The Suzuki DR650S sits at the top of their dual-sport portfolio, above the DR-400S in the 2022 Suzuki line-up. Despite not receiving significant updates this year, it remains one of our top recommendations for a bike that’s just as happy in the dirt as it is on tarmac.
The DR650S is powered by a 644 cc, air and oil-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, which produces around 43hp and 47 lb-ft of torque. This engine sits inside a robust, steel semi-double cradle frame. The DR650S features impressive hardware, including a unique height-adjustable front fork that offers preload and compression damping. Suspension travel at either end is a generous 260mm.
Other notable bits include aluminum footpegs, rims, and stainless steel wheel spokes.
The DR650S may not be the most powerful motorcycle in its class, and some rivals from the other big Japanese names also feature more modern tech and features. However, the Suzuki is competitively priced, superbly reliable, and will give you little reason to complain.
The 2022 Suzuki DR650S starts at $6,849 USD / $6,899 CAD.
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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
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.)
265 mm (10.4 in.)
1490 mm (58.7 in.)
885 mm (34.8 in), With optional lowering kit: 845 mm (33.2 in.)
166 kg (366 lb.)
12-month limited warranty
Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)
2022 Suzuki DR650S Features
A true DualSport, the DR650S is ready to cruise around town, up the highway, or down your favorite trail
Convenient push-button electric starting easily gets the torque-rich, 644cc, air- and oil-cooled, 4-stroke thumper ready for fun
The smooth-shifting transmission with easy-pull clutch takes it easy to ride the DR650S on any kind of road
Built around cast and tubular parts that are precision welded together, the strong steel frame has high-quality suspension and brakes components for trouble-free riding.
Engineered into the suspension is the ability to lower the seat height (Suzuki dealers can perform using an accessory side stand kit).
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 available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*
*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.
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