RF900 Model History

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RF900 Model History

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The R900R was introduced in 1994 and was then built until 1999. Suzuki's internal term is GT73A. In Germany the term is GT73B. Some GT73C (Switzerland) and GT73E are known too (seen in Japan and Netherlands). Serial numbers in detail, especially for GT73B:

Year Type From To Total
1994 R 100001 101315 1314
1995 S/S2 101315 102477 1162
1996 T 102477 103182 705
1997 V 103182 10???? ?
1998 W 10???? 10???? ?
1999 X 10???? 10???? ?

At the time of writing the ? information was not available fro, Suzuki

'96 RF900R

Engine Type - 4 stroke, 4 cylinder,
DOHC - 16-valves
TSCC - water cooled
Displacement - 937 cc
Bore & Stroke - 73 mm x 56 mm
Compression Ratio - 11.3 : 1
Carburetor - 4 Mikuni BDST36
Maximum Power - 135 hp (99.3 kW) / 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque - 9.7 kgm / 9000 rpm - 100.2 Nm / 9000 rpm
Maximum Speed - 260 km/h (162,5 mph)
Lubrication - Wet Sump
Ignition - Digital/Transistorized
Starter - Electric
Generator - 12V - 460 W
Battery - 12V - 8 Ah
Transmission - 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive - Chain RK532GSV2 x 110 links
Secondary transmission ratio - 2.886 : 1
Overall L x W x H (mm) - 2130 x 730 x 1165
Overall L x W x H (in) - 83.9 x 28.7 x 45.9
Seat Height mm (in) - 805 (31.7)
Wheelbase mm (in) - 1440 (56.7)
Ground Clearance mm (in) - 115 (4.5)
Dry Weight kg (lb) - 203 (447)
California version - 206 (454)
Front Suspension - Telescopic, 43mm cartridge type,coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping force
Rear Suspension - Link type, 7-way adjustable spring preload, rebound damping force, 4-way adjustable
Front Brakes - 310 mm, 2 discs with floating rotors and staggered diameter 4-piston calipers, hydraulically operated
Rear Brakes - 240 mm, 1 disc and 2-piston caliper, hydraulically operated
Front Tires - 120/70-ZR17 on 3-spoke cast aluminum wheels
Rear Tires - 170/60-ZR17 on 3-spoke cast aluminum wheels
Fuel Tank Capacity - 21 L (5.5 gal.)
Oil capacity - 3.9 L
Exhaust System - 4 into 1 with lightweight aluminum muffler