Kids of all ages will love the 2004 Suzuki RM65. With the same good looks as the bigger Suzuki RM motocrossers, the RM65 provides all the performance and excitement that RM machines are known for.
Motivation for the RM65 comes from a 64.7cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke powerplant. Like its high-performance siblings, the RM65 features a composite-electro-plated aluminum cylinder, a convex exhaust-port bridge for reduced scuffing and longer piston life, a cylinder that bolts directly to the crankcases without cylinder stud bolts, wide dual O-rings in the head pipe for improved sealing and an oval section repackable silencer. Tuned for mid-range torque and smooth throttle response, the RM65 makes use of a 24mm carburetor, large airbox, four-petal reed valve and CDI ignition system.
The transmission and clutch are designed for smooth shifting and short throws, with the shift drum riding on needle bearings and the ends of the shift forks hardened to resist wear. A handy sight glass makes checking transmission fluid a breeze.
The RM65 chassis accommodates a range of rider heights and weights by utilizing a single-backbone, dual cradle, high-tensile-steel tube design. The frame works in conjunction with a rectangular steel swingarm and a progressive rear suspension linkage. Seat height is adjustable via optional-length link rods. Front suspension consists of a rebound-adjustable, leading-axle 33mm front fork with 8.3 inches (210mm) of wheel travel. A piggyback reservoir shock offers up 9.4 inches (240mm) of wheel travel in the rear. Aluminum wheels measure 14 inches in the front and 12 inches in the rear.