Suzuki RM465: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RM465
1982-Suzuki-RM465-Yellow-3355-1.jpg
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called RM 465
Production 1981 - 1982
Predecessor Suzuki RM400
Successor Suzuki RM500
Class Motocross
Engine single cylinder, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 86.0mm x 80.0mm
Top speed 86 mph (138 km/h)
Fuel system carburetor. Mikuni vm38ss
Ignition type suzuki ´pei´
Sparkplug NGK B8EGV '81
NGK B9EGV '82
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-plate type
Suspension Front: telescopic pneumatic/coil spring
Rear: full-floating gas/oil spring preset adjustable, damper 4-way adjustable
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake). internal expanding
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake). internal expanding
Front Tire 3.00-21 '81 , '82
Rear Tire 5.10-18
Wheelbase 57.48 inches (1460 mm)
Weight 224.87 pounds (102.0 Kg) (dry), 109.7 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters)
Oil capacity 264.15 Gallon (999.90 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Suzuki RM465 was Suzuki's open class motorcross motorcycle from 1981 to 1982. It was replaced by the short lasting Suzuki RM500 in 1983. It was a single cylinder, two-stroke standard produced by Suzuki in 1981. It could reach a top speed of 86 mph (138 km/h).


Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. A 86.0mm bore x 80.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 464.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-plate type.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.00-21 front tire and a 5.10-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake). internal expanding in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake). internal expanding in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic pneumatic/coil spring while the rear was equipped with a full-floating gas/oil spring preset adjustable, damper 4-way adjustable. The RM465 was fitted with a 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 224.87 pounds (102.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.48 inches (1460 mm) long




1981 RM465X[edit]

1981 Suzuki RM465X


  • V.I.N. #: JS1 RM11A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: RM465-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 464cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 142
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Full floater rear suspension
  • White outlined Suzuki over three tone blue tank stripes


1982 RM465Z[edit]


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RM11A C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: RM465-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 464cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 142
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • 4 speed transmission
  • Square front number plate



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