Suzuki RM80: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RM80
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Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called RM 80
Production 1978 - 1998
Successor Suzuki RM85
Class Motocross
Engine Water-cooled, Single-cylinder, 2-stroke
Bore / Stroke 48.3mm x 48.3mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Horse Power 14.21 HP (10.6 KW) @ 11000RPM
Fuel system Carburetor
Ignition type magneto
Sparkplug BR10EV '98-01
B8ES '78 , '79 , '80-81 , '83
B10ES '91-97
B7ES '77
B9ES '82 , '84-85 , '86-88 , '89-90
Transmission Gear box: 6 Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: wet plate
Suspension Front: long travel offroad ´zonker´ air forks
Rear: Full Floater
Brakes Front: Disc
Rear: Disc
Front Tire 2.50-16 '77 , '78
2.75-17 '79 , '80-81 , '82 , '83 , '84-85
70/100-17 '86-88 , '89-90 , '91-97 , '98-01
Rear Tire 3.60-14 '77 , '78
90/100-14 '86-88 , '89-90 , '91-97 , '98-01
5214 '79 , '80-81 , '82 , '83 , '84-85
Wheelbase 48.58 inches (1234 mm)
Dimensions L 71.1 inches (1806 mm)
W 28.9 inches (734 mm)
H 38.19 inches (970 mm)
Seat height 33.31 inches (846 mm)
Weight 136.03 pounds (61.7 Kg) (dry), 64.0 kg (wet)
Competition Kawasaki KX80
Yamaha YZ80
Honda CR80R
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The Suzuki RM80 was a Water-cooled, Single-cylinder, 2-stroke Trial motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1978 and 1998. Claimed horsepower was 14.21 HP (10.6 KW) @ 11000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled Water-cooled, Single-cylinder, 2-stroke. A 48.3mm bore x 48.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 79.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6 Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.75-17 front tire and a 4.10-14 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Disc in the front and a Disc in the rear. The front suspension was a long travel offroad ´zonker´ air forks while the rear was equipped with a Full Floater. The bike weighed just 136.03 pounds (61.7 Kg). The wheelbase was 48.58 inches (1234 mm) long.



1977 RM80B[edit]

1977 Suzuki RM80B


  • FRAME #: RM80-10001
  • ENGINE #: RM80-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . 79cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . 460
  • COLOR Yellow
  • Black tank emblems
  • 5 speed transmission

1978 RM80C[edit]

1978 Suzuki RM80C
1978 Suzuki RM80 in Yellow
1978 Suzuki RM80 in Yellow
1978 Suzuki RM80 in Yellow


  • FRAME #: RM80-23349
  • ENGINE #: RM80-23635
  • ENGINE TYPE: 47699cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE:
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Tank decals yellow with black outline
  • Leading axle forks

1979 RM80N[edit]

1979 Suzuki RM80N


  • FRAME #: RM80-39433
  • ENGINE #: RM80-39470
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . 79cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . 469
  • COLOR Yellow
  • Three tone blue tank and side covers stripes
  • Yellow RM80 on seat


1980 RM80T[edit]

1980 Suzuki RM80T


  • FRAME #: RM80-200010
  • ENGINE #: RM80-200068
  • ENGINE TYPE: 79cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 203
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Three tone blue tank stripes under Suzuki decal


1981 RM80X[edit]

1981 Suzuki RM80X


  • V.I.N.#: JS1RD11A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: RM80-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 203
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • White outlined Suzuki over three tone blue tank stripes

1982 RM80Z[edit]

1982 Suzuki RM80Z


  • V.I.N.#: JS1RD12A C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: . . RM80-
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 204
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Full floater rear suspension
  • Air Cooled Engine
1982 Suzuki RM80Z


1983 RM80D[edit]

1983 Suzuki RM80D


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD13A D 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D101-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 209
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Water cooled engine

1984 RM80E[edit]

1984 Suzuki RM80E


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD13A E 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D101-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 209
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Blue frame


1985 RM80F[edit]

1985 Suzuki RM80F


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD13A F2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D101-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 209
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Gold rims

1986 RM80G[edit]

1986 Suzuki RM80G


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D104-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Front disc brake

1987 RM80H[edit]

1987 Suzuki RM80H


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D104-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Yellow RM over two tone blue stripes on radiator covers

1988 RM80J[edit]

1988 Suzuki RM80J


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A J2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D104-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Blue RM with yellow 80 tank decals

1989 RM80K[edit]

1989 Suzuki RM80K


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A K2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 83cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Blue RM80 tank decals


1990 RM80L[edit]

1990 Suzuki RM80L


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A L2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Rear disc brake

1991 RM80M[edit]

1991 Suzuki RM80M


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A M2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: K106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Yellow frame
  • White side panels
  • Yellow seat with gray patches

1992 RM80N[edit]

1992 Suzuki RM80N


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A N2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • White rear fender with pink gradation decal
  • Yellow seat with purple patches

1993 RM80P[edit]

1993 Suzuki RM80P


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A P2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with purple Suzuki
  • Black, orange, purple 80 side panel decal
  • Yellow rear fender

1994 RM80R[edit]

1994 Suzuki RM80R


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A R2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with purple Suzuki
  • Black, red 80 decal on radiator shroud
  • Yellow rear fender
  • Red 80 with black stripes on swingarm


1995 RM80S[edit]

1995 Suzuki RM80S


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A S2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with purple Suzuki
  • Black, red, gray 80 decal on radiator shroud
  • Yellow rear fender
  • Gray 80 with black/red stripes on swingarm

1996 RM80T[edit]

1996 Suzuki RM80T


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14A T2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with purple Suzuki
  • Red and purple RM on tank
  • Yellow rear fender
  • Red and purple 80 on swingarm

1997 RM80V[edit]

1997 Suzuki RM80V


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14C V2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 82cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow/White
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with purple Suzuki
  • Red and blcak RM on tank
  • White side covers/number plates
  • Red/black/yellow 80 on swingarm

1998 RM80W[edit]

1998 Suzuki RM80W


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14C W2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 83cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow/White
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with black top
  • Black, purple, gray 80 decal on radiator shroud
  • Yellow rear fender
  • No graphics on swingarm

1999 RM80X[edit]

1999 Suzuki RM80X


  • V.I.N. #: JS1RD14C X2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 83cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 02B
  • COLOR: Yellow - 3AE
  • Charcoal frame
  • Yellow seat with black & gray top
  • No graphics on swingarm

2000 RM80Y[edit]

2000 Suzuki RM80Y


  • V.I.N. #: LM1RD15C Y1100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 83cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 03B
  • COLOR: Yellow - 25Y
  • Charcoal frame
  • Gray and black seat
  • Red and black decal on radiator shroud
  • Revised fender and sidecover shapes
  • No graphics on swingarm


2001 RM80K1[edit]

2001 Suzuki RM80K1


  • V.I.N. #: LM1RD15C 11100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: D106-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 83cc, 2-Stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 03B
  • COLOR: Yellow - YR1
  • Charcoal frame
  • Black seat with white "Suzuki"
  • White "RM" and red "S" graphics on tank and radiator shroud
  • No graphics on swingarm


1978 - 1986 Suzuki RM80[edit]

The Suzuki RM80 is an off-road motocross-type motorcycle produced by the Japanese Suzuki Corporation from 1977 to 2001. The bikes all have roughly 80 cc of engine displacement and light frames.


1987 - 1997 Suzuki RM80[edit]

The Suzuki RM80 now has Full Floater rear suspension system far unmatched stabaility and a wide range of adjustability. A remote reservoir gas/oil shokc is used, mounted low to keep the bike`s center of gravity close to the ground.


1998 - 2002 Suzuki RM80[edit]

The 1998 Suzuki RM80 is an off-road motocross. The bikes all have roughly 80 cc of engine displacement and light frames. The new engine design provides with a mutch more performance thanks to Power Reed intake system combining piston valve and reed valve.


See Also[edit]


[[Category:Dirtbike motorcycles]