The Dirt Bike Guy: 2012 Suzuki RM85
2012 Suzuki RM85: An Impressive Dirt Bike
A lot of manufacturers have tried to stake a claim in the dirt bike
industry, but few have done it with such success and consistency as
Suzuki. The manufacturer has created an impressive line of off-road
offerings with the most recent models continuing to build off that
tradition by providing a wide range of features and capabilities on
each new bike. Suzuki has a history of producing strong racing
machines, and the RM85 is no different.
Engine And Chassis
The two-stroke, liquid-cooled engine is small but mighty, offering
a displacement of 85cc and smooth riding, even at lower speeds. In
fact, the motor was created with low- to mid-range performance in
mind, so riders can take advantage of a quality experience even
without pushing the upper limits of the machine. As an added
benefit, the Keihin PE28 carburetor has been installed to promote
this smooth throttle response while also reducing the amount of
The chassis of the Suzuki RM85 has been designed to provide maximum agility without weighing a rider down with a heavy machine. Particularly good on corners, the steel frame and thick aluminum swingarm are ideal for maintaining control of the bike at high speeds, but the RM85 is light enough to be manageable at low speeds, too. With a total curb weight of only 161 pounds, this Suzuki boasts a low weight, even when the 1.3-gallon fuel tank is filled.
Entry Level Features
Those who are new to the world of off-roading can learn a
thing or two with the help of the Suzuki RM85. The excellent
low-range delivery and smooth riding make the machine ideal for
beginners or novices who are still acclimating themselves to dirt
bikes, while the safety features, such as a textured surface for
improved knee gripping, are enough to make anyone feel secure.
Aspects like the brakes, which are comprised of a twin piston
caliper front brake with a 220mm disc and a 200mm disc on the rear
brake, provide excellent stopping power that will give any rider
confidence in the bike.
Suzuki continues its strong presence among dirt bikes with the
RM85. Based on the agile nature of the motorcycle and its
impressive features, this machine is yet another solid option for
riders who are ready to plunge into the world of off-roading.
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