2005 Suzuki RM65

2006 Suzuki Dirt Bikes

Dec. 01, 2005 By Rick Sieman
Refinements and Replicas

Now that pretty much all of the Kawasaki and Suzuki shared models are being phased out, there is no 2006 Suzuki RM65. However, the 2005 RM65 is still available in limited quantities, and of course Team Green has the 2006 version of it's KX65. The DR-Z110 has also been discontinued in the Suzuki lineup

2005 RM65

The RM65 has strong mid-range power, smooth throttle response and an easy-pull manual clutch with a wide engagement point; it's designed for young riders to develop their skills.


  • High-revving, liquid-cooled engine produces strong midrange torque and smooth throttle response
  • Electrofusion-plated cylinder - lighter and more durable than a steel-sleeved cylinder with superior heat transfer capability. Exhaust port bridge is convex-shaped to reduce scuffing for longer piston life
  • Cylinder bolts directly to crankcase without cylinder studs for increased cylinder durability
  • Mikuni TM VM24SS carburetor with 4-petal reed valve and large airbox provide smooth throttle response and tractability
  • Durable exhaust system with repackable silencer and wide o-ring seals for easy installation and reliable exhaust sealing
  • Large capacity radiator with louvered shrouds ensures consistent engine operating temperature
  • Six-speed transmission features needle bearing-mounted clutch release shaft and shift drum, plus hard anodized shift forks for smooth shifting and increased durability
  • Convenient oil level window for checking transmission oil
  • Low-maintenance CDI ignition for reliable, easy starting


  • Lightweight steel alloy, reinforced frame features a detachable left seat rail for simplified air filter and suspension maintenance
  • Rigid, box-section steel swingarm
  • Flat handlebar shape accommodates a wide range of riders, plus tapered steering head bearings help reduce steering effort
  • Rugged, serrated cast-steel footpegs for solid grip in wet conditions
  • Showa 33mm leading-axle front forks provide 8.3 in. of wheel travel and adjustable rebound damping to tune the suspension to match track conditions and riding style
  • Link-type rear suspension features an aluminum cushion lever, nitrogen-charged shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping, and 9.4 in. of wheel travel
  • Adjustable seat height with optional -length link rods available in 1mm increments (each 1mm link rod change raises or lowers seat height by 2mm).
  • Lightweight aluminum rims with steel spokes and nipples for durability and
  • Dunlop tires: F: 60/100-14, R: 80/100-12
  • Hydraulic disc brakes for strong braking performance
  • Slim fuel tank, seat and bodywork designed for stylish appearance and rider maneuverability
2005 RM65 Specifications
MSRP $2,849.00
Engine: 64.7cc, two-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled
Bore Stroke: 44.5 x 41.6mm
Compression Ratio: 8.4:1
Fuel System: MikuniTM VM24SS
Lubrication: Premix
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: #428 chain
Overall Length: 1590mm (62.6 in.)
Overall Width: 760mm (29.9 in.)
Overall Height: 955mm (37.6 in.)
Seat Height: 760mm (29.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 305mm (12.0 in.)
Wheelbase: 1120mm (44.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 57kg (125.7 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, leading axle, 4-way adjustable rebound damping, 8.3 inches of travel.
Suspension Rear: Link-type, fully-adjustable spring preload, 4-way adjustable rebound damping, 8.7 inches of travel.
Brakes Front: Hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 60/100-14 30M
Tires Rear: 80/100-12 41M
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.8 liter (1.0 gal.)
Color: Yellow

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