Suzuki Announces 2015 Off-Road Dirt Bikes

Jun. 17, 2014 By Scott Roussseau, Photos Courtesy of Suzuki
2015 Suzuki DR200S

American Suzuki has released information on two of its more economic dual-sport and off-road motorcycles, the 2015 Suzuki DR200S and 2015 Suzuki DR-Z125L. Both feature solid engineering that has withstood the test of time, but the DR200S has received some noteworthy updates for the 2015 model year.

2015 Suzuki DR200S
The 2015 Suzuki DR200Sí updates are intended to make it a more stylish, more comfortable and more versatile Dual Sport motorcycle, according to Suzuki. Its latest styling treatment is inspired by Suzukiís renowned line of RM-Z motocross motorcycles and highlighted by its Champion Yellow bodywork.

The 2015 Suzuki DR200S is available in either Champion Yellow or Solid Black.

But there is more to the revised DR200S than just flashy panels. Suzuki engineers have introduced a newly shaped seat that integrates naturally with the bikeís redesigned fuel tank to provide better comfort during street rides and better cornering control in the dirt. Suzuki says that the ergonomics update is intended to make the DR200S a better fit to a wider range of riders. The DRís 3.4-gallon fuel tank and 105 mpg estimated fuel economy mean that youíll get a lot of riding enjoyment out of this frugal Dual Sport machine between stops at the gas station.

The SR200Sí 199cc air-cooled four-stroke engine is compact by design, helping to keep the bike light and maneuverable, yet Suzuki says that it makes ample torque to handle dirt trails, and its smooth top-end power allows for competent open-road riding. The DRís cylinder is plated with the same Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) for durability and drag reduction. Add front disc brakes, pre-load adjustable rear suspension, and push-button electric start, and the DR200S offers a solid combination of simplicity and modern conveniences. MSRP is $4,199.

2015 Suzuki DR200S Specifications
Engine: 199 cc (12.1 cu. in), 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC
Bore x Stroke: 66.0 mm x 58.2 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
Fuel System: Mikuni BST31SS, single
Ignition: Electronic (Transistorized)
Spark Plug: NGK DR8EA or Denso X24ESR-U
Starter: Electric
Lubrication: Wet sump
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: DID 520 chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front Brake: Disc
Rear Brake: Drum
Front Tire 70/100-21M/C 44P, tube type
Rear Tire: 100/90-18M/C 56P, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.3 US (3.2 for California)
Headlight: 12V, 60W
Tail Light: 12V, 21/5W
Overall Length: 2155 mm (84.6 in.)
Overall Width: 805 mm (31.7 in.)
Overall Height: 1140 mm (46.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in.)
Ground Clearance: 255 mm (10.2 in.)
Seat Height: 845 mm (31.9 in.)
Claimed Curb Weight: 126 kg (278 lbs.)
Color: Champion Yellow or Solid Black
MSRP: $4,199
Warranty: 12 months, unlimited mileage limited warranty.

2015 Suzuki DR-Z125L

2015 Suzuki DR-Z125L
The Suzuki DR-Z125L playbike returns for 2015 with its compact, air-cooled 124cc four-stroke engine and 19-inch front wheel with front disc brake, which should make it appealing for a wide range of off-road. Available in In Champion Yellow, the DR-Z125L borrows its aggressive styling elements from Suzukiís line of RM-Z motocross bikes. The DR-Z125Lís MSRP is $3,199.

2015 Suzuki DR-Z125L Specifications
Engine: 124cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC
Bore x Stroke: 48.0 mm x 46.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel System: Mikuni VM20SS
Starter: Primary Kick
Lubrication: Wet sump
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: DID 428 chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil-damped
Rear Suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil-damped
Front Brake: Disc
Rear Brake: Drum
Front Tire: 70/100-19 42M, tube type
Rear Tire: 90/100-16 52M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1.1 US (including Reserve)
Color: Champion Yellow
Overall Length: 1885 mm (74.2 in.)
Overall Width: 770 mm (30.3 in.)
Overall Height: 1110 mm (43.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1270 mm (50.0 in.)
Seat Height: 805 mm (32.0 in.)
Claimed Curb Weight: 89 kg (196 lbs.)
MSRP: $3,199
Warranty: 6 months, unlimited mileage limited warranty.


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