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Suzuki unveiled a small 49cc motocross for the young guns

Suzuki unveiled a small 49cc motocross for the young guns

Comes with auto clutch, keyed ignition and power limiter

Suzuki has announced a new product for the young greats of the motorcycle world, and a 49cc four-stroke motor powers it. Called the 2019 Suzuki DR-Z50, this small motocross machines provides the easiest access into the life of two-wheelers by being a simple and resilient machine to go frolicking around with.

It will have a strict competition only specs: sans a headlamp cluster, indicators or license plates; for hence cannot be registered to be used on the public roads. This motorcycles specifically offer electric start engines, a significantly lighter chassis, high ground clearance, long travel suspension and slimmer ergonomics to be able to move around the dirt and jump hills without any hindrance.

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2015 - 2019 Suzuki DR650S

2015 - 2019 Suzuki DR650S

A Hot Dual-Sport? Or Entry Adventure Bike?

It’s not the most attractive bike in the dual sport stable, though it’s small and scrappy with its 644 cc engine and so much fun to ride. With a glance at the DR650S from Suzuki and you might just dismiss it as an enduro bike. That would be doing it an injustice. It’s really a basic adventure bike that will get you off the pavement and into the woods with perhaps more gumption than a real adventure bike. Priced affordably, it isn’t a tragic to drop it as it would be otherwise and it is lightweight enough that you can pick it up and keep going.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki DR650S.

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2015 - 2018 Suzuki DR200S

2015 - 2018 Suzuki DR200S

A Tried-And-True Dual Sport

Suzuki brings dual-sport capabilities to the entry-level sector with its DR200S. A heavy emphasis on off-road performance defines the overall look of the thing, and a 199 cc engine drives it over hill and dale as well as down the road with all the appropriate lighting for safety and legalities. The end result seems to be a functional, if plain, bike that provides a stable ride and moderate power with a humble overall bearing. A carry-over for the last few years, it hasn’t changed much, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki DR200S.

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2015 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2015 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The Suzuki DR-Z400S is an efficient, reliable and practical motorcycle that can deal great both with the savage trails of the forest and the paved roads.

It features a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine with a displacement of 398cc. The engine is mated on a five speed constant mesh transmission. The unit is mounted on a narrow frame which combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes and is paired with a bolt-on aluminum subframe.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the motorcycle is equipped with long travel (11.3 in), 49mm cartridge-style forks with protective rubber boots (adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload) and a modern rear shock absorber which features 11.6 in of travel (compression damping/preload adjustments).

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by a 250 mm front disc with dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

Hit the jump for more information on the Suzuki DR-Z400S.

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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Meet the 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM, a tasty motorcycle that can deal great with the tough tracks and tight corners.

Compared to the DR-Z400S, the DR-Z400SM is slightly more agile thanks to its inverted forks which contribute to less unsprung weight. Out back there is an aluminum swingarm paired with a fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster.

Power comes from a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine with a displacement of 398cc. The unit is mated to a 5-Speed constant mesh transmission and is fed by a 2.6 gallons fuel tank.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle rides on RK Excel aluminum rims shod in radial tires. The wheels are combined with front and rear disc brakes which deliver a healthy amount of stopping power.

The 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM is offered with a base price of $7,189.

Hit the jump for more information on the Suzuki DR-Z400SM.

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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S

Thanks to its tough construction, rugged wheels and potent engine, the Suzuki DR-Z400S is able to reward you with first class performances both on- and off-road.

To be able to deal with tough jobs without backing down, the 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S is fitted with a narrow frame made of thin chrome-moly steel tubes. The frame houses a 398 cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine which sends its power to the ground through a five speed, constant mesh transmission.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by a 250 mm front disc with dual-piston caliper and a 220 mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.

You also get a 49 mm cartridge-style fork and a rear shock absorber that offers 11.6 in of wheel travel.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S can be yours for no less than $6,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 DR-Z400S.

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2014 Suzuki DR650SE

2014 Suzuki DR650SE

If you are looking for a versatile motorcycle with an unstoppable character, then you should take a closer look at the 2014 Suzuki DR650SE.

The 2014 Suzuki DR650SE was born from Suzuki’s desire to create the perfect partner for adventures on two wheels and is packed with a long list of features that help it deal effortless with anything you ask of it.

The bike comes with a 644 cc, 4 stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, OHC engine which transfers its power to the rear wheel through a wide-ratio 5-speed transmission. The unit is brought to life by an electric starter and breathes through a large MIKUNI 40 mm (1.6 in) carburetor.

The engine is mounted on a semi-double cradle frame which is paired with cartridge front forks and a link-type rear suspension with piggyback-style shock absorber and adjustable compression damping.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Suzuki DR650SE.

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2010 Suzuki RM85

2010 Suzuki RM85

Suzuki carries on leading kids on their way to motocross success in 2010 with the RM85, a small and extremely versatile entry-level dirt bike with still plenty to prove in its segment, especially if we consider that the competition hasn’t upgraded their bikes either. Kids with a soft spot for dirt racing will find the Suzuki RM85 package truly manageable, meaning they’ll be sticking with the Japanese brand as long as this last is able to supply guaranteed performance and wins.

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Travis Pastrana does backflip with the SHOE BIKE!

Travis Pastrana does backflip with the SHOE BIKE!

Master of backflips Travis Pastrana together with Ken Block and the guys at DC shoes have come up with a unique customization idea for the FMX Suzuki bike ridden by Travis. They thought at getting rid of the tires (they were too comfortable anyway) and slip the bike into something more stylish, like these pares of shoes. Said and done! The bike is featured in a DC ad and on an episode of MTV’s Nitro Circus, where you can see Travis doing a backflip and finally tearing the rear wheel apart in one of the sickest burnouts we’ve seen in a long time. See it all for yourself in the video attached after the jump.

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2010 Suzuki RM-Z250

2010 Suzuki RM-Z250

Suzuki introduces the 2010 RM-Z250 as the first quarter-liter motocrosser to be powered by a fuel-injected engine and so makes sure that this model continues the tradition started by its bigger brother, the RM-Z450, a model which was also the first in its class to feature fuel injection a couple of years back. Not only the engine is now fed through a revolutionary system, but it also revs higher and it is now more compact. With a redesigned frame, updated brakes and suspension, this bike qualifies as a championship-winning machine. We shall wait and see if things turn out as claimed by Suzuki.

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2010 Suzuki RM-Z450

2010 Suzuki RM-Z450

Suzuki made sure to miss no aspect when improving their RM-Z450 motocrosser for 2010 due to the revolutionary stance that this dirt bike has in the collective mental ever since 2007, when it came out as the first fuel-injected production bike. Suzuki claims their new engine is now more powerful and offers better throttle response, while the also new chassis is supposed to sharpen steering and improve control. We have no reasons to doubt that so far, but we must say we expected the new model year to weigh less, not 1 kg more than the previous generation one. It seems that not all aspects have been covered after all.

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2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

2010 Suzuki RMX450Z

Those who have been saying that Suzuki is losing ground in the off-road field can start eating their words (at least partially) because the Japanese manufacturer has launched an all-new model for 2010 – the RMX450Z. Based on the RM-Z450 competition model, the new addition is a slightly more docile four-stroke dirt bike to take both on the track and on the trails. It retains the 450cc engine and brings the benefits of electric starting and those of a headlight out where Suzuki riders would have previously struggled with the DR-Z400S. Bikes such as the Honda CRF450X, Yamaha WR450F and Kawasaki KLR450R can already start worrying.

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Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Dirt Bike

Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Dirt Bike

Italian company RM Racing got their hands on a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 and modified it into a veritable dirt bike just to show off their talent in taking the ordinary and transforming it into something totally out of the ordinary.

At a first glance, the bike looks like an old thumper, but as you get a closer look at it it’s easy to realize that someone spent a great deal of time undergoing a serious, but partial transformation from superbike to dirt bike.

The engine displacement was increased to 1,200cc, modification that required a new set of pistons and a new engine head. The original swingarm was replaced with an aluminum unit taken straight off a 1993 GSX-R 750 model and an Ohlins shock was added as well. The bike features cool new KTM parts such as an inverted front fork, brake system and wheels, but it’s impossible not to spot the immense four-cylinder engine that was built for speed. This now evacuates burned gasses through a four-into-one exhaust with no silencer whatsoever! I don’t want to be anywhere close to this thing when it climbs a hill.

Having also changed the bars and adding a pair of more appropriate plastic fenders, the Italians finished their unique project and took it for a test run. Nice!

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Who forgot to tighten the nuts?

Who forgot to tighten the nuts?

The question in the title comes a little late as this Suzuki dirt rider is already in the process of separating himself from the bike in order to avoid becoming one with it when this hits the ground. You see, wheel travel means nothing when your mechanic forgets to tighten up the nuts. And so, another rightful question emerges: who’s getting away alive after this, the rider or the mechanic?

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2009 Suzuki RM-Z450

2009 Suzuki RM-Z450

Suzuki practically based RM’s 2009 revision on the fact that it gets fuel injection, a first in motocross racing, and together with that it improved the entire bike in their attempt of becoming a track leader and the most feared opponent ever to be faced by the competition. Let’s see if they succeeded.

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