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1997 Suzuki DR650 - Suzuki DR650 - ID: 262627
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More Information on the Suzuki DR650

The Suzuki DR650 is a long-standing model in Suzuki's lineup, introduced in 1990 as a replacement for the DR600 model. The DR is a dual-sport motorcycle with a counterbalanced, single cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine that develops 46 horsepower (34 kW). It has a 13 L (2.9 imp gal; 3.4 US gal) fuel tank.

History and development

The first models introduced were the Djebel/Dakar and the RS that were both kick start. In 1991, the first electric start model was introduced, namely the DR650RSE. In 1992 the Djebel/Dakar model was replaced with the DR650R. This model also saw improvements in the exhaust system, a smaller tank and 8 kg weight reduction.

In 1996 the DR650SE was introduced, replacing the previous models. The engine was radically redesigned, reducing its power but allowing for more smooth delivery. The bike's weight was also reduced by around 25 kg (55 lb). In 2002, the DR's styling was updated with Suzuki's widely recognized yellow off-road racing colors and graphics. The 2010-2015 SE model has the factory option of lowering the seat height by 45mm for shorter riders. This involves lowering the front and rear suspension. A shorter side stand is also needed. The SE seat is narrow and firm. The SE has no tachometer but with standard gearing will cruise comfortably at 110-115 kph. It has digital electronic CDI ignition and a coated cylinder bore to reduce weight. The exhaust pipe is made of stainless steel painted black to stop rusting. For a single cylinder bike it is quite smooth due to the effective balancer shaft. At 120kph it still has power for overtaking. The 40mm Mikuni Carb gives smooth power flow. It has electric start only. The 21 inch front tyre gives good directional control on gravel roads but is still fine for fast riding on sealed roads with the standard tyres. The 2013 SE model has a range of about 240 km from the 13L tank or a consumption of less than 5l/100km. The front fork is non adjustable while the rear mono shock is adjustable for preload through a tricky to access threaded collar and for compression damping. The bike qualifies for LAMs legislation for beginner motorcyclists in Australia and New Zealand where it is rated at 43HP(32 kW). The bike has an excellent reputation for reliability. The 2013-2014 model is available in either grey or white

By 2015 the model has been in production for 20 years.The bike is the best selling over 500cc bike in New Zealand. The bike is often in the top 5 sellers of any capacity bikes in New Zealand.The DR650 is also a big seller in both Canada and Australia. It is not commonly sold in Europe due to the stringent Euro 3 emission regulations which make it virtually impossible for a non fuel injected machine to pass.The 2015 model is white and grey with a gold stripe on the tank,with the exhaust pipe finished bright .

References

External links

  • Suzuki Canada DR650SE — official web page
  • Suzuki USA DR650SE — official web page
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