2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike Review

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike Review
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The all-new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike is another incredible dual sports bike featuring the quality components. It comes with the powerful 644cc oil-cooled engine featuring the four stroke technology. The chassis has the steel semi-double cradle frame for durability. The cartridge-style fork and the new link-style rear suspension has the ability to handle all challenges when riding off-roads. The seat height is carefully adjusted so that it can accommodate a variety of riders. The all-new strong aluminum, spoke-style rims carrying tires can handle the rough surfaces and ensure the smooth ride. The new Solid White bodywork gives the distinctive look to the new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike. This dual purpose bike has the ability to adjust itself according to the situation. The review of new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike with its price and specifications are written below.

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike – Specifications and Price

Engine Features

The all-new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike features the compact and powerful 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine. This engine is specially designed for optimal performance when riding on rough surfaces. The new Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS) ensure the better performance. The new piston-jet cooling and an engine oil cooler provide the best performance in a variety of conditions. This engine features the quality components for best performance in the low-to-mid RPM range. The new gear-driven balancer shaft minimizes the vibration for a comfortable ride. There is the new Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated aluminum cylinder, which is being used for optimal durability, lightweight and better head dissipation. The new digitally mapped DC-CDI ignition system gives an accurate spark timing for an efficient combustion. The use of electric starter ensures an easy and quick starting in all conditions. The large MIKUNI 40mm carburetor gives the smooth and better intake flow and for better throttle response. The new stainless-steel system is very light in weight and is corrosion-resistant plus it is tuned especially for stronger and midrange power. There are an easy-pull rack and pinion activated clutch which provides the precise operation and feels. The all-new smooth-shifting of 5-speed transmission is complemented by the sealed O-ring drive chain.

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike

Chassis

The all-new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike features the lightweight, compact, rigid semi-double cradle frame offers an agile handling on- and off-road. The use of innovative and height-adjustable handlebars front fork offers the smooth and progressive action. The new larger diameter with the thin-walled tubes reduces the unsprung weight while it maintains the high rigidity. The new link-type rear suspension with the piggyback-style aluminum-body shock absorber offers the stable performance. The overall look of this dual sports bike is kept same as 2017 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports. The new height adjustable shock contains an adjustable spring preload and compression damping to personalize the suspension for both rider and load. The seat and suspension height is entirely adjustable plus rider can also customize the new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike by using the Genuine Suzuki Accessory Kit. The front and the rear suspension offers the wheel travel of 260mm for better performance over the rough terrain. The Suzuki engineers have used the new lightweight 290mm of front floating disc brake with the two-piston calipers while the 290mm of rear disc brake with the two-piston caliper gives an outstanding stopping power. The new aluminum rims with the stainless spokes come as standard and they are built for ultimate durable and strong. The wheels of new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike provides an excellent traction. The front 90/90-21 while the rear tire of 120/90-17 is being used. The new hollow-type wheels axles with an aluminum beam-style swingarm are being used which reduces the unsprung weight. The all-new long and comfortable seat with grad handlebars and new aluminum foot pegs let the rider to handle the new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike with ease.

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike

Other Features

The all-new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike comes with the lightweight and compact low-maintenance battery providing the best performance. The new 60/55W halogen headlight ensures the brighter light. The seat height of new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike can be lowered up to 40mm by using the Genuine Suzuki Accessory kit. This kit includes the shorter side stand to match its chassis height adjustment. The rider can also reduce the seat height further with the fitment of Suzuki Accessory low profile seat. Some other accessories come in the list are cargo rack, skid plate and the selection of Suzuki apparel. The all-new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike is available with the limited warranty of 12-month. The longer coverage periods with other benefits are also available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike – Price

The all-new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike is available with the price of $6,549 only.

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike – Specs with Pics

Engine

Engine 644 cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder, OHC
Bore x Stroke 100.0 mm x 82.0 mm (3.93 inches x 3.23 inches)
Compression Ratio 9.5: 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BST40, single carburetor
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump

Drive Train

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

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike Specs

Chassis

Suspension Front Telescopic, oil damped, coil spring
Suspension Rear Link type, oil damped, coil spring
Brakes Front Disc brake, single floating rotor
Brakes Rear Tires Front
Tires Front 90/90-21 M/C 54S, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-17 M/C 64S, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 L (3.4 US gal)
Color Solid Special White No. 2

Electrical

Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Spark Plug NGK DR8EA or DENSO X24ESR-U
Headlight 12V 60/55W (H4)
Tail Light 12V 21/5W

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike Specs

Dimensions

Overall Length 2255 mm (88.8 inches)
Overall Width 865 mm (34.1 inches)
Overall Height 1195 mm (47.0 inches)
Wheelbase 1490 mm (58.7 inches)
Ground Clearance 265 mm (10.4 inches)
Seat Height 885 mm (34.8 inches) With optional lowering kit: 845 mm (33.2 inches)
Curb Weight 166 kg (366 lbs)

2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike Specs

Warranty

Warranty 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty
Extensions Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)

Conclusion

This article is about the review of new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike and it is covered under www.bikescatalog.com. This dual sports bike features the powerful engine with the slim chassis. Its dual cradle frame is very strong plus it gives an ultimate support to the rider. The suspension system provides the smooth ride in all conditions plus it is adjustable according to the conditions. The braking system provides the optimal stopping force. In short, the new 2018 Suzuki DR650S Dual Sports Bike is really an impressive bike and one should purchase it.

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  1. Russ September 12, 2017

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