2021 Suzuki RM85 : STRIVING TO WIN.
Introducing the 2021 Suzuki RM85 Guide…
The 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!
2021 Suzuki RM85 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Motocross models –
As one of the winningest brands in the history of the sport, Suzuki’s motocross machines remain the champion’s choice, as their sleek, cutting edge appearance, powerful, yet reliable engine, and natural ergonomics continue to deliver on Suzuki’s racing identity.
The RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 siblings epitomize Suzuki’s “Winning Balance” philosophy with strong brakes for
controlled stopping power, a wide spread of engine torque with high peak power, and a strong, light, and nimble chassis that remains the class standard for cornering performance and extraordinarily precise handling. Add to that leading ergonomics, beautiful styling and unmatched reliability and you’ve got the perfect race-ready machine.
The RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 return with updated graphics for 2021, as well as the ability to now tune the
electronic fuel injection, and ignition system for maximum performance, thanks to Suzuki’s mobile device-based MX-Tuner 2.0 and proven fuel-coupler system that are included with each 2021 RM-Z250 and RM-Z450. Now you can easily tune your motorcycle to suit track conditions or your riding preference from the convenience of your personal device.
The RM85 returns with updated graphics for 2021 and continues to carry on the powerful tradition of racing
excellence and like its larger RM-Z cousins, the RM85 delivers Suzuki’s renowned handling for both experienced junior racers and rookie riders alike. With its reliable two-stroke engine, smooth power delivery and lightweight handling, the RM85 is the perfect motocross bike for anyone learning to race—and striving to win.
2021 Suzuki RM85 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The high-revving, 84.7cc, two-stroke, liquid-cooled, reed-valve, single cylinder engine has a bore and stroke of 48.0 mm 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.
Digital CDI mapping helps create strong engine performance at high RPM.
The large-capacity radiator provides efficient cooling at all engine speeds.
The RM85 is equipped with a smooth-shifting, six-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.
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.
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 fork is completely adjustable for rider weight, style, and ability. The fork features 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 275 mm (10.8 inches) of travel.
The Showa large diameter rear shock absorber is valved to produce a plush feel and is resistant to bottoming. The shock provides 277 mm (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-inch) large-diameter disc and a rear brake with 200mm (7.9-inch) 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 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 bodywork with new RM-Z style graphics design plus black fork protectors and guards that provide a professional race look.
Each side of the new color seat has a textured surface for better knee gripping and a top blue panel that matches the bike’s graphics.
The RM85’s wheel sizes meet AMA 85cc class regulations (Front: 70/100-17; Rear: 90/100-14).
2021 Suzuki RM85 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 4,299 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
|Engine||84.7cc, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||48.0 mm x 46.8 mm (1.88 in. x 1.84 in.)|
|Fuel System||Keihin PE28, single carburetor|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, DID 428DS, 118 links|
|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 gal.)|
|Color||Champion Yellow 2.0|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (CDI)|
|Spark Plug||NGK BR10ES|
|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.)|
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