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2017 Suzuki DR-Z70
2017 Suzuki DR-Z70

2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 Review

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The Perfect Start...

Designed specifically for young riders, the DR-Z70 is the perfect tool for those learning the fundamentals of riding or developing their skills.

Powered by a reliable 70cc, twin-valve, 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled engine with plenty of torque to leave the competition in its dust. With more displacement than its class rivals, the DR-Z70's engine provides impressive performance from a smooth, controllable powerband.

An electric starter and handle-bar start button means the DR-Z70 is also simple to get going. Alternatively, riders can kick start the DR-Z70, and there's the security of a keyed ignition to provide maximum parent control.

Accompanying a 10-inch rear wheel, the Suzuki DR-Z70 is also the first to combine a 70cc engine with a 10-inch front wheel.

With styling inspired by its bigger brothers - the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 - the DR-Z70 has a race-style look that stands out from the crowd, and is available in an aggressive Champion Yellow paint scheme.

The time has come to get your little ones on the dirt! The Suzuki 2017 DR-Z70 brings ease and convenience to young riders getting started on two wheels. With an automatic clutch, 3-speed transmission, electric starting and a low 22-inch seat height, this race styled bike will help build confidence and riding ability for young supervised riders. The 67cc engine delivers a smooth, controllable powerband and adult supervisors can adjust its power level so young riders can learn at a proper pace. The DR-Z70 is the ideal way to get your whole family involved in motorcycling!

One look at the DR-Z70's 10-inch wheels and 22-inch seat height, and you know this is a bike with ideal dimensions for up-and-coming riders. It has performance features designed specifically for youngsters; which includes both electric and kick starting. Its 67cc engine offers a smooth, controllable powerband and strong low-end torque. And, because it has a larger engine displacement than the competition, it boasts greater performance, which young riders will enjoy for years as they develop their skills.
The DR-Z70 also has aggressive RM-Z-inspired styling, so young riders can imagine taking their place alongside their favorite Suzuki racer.

2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 Key Features

70cm3 engine

When Suzuki engineers designed the DR-Z70 the objective was to create an easy and fun bike for children to learn the fundamentals of riding. By offering a 70cm3 engine packed with torque, this adequtely sized engine creates and exciting yet easy to handle dirt bike for many years of enjoyment.

Electric and Kick Start

As Suzuki focussed on simplifying the learning process for young riders, the DR-Z70 is equipped with a push-button electric start and a traditional kickstarter. The capability of two starting systems provides flexibility when teaching children the basics of riding whilst never preventing the fun from starting.

Adjustable brake lever and throttle

Front brake lever is adjustable to fit various sized hands producing optimum control for young riders. The adjustable throttle limiter allows supervising adult to adjust throttle opening to suit the rider's ability.

Start Lever

Conveniently located on the handlebar, the choke lever provides easy accessibility to riders.

- An automatic clutch and a smooth-shifting 3-speed transmission put the fun-riding power to the terrain.
- Chassis designed for user-friendly dimensions and to realize a lightweight electric-starter-equipped machine.
- Adequately sized with a 560mm seat height for beginners learning to ride or more skilled riders dropping the gate at their local track.
- Sleek, super-cool race style appearance inherited from its RM-Z big brothers, adorned in Championship Yellow.


2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 Features and Benefits

Engine Features

Powered by a reliable 67cc, 4-stroke engine that has plenty of torque to leave the competition with smaller engines in its dust. The DR-Z70’s engine provides impressive performance with a smooth, controllable powerband that only a larger displacement engine can provide

Starting the DR-Z70 requires a simple push of the electric start button. Alternatively, riders can kick start the DR-Z70 so a fun day of riding is always available

Adult supervision is essential so young riders get off to a safe and fun start to motorcycling, the DR-Z70 provides the security of a keyed ignition

The adjustable throttle limiter allows supervising adults to control engine output to suit the rider’s ability

Clean-burning four-stroke engine easily achieves California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions regulations

Spark-arrester equipped muffler is environmentally friendly, yet has a pleasant exhaust note


Transmission Features

The easy-to-use automatic clutch smoothly transmits power through the three speed transmission so beginner riders learn key shifting techniques while building the joy of riding


Chassis Features

Inverted front forks feature RM-Z inspired design to produce enjoyable riding on a variety of terrain surfaces with 3.8 inches of front wheel travel to absorb bumps

This motorcycle can be in the family for years with its larger engine and 10-inch wheels; the Suzuki DR-Z70 was the first youth bike to combine such a potent engine with quality running gear

Don’t be fooled by the DR-Z70’s light weight, as it has a durable, steel frame designed to carry a wide range of riders and can easily tackle a variety of riding conditions

Adjustable front brake lever to fit various sized hands producing optimum control for young riders

Low 22-inch seat height for entry level riders with a slightly forward-leaning riding position for maximum rider mobility

Aggressive RM-Z inspired styling with bright yellow body work and matching graphics lets the rider enjoy a big bike look and appeal

Strong braking performance provided by front and rear drum brakes


Safety Information

The DR-Z70 is not recommended for children under age 7. Parental supervision required during operation. Rider must always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Ride safety and be thoughtful of others

The DR-Z70 is designed for use by children and off road use only — do not use on public roads. Single rider only — weight limit 40 kg (88 lbs.)



6-month limited warranty


2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1799 USD.

Engine 67cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
Bore x Stroke 48.0 mm (1.89 in) x 37.0 mm (1.45 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5: 1
Fuel System MIKUNI VM13, single carburetor
Starter Electric starter with back-up primary kick
Lubrication Wet sump
Drive Train
Transmission 3-speed constant mesh, automatic clutch
Drive Chain Chain, D.I.D. 428DS, 78 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring
Suspension Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Drum brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Tires Front 2.50-10 33J, tube type
Tires Rear 2.50-10 33J, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.0 L (0.8/0.7 US/lmp gal)
Color Champion Yellow No.2 / Solid Black
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length 1,320 mm (52.0 in)
Overall Width 580 mm (22.8 in)
Overall Height 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase 935 mm (36.8 in)
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Seat Height 560 mm (22.0 in)
Curb Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Warranty 6-month limited warranty*
Extensions *Extensions available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)



2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer CDN

Type 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC
Displacement 67cc
Bore x Stroke 48.0 mm (1.890 in) x 37.0 mm (1.457 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Transmission 3-speed constant mesh
Overall Length 1320 mm (52.0 in)
Overall Width 580 mm (22.8 in)
Overall Height 790 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase 935 mm (36.8 in)
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Seat Height 560 mm (22.0 in)
Curb Mass 55 kg (121 lbs)
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring
Suspension Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Drum brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Tires Front 2.50-10 33J, tube type
Tires Rear 2.50-10 33J, tube type
Ignition Type Electronic ignition (CDI)
Fuel Tank 3.0 L (0.7 Imp gal)
Standard Warranty 6 months limited warranty


2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 - European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £1399 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Dimensions and Weights

Overall length: 1320mm (52in)
Overall width: 580mm (22.8in)
Overall height: 790mm (31.1in)
Wheelbase: 935mm (36.8in)
Seat height: 560mm (22in)
Kerb Mass: 55.0kg (121.3lbs)
Fuel capacity: 3.0litres (0.7 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 135mm (5.3in)

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity: 67cc
four-stroke,single-cylinder, SOHC, air cooled

Bore: 48.0mm x 37.0mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Fuel system: MIKUNI VM13
Transmission: 3-speed constant mesh

Chassis Specification

Front suspension:
Telescopic, coil spring

Rear suspension:
Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped

Front brakes: Drum brake
Rear brakes: Drum brake
Front tyres: 2.50-10 33J
Rear tyres: 2.50-10 33J


2017 Suzuki DR-Z70 - Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing


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