2006 Suzuki DR650SE

May. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
Refinements and Replicas

If you think the fun begins at the end of the road, you've come to the right place. The lightweight single-cylinder DR650SE is engineered for an exceptional combination of off-road agility and smooth street performance.

Off-road, the DR650SE shines. Its technologically advanced chassis and suspension systems help 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. Its engine has a counterbalancer for remarkably smooth operation, and it has a comfortable seat and spacious riding position.

The 2006 Suzuki DR650SE - it's your invitation to find your adventure.

Engine Features

  • Compact & lightweight SOHC 4-stroke engine tuned for strong low and midrange power - engine weight has been reduced through use of a compact crankcase, cylinder, cylinder head, engine covers, and a single counterbalancer system
  • SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) plated cylinder is durable, minimizes cylinder size & weight and improves heat dissipation
  • Efficient SACS air/oil cooling system with additional piston-jet cooling and engine oil cooler
  • Mikuni 40mm "Slingshot" carburetor enhances throttle response and overall engine performance
  • Painted stainless-steel exhaust system is light and corrosion-resistant, and tuned specifically for strong low and midrange power
  • Wide-ratio 5-speed transmission with O-ring sealed final drive chain
  • Electric start with automatic decompression system
  • Low-maintenance, digitally controlled DC-CDI ignition system provides accurate ignition timing and more consistent spark at all engine speeds
  • Lightweight and compact maintenance-free battery

Chassis Features

  • Compact & lightweight frame. Use of thin-wall/large O.D. tubing reduces weight while increasing frame rigidity
  • Short wheelbase and low seat height provide nimble DualSport® performance
  • Conventional front fork combines the best features of conventional and inverted designs: Smooth and progressive action. Large diameter, thin-walled tubes reduce unsprung weight while maintaining high rigidity - minimal below-axle extension
  • Link-type rear suspension with piggyback-style shock absorber and adjustable compression damping provides stable damping performance
  • Lightweight aluminum swingarm
  • Large diameter hollow-type wheel axles are lightweight and rigid. Rear axle features welded-on snail cam chain adjuster for simple axle/wheel installation
  • Adjustable seat height - seat height can be lowered 40mm (1.6 in) with suspension modifications performed by a dealer
  • Lightweight 290mm diameter front disc brake with 2-piston caliper
  • Rear disc brake with lightweight drilled rotor and two piston caliper
  • Special design tires with on/off road tread pattern fitted to 21" front and 17" rear wheel
  • Full on-road lighting system with bright 55/60 watt halogen headlight
  • Frame-mounted luggage rack for additional carrying capacity
  • Handlebar-mounted brushguards

Optional Accessories

  • Gel seat, Skid plate, Rear rack, Side stand (for lowered seat height option)
2006 DR650SE
MSRP $5,099.00
Engine: 644cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve, air/oil cooled
Bore Stroke: 100.0 x 82.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel System: Mikuni BST40
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital/CDI
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2255mm (88.8 in.), low seat setting 2235mm (88.0 in.)
Overall Width: 865mm (34.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1195mm (47.0 in.), low seat setting 1155mm (45.5 in.)
Seat Height: 885mm (34.8 in.), low seat setting 845mm (33.0 in.)
Ground Clearance: 265mm (10.4 in.), low seat setting 225mm (8.9 in.)
Wheelbase: 1490mm (58.7 in.), low seat setting 1475mm (58.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 147kg (324 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, leading axle, oil damped, 10.2 inches of travel, (low seat setting 8.7 in. of travel)
Suspension Rear: Link-type, fully adjustable spring preload, gas/oil damped, adjustable compression damping, 10.2 inches of travel, (low seat setting 8.7 in. of travel)
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 90/90-21 54S
Tires Rear: 120/90-17 64S
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13 liter (3.4 gal.) 12 liter (3.2 gal.) CA model
Color: Yellow, Blue/White

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