Suzuki RF 900 (RF900R)

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Suzuki RF900R

Suzuki RF 900 appeared in 1994 and was intended for export outside Japan - to Europe, North America and Australia. The full model name is Suzuki RF900R.

The motorcycle was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 937 cm³, producing up to 125 hp. power and up to 95 Nm of torque. This motor did not become an independent development, but was built on the basis of the motor from Suzuki GSX-R1100. It is also worth noting that the RF900 has more interchangeable parts with Suzuki GSX-R1100 than the RF600 and Suzuki GSX-R1100, although both bikes are based on the same the same engine.

In addition to engine displacement, Suzuki RF 900 differs from Suzuki RF 600 stainless exhaust 4-2-1, 5-speed gearbox (from Suzuki GSX-R1100), hydraulic clutch, brakes , suspensions and a fuel tank of 21 liters.

In 1995, the Suzuki RF900R undergoes minor technical changes regarding clutch (instead of steel - aluminum) and front suspension (the fork receives adjustable rebound).

In 1996, the design of the rear caliper was slightly changed, although the configuration (2 brake pistons) remained the same.

1998 was the last year of production of the model, after which it finally left the market and did not receive further development. Meanwhile, despite the short production period, the Suzuki RF 900 gained a certain popularity in the world and even set several world records, having covered a certain distance in a specific time:

  • 256 km - in 1 hour
  • 1514 km - in 6 hours
  • 3022 km - in 12 hours
  • 5904 km - in 24 hours

Suzuki RF Series Lineup:

The main competitors of Suzuki RF 900 in the class:


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Specifications Suzuki RF 900:

Model Suzuki RF900R
Motorcycle type sports tourist
Release year 1994-1998
Frame steel diagonal
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 937 cm³
Bore / stroke 73.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.3: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system carburettors, 4x Mikuni BDST36
Ignition type fully transistor
Maximum power 135.0 h.p. (99.3 kW) @ 10,900 rpm - full-strength versions
Maximum torque 95.0 Nm (9.6 kgm) @ 9000 rpm - full-strength versions
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120 / 70ZR17 M / C
Rear tire size 170 / 60ZR17 M / C
Front brakes 2 x 310mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear brakes 1 disc 240 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension 43mm Telescopic Fork (Preload Adjustable), 120mm Travel - RF900RR, RF900RS

43mm telescopic fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 120mm travel - RF900RS2, RF900RT, RF900RV, RF900RW

Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (all adjustments), stroke - 130 mm
Length 2130 mm - RF900 (E-02, 03, 04, 21, 24, 25, 28, 33, 34, 53)

2155 mm - RF900 (E-15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 39)

Width 730 mm
Height 1165 mm
Wheelbase 1440 mm
Minimum ground clearance 115 mm
Saddle height 805 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.3 sec
Maximum speed 260 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 21.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 203 kg

206 kg - RF900 (E-33)