When was the RM85 last updated?

Related:
Create New Tag

6/9/2020 7:41 AM

As the title says, i figure it has been over a decade but I couldnt find anything with a google search.

|

Instagram: logi.bear93
Youtube: Logi. Bear93

6/9/2020 7:52 AM

I think around the same time that Budweiser went to long-necks?

|

I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

6/9/2020 7:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2020 7:55 AM

somewhere around the early 2000's they switched to upside down forks. I think that was the last real performance upgrade.

|

6/9/2020 7:57 AM

|

6/9/2020 8:09 AM

4DAIVIPAI2K5 wrote:

As the title says, i figure it has been over a decade but I couldnt find anything with a google search.

I'm to old...can't remember....

|

Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

6/9/2020 8:11 AM

Yep, 2002. Millsaps rode the prototype, or "testing mule" as early as 2000. Needs a major overhaul......

|

6/9/2020 9:08 AM

That bike desperately needs an update. All the plastics look so old. Polisport should come out with a restyle kit for that poor bike.

|

6/9/2020 9:10 AM

I remember my first 80 was a 1990 yz 80, my buddies RM ripped compared to my poor yz. Anyway, that was 2,000 years ago and the bike is basically the same.

|

6/9/2020 9:49 AM

I remember the 05 I had they updated the front and rear brakes from the 04 to go to Honda style routing, and changed the rear linkage (which I remember PR2 saying wasn't good so we used theirs instead). BNG since then.

|

I'm not an actual kid
Red Bud Vet Fest 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gpxS0KgQFc

District 14
2017 KTM 150

R.I.P. Steel City

6/9/2020 3:24 PM

I GETTED THE 2008 BUT I DIND NO THE DIFFRINCE OF THE OTHER SUSUZKI BEFORE IT

|

suszuki rm85

6/9/2020 4:33 PM

Thanks everyone.

|

Instagram: logi.bear93
Youtube: Logi. Bear93

6/9/2020 6:26 PM

tylermx967 wrote:

I GETTED THE 2008 BUT I DIND NO THE DIFFRINCE OF THE OTHER SUSUZKI BEFORE IT

2008 is the best one.

|

6/9/2020 7:51 PM

FerCzD wrote:

That bike desperately needs an update. All the plastics look so old. Polisport should come out with a restyle kit for that poor bike.

Forget the plastics. I know a fast 80 rider a few years ago who kept braking the frames on his. Beef up the frame, swingarm and suspension first.

|

6/9/2020 7:54 PM

They actually rebranded it as a 450 so about 2005ish

|

6/9/2020 7:57 PM

Do they still make the big wheel?

|

Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

6/9/2020 9:26 PM

2005. New swingarm with better chain adjusters, smaller rear disk, new rear caliper. Re-routed front brake line with 2 piston caliper. Transmission drum went from riding directly on the aluminum cases to having a bearing. Non-adjustable 1 piece power valve. Improved rear shock with internal anodizing. Probably a few more updates I'm forgetting.

Truth be told, most of the basic design comes from the early 90's, as do the YZ and KX85's. Many of the parts will interchange going all the way back.

YZ wheels fit the RM if you use the RM spacers (I have some RM Talon wheels for sale, btw), though the rear disk is the smaller 04 size.
Fork and shock springs can interchange with the CR85/CRF150.

When my son raced them I had a slew of RM85's in the garage. Good bikes, but as noted they could really use an update.

|

6/10/2020 2:00 AM

I didn’t realize there was a new race bike sold with silver wheels still.
Photo

|

6/10/2020 2:15 AM

They may not of had any big updates for years but they’re a great bike.
Built quite a few of them and with the right mods, the engine produces the most rideable power of any 85 after a considerable hp boost.

|

6/10/2020 3:56 AM

I still have 2 rm85 big wheels in the garage one just got rebuilt the other is in prep to become a super mini as a pit bike for me smile . Have a plan for a custom Aluminium tank to make twin radiators possible.

As for restyle UFO makes a front and rear fender

Photo

In Australia they come stock with ufo redesign plastics and pro circuit pipe as pictured above.

Here is a cool kit that I’d love....
http://www.gmxradiators.co.uk/cgi-bin/sitewise.pl?act=big&p=665&id=gmx

Would love to see Suzuki put in some effort I’d sell all my Huskies to have a new Suzuki 2 stroke.

|

6/10/2020 4:24 AM

My boy is still a year or 2 away from and 85, but his best friend is going to an 85. His pop is looking at a zuki but his mom is looking at a new yz. I think for $400 bucks more they should go with the yz that just go updated. but I was looking for info on the Rm too. Thanks everyone.

|

Instagram: logi.bear93
Youtube: Logi. Bear93

6/10/2020 5:22 AM

They could at least change the pipe so that it doesn’t still look like it did in 1983.

|

6/10/2020 10:32 AM

1985

|

6/10/2020 10:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/10/2020 10:41 AM

Why would even you buy a new rm85?
Go for a SX/TC 85, or a YZ.
They are updateds bikes.
If you want a japanese bike but don't like the yz, go for the kawi. Slightly better than the zook, very reliable bike, bulletproof!

|

rarararaataatatatata

6/10/2020 1:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/7/2020 4:20 PM

|

6/10/2020 2:15 PM

zdog636 wrote:

I have to admit, 1983 is looking pretty cool right about now.

|

6/10/2020 7:25 PM

They rip and are a great 85 for any kid to learn to go fast on. Everyone seems so hung up on new plastic...but you can find super clean RMs for around 1k while comparative used YZs runs twice that and a used KTM is 3 times the money. The motor is still plenty fast and so easy to ride just like they were when I was on them in the early 90s.

The KX 60 didn’t really change for 20 years and it wasn’t like kids didn’t go fast....racing was more affordable and attractive to families and gates were full...maybe that’s more of what the agenda should be with mini bikes.

|

6/10/2020 7:33 PM

4DAIVIPAI2K5 wrote:

My boy is still a year or 2 away from and 85, but his best friend is going to an 85. His pop is looking at a zuki but his mom is looking at a new yz. I think for $400 bucks more they should go with the yz that just go updated. but I was looking for info on the Rm too. Thanks everyone.

If you decide the 'zuki is the bike, get in touch with Dean at R&D Racing. He's got parts and talent on building the little RM's

|

'75-'83 through the minicycle boom.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I was fast... But being fast is relative to who else is on the track with you.

ZachO fan! ZO16

TG243 fan!

6/10/2020 8:47 PM

Deja New wrote:

I still have 2 rm85 big wheels in the garage one just got rebuilt the other is in prep to become a super mini as a pit bike for me smile . Have a plan for a custom Aluminium tank to make twin radiators possible.

As for restyle UFO makes a front and rear fender

Photo

In Australia they come stock with ufo redesign plastics and pro circuit pipe as pictured above.

Here is a cool kit that I’d love....
http://www.gmxradiators.co.uk/cgi-bin/sitewise.pl?act=big&p=665&id=gmx

Would love to see Suzuki put in some effort I’d sell all my Huskies to have a new Suzuki 2 stroke.

This one is Alum tank with DRZ125 Shrouds Photo

|

Thank you,
Fly Racing, WPS, Dt-1, Mika Metals, Maxima, 100%, Motostuff, Factory Connection, Evs

6/11/2020 1:46 AM

Deja New wrote:

I still have 2 rm85 big wheels in the garage one just got rebuilt the other is in prep to become a super mini as a pit bike for me smile . Have a plan for a custom Aluminium tank to make twin radiators possible.

As for restyle UFO makes a front and rear fender

Photo

In Australia they come stock with ufo redesign plastics and pro circuit pipe as pictured above.

Here is a cool kit that I’d love....
http://www.gmxradiators.co.uk/cgi-bin/sitewise.pl?act=big&p=665&id=gmx

Would love to see Suzuki put in some effort I’d sell all my Huskies to have a new Suzuki 2 stroke.

Bennett59 wrote:

This one is Alum tank with DRZ125 Shrouds Photo

Nice very nice

|

6/11/2020 4:40 AM

4DAIVIPAI2K5 wrote:

My boy is still a year or 2 away from and 85, but his best friend is going to an 85. His pop is looking at a zuki but his mom is looking at a new yz. I think for $400 bucks more they should go with the yz that just go updated. but I was looking for info on the Rm too. Thanks everyone.

I was going back and forth YZ or RM didn't want to pay KTM prices for a mini, ended up with the YZ 19 model, the new power valve motor is a little ripper. My boy would rather ride the YZ than his KX100.
Only mods are a milled head and PC silencer runs strong, replaced the piston at 65hrs and front wheel bearings are trash only issue I have had.

|