A perfect dual sport bike for the smaller or less experienced rider, the 2017 Suzuki DR200S hasn’t changed from last year, with the price and color choices remaining the same.
To keep the $4499 price intact, the Suzuki DR200S remains air-cooled, carbureted, and there’s still a drum brake in the rear. The suspension isn’t adjustable, but the target rider of the DR200S will be satisfied with the forks and shock right off the showroom floor.If you plan on riding on the street, the semi-knobby tires are fine. If trail riding is on the menu, an upgrade to more aggressive tires is a must. Electric start and a 33.3-inch seat height will attract new riders.Visit our Motorcycle Buyers Guide.
2017 Suzuki DR200S Specs:
Engine: SOHC single
Bore x stroke: 66.0 x 58.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Fueling system: 31mm Mikuni BST SS carburetor Ignition: CDI
Lubrication: Wet sump
Final drive: DID chain
Front suspension: Telescopic forks; 8.1 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted preload-adjustable shock; 8.1 inches of travel
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!