If you think the fun begins at the end of the road, you've come to the right place. The 2012 Suzuki DR650SE combines the civilized capabilities of a street bike with the hard-charging performance and exceptional handling of a dirt bike.
Off-road, the DR650SE shines. Its technologically advanced chassis and suspension provide you with precise control on tight trails or open fire roads. For a real thrill, tap into the big single's awesome torque. It lets you accelerate hard out of corners and power your way across wide-open terrain.
On the street, the DR650SE is a joy to ride. The 2012 Suzuki DR650SE is your invitation to adventure.
|A short wheelbase and low seat height provide nimble performance on or off road.|
|A lightweight, compact, rigid semi-double cradle frame provides agile handling on and off road. Use of thin-wall / large-diameter tubing reduces weight while increasing frame rigidity.|
|A compact, powerful 644 cc, SOHC, four-stroke, air-cooled, engine features Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS). Piston-jet cooling and an engine oil cooler further enhance consistent performance in a variety of conditions. The engine is tuned with an emphasis on powerful performance at low-to-mid RPM range.|
|Gear-driven single counter balancer system minimizes engine vibration for comfortable ride.|
|Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated aluminum cylinder is used for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer.|
|A convenient electric starter (combined with a mechanical automatic decompression system) provides easy, quick starting. The system is powered by a lightweight and compact low-maintenance battery.|
|A Mikuni 40 mm carburetor enhances throttle response and overall engine performance.|
|A painted stainless-steel exhaust system is light and corrosion-resistant, and tuned specifically for strong low and mid-range power.|
|A smooth-shifting wide-ratio five-speed transmission is complemented by an O-ring sealed final drive chain.|
|Innovative cartridge front forks combine the best features of conventional and inverted designs, providing smooth and progressive action. Large diameter, thin-walled tubes reduce unsprung weight while maintaining high rigidity.|
|A link-type rear suspension with piggyback-style shock absorber and adjustable compression damping provides stable damping performance.|
|Front and rear suspensions both provide long 260 mm (10.2 inch) wheel travel for superb performance over rough terrain.|
|Lightweight 290 mm (11.4 inch) front floating disc brake with two-piston caliper and 240 mm (9.4 inch) rear disc brake with two-piston caliper provide reliable stopping power.|
|Hollow-type wheel axles and an aluminum swingarm reduce unsprung weight.|
|The seat height can be lowered 40 mm (1.6 inch) with suspension modifications performed by a dealer.|