2015 - 2019 Suzuki DR650S
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.
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2015 - 2018 Suzuki DR200S
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suzuki has indeed got rid of its 125cc two-stroke RM, but that was only to make room for the RM-Z250, a bike that has significantly evaluated during these past years and which unveils itself as reaching the highest levels of refinements you can encounter in the given class.
One look at the DR-Z70’s 10-inch wheels and 22-inch seat height, and you know this is the bike with ideal dimensions for up-and-coming riders. It also has performance features designed especially for youngsters. It includes both electric and kick starting, and its 67cc engine offers a smooth, controllable powerband and strong low-end torque.
When it comes to good looks and great handling DR-Z125 is what it’s all about. The bike features aggressive new bodywork that makes it stylistic replica of the championship-winning RM-Z machines. Its performance virtues, though, go a lot deeper than that, the bike setting the standard for precise, agile handling.
The RM-Z250 for 2008: it’s taking the four-stroke world by storm! Featuring a compact, lightweight and powerful 250cc 4-stroke engine design, a strong and lightweight aluminum chassis, Showa suspension components and many high-performance features, RM-Z250 is aiming to become the ultimate 250cc 4-stroke racing machine.
Suzuki RM85L is loaded with technology derived from Suzuki’s championship-winning motocross bikes. The bike offers incredible performance and it features larger wheels, longer swingarm and wheelbase to suit larger riders. With smooth power delivery, loads of mid-range and lightweight handling, the machine is perfect for learning to race and to win.