2016 Suzuki RM85 | Dirt Rider
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2016 Suzuki RM85

  • 2016 Suzuki RM85

Editor's Rating

MSRP

$4,099

Displacement (CC)

85

Seat Height (in)

34

Wet Weight (lbs)

161

It's widely known that kids are the future of the world, and what better way to raise those kids than on a Suzuki dirt bike? Made in Japan and built specifically for the youth rider, the 2016 RM85 brings big-bike performance to a pint-sized package, all for $4,099 of lawn-mowing money. So long as junior is comfortable with a 34-inch seat height and 161-pound overall weight, the RM85 should be a great learning tool for your youngster. The 85cc package may not be small, but depending on what your kid is looking for, it may be the perfect amount of punch to haul them around as they develop their skills and create awesome memories. Get more info on the latest minis.

Suzukis mini range has long been a popular choice among budding riders, and the 2016 RM85 has proven to be the perfect choice for those who crave 85cc of fun in a 33.5-inch tall package for $4,099. As a motorcross bike, the RM85 expresses familiar traits found in the bigger 2-stroke Suzukis, leading many young riders to grow incredibly fond of these yellow rippers.

"This is a full-race motorcycle but its engine’s powervalve gives the little RM better low rpm power and a less aggressive hit into the midrange. This benefits all riders, but is especially good news for novices and riders also looking to trail ride their 85."

Pete Peterson, Dirt Rider Associate Editor

Specifications

Engine

  • Bore (MM)48
  • Compression Ratio9.5:1
  • CoolingLiquid
  • Displacement in CC84.7
  • Displacement in CI5.2
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterKick
  • Stroke46.8
  • Valve ConfigurationReed Valve

Transmission

  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Transmission TypeManual

Tires

  • Front Tire70/100 R17 40M
  • Rear Tire90/100 R14 49M

Brakes

  • Front Brake Diameter220
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter7.9
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension Brand NameShowa®
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameShowa®
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)33.5

Other

  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.3
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeMotorcross
  • Wet Weight (lbs)161
  • Wheelbase (in)48.8

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