Ergonomics have been tweaked, alongside the brakes, and the bike got a s. Not with double points on offer. The engine is also new, with a new-generation injection system, new airbox and redesigned combustion chamber and piston. A tank that travels very fast, jumps and lands like a dream and which is one of your best allies to help you cross the finish line first. Press accept to enable cookies and enjoy all the features of the site. The bike does not sport major changes, but the bevy of upgrades are indeed making it different from the previous model.
You're putting your money on a race-engineered machine which is built like tank. It gets a new frame and bodywork, new engine cases with an external water pump and a new power valve. For 1996 however, Suzuki has done considerably more than improve an existing, albeit competitive off-road line. A lighter flat-top piston, redesigned exhaust ports, and piston rings have been used, and the carburetor was rejetted, also. Sell or buy used bikes? This quarter-liter dirt racer receives a redesigned seat with textured side panels for better grip, redesigned exhaust ports, revised engine placement inside the chassis, while the suspensions have also been tweaked and made lighter.
Also check out our at Bikez. The numbers below come from the Canadian '85 Suzuki full-line catalogue. Please remember that only registered user can upload directly to the site. Wheelbase: 1 470 mm 57. Okano, General Manager of Research and Development; and Racing Manager Mr. It was all about gut instinct and passion. Goof even had to sticker over the Bel-Ray patches on his jersey to keep the promoters happy.
Another change is the inverted fork. The bike still meets the demands of any beginning motocross racer, and makes things even better thanks to the bigger wheels. Other than minor cosmetic changes, the bikes were very similar. Side note: Suzuki is sued by the original designer of the system. This bike is a tough-as-nails engineering marvel and can also take a beating. Dry Weight: 96kg 212 lbs.
The plastics are a fine example of that. Enduro goodies like a mechanical odo, a wide ratio five speed transmission, heavyweight flywheel, plastic rear disk and caliper guards, an o-ring chain, three gallon fuel cell, lighting coil, headlight and tail light, leave woods hounds little to howl about. To cut to the chase, this fork works good, at least as good as the new Marzocchi units. Overall Length: 2 175 mm 85. The aluminium frame is now more rigid and provides even sharper handling, aided by the new Showa Separate Function Fork which is lighter and enhances performance both in long straight lines and the sharpest turns. Surgery-sharp handling is complemented by top-drawer components, such as the Showa Separate Function Fork, redesigned radiator fins and re-routed coolant hoses for better performance in the most demanding of situations. The bike is a nifty choice for both seasoned racers and weekend warriors, as its character can be forgiving or vile, as need be.
No doubt this would do nothing but improve what was found to be already fine suspension action. Afterward, when we did get around to measuring it, the sag with our sorry, middle-aged butts on the saddle , was found to be a soft 120mm. But Goof was sublime that day at Broadford — smooth and flowing — and he brought a new, more modern style to the sport. Ground Clearance: 370 mm 14. .
And with a smooth-predictable 6-speed transmission, your kids will be flying over the ramps in no time. Its weak points are its excessive weight and lack of straight-line stability. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. Well, this real-life feelgood story gets played out much closer to home. Registration is free and it takes less than a minute to sign up. We attributed this to a little lightness on the fork compression damping, perhaps compounded by the improper sag setting out back. The bigger wheels are the only thing that's changed.
Fortunately, the clutch pull is hands down the lightest in the business. You'll not only get Suzuki's premium consumer-oriented dirt beast, but you'll also enjoy the livery of the bike Carmichael rode to glory on so many occ. Basically, if there was a metal part on the bike that could be drilled or milled to save weight, it was. The engine remains the revered 85cc 2-stroke mill, with plenty of punch and grit for aggressive off-ro. It also has an internal water pump.