The 2020 Suzuki DR650S is a dual-sport motorcycle that is more at home off the road than on the street but still offers tons of on-road capability. Looking and acting more like a dirtbike than a street bike, this model is the biggest in the dual-sport portion of the Suzuki lineup.
The bike gets an air-cooled single-cylinder engine with a carburetor and a displacement of 644cc. The engine makes 44 hp and 40 lb-ft of torque, and it is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The DR650S is a bike built for multiple environments but you’ll find it more off-road ready than many other motorcycles out there.
The Suzuki DR650S is a tried and true machine that dirt bike riders who need a street bike will absolutely love. It has a large enough engine to be highway-capable and is still as maneuverable as it needs to be. The DR650S has a starting price of $6,699.
The motorcycle is available in only one color, and that color is Solid Iron Grey.
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Compact and Powerful
Composite Electrochemical Material
Digitally-mapped DC-CDI ignition
Engine type: 644cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC
644cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC
Bore x Stroke
100.0 mm x 82.0 mm (3.93 in. x 3.23 in.)
Mikuni BST40, single carburetor
5-speed constant mesh
Chain, DID525V9, 110 links
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Disc brake, single floating rotor
Disc brake, single rotor
90/90-21 M/C 54S, tube type
120/90-17 M/C 64S, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.0 L (3.4 US gal.), 12.0 L (3.2 US gal.) CA model
Solid Iron Gray
Electronic ignition (CDI)
NGK DR8EA or DENSO X24ESR-U
12V 60/55W (H4)
2255 mm (88.8 in.)
865 mm (34.1 in.)
1195 mm (47.0 in.)
1490 mm (58.7 in.)
265 mm (10.4 in.)
885 mm (34.8 in), With optional lowering kit: 845 mm (33.2 in.)
166 kg (366 lb.)
12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty.*
*Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).
2020 Suzuki DR650S Features
The compact and powerful, 644cc, SOHC, four-stroke, air- and oil-cooled engine features the Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS). Piston-jet cooling and an engine oil cooler create consistent performance in a variety of conditions.
The engine is tuned with an emphasis on performance in the low- to mid-rpm range, while a gear-driven balancer shaft minimizes vibration for a comfortable ride.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-coated aluminum cylinder is used for durability, light weight, and excellent heat dissipation.
Digitally-mapped DC-CDI ignition system provides accurate spark timing for efficient combustion.
A convenient electric starter (supplemented with a zero-maintenance automatic decompression system) provides easy, quick starting.
Large Mikuni 40mm carburetor provides a smooth intake flow and quick throttle response.
The stainless steel exhaust system is light and corrosion resistant and is tuned specifically for strong low- and mid-range power.
Easy-pull, rack-and-pinion activated clutch provides precise operation and feel.
A smooth-shifting five-speed transmission is complemented by a sealed O-ring drive chain.
A lightweight, compact, rigid semi-double cradle frame provides agile handling on- and off-road.
Innovative, height-adjustable* front fork provides smooth and progressive action. Large diameter, thin-walled tubes reduce unsprung weight, while maintaining high rigidity.
A link-type rear suspension with piggyback style, aluminum-body shock absorber provides stable performance. The height adjustable* shock features adjustable spring preload and compression damping to personalize the suspension for rider, load, and terrain.
Front and rear suspensions provide generous 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.
Aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes are standard and built for durability and strength.
The wheels are fitted with 90/90-21 front and 120/90-17 dual-sport rear tires that offer excellent on- and off-road traction.
Hollow-type wheel axles and an aluminum, beam-style swingarm reduce unsprung weight.
A long, comfortable seat, aluminum footpegs, and grab handles allow you to carry a passenger with ease.
*Seat and suspension height is adjustable by your Suzuki Dealer, using a Genuine Suzuki Accessory kit.
DR650S is powered by a lightweight and compact, low-maintenance battery.
A fully equipped lighting system comes with a bright 60/55-watt halogen headlight.
Seat height may be lowered by 40 mm (1.6 inches) using a Genuine Suzuki Accessory kit. The kit includes a shorter side stand to match the chassis height adjustment.
Further seat height reduction is possible with the fitment of the Suzuki Accessory low-profile seat.
Other Genuine Suzuki Accessories include a cargo rack and skid plate, and a selection of Suzuki apparel is available.
12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits are available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).