A little bit about the Suzuki SMX50 Supermotard………
Bike model: Suzuki SMX 50 Supermotard
Manufacturer: Suzuki Spain (Suzuki Motor Espana)
Years (in the UK): Available as a Grey Import only. The SMX50 was never an official bike in the UK although a few have been imported into the UK over the years.
Manufactured years: 1999 till ermmmm, we don’t know!
Frame number: Started – VTTSA12A0——
Starter: Kick start only
Engine and gearbox
Engine type: Liquid cooled, 2 stroke, single cylinder
Compression ratio: 8.6:1
Bore and stroke: 41 x 37.8 mm
Carburetor: Mikuni VM 18 SS carb
Cooling system: Water cooled
Clutch type: Wet multi-plate
Final drive: Chain
Battery: YB4L-B (aka CB4L-B, DB4L-B etc)
Spark plug: NGK BPR8ES
Brakes, shockers ‘n wheels
Front brakes: Single disc (size: 220mm)
Rear brake: Single disc (size: 180mm)
Front tyre size: 100/80-17 (tubed)
Rear tyre size: 130/70-17 (tubed)
Front suspension: Showa USD (upside down) telescopic forks with 32mm diameter fork stanchions
Rear suspension: Single mono-shock
Weights ‘n measures
Length (total): 2105 mm
Width (total): 790 mm
Height (total): 1200 mm
Seat Height: 870 mm
Wheelbase: 1350 mm
Ground Clearance: 285 mm
Dry weight: 93 kg (205 lbs)
The Suzi SMX 50 Super Moto was launched in 1999 and was a road going (Supermoto) version of the popular Suzuki RMX 50 off road bike.
The SMX50 Supermoto was never an official bike in the UK. It was manufactured by Suzuki Spain (Suzuki Motor Espana) for the Spanish market. A few grey imports have made it into the UK over the years………
Buying advice: As with all 2 strokers, make sure the previous owner has used a Good Quality 2 Stroke Oil as high revving Suzuki engines DON’T like being run on no name/low spec oils.
Also check the front upside down fork stanchions for signs of rust and/or pitting as these could be expensive to replace (and, due to the nature of USD forks, they can suffer from rust and pitting!).