2016 - 2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S / DR-Z400SM
Pitting the fuel-injection fans against the carburetor fans, we score a point for the latter with the DR-Z400S and DR-Z400SM from Suzuki. Fuel injection hasn’t yet made an appearance in Suzuki’s dual-sport lineup, which was a good thing or a bad thing, depending on which side of the fence you’re on. For 2020, the DR-Z siblings haven’t yet been touched by the FI update. Sharing the same engine as the 500EXC from KTM, the DR-Zs come on a different chassis with progressive-link rear suspension. The “SM” — the SuperMoto of the family — and the “S” feature a six-liter air box with quick-release fasteners trouble-free access to the air filter and special low profile mirrors that rotate hoping to avoid damage, both are pluses when you’re playing in the dirt.
1988 - 1999 Suzuki DR Big
Suzuki arguably launched the adventure-bike genre all the way back in 1988 with its DR750S “Big” model. Also called the “Desert Express,” it delivered long range off-road performance and comfort superior to that which you could expect from the enduro-style bikes of the day. The factory boosted the displacement ahead of the 1990 model year to set up a decade-long reign as the grand-daddy of dual-sports.
2015 - 2019 Suzuki DR200S
Suzuki brings dual-sport capabilities to the entry-level sector with its DR200S. A heavy emphasis on offroad 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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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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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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The Suzuki DR-Z125L is a special version of the DR-Z125 model and was created by the Japanese manufacturer to be better suited for larger riders.
The motorcycle is powered by the same 124cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC engine which is paired with a five speeds constant mesh transmission.
The Suzuki DR-Z125L model rides on 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires and wheels and is equipped with a front disc brake for better stopping performances.
The motorcycle’s backbone is a lightweight, high rigidity steel pipe frame especially developed to keep the motorcycle’s handling and stability at sporty levels.
In terms of ergonomy, the DR-Z125L is equipped with a narrow seat, a simple handlebar and comfortable foot pegs.
The ride quality is kept in check by front telescopic forks and link-type rear suspensions. There is also a rear shock absorber with fully adjustable spring preload.
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When it comes to compact motocross bikes the Suzuki DR-Z125 is among the top dogs in the business. Featuring a lightweight construction, sharp-cut fenders and sporty suspensions, the Suzuki DR-Z125 is ready to go head to head with the toughest tracks without breaking a sweat.
This tough bike is built on a lightweight, high rigidity steel pipe frame linked to a modern rear swingarm that was carefully forged to be perfectly suited for tough tasks.
As far as power is concerned, the Suzuki DR-Z125 sports a 124 cc, 4-stroke, air cooled OHC engine mated on a five speed constant mesh transmission.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by a set of lightweight front and rear drum brakes.
The 2013 Suzuki DR-Z125 is offered with a starting price of $3,099 and comes with a 6 months warranty.
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With its agile stance, lively engine and the long traveling suspensions the 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S is ready to tackle any off road terrain with poise.
At the heart of the Suzuki DR-Z400S lies a 398 cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC unit that sends its power to the ground through a five speed constant mesh transmission with cable-operated clutch.
To help you use the entire power generated by the engine, Suzuki equipped its motorcycle with front 49mm cartridge-style forks with protective rubber boots that feature adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload. The front fork is paired with a rear shock absorber that features compression damping/preload adjustments.
The 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S’s handling is further improved by its narrow frame made from thin chrome-moly steel tubes.
The 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S is offered with a starting price of $ 6,499.
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Suzuki’s motorcycles are considered among the most reliable and cheap to maintain models in their class and the 2013 DR-200SE makes no exception.
Equipped with modern technologies and offering an ergonomic riding position the Suzuki DR-200SE is a versatile motorcycle that feels like home both in the city and on the dirty tracks. Talking about ergonomics, the Suzuki DR-200SE features a 32 inches seat high paired with a Large, passenger grab bar and a perfectly angled handlebar.
The 2013 Suzuki DR-200SE weighs only 278 pounds and is propelled by an agile 199 cc (12.1 cu. in), 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC engine kept in leash by a five speed constant mesh transmission. The engine is fed by a large 3.4 gallon fuel tank (3.3-gallon CA model) which offers a pretty generous riding range.
The 2013 Suzuki DR-200SE can be yours for $4,199.
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If you’re looking for a capable dual purpose motorcycle, then you should take a closer at the 2012 Suzuki DR 200 S. The motorcycle features a fairly versatile character, being able to cope with a wide range of applications. With its perfect mix of agility and crisp handling, the Suzuki DR200SE is able to reward its rider with a thrilling ride every time he starts the engine.
As a tried and true dirt bike that possesses impressive qualities in it of itself, the 2012 Suzuki DR 200 S boasts of new features, including a seat height that’s now under 32" and an overall weight of just 278 lbs.
Power comes from a strong 199 cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC engine which cranks out enough power to keep your adrenaline level high. The stopping power is assured by front and rear disc brakes.
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Are you searching for a tough, retro-styled supermotard? Then you should take a closer look at the Suzuki DR124SM.
The 2012 Suzuki DR125SM is fitted with many modern features which help it deliver first class performance in terms of power and agility.
As far as design goes, the 2012 Suzuki DR124SM features an agile stance which is enhanced by the high placed front fender, the sleek seat and the sporty fairing.
The main attraction however is the capable 125 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that offers a decent level of power and is pretty economical too. The engine is combined with the Idling Speed Control (ISC) system which adjusts intake air-flow volume to constantly maintain proper idling rpm, and also performs cold-starting fast-idling.
The stopping power is assured by front 250mm and rear 220mm-disc brakes, each paired with a Nissin caliper.
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With its charming character and the lively engine, the Suzuki DR-270 is the perfect choice for any young rider that wants to learn the secrets of motocross.
The motorcycle features a pretty modern design language and is appearance draws inspiration from the RM-Z models.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the motorcycle was designed with comfort in mind. Thereby the chassis, seat and handle bar were carefully designed to make the rider feel comfortable.
The 2012 version is powered by a fresh 70cc four-stroke engine that replaces the old 50cc two-stroke model. Also, in the event the bike’s battery dies, a kick-starter stays there as a backup.
The changes made by Suzuki on it, not only makes it a better ride, but it also gives tots a reason to get into the world of motocross riding. Color options include either Black of Championship Yellow.
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