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2012 Suzuki DR650SE
2012 Suzuki DR650SE

2012 Suzuki DR650SE
2012 Suzuki DR650SE

2012 Suzuki DR650SE
2012 Suzuki DR650SE

- 2012 Suzuki DR650SE

2012 Suzuki DR650SE Review

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.

Choose your own adventure. For those who love carving corners and the call of the wild, our DualSport machines deliver comfort on the street, control off the beaten path, and full command everywhere in between. Get ready for an ideal combination of lightweight agility and crisp handling.

 

No Compromise

The DR650SE offers you the versatility of hitting the highways or raising the dust. And without compromise on either surface.

Giving riders plenty of low-to-mid range torque, the DR650SE is powered by a 644cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine, with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated cylinders to minimise wear.

The combination of a powerful engine and lightweight frame offers agile handling and a comfortable and enjoyable ride, on or off road. Comfort is also enhanced by a streamlined seat with 40mm variable seat height position and a vibration- reducing balancer system.

A rigid frame and short wheelbase provide off-road maneuverability, while loads of tractable horsepower from the big grunty engine translates into effortless high- speed cruising.

Reliable, big-on-value and street-legal, the DR650SE is eligible for the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) in certain States and Territories.

On the highways or toughing it out in the dirt, this is Suzuki's ultimate Dual Sport Bike.

 




 

2012 Suzuki DR650SE Key Features

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.

644cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled with Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS), SOHC, 4-valve engine tuned with an emphasis on powerful performance at low-to-mid rpm range.

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated aluminium engine cylinder for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer.

Digitally mapped DC-DCI ignition system provides accurate ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.

Convenient electric starter combines with mechanical automatic decompression system for quick and easy start.

Lightweight and compact low-maintenance battery.

Gear-driven single counter balancer system minimises engine vibration for a comfortable ride.

Large MIKUNI 40mm carburettor maintains a smooth intake flow and quick throttle response.

5-speed wide-ratio transmission for easy riding.

Light, durable stainless steel muffler.

Innovative cartridge front forks combine the advantage of conventional and inverted forks; Smooth progressive action and less below-axle extension.

Link-type rear suspension with piggyback-reservoir shock absorber and adjustable compression damping provides stable performance.

Front and rear suspensions both provide long 260mm wheel travel for a comfortable ride.

Hollow type wheel axles and aluminium swingarm keep less unsprung weight.

Lightweight 290mm floating front disc brake with 2-piston caliper, and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston caliper together provide reliable stopping power.

Well-cushioned seat, die-cast aluminium footpegs and grab bars on both sides together offer a comfortable ride for pillion rider.

Seat height is optionally lowered by 40mm (from 885mm to 845mm) at Suzuki a dealer. A shorter sidestand is also supplied with this option to match the lower vehicle height.

Full on-road lighting system with bright 60/55W halogen headlight.

Specially designed 90/90-21 front and 120/90-17 rear tyres with on/off tread pattern.

 


2012 Suzuki DR650SE Features and Benefits

Engine Features

A compact, powerful 644cc, 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 40mm 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 midrange power.
Transmission Features
A smooth-shifting wide-ratio 5-speed transmission is complemented by an O-ring sealed final drive chain.

 

Chassis Features

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 260mm (10.2-inch) wheel travel for superb performance over rough terrain.

Lightweight 290mm (11.4-inch) front floating disc brake with two-piston caliper and 240mm (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 40mm (1.6-inch) with suspension modifications performed by a dealer.

Available in new Solid Iron Gray

 



 

2012 Suzuki DR650SE - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$5,999 USD

CHASSIS
Overall Length 2255 mm (88.8 in), Low 2235 (88.0 in)
Overall Width 865 mm (34.1 in)
Wheelbase 1490 mm (58.7 in), Low 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 265 mm (10.4 in), Low 225 mm (8.9 in)
Seat Height 885 mm (34.8 in), Low 845 mm (33.0 in)
Curb Weight 166 kg (366 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID525V9, 110 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 90/90-21 M/C 54S, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-17 M/C 64S, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.0 L (3.4 US gallons)
Fuel Tank Capacity CA 12.0 L (3.2 US gallons)
Color Solid Iron Gray
ENGINE
Displacement 644cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
Fuel System MIKUNI BST40, single
Starter Electric
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
MPG 56
WARRANTY
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.





 

2012 Suzuki DR650SE - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $6,299 CDN

CHASSIS
Overall Length 2255 mm (88.8 in), Low 2235 (88.0 in)
Overall Width 865 mm (34.1 in)
Wheelbase 1490 mm (58.7 in), Low 1475 mm (58.1 in)
Ground Clearance 265 mm (10.4 in), Low 225 mm (8.9 in)
Seat Height 885 mm (34.8 in), Low 845 mm (33.0 in)
Curb Weight 166 kg (366 lbs)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID525V9, 110 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 90/90-21 M/C 54S, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-17 M/C 64S, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.0 L (3.4 US gallons)
Colour Gray
ENGINE
Displacement 644cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
Fuel System MIKUNI BST40, single
Starter Electric
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
WARRANTY
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.


 


 

2012 Suzuki DR650SE - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
644cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder SOHC, air-cooled with SACS
STARTER
Electric
TRANSMISSION
5-speed
FRONT SUSPENSION
Telescopic, coil spring oil damped
REAR SUSPENSION
Link-type coil spring,oil damped,spring preload/ compression damping adjustable
FRONT BRAKES
Disc
REAR BRAKES
Disc
WHEELBASE
1,490mm
SEAT HEIGHT
885mm
LENGTH
2,255mm
WIDTH
865mm
HEIGHT
1,195mm
WET WEIGHT
166 kg
FUEL CAPACITY
13 litres
COLOURS
White or Grey
WARRANTY
Two-year unlimited kilometre warranty


 


 

2012 Suzuki DR650SE - UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £TBA GBP

Not available in Europe

 

*Price, Specifications and photos may change without notice.


 

 

 

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