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2008 Suzuki RM85
2008 Suzuki RM85

– 2008 Suzuki RM85

2008 Suzuki RM85

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 a longer swingarm and wheelbase to suit larger riders. Either way, with smooth power delivery, loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, both bikes are perfect for learning to race – and learning to win!


Engine Features

– 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

– SCEM-plated cylinder – lighter than a steel-sleeved cylinder with superior heat transfer capability
Keihin™ PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response and is designed for simplified maintenance

– 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

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

– Large-capacity radiator for efficient engine cooling

– Magneto cover with styling similar to RM/250


Chassis Features

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

– Aluminum swingarm with chain adjustment system similar to RM250

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

– 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

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

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

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

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

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

– Wheel sizes to meet AMA 85cc class regulations F: 70/100-17, R: 90/100-14

– Fuel tank, radiator shroud, seat and number plates with design and graphics similar to RM250


MSRP: $3,099

Model Number RM85K8
Type Motocross
Warranty 0
Suggested Retail $3099
SEP $0
Engine 84.7cc, two-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, AETC, crankcase reed
Bore & Stroke 48 x 46.8mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 / 10.9:1
Fuel System Keihin™ PE28
Lubrication Premix
Ignition CDI
Starter Kick
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive #428 chain
Overall Length 1805 (71.1 in.)
Overall Width 735mm (28.9 in.)
Overall Height 1100mm (43.3 in.)
Seat Height 850mm (33.5 in.)
Ground Clearance 325mm (12.8 in.)
Wheelbase 1240mm (48.8 in.)
Dry Weight 65 kg (143 lbs.)
Suspension Front Inverted, cartridge-type, 20-way adjustable compression & fully-adjustable rebound damping, 10.8 inches of travel.
Suspension Rear Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, and 4-way compression and 16-way rebound damping, 10.9 inches of travel.
Brakes Front Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M
Tires Rear 90/100-1449M
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 liter (1.3 gal.)
Color Yellow


MSRP: $4,399

Engine Type Two-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, AETC, crankcase reed
Displacement 84.7 cc
Bore/Stroke 48.0 mm x 46.8 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Keihin™ PE28
Lubrication Fuel/oil premixture of 30:1
Ignition CDI
Starter Kick
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive #428 Chain
Overall LxWxH (mm) 1,805 x 735 x 1,100 RM85L – 1,895 x 735 , 1,100
LxWxH (in) 71.1 x 28.9 x 43.3
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Wheelbase 1.240 mm (48.8 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Dry Weight 65 kg (143 lbs)
Front Suspension Inverted, cartridge-type. 20-way adjustable compression and fully-adjustable rebound damping, 10.8 inches of travel
Rear Suspension Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, 4-way compression and 16-way rebound damping, 10.9 inches of travel
Front Brakes Single hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 70/100-17 40M
Rear Tire 90/100-14 49M
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.25 imp gal)
Colour Yellow

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