2006 Suzuki RM85L

May. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
Refinements and Replicas

The RM85L (and RM85) are loaded with technology derived from Suzuki's championship-winning motocross bikes. The RM85L features larger wheels and a longer swingarm and wheelbase to suit larger riders.


  • 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 TM 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 (same size as single RM125 radiator)
  • Magneto cover with styling similar to RM125/250


  • 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 RM125 and 250
  • 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 RM125 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
  • RM125-style clutch lever with long lever stroke for precise clutch operation and feel
  • Two wheel size versions to fit a variety of young riders: RM85 - F: 70/100-17, R: 90/100-14, RM85L - F: 70/100-19, R: 90/100-16
  • Fuel tank, radiator shroud, seat and number plates with design and graphics similar to RM125/250
2006 RM85L Specifications
MSRP $3,199.00
Engine: 84.7cc, two-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, AETC, crankcase reed
Bore Stroke: 48 x 46.8mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 / 10.9:1
Fuel System: KeihinTM PE28
Lubrication: Premix
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: #428 chain
Overall Length: 1895 (74.6 in.)
Overall Width: 735mm (28.9 in.)
Overall Height: 1165mm (45.9 in.)
Seat Height: 875mm (34.4 in.)
Ground Clearance: 355mm (14.0 in.)
Wheelbase: 1280mm (50.4 in.)
Dry Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Inverted, cartridge-type, 20-way adjustable compression & fully-adjustable rebound damping, 10.8 inches of travel.
Suspension Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, and 4-way compression and 16-way rebound damping, 10.9 inches of travel.
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 70/100-19 42M
Tires Rear: 90/100-16 52M
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.0 liter (1.3 gal.)
Color: Yellow

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