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{{Infobox DISPLAYTITLE:{{PAGENAME}}: history, specs, pictures}}  {{Motorcycle
|name = Suzuki RM400
|image photo= 1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-0.jpg|aka = RM 400|manufacturer = [[Suzuki]]|parent_company = |production = 79-811978|model_year = |predecessor = [[Suzuki RM370]]|successor = |class = Motocross|engine = 400Air-cooled, Single Cylinder, Two-stroke|bore_stroke = 80.0mm x 80.0mm|compression = 6.7:1|top_speed = 89 mph|power = 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 6500RPM|torque = 3.69 ft/lbs (5.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM|fuel_system = Mikuni VM36SS Carburetor|ignition = |spark_plug = {{sparkplug|3.00-21}} '79 , '80-81|battery = {{battery|NGK B8EGV}} '80-81<br />{{batterysparkplug|NGK B8EV}} '79|battery =|transmission = Gear box: 5-Speed <br>Final Drive: Chain <br>Clutch: Wet, multiplate <br> |frame = |suspension = Front: Air/oil-damped, Leading Axle <br>Rear: Aluminum Box Type, Gas-oil Shocks|brakes = Front: Drum <br>Rear: Drum|front_tire = {{tire|6705}} '803.00-81<br />{{tire|4.6021-184PR}} '79|rear_tire = {{tire|5204.50-18-1104PR}} '79 , '80-81|rake_trail = |wheelbase = 57.09 inches (1450 mm)|length = 84.29 inches (2141 mm)|width = 34.8 inches (884 mm)|height = |seat_height = |dry_weight = |wet_weight = 105.0 kg|fuel_capacity = |oil_capacity = |recommended_oil= Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40|fuel_consumption = |turning_radius = |related = |competition = |final_drive= {{chain|520x110}} ‘79<ref name="wps_street_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 Western Power Sports Catalog|publisher=[https://www.wps-inc.com/catalogs Western Power Sports]|date=2019}}</ref>|front_sprocket= 13T ‘79<ref name="wps_street_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 Western Power Sports Catalog|publisher=[https://www.wps-inc.com/catalogs Western Power Sports]|date=2019}}</ref>|rear_sprocket= 50T ‘79<ref name="wps_street_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 Western Power Sports Catalog|publisher=[https://www.wps-inc.com/catalogs Western Power Sports]|date=2019}}</ref>
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The '''[[Suzuki]] RM400''' was a Air-cooled, Single Cylinder, Two-stroke Trial [[motorcycle]] produced by [[Suzuki]] in 1978. Max [[torque]] was 3.69 ft/lbs (5.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 43.05 HP (32.1 KW) @ 6500 RPM.
 
==History==
The RM (standing for racing motorcycles) series of Moto-Cross machines were launched in 1975, replacing the old TM models. The range ran from 50cc right up to 400cc, and were very successful off the back of Suzuki’s World championship winning works machinery. By 1981 the models adopted liquid-cooling and the Full Floater swing-arm, a giant evolutionary leap in the handling stakes, giving Suzuki a real edge against the competition at that time. Manufactured from 1978 to 1980, the machine had an air cooled, single cylinder two-stroke engine with a displacement of 402cc and a 6.7:1 compression ratio.
 
==Engine==
A 80.0mm [[bore]] x 80.0mm [[stroke]] result in a [[displacement]] of just 402.0 cubic centimeters.
 
==Drive==
The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.
 
==Chassis==
It came with a 3.00-21-4PR front [[tire]] and a 4.50-18-4PR rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Air/oil-damped, Leading Axle while the rear was equipped with a Aluminum Box Type, Gas-oil Shocks. The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.
The '''Suzuki RM400''' is a [[motorcycle]] produced by [[Suzuki]] from 1979 to 1981.
==1979 RM400N==
[[Image <gallery mode='packed-hover'>File:1979-Suzuki-RM400N.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400N]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-0.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-1.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-2.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-3.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-4.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1123-5.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-6124-0.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-6124-1.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-6124-2.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1512-0.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1512-1.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1512-2.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1512-3.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1512-4.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]][[ImageFile:1979-Suzuki-RM400-Yellow-1512-5.jpg|left|thumb|1979 Suzuki RM400 in Yellow]]</gallery> 
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*COLOR: Yellow
* Three tone blue tank stripes below black outlined Suzuki
 
 
 
==1978 - 1980 Suzuki RM400==
[[File:suzuki-rm400-1978-1980-3.jpg|600px|1978 - 1980 Suzuki RM400]]
[[File:suzuki-rm400-1978-1980-2.jpg|600px|1978 - 1980 Suzuki RM400]]
[[File:suzuki-rm400-1978-1980-1.jpg|600px|1978 - 1980 Suzuki RM400]]
[[File:suzuki-rm400-1978-1980-0.jpg|600px|1978 - 1980 Suzuki RM400]]
 
 
 
 
==In Media==
* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/the-professionals#suzuki-rm400 The Professionals]
* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/silver-dream-racer#suzuki-rm400 Silver Dream Racer]
 
==See Also==
*[[Suzuki RM465]]
*[[Suzuki RM500]]
==References==
{{reflist}}
 
{{Suzuki}}
[[Category:Suzuki motorcycles|RM400]]
[[Category:Suzuki RM series]]
 
[[Category:Motocross motorcycles]]
[[Category:Suzuki motorcycles]]
[[Category:1970s motorcycles]]
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