2012 Suzuki RM Review


For the 2012 line of Suzuki RM- there are two different models being featured. Both of these models are designed for youth and for those that are just learning to ride. The two models are the 2012 Suzuki RM85 and the 2012 Suzuki RM85L and the main difference is that the L model features bigger tires and also has an extended swing arm. The 2012 Suzuki RM features a two-stroke engine that delivers enough power for one to build their confidence levels and the engine does have a heavy emphasis on low to mid-range performance. As with all Suzuki bikes, these two models deliver optimal handling and performance that is appreciated by both the inexperienced rider as well as the experienced racer. This bike is easy to operate and is a great motocross bike for one to really spend time gaining the confidence they need and learning all the tricks of the trade when it comes to motocross racing.

Parents and the young riders will delight in the quick handling braking system. Hydraulic discs in the front and back deliver supreme braking power and the ability to stop on a dime without having to worry about falling off the bike. Although this may be considered a novice bike it is important to note the superior handling characteristics that the 2012 Suzuki RM features. After all, in order to be considered an effective dirt bike that can be used for motocross racing, the handling must be top of the line. With that being said the bike has a tubular steel frame that has aluminum swing arms that deliver an exhilarating and thrilling ride. The steel frame also helps with durability and allowing the 2012 Suzuki to offer straight line performance.

The bike features all the classic design elements while delivering a ride that both the inexperienced rider and parents can count on. From simple shifting to easy braking, it is no wonder why many inexperienced riders choose Suzuki as their first choice for practicing and learning how to ride. This start up motocross bike has all the essential tools it needs to get those young and inexperienced riders up to par. In no time at will the inexperienced rider soon become a pro. Start simple and get acclimated to the world of motocross with a bike you can count on.

New For 2012

  • The use of cylinder technology to improve the durability, heat distribution, and make the bike lighter in weight.
  • Digital capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) system has improved the timing and increased the overall power which has made a notable improvement at higher revolutions per minute (RPMs)
  • Easy to use clutch lever that features a long lever stroke. This style of clutch delivers precise shifting
  • Fully adjustable front suspension that can be adjusted as the rider gains more experience and skills riding. The suspension is the Showa system in the front end.

2012 Suzuki RM Specs

  • Model: 2012 Suzuki RM 85
  • Engine Type: 84.7cc, two-stroke, single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 48.0mm x 46.8 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: Reed value
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Kick
  • Transmission: Six- speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Single hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 48.8 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: 3.4 inches
  • Seat Height: 33.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 161 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 70/100R-14 40M
  • Tires (Rear): 90/100R-14 49M


  • Tire value caps that come in high quality chrome. These come in sets of 2 and feature an internal O-ring that helps to prevent air loss and allows for better gripping.
  • Variety of helmets are available. Comes in a variety of sizes and colors that are best designed for the younger riders.
  • Dust covers to help protect the bike when not being used. These are ideal for long term storage in a garage or other dry area.
  • Heated grips can be purchased as well. These help to distribute heat to your hand and allow for better handling in all conditions
  • Graphic kits available to custom the bike

Key Competitors For The 2012 Suzuki RM

  • 2012 Yamaha RR-R 110E
  • 2012 Kawasaki KX 100
  • 2012 KTM SX 85
  • 2012 Kawasaki KLX 100 L