces strong peak power and torque – includes aluminum exhaust valves for more stable exhaust flow and RM125-style exhaust valve governor and linkage for precise valve movement and strong throttle response

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

Shift lever tip
Knurl-finished gear shift lever tip for improved appearance and feel

Large-capacity radiator
Large-capacity radiator for efficient engine cooling

Magneto cover
Magneto cover with styling similar to RM250

SCEM-plated cylinder
SCEM-plated cylinder – lighter than a steel-sleeved cylinder with superior heat transfer capability


Transmission Features

Easy to use clutch
Easy to use clutch lever with long lever stroke for precise clutch operation and feel

Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission
Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission – shift drum detent plate and detent spring designed for positive shift feel, plus needle bearing mounted on the left side of the shift drum to reduce friction


Chassis Features

Showa rear shock abs
Showa rear shock absorber with large diameter shock body and valving designed to produce a plush feel and increase bottoming resistance

Aluminum swingarm
Aluminum swingarm with chain adjustment system similar to RM250

Brake and shift pedaals
Brake and shift pedals designed with thick cross-section for durability

Chrome-moly footpegs
Chrome-moly footpegs for increased durability and improved rider feel

Frame designed for increased rigidity, durability and straight line performance; features large diameter tubing in key areas and large front reinforcement plate

Lightweight rear brake
Lightweight rear brake system with large 200mm diameter rear brake rotor for positive brake feel

Showa 37mm inverted fork
Showa 37mm inverted fork featuring cartridge damping system with fully-adjustable rebound damping and 20-way adjustable compression damping – Includes fork guards to protect inner fork tubes

Twin piston front brake
Twin piston front brake caliper and large 220mm diameter front brake rotor, plus large capacity front master cylinder

Wheel sizes
Wheel sizes of F: 70/100-19, R: 90/100-16 to fit a variety of young riders



2013 Suzuki RM85L – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Color Champion Yellow
Curb Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Final Drive Chain, D.I.D 428DS, 122 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3 US gallons)
Ground Clearance 355 mm (14.0 in)
Overall Height 1165 mm (45.9 in)
Overall Length 1895 mm (74.6 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Seat Height 875 mm (34.4 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 70/100-19 42M
Tires Rear 90/100-16 52M
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1280 mm (50.4 in)

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

Warranty No Warranty



2013 Suzuki RM85L – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: NA

Model Not Available

2013 Suzuki RM85L – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £3,267 RRP (Arriving September 2012).


Overall length: 1895mm (74.6in)
Overall width: 735mm (28.9in)
Overall height: 1165mm (45.9in)
Wheelbase: 1280mm (50.4in)
Seat height: 875mm (34.4in)
Kerb Mass: 74kg (163.1lbs)
Fuel capacity: 5.0litres (1.1 UK gallons)


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


Front suspension: Showa telescopic, compression damping 20-way adjustable, rebound damping 3-turn adjustable
Rear suspension: Showa link type, spring preload fully adjustable, compression damping 2.5-turn adjustable, rebound damping 2.5-turn adjustable
Front brakes: Disc
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 70/100-19
Rear tyres: 90/100-16


All specifications subject to change without notice by Suzuki.

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