Kurt Jensen: I get it. The DR 650 is the Chuck Norris of motorcycles. Oh, and don't
dare even look at one without possessing a pair of gimongous testicles.
nutnfan1: DEBATE PLEASE:
I'd like to get a first dual sport bike here soon. My requirements are:
Highway capable, but not dedicated highway commuter.
Enough space and power for storage units.
Very off road capable, but nothing extreme like jumping.
Low ball budget.
I am 5'10" and 150lbs, long arms and legs.
Some options I'm looking at are the DR, KLR, and XR. Maybe DRZ, but I think
for maximum reliability I want air-cooled only (opinion can be changed).
Please add any other bikes I should consider, and give me your choice if
you were in my shoes and why! :)
Glenn Snelling: Dr 650 beating a Hayabusa over the quarter mile !!! If the quarter mile was
dirt, uphill with rocks and tree roots then yes but flat asphalt ? No way,
I refuse to believe that, not in a million years. You wouldn't see which
way the "Bus" went. A fully worked DR against a stock standard Busa
wouldn't stand a chance. My Bandit 1200 would flog any DR 650 all day long.
RE_Remus_: DR can be a freaking beast to start.
Got one myself, DR 350 S but still.
I dont regret that I bought the DR, but at times when its cold you need
time to start with kickstarter lol.
E-Starter would be helpful then.
You got a like for the video btw ;)
davea4570: Had a 02 DR650, now have a 98 XR650L. IMHO the Honda is a more tried and
true dual sport bike. Tougher engine, been around for 20+ tears. Air-cooled
engine more reliable and simpler. I've owned over 15 motorbikes in my day,
the XR650L by far the best!
Oli 325: freaking love your quotes hahahaaha
GURken: XT600E better :)
Tony Taylor: Best corny one liners for a bike ever...
fireloko99: What is this songs name????
Andrew Connellan: Speedo on the black one looks like mine...constantly on zero.
Jeff S: Awesome, best motorcycle review ever! lmao :)
Quiett55: I just myself a Nice DR650, I hope that it brings me the cool looks and
Chicks that Bike deserves. Great Vid.
Zone Television: This and the DR200 by far the best dual sport bikes in the world.
Kevin Lee: Seriously it really is the best bike in the world however some mods need to
be done let me explain.
DR650SE Suspension Issues and crash:
I broke my back very severely when I hit a desert wash-out on a dirt road.
The rear suspension didn't work very well, and the bike actually sprang
back up like a bucking bronco, and hit me in my butt. The force of the
impact was incredible I heard it snap like a tree branch. It caused my L3
to shatter/burst and my T-11 to crack pretty bad.
I've had 10 surgeries and a failed lumbar fusion. I found out 2 years,
after the incident that my back is destroyed.
It sucked working with constant pain after bing cleared to go back to work
by a radiologists MD and 2 ortho doctors. This almost paralyzed me for
life. That's why I have had all these surgeries.they don't want to fix the
problem just gloss it over with deep injections and RF ablation. Nothing
seems to be working.
My back has never been the same. It began to bother me while back years
later. It has giving me severe problems. I was told by another two ortho
doctors that it supposedly had completely healed up. They then corrected
their assessment by looking at the detailed studies. Because I had an MRI
done recently and they now found out they were wrong 'cause about half of
one of the worse had collapsed and my vertebrae hight 40%. That is a 60%
loss it's just crushing my nerves, and it also caused other parts of my
spine to degenerate. I live with a bunch of metal in my back holding my
spine in place.
I was so mad cause I had rode my Honda duel sport, with no issues, and my
Honda 250, and my KTM's no problem, hitting Ruts bigger or going through
whoops that are no big deal.
Why in the would Suzuki. after researching myself and going to different
webpage, clearly knows from feedback (and I'm not the only one.)
They keep manufacturing, to my knowledge, a terrible suspension; putting
riders safety at risk by a horrible suspension system is unacceptable. It
is been the Dr650SE's that can and will hurt people.
The DR is one of the best bikes in the world. But at best the stock system
makes it as a 90/10 bike at best!and no single track.
I also wonder if they have been sued yet in a class action complaint!' by
multiple riders all over the world who were injured riding the Suzuki DR
65OS To at least force a mandatory recallc?
Seems like everyone I know has had to immediately change out the dampeners,
and put shims or just plain and simple install a new modern spring kit
involving for the rear mono suspension/ spring.
Anyone can give an answer on any class action lawsuit please advise. It has
been a living nightmare.
By the way I'm looking into getting replaced vertebrae and disc combos on
three layers with new mechanical joint implants. I heard that only a couple
doctors practice this
Thanks be safe
Brodie Paine: If it is such a good bike, then why is it not voted as the best bike of the
year? Why is it not included in super sport shoot outs? I honestly don't
13conair: I have the CCM R30 644 supermoto which has the DR650 motor with the twin
carbs extra bhp fun fun fun, superbikes hate motards with a passion :)
Elliott Alameda: what windscreen is that at :48. I wanna get one for my KLR
lewieajbeastforlife: Please explain how a dr 650 with 46 hp 'destroys' a hayabusa which would
have over 200 hp?
ErikBernard: I just bought the 2014 dr650se soo pumped to go riding
Miguel Flores: South Florida - have 2007; best purchase ever - looking for any
recommendations towards everything (GPS, maintenance, mechanics,
accessories etc.) Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Guayabera Media: I've only road street, never road dirt but I really want to start, would
you say to go for a bush pig (to use the aussie term) like the DR or 690,
or just plate an enduro? (I have to ride to the off road spot).
Mark LaFlamme: Fan-freakin-tastic. 35,000 miles on my beast and still thumping.
ossa60: I sold mine to a cousin this weekend.......HELP ME PLEASE!!!! I don't know
what to do with my life....I'm hopeless!
mike burrly: This video pushed me over the hump on my decision. I'm goin for a dr650
baby! Screw the klr!!!!
Adam Kadmon: im guessing his speedo is disconnected so he can sell it as a "low mileage
grampa owned never been offroad ever ever in its life only ridden on
weekends never full throttle cause my 88 year old quadriplegic grampa owned
it" bike just like every other beat to crap bike on craigslist
Zone Television: I am now officially a FAN of SGP !!!!!! GUYS please do one on the DR200 !!
Zone Television: Hell yes
E2D: Is it really that good of a bike? God damn. Lmfao nice video.
tbjimcollins: Loved it! Nothing like a DR!
Dwayne Self: I own a 08 Dr and It's the most awesome duel sport in my book! If memory is
correct It's a 6 speed heck can't remember because I also ride a concours
and a yzf, but Hell who's counting gear when your in the zone... Love the
video laughed my ass off, some complain about all the fancy gadgets on the
other models but it has everything you need don't have to worry about some
fancy tachometer or some trip meter going out anyways who's looking at that
if you are your probably on the ground not riding.
Karl Pershing: Beautiful girl on a dirt bike = YUMMY
Николай Складанюк: а это самый быстрый способ передвигаться летом вне дорог и в городских
vladedy: how tall you need to be to ride a DR 650? Is 1.80 ok?
Geoffrey Lucius: good tune
curly27784: It's lack of technology is part of what the makes DR such a good bike.
There's nothing more frustrating than having a high tech bike with an
electrical problem when you're in the middle of nowhere. As far as the
claims of awsome torque....IT'S ALL TRUE!
tazka69 .: haha i was wondering if i should buy one just because it had pretty nice
power and the one i looked was pretty nicely tuned but after this video,
goodbye ktm and welcome suzuki!
carloux1: Love the song, love the DR!!!
PS: I would pay for that song! I know it is from one of the riders, does he
upload the song or something similar?
Glenn Snelling: I have a DR 650 and I absolutely love it but I think some of the claims are
a bit exaggerated. It's a bike that's been relatively unchanged since the
90's. Husabergs, KTMs and some other bikes are technologically superior.
The DR is air cooled, carby fed, steel framed, analogue speedo and only 5
gears which is a bit dated now, but having said that I absolutely love mine
and intend to keep it for a long time.
fredy samael Arango: how is the name of that song?
Polo God: nice bikes and sexy lady on it....
secretgardenproject: composer is strummerdrz on youtube if you wanted to send him a message...
moonshinedesigns: I love my dr650. Best of bike ive owned in a long time. Ride safe!
Filipcreate: What is the music?
Bud Rhodes: I'd take a Honda XR650R or XR650L over this....
Jrmcmlln: I was going to buy one then I saw this vid. So I bought an sxv 5.5 instead
spudhead: hey what song is that?
secretgardenproject: if you aren't ready for the power and general awesomeness of a DR then one
of those Hondas would not be a bad stepping stone.
David A.: Lol
josephisthegreat: How do you pop wheelies at that speed? I cant do it past first! Respect.