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.
Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki DR200S.
Versatile, reliable and comfortable, the Suzuki DR-Z400 SM is a practical motorcycle that can deal great both with the city streets and the dirt. Based on the DR-Z400S, the DR-Z400 SM combines Supermotard style with street-legal features.
It is built around a compact, 398 cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine which features 29 mm exhaust valves, narrow 28 degree included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system. The engine’s power is transferred to the ground by means of a five speed constant mesh transmission which utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover.
The Suzuki DR-Z400 SM rides on RK Excel aluminum rims shod in 120/70-R17 front and 140/70- R17 rear tires.
The Suzuki DR-Z400 SM can be yours for no less than $ 7,189.
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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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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-Z400SM is a rugged and versatile motorcycle designed for those who love adventures. The motorcycle is built around a 398 cc liquid cooled four stroke engine which delivers a generous low-rpm torque and plenty of power. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.
The motorcycle’s speed is kept in check by a set of capable brakes which include a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus a 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper.
The rider is met by a modern digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions.
The front wheel is kept in check by a long travel, Showa-brand inverted front fork which features adjustable compression/rebound damping. Out back, you’ll find a fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping.
The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is offered with a starting price of $6,999 and comes with a 12 moth unlimited mileage warranty.
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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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The Suzuki TF125 won’t impress you with its dull appearance. However what makes this motorcycle interesting lies under its skin. The TF125 has been designed specifically to meet the need of a run-about bike that can work in a variety of working conditions.
The bike is powered by a strong 123cc, piston-reed-valve 2-stroke, air-cooled engine which combines an abundant use of torque to go with excellent fuel economy. The cylinder and crank injection system (CCIS) make sure the bike has necessary engine lubrication while a 6-speed transmission with proper gear ratios was also added, ensuring smooth riding on any surface.
Among the features offered by the 2012 TF125 you’ll find a special protector, extended fenders on both the right-and-left sidestands, a big luggage carrier and wide tread block pattern tires that’s ready for rough road riding. Not to mention about the extended front and rear mud flaps which protect rider and motorcycle from mud and dirt.
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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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The Suzuki TS185ER has a lot to love. Though it’s most appreciated features are the versatile design and the powerful engine.
The old-school look of the 2012 Suzuki TS185ER is enhanced by the large headlight cover and the chrome-plated exhaust pipe protector. The design was also carefully penned to make the rider feel as comfortable as possible and you’ll especially like the saddle, serrated foot pegs and slip-free brake pedals.
Beside its versatile design, the 2012 Suzuki TS185ER is also equipped with a capable 183cm, air-cooled, power-read-valve 2-stroke engine that brings a load of features to the rider, including great power, quick response, and a rich and usable torque.
Other mechanical highlights of the 2012 Suzuki TS185ER include a maintenance-free electronics ignition system that brings precise ignition on all rpm range and a five-speed transmission with proper gear ratios chosen for smooth riding.
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The 2012 Suzuki DR650SE wants us to think that it’s a bike that comes with a new style and the civilized capabilities of a street bike with the hard-charging performance and exceptional handling of a dirt bike. To that, we believe every last word the Suzuki is saying.
The DR650SE is a versatile motocross bike with a high-performance engine hardcore riders enjoy. Combine that with a chassis and a suspension set-up that takes cues from its super moto and motocross heritage, and you have a machine that can tackle just about every imaginable surface.
At the heart of the DR650SE is a compact and powerful 644cc, SOHC, four-stroke, air-cooled, engine that features Suzuki’s Advanced Cooling System (SACS). Piston-jet cooling and an engine oil cooler that further enhances the bike’s consistent and all-world performance capabilities in a wide variety of conditions. Likewise, the engine has been tuned with an emphasis on powerful performance at low-to-mid RPM range while a gear-driven single counter balancer system minimizes engine vibration for comfortable ride. Finally, a smooth-shifting wide-ratio 5-speed transmission is complemented by an O-ring sealed final drive chain.
To go with its impressive engine credentials, the Suzuki DR650SE also handles like a true pro, highlighted by innovative cartridge front forks that provide smooth and progressive action. The bike also has a link-type rear suspension with a piggyback-style shock absorber and adjustable compression damping to give stable damping performance with front and rear suspensions, both of which provide 10.2" of wheel travel for superb performance over rough terrain.
On the road and off the road, the DR650SE shines like the sun on a hot summer day. Its unique blend of top-end performance with superior handling and all-around versatility make it a bike that’s well worth your affection.
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Very few bikes can combine all the positive qualities of a super moto and a moto cross bike into one exciting package. But of those few, one that stands out is the Suzuki DR-Z400S.
Packed with impressive performance credentials and all-world handling capabilities, the DR-Z400S allows riders to travel on just about any imaginable surface. The powertrain - a 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine - produces strong low-RPM power while its compact 4-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves, helping produce broad, tractable power and torque. Suzuki also added in its own Composite Electrochemical Materials cylinder to provide impressive heat transfer in a lightweight and durable package. There’s also a forged aluminum piston that’s 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet.
Besides its impressive performance credentials, the DR-Z400S also comes with a firm and sturdy chassis and suspension set-up that includes a narrow frame that combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity with minimal weight. Meanwhile, the backbone tube, front down tube, and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank while a bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance, allowing for an ease-of-use that very few bikes can rival.
The DR-Z also comes with a sturdy aluminum skidplate to protect its underbelly, along with plastic guards that will put up token resistance to defend the water pump and left sidecover. The lights set-up features on-road legal lighting with a bright 60/55 watt H4 halogen headlight and a compact tail/stoplight, as well as lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals.
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Not long ago, Suzuki inspired from the DR-Z400S to create their first dual sport model, a very punchy and versatile one called the DR-Z-400SM. The bike successfully addresses to youngsters in search of a light and easy to ride motorcycle that would stand both for a commuter and an adrenaline source depending on the rider’s demands.
For the NaSty concept, GPDesign has taken Suzuki’s entry-level naked bike, the Gladius, and made their best in turning it into a supermoto version. Focusing on technology and innovation to enhance the design and emphasize safety, the NaSty concept also has the purpose of keeping riders interested in the bike as it is claimed to be very versatile.
Among its most important features we find the 2.75-inch taller seat. The sporty looking unit is actually made of alcantara leather and it is water resistant, so quality was definitely taken into consideration. Also, they’ve added supermoto handlebars with handguards and everything. These lasts together with the tall front fender and front plastic body parts do make the Gladius in its NaSty form even easier to love.
At the back, an aftermarket exhaust and a new plate holder do the trick. What’s best about this concept is that it features fluorescent paint on the rims, tank and handguards, which makes the thing more visible at night and implicit much safer to ride. Good idea!
A French fan of Suzuki has imagined the Japanese manufacturer’s 2010 model range and put his Photoshop skills to work in a quite successful (in our opinion) attempt of showing how the B-King, GSX-R series, GSX650F, SV650, SV1000 and DR-Z400SM might end up looking in the year to come.
While the visual changes imagined for each motorcycle aren’t dramatic, this might very well reflect reality for models which won’t be significantly upgraded.
L-R-G performed their “routine” on the 2009 Suzuki Gladius and, strangely, their goal wasn’t speed, but off-road performance. By modifying the swingarm, adding the Leo Vince exhaust, a pair of standard-spoked Excel wheels and RM-Z front end, complete with MX fender and mudguards, the small commuter was transformed into a veritable supermoto. The standard seat and license hanger have been stripped down in order to obtain a sleeker design.
The tricked-out Gladius gets a Green and White paint scheme while the brake calipers and transmission cover are gold painted, just like on last year’s L-R-G Suzuki Hayabusa.
While we’re so caught up by this bike, we can’t help wondering if Suzuki will start thinking about an entry-level alternative for the continuously growing supermoto market.
How’s this for a red-hot combination? Take the incredible versatility and performance of Suzuki’s renowned DR-Z400. Mix in street-legal capabilities and unmatched handling. Then add a double shot of aggressive Suzuki styling and attitude. The result is the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400SM.
How’s this for a red-hot combination? Take the incredible versatility and performance of Suzuki’s renowned DR-Z400. Mix in street-legal capabilities and unmatched handling. Then add a double shot of aggressive Suzuki styling and attitude. The result is the 2006 DR-Z400SM.
For exceptional performance on the street, the DR-Z400SM offers remarkably smooth performance, along with a rush of torque across the powerband. For crisp handling, it features a lightweight, compact design, complemented by advanced suspension front and rear, including an RM250-derived inverted fork.
The DR-Z400SM Supermotard. It’s the definition of extreme performance - wherever you ride.