Suzuki RM100: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RM100
1980-Suzuki-RM100-Yellow-1762-4.jpg
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called RM 100
Production 1979 - 2003
Class Motocross
Engine 100cc 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
Sparkplug NGK B9EV '75-79
NGK B9EGV '80-81
NGK R6252K-105 '03
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 3.00-21 '75-81
70/100-19 '03
Rear Tire 6675 '77-81
90/100-16 '03
3.50-18 '75-76
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)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Suzuki RM100 was a 100cc air-cooled, single cylinder, Two-stroke, Reed Valve motocross dirtbike 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.

Overview[edit]

The reliable two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm with an emphasis on low to mid-range performance. 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.


Engine[edit]

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[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

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.


1976 RM100A[edit]

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[edit]


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

1978 RM100C[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]


  • 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[edit]

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[edit]


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


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