New 2023 Suzuki RM85


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.


Liquid-cooled, 84.7cc, 2-stroke, single cylinder engine produces smooth power at any RPM

Six-speed transmission with precise shifting and clutch action lets riders blast out of any corner

Class-leading light weight and nimble handling

Fully adjustable Showa inverted fork and piggyback reservoir rear shock

Includes the ability to earn Suzuki contingency and track-side support


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 cylinder features Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability, low weight, and

effective heat transfer for superior class performance.

The exhaust valves are made of aluminum to best match the expansion rate of the cylinder, improving

sealing for better engine performance.

The exhaust valve governor and actuator help provide good throttle response and overall tractability.

Precise Keihin PE28 carburetor provides smooth throttle response and is designed for simplified

maintenance and tuning.

Digital CDI mapping helps create strong engine performance at high rpm.

The large-capacity radiator provides efficient engine cooling at all engine speeds.


The RM85 is equipped with a smooth-shifting, six-speed transmission and a precise rack-and-pinion

activated clutch.

The long clutch lever makes it easy to accurately locate and work the engagement point during starts and

when driving off corners.

This durable transmission features a refined shift mechanism with a strong detent spring and needle

bearing on the left side of the shift drum.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

A rigid rear brake caliper provides reliable braking performance and long pad life, and is easy to maintain.

The caliper's plastic guard reduces