2018 Suzuki DR650S

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The 2018 Suzuki DR650S is quite possible the best, all-around dual purpose motorcycle available today. Every DR650S is quality-built by Suzuki and features a reliable 644cc oil-cooled four-stroke single carried in a strong, steel semi-double cradle frame. The cartridge-style fork and link-style rear suspension can tackle tough trails or urban roads. So a variety of riders can enjoy this motorcycle, the seat height can be significantly reduced. Strong aluminum, spoke-style rims carrying tires that can handle the street or dirt are fitted so riders can tackle pavement or soil with ease. With new Solid White bodywork and distinctive graphics, the DR650S will look good on any surface it’s ridden on.

Chassis Features

  • A lightweight, compact, rigid semi-double cradle frame provides agile handling on and off road
  • Innovative, height-adjustable front forks provide smooth and progressive action. Large diameter, thin-walled tubes reduce unsprung weight while maintaining high rigidity
  • A link-type rear suspension with piggyback-style aluminum-body shock absorber provides stable performance. The height adjustable shock features adjustable spring preload and compression damping to personalize the suspension for rider, load and terrain.
  • The front and rear suspension each provide a generous 260 mm (10.2 in.) of wheel travel for superb performance over rough terrain
  • Lightweight 290 mm (11.4 in.) front floating disc brake with two-piston caliper and 240 mm (9.4 in.) rear disc brake with two-piston caliper provide reliable stopping power
  • Aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes are standard and are built for durability and strength
  • The wheels are fitted with 90/90-21 front and 120/90-17 rear tires that offer excellent on and off road traction
  • Hollow-type wheel axles and an aluminum, beam-style swingarm reduce unsprung weight
  • A long, comfortable seat, aluminum footpegs and grab handles allow you to carry a passenger with ease

Electrical Features

  • Powered by a lightweight and compact low-maintenance battery
  • The fully equipped lighting system comes with a bright 60/55W halogen headlight

Engine Features

  • The compact and powerful 644 cc, SOHC, four-stroke, air & oil-cooled, engine features the Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS). Piston-jet cooling and an engine oil cooler create consistent performance in a variety of conditions
  • The engine is tuned with an emphasis on performance in the low-to-mid RPM range, while a gear-driven counter balancer minimizes vibration for comfortable ride
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated aluminum cylinder is used for durability, light weight and excellent heat dissipation
  • Digitally mapped DC-CDI ignition system provides accurate spark timing for efficient combustion
  • A convenient electric starter (supplemented with a zero-maintenance automatic decompression system) provides easy, quick starting
  • Large MIKUNI 40 mm (1.6 in) carburetor provides a smooth intake flow and quick throttle response
  • The stainless-steel exhaust system is light and corrosion-resistant, and is tuned specifically for strong low and midrange power
  • Easy-pull rack and pinion activated clutch proves precise operation and feel
  • A smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission is complemented by a sealed O-ring drive chain

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2018
Model DR650S
Model Code DR650SEL8
Color Solid Special White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Disc, single floating rotor

Rear - Disk, single rotor

Tires

Front - 90/90-21 M/C 54S tube type

Rear - 120/90-17 M/C 64S tube type

Dimensions

Length 88.8 in. (2,255 mm)
Height 47 in. (1,195 mm)
Width 34.1 in. (865 mm)
Weight Curb - 366 lb. (166 kg)
Ground Clearance 10.4 in. (265 mm)
Wheelbase 58.7 in. (1,490 mm)
Seat Height 34.8 in. (885 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID525V9, 110 links

Electrical

Lighting

Headlight - 12V 60/55W (H4)

Tail Light - 12V 21/5W

Engine

Engine 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, OHC
Displacement 644 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.93 x 3.23 in. (100 x 82 mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Carburetion Mikuni BST40, single carburetor
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal. (13 l)
Ignition Electronic CDI
Cooling Air
Lubrication Wet sump

Operational

Starting Electric
Suspension

Front - Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link-type, coil spring, oil damped

Other

Warranty 12 Month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty. (Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection)