Suzuki Dirt Bikes: Which One is Right for You?

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Locating the right Suzuki dirt bike can be a daunting task. To choose the best one, you must evaluate various variables. You may end up with a dirt bike that is far too big, too heavy, or too strong for you if you don’t consider everything.

Some of the things to consider include:

  • Price
  • Power
  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Skill level (experience)
  • Bike size

A Selection of Popular Suzuki Dirt Bikes

The selections made here are not arranged in any particular order but feature the most popular models the Suzuki market has come to know and love. It’s not just reliability we focus on but also the question of how easy it is to find Suzuki motorcycle spare parts, value for money, and most importantly, the bike’s ability on the trail.

Suzuki RM125

The RM125 is a popular bike for motocross riders. It comes with a 2-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 125 cc engine. Beginners will find it easy to handle, but skilled riders won’t complain about it being too tame. It features a 6-speed transmission and a fuel capacity of 8 liters.

Suzuki RM-Z250

The RM-Z250 is heavier, with a powerful engine, a light clutch, and incredible braking. It features a 5-speed transmission, a new KYB AOS fork, a fuel capacity of 6.3 liters, a 4-stroke, 250 cc (36.4 horsepower) engine, and a durable frame. The springs may feel stiff, though.

Suzuki RM-Z450

Featuring the same brakes as the RM-Z250, this model comes with a powerful engine (49.9HP), weighs 251 pounds, has a 5-speed transmission, and has a seat height of 37.8 inches. It is a heavy but comfortable ride with a great body design. 

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Suzuki DR350SE

Outfitted with a soft suspension, the DR350SE is a comfortable ride. It features a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled (SOHC) engine with a dry sump. Unlike the Z450, it has a 6-speed transmission and outputs 30HP. The suspension (front and rear) is fully adjustable with an electric starter to get going faster. Even though we would not recommend it for racing, it sure can eat up a trail. 

Suzuki DR650

The DR650 is not ideal for beginners, given its power and weight. It is a smooth ride both on- and off-road, driven by an air-cooled, 650 cc engine capable of producing 43.5 HP and reaching a speed of 160.6 km/h. The bike has a 5-speed transmission and wide powerband. With a compression ratio of 9:5:1, beginners may find it hard to keep this beast under them.

Suzuki DR-Z125L

The DR-Z125L has all the right ingredients to give it universal appeal. It is perfect for younger and less experienced riders who have moved from the sub-100 cc class. Riders who no longer need the high bike seat or long-travel suspension will find it a fun ride. The engine is highly reliable and simple enough — anyone can learn to care for it themselves.

Other Suzuki dirt bikes to consider:

  • Dual sportbike options (DR200S, DRZ400S & DR650S)
  • Motocross racing bikes (RMZ450, RMZ250 & RM85)
  • Enduro trail bike (RMX450Z)
  • Beginner models (DRZ50, DRZ125L & DRZ250)
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