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Suzuki XN85
Manufacturer Suzuki
Parent company Suzuki
Production 1983
Predecessor none
Successor GS750ES
Class Sport bike
Engine 673cc, 4-stroke, transverse 4-cylinder, air-cooled, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder, IHI turbocharger
Power 85 hp (63.4kW) @ 8500 rpm
Torque 56.4 ft-lb @ 6,500 rpm
Ignition type Electronic
Transmission 5-speed
Frame type steel
Suspension Front - 37 mm telescopic forks with antidive units
Rear - Suzuki Full Floater with Kayaba Damper aluminum swingarm
Brakes
10.25" dual disc (front)
10.75" single disc (rear)
Tires tube-type rims
110/90H16 MichelinA48 (front)
130/90H17 MichelinM48 (rear)
Wheelbase 58.5" (1486mm)
Dimensions L Unknown
W Unknown
Seat height 30" (762mm)
Weight 479 (218 kg) (dry),
551 lb (250 kg) (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.3 g (20 L)
Related none

The Suzuki XN85, released in early 1983, was a turbocharged motorcycle. It was designed as a sportbike. The name came from the fact that it produced 85 hp. It featured the first factory 16-inch front wheel, which was previously seen only on race bikes. It also had low clip-on handlebars, rearset foot pegs and a single shock rear suspension, called the Suzuki Full Floater.

The engine was rather tame, with boost kicking in around the 5,000 rpm mark. It pulled strongly from that point but did not match the performance of larger sportbikes. While the XN did not have the power of other sportbikes, it had extremely good handling. In tight corners the headers would scrape.

The XN85 was replaced a few months later by the Suzuki lighter and cheaper GS750ES.

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