2009 Suzuki RM85 Pictures & Specs

Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650

MSRP: $3,499

Model Number RM85K9
Type Motocross
Suggested Retail Price $3499

SEP $0
Engine 2-stroke, liquid-cooled
Bore & Stroke 48.0 mm (1.890 in) x 46.8 mm (1.843 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5/10.9 : 1
Fuel System KEIHIN PE28, single

Lubrication Fuel/oil premixture of 30 : 1
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Starter Primary kick
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive D.I.D 428DS, 118 links
Overall Length 1805 mm (71.1 in)

Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Overall Height 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in)
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in)
Wheelbase 1240 mm (48.8 in)
Dry Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)

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

Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal)
Color Champion Yellow No. 2

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

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