Other than graphics, don’t look for any changes in the venerable 2018 Suzuki DR200S this year. A basic and affordable dual-sport motorcycle, the Suzuki DR200S’s motor is air-cooled and uses a Mikuni carburetor, along with electric starting.It remains an outstanding motorcycle for a new rider, or someone looking for a versatile and inexpensive commuter motorcycle.
The DR200S can be fairly capable off-road if more aggressive tires are installed, though the non-adjustable suspension will keep the pace sedate.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2018 Suzuki DR200S Specs
Type: Single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 66.0 x 58.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Valve train: SOHC, two valves
Fueling: 31mm Mikuni BST SS carburetor
Lubrication: Wet sump
Final drive: DID chain
Front suspension; travel: Non adjustable fork; 8.1 inches
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!