2017 Suzuki DR650S

2017 Suzuki DR650S horsepowerNot quite an adventure bike, but less dirt-worthy than many dual-sport bikes, the 2017 Suzuki DR650S establishes its own nice in the on-/off-road world.

The only change to the DR650S this year is going to Solid Black paint and different graphics. As it stands, the still-carbureted DR650S is a strong street performer—though it lacks the wind protection we expect on an adventure bike—though its dirt capabilities are hampered by a 366-pound curb weight, while encouraged by the torquey 644cc air-cooled motor.

The tires are a decent compromise, and does the 10-inch-travel suspension—not too much dirt, not overly street. Height adjustable forks and rebound damping adjustability in the shock allows for some personalization of the ride

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2017 Suzuki DR650S Specs:

ENGINE

  • Engine: SOHC single
  • Bore x stroke: 100 x 82mm
  • Displacement: 644cc
  • Cooling: Air-cooled
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Fueling system: 40mm Mikuni BST carburetor
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: DID chain

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension: Height-adjustable telescopic forks; 10.2 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and rebound-adjustable, piggyback shock; 10.2 inches of travel
  • Front brake: Floating 290mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Front tire: 90/90-21 tube-type
  • Rear tire: 120/90-17 tube-type

DIMENSIONS

  • Overall length: 88.8 inches
  • Overall width: 34.1 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
  • Seat height: 34.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 10.4 inches
  • Curb weight: 366 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 3.4 gallons

2017 Suzuki DR650S Color:

  • Solid Black

2017 Suzuki DR650S Price:

  • $6499 MSRP
  • Warranty: 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty

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