2010 Suzuki DR650 - Dirt Rider Magazine

Be careful what you wish for, readers! After receiving requests on the subject for several years (and pretty much ignoring them all), we've finally given in and added an adventure bike to our fleet of Long Haul machines. The 2010 Suzuki DR650-a stout motorcycle that hasn't seen a major update since Johnny Carson hosted "The Tonight Show"-has dutifully been tallying hours and racking up miles alongside the 2010 Yamaha YZ450F and the shootout winning, fuel-injected Honda CRF250R. While the DR650 will mostly be a web-based test, we will be giving it the same treatment as our other long-term bikes: smart modifications, tender maintenance and unruly abuse. We have some cool plans in the works for this machine, including a budget adventure ride for an upcoming DR feature story. If you're one of the two-dozen readers who have been begging for a test of the DR650 for the last 25 years, stay tuned to www.dirtrider.com for 320 pounds of pure heaven.