2014 Suzuki DR650 SE – SN373
UK Registration: HG63VMR
It isn’t often you come across a Dual Sport bike that’s as clean as this one is.
These later Suzuki DR650’s were never brought into Europe however they are a massive seller over in America, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
I have tried purchasing these brand new from the Suzuki dealerships in Florida but they won’t actually sell you one without residency.
This one has had an easy lifestyle, originally from Florida in a great climate with only just over 3,000 miles from new.
In 1996 the DR650SE was introduced, replacing the previous models. The engine was radically redesigned, reducing its power but allowing for more smooth delivery. The 2010+ SE model has the factory option of lowering the seat height by 40 mm for shorter riders. This involves lowering the front and rear suspension. A shorter side stand is also needed. The SE seat is narrow and firm. The SE has no tachometer but with standard gearing will cruise comfortably at 70mph. It has digital electronic CDI ignition and a coated cylinder bore to reduce weight. The exhaust pipe is made of stainless steel to stop rusting. For a single cylinder bike, it is quite smooth due to the effective balancer shaft. The 40 mm Mikuni BST40 carb gives smooth power flow. It has electric-start only. The 21-inch front tire gives good directional control on gravel roads but is still fine for fast riding on sealed roads with the standard tires. The front fork is non-adjustable while the rear mono shock is adjustable for preload (through a tricky-to-access threaded collar) and for compression damping.
If you are looking for a newer model DR650 then this is probably the bike for you.