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2018 Suzuki RM85 Review

2018 Suzuki RM85
2018 Suzuki RM85
2018 Suzuki RM85
2018 Suzuki RM85

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER.

The 2018 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!

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2018 Suzuki RM85 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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.

 

 

 

2018 Suzuki RM85 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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

 

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)

Champion Yellow bodywork with new graphics design, new yellow rear fender, plus black fork protectors and guards provide a professional race look

 

 

 

2018 Suzuki RM85 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4149 USD

Engine
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 starter
Drive Train
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Chain, D.I.D. 428DS, 118 links
Chassis
Suspension Front Telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front Disc brake, single rotor
Brakes Rear Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front 70/100-17 M/C 40M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-14 M/C 49M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3 US gallons)
Color Championship Yellow with black/blue accents
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Spark Plug NGK BR10ES
Dimensions
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.)
Warranty
Warranty Non-applicable

 

 

2018 Suzuki RM85 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN

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2018 Suzuki RM85 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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