Suzuki RM100: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RM100
Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 75-03
Engine 100
Sparkplug B9EV '75 , '76 , '77 , '78 , '79
B9EGV '80 , '81
R6252K-105 '03
Front Tire 3.00-21 '75 , '76 , '77 , '78 , '79 , '80 , '81
70/100-19 '03
Rear Tire 6675 '77 , '78 , '79 , '80 , '81
90/100-16 '03
3.50-18 '75 , '76
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The Suzuki RM100 is a motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1975 to 2003.

The Suzuki RM100 was a motorcross dirtbike produced by Suzuki beginning in the mid 1970s.


1976 RM100A

1976 Suzuki RM100A


  • FRAME #: RM100-10001
  • ENGINE #: RM10u-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 98cc
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 416
  • COLOR: Aspen Yellow
  • Down-pipe
  • 5 speed transmission

1977 RM100B

1977 Suzuki RM100B
1977 Suzuki RM100B in Yellow
1977 Suzuki RM100B in Yellow
1977 Suzuki RM100B in Yellow
1977 Suzuki RM100B in Yellow
1977 Suzuki RM100B in Yellow
1977 Suzuki RM100B in Yellow
1978 Suzuki RM80 in Yellow
1978 Suzuki RM80 in Yellow
1978 Suzuki RM80 in Yellow


  • FRAME #: RM100-16022
  • ENGINE #: RM100-16024
  • ENGINE TYPE: 98cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 416
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Up-pipe
  • Black tank emblem

1978 RM100C

1978 Suzuki RM100C


  • FRAME #: RM100-23120
  • ENGINE #: .... RM100-23134
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 98cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 416
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Tank emblem yellow with black outline
  • Leading axle forks

1979 RM100N

1979 Suzuki RM100N


  • FRAME #: RM100-28312
  • ENGINE #: .. RM100-28328
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 98cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 402
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Plastic fuel tank
  • Three tone blue tank and side cover stripes

1980 RM100T

1980 Suzuki RM100T
1980 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
1980 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
1980 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
1980 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
1980 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow


  • FRAME #: RM100-33044
  • ENGINE #: RM100-27822
  • ENGINE TYPE: 98cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 402
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Three tone blue tank stripes under Suzuki decal

1981 RM100X

1981 Suzuki RM100X


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RE11A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: RM100-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 98cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 402
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • White outlined Suzuki over three tone blue tank stripes


2003

2003 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
2003 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
2003 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow
2003 Suzuki RM100 in Yellow


The 2003 Suzuki RM100 was simply a rebranded Kawasaki KX100 made possible by their agreement to exchange certain models.


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Suzuki RM100
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called RM 100
Production 1979 - 2003
Class Trial
Engine Air-cooled Single Cylinder Two-stroke, Reed Valve
Bore / Stroke 52.5mm x 45.8mm
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Horse Power 52.97 HP (39.5 KW) @ 11500RPM
Torque 10.33 ft/lbs (14.0 Nm) @ 10500RPM
Fuel system Keihin PWK28 Carburetor
Battery 9.6:1
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Suspension Front: Inverted, Leading Axle, 18-way Adjustable Compression Damping
Rear: Link-type, Fully-adj. Spring Preload, 4-way Adjustable Rebound Damping, 16-way Adjustable Rebound Damping
Brakes Front: Single Hydraulic Disc
Rear: Single Hydraulic Disc
Front Tire 70/100-19 42M
Rear Tire 90/100-16 52M
Wheelbase 50.79 inches (1290 mm)
Dimensions L 75.2 inches (1910 mm)
W 28.9 inches (734 mm)
H 43.5 inches (1105 mm)
Seat height 34.29 inches (871 mm)
Weight 149.91 pounds (68.0 Kg) (dry), 75.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 1.45 Gallon (5.50 Liters)
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The Suzuki RM100 was a Air-cooled Single Cylinder Two-stroke, Reed Valve Trial motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1979 and 2003. Max torque was 10.33 ft/lbs (14.0 Nm) @ 10500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 52.97 HP (39.5 KW) @ 11500 RPM.

Engine

The engine was a liquid cooled Air-cooled Single Cylinder Two-stroke, Reed Valve. A 52.5mm bore x 45.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 98.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive

The bike has a 6-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis

It came with a 70/100-19 42M front tire and a 90/100-16 52M rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single Hydraulic Disc in the front and a Single Hydraulic Disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Inverted, Leading Axle, 18-way Adjustable Compression Damping while the rear was equipped with a Link-type, Fully-adj. Spring Preload, 4-way Adjustable Rebound Damping, 16-way Adjustable Rebound Damping. The RM100 was fitted with a 1.45 Gallon (5.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 149.91 pounds (68.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 50.79 inches (1290 mm) long.

1979 Suzuki RM100

1979 Suzuki RM100 1979 Suzuki RM100

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 RM100 delivers class-leading handling for both experienced racers and rookie riders alike. The letters "RM" stand for "Racing Model" and the motorcycles produced with this prefix in their model names are suited to use in motocross racing.


2003 Suzuki RM100

2003 Suzuki RM100 2003 Suzuki RM100

The first Moto-Cross machine from Suzuki to bear the name RM100 was launched back in 1978, and followed the standard format set out by the successful RM (racing model) models of that time. The 98cc piston and reed valve engine was air-cooled and produced a high 19.5hp @ 10,500 rpm. The machine though was closer to a 125 in dimensions and weight weighing 87kg.