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2023 Suzuki RM85

2023 Suzuki RM85
Champion Yellow No. 2
MSRP: $4,499.00
Manufacturer: Suzuki
Condition: New


The 2023 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!


Competition motorcycles like the RM85 can only be ridden on non-public land in California per California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulations.




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.)
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Keihin PE28, single carburetor
Primary kickstarter

Drive Train

Wet multi-plate
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.)
Champion Yellow No. 2


Electronic ignition (CDI)
Spark Plug


Overall Length
1805 mm (71.1 in.)
Overall Width
735 mm (28.9 in.)
Overall Height
1100 mm (43.3 in.)
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.)


Not applicable


Key Items

  • Liquid-cooled, 84.7cc, 2-stroke, single cylinder engine produces smooth power at any RPM
  • Class-leading light weight and nimble handling
  • Includes the ability to earn Suzuki contingency and track-side support
  • Six-speed transmission with precise shifting and clutch action lets riders blast out of any corner
  • Fully adjustable Showa inverted fork and piggyback reservoir rear shock


  • 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 exhaust valves are made of aluminum to best match the expansion rate of the cylinder, improving sealing for better engine performance.
  • Precise Keihin PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response and is designed for simplified maintenance and tuning.
  • The large-capacity radiator provides efficient engine cooling at all engine speeds.
  • The cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability, low weight, and effective heat transfer for superior class performance.
  • The exhaust valve governor and actuator help provide good throttle response and overall tractability.
  • Digital CDI mapping helps create strong engine performance at high rpm.


  • The RM85 is equipped with a smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission and a precise rack-and-pinion activated clutch.
  • This durable transmission features a refined shift mechanism with a strong detent spring and needle bearing on the left side of the shift drum.
  • The long clutch lever makes it easy to accurately locate and work the engagement point during starts and when driving off corners.
  • 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 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.
  • The light, narrow-diameter front and rear brake hoses improve feel and feedback to the rider. The front hose is routed behind the fork leg, eliminating the need for a brake hose cover.
  • The forged aluminum alloy rear brake pedal is light and strong, while providing the rider accurate braking feel.
  • Champion Yellow bodywork with black fork protectors and guards that provide a professional race look.
  • The RM85's wheel sizes meet AMA 85cc class regulations (Front: 70/100-17; Rear: 90/100-14).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High-quality footpegs are made of cast chrome-molybdenum steel, instead of stamped steel, which makes them more durable with better grip.
  • Each side of the new color seat has a textured surface for better knee gripping.
  • See Suzuki’s industry-leading Amateur Contingency Program at SuzukiCycles.com/Racing.

Additional Items

  • Competition motorcycles like the RM85 can only be ridden on non-public land in California per California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulations.

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