The 2020 Suzuki RM85 is a kid’s motocrosser. Although it does have approachable power from the 85cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine, its six-speed transmission makes it more appropriate for kids who have already mastered the art of shifting. The RM85 is the smallest of the track-oriented dirt bikes from Suzuki—the other small offering from Suzuki is the more trail-focused DR-Z50. The RM85′s Showa suspension is fully adjustable, making it easy to adapt to track conditions. The wheel sizes (front 70/100-17 and rear 90/100-14) also meet AMA 85cc class regulations, and the ability to earn Suzuki contingency and track-side support with this model mean that Suzuki intends for it to spin around the track.
Some competition for the RM85 include Japanese bikes such as the Yamaha YZ85 and Kawasaki KX85, and European and significantly more-expensive bikes like the KTM 85 SX, Husqvarna TC 85, and TM MX 85.
New features for 2020 include RM-Z250- and 450-inspired body panel colors, graphics, and seat cover colors.