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2016 Suzuki DR650S

  • 2016 Suzuki DR650S

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Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


The world is yours to explore, and Suzuki's 2016 DR650S may be the bike to do it on. Weighing in at 366 pounds wet, the DR650S's 34.8-inch seat height may prove to be a perfect fit depending on your inseam. The DR650S boasts a 644cc powerplant to help you explore the planet in street-legal style. If you think this is the adventure machine for you, gather that $6,499, compare it to other adventure bikes, and be sure to take plenty of pictures as you hit the open road - although, you'll probably be spending more time riding the DR650S on the beaten path.

If you want 644cc of power in a street legal package, you should have no trouble finding a dual-sport die-hard who will swear up and down that the 2016 DR650S is THE bike for you. A lot of riders gravitate toward the DR650S for its friendly power, likable handling, and $6,499 retail. The 366-pound wet weight may or may not be acceptable to you, but it's hard to argue that the DR650S will take a mild licking and keep on ticking on the road and trail. See below for additional info, and be sure to read what we think of this bike and other adventure bikes.

"I’m fond of 650 single-cylinders but not so much on their dated styling."

Sean Klinger, Dirt Rider Associate Editor



  • Bore (MM)100
  • Compression Ratio9.5:1
  • CoolingAir / Oil
  • Displacement in CC644
  • Displacement in CI39.3
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke82
  • Valve ConfigurationSOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds5
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire90/90 R21 54S
  • Rear Tire120/90 R17 64S


  • Front Brake Diameter290
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter9.4
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension TypeTelescopic Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)34.8


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)3.4
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeEnduro
  • Wet Weight (lbs)366
  • Wheelbase (in)58.7

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