Suzuki Announces 2019 Dual-Sport Lineup

Suzuki has released pricing and availability for its 2019 dual-sport lineup: the DR200S, DR-Z400S and DR650S.

2019 Suzuki DR200S in Solid Special White No. 2.
2019 Suzuki DR200S in Solid Special White No. 2.

2019 Suzuki DR200S

MSRP: $4,649
Availability: August 2018

The fuel-sipping DR200S returns for 2019 with a new Solid Special White No. 2 paint scheme and a rider-friendly personality. The 199cc air-cooled single and 3.4-gallon gas tank (3.2 gal. CA model) will take you far at a claimed 88 mpg, and the 33.3-inch seat height and 278-pound claimed curb weight make the littlest DR easy to handle on the road or trail. Other features include a push-button electric start, fully street-legal lighting and more than 8 inches of suspension travel front and rear.

For more information on the 2019 DR200S, click here.

2019 Suzuki DR-Z400S in Solid Special White No. 2.
2019 Suzuki DR-Z400S in Solid Special White No. 2.

2019 Suzuki DR-Z400S

MSRP: $6,749
Availability: November 2018

Trail-focused dual-sport riders will be happy to learn that the DR-Z400S will return for 2019, its Solid Special White No. 2 livery accented with blue for this year. The liquid-cooled, DOHC, carbureted 398cc single offers up widespread power and long-travel (11.3 inches front, 11.6 inches rear), fully-adjustable front and rear suspension is up to the task for more demanding off-road riding. Other features include electric start, fully street-legal lighting and 21-/18-inch wheels front and rear.

For more information on the 2019 DR-Z400S, click here.

2019 Suzuki DR650S in Solid Black.
2019 Suzuki DR650S in Solid Black.

2019 Suzuki DR650S

MSRP: $6,599
Availability: August 2018

Ready to commute on the highway or carry you and your gear down the trail, the DR650S is back in black for 2019 (Solid Black with red accents, that is). The tried-and-true air-and oil-cooled carbureted single, 3.4-gallon tank (3.2 gal. CA model) and 366-pound claimed curb weight combine to create a RTW (round-the-world) capable machine. Plus, its unique optional lowering kit reduces the 34.8-inch seat height to just 33.2 inches, with further reduction possible with the fitment of the Suzuki Accessory low-profile seat.

For more information on the 2019 DR650S, click here.


  1. Those look like very good values, compared to the $10k Honda 450 that was announced… I’m glad to see they’re still making simple-but-high-quality air-cooled engines.

    I’d like to see that 400 in a more street-oriented bike with tubeless tires; maybe s road-biased adventure-style bike…

  2. Still carbureted?????? What are they thinking? I’d buy the 400 in heart beat if they’d bring it up to date with FI. I’m sooooo disappointed.

    • What are they thinking? Suzuki is probably thinking that they’ve got an already-approved engine package and there’s no reason to jump thru the expen$e & ha$$le of shepherding another powertrain thru the bureaucratic approval circus for a segment with flat sales. If the sales were experiencing a statistically significant decline then they might view it as time for a refresh & do engage in that process, but until then, they’re going to continue extracting what profits they can before sinking a ton of money into a product remodel. Just a guess…

      • I don’t believe adding fuel injection to their dual sport line would break the company. Kawasaki added it to their KLX250S and now they have a bike that starts up quickly hot or cold and runs great from low to high elevations. Suzuki is the only manufacturer that is fighting the upgrade to FI and it’s an embarrassment to say the least.

    • Just curious as to why your opinion on fuel injection versus carburator are so in favor of fuel injection? What is so advantageous of your choice to fuel injection?

  3. the 2019 dr650 is the same exact same bike as the 1996 iteration. i like my 2000 iteration, but it would be nice to see a 6 speed trans and fuel injection, if nothing else…

    doug s.

  4. Many of us old guys like carb bikes. Yes, they are a little cold blooded. Yes, it takes a little messing around with needles and jets. But once you get them dialed in they just run and run. If something does go wrong you don’t need a laptop, you just need a pair pliers, some duct tape and some chewing gum. Job done! Seriously, the DR is a great old-school DS bike. Eventually the emission standards will eliminate the carby bikes but until then, get ’em while you can.

  5. I purchased my DR650 in 1999 it’s done 95000k still runs well doesn’t burn oil original clutch no noises except clutch bearing wines when coasting with leaver in, DR definitely needs a six speed box for Australian roads, can always change back on hills, I may buy a new one soon.

  6. Such a tired lineup. Not an exciting bike in the bunch. At least the other manufactures pretend to care. How about FI? How about a 6 speed tranny? How about optional ABS? All we get here are 1980’s leftovers.

  7. If you don’t want to break the bank this is a great bike. Fuel injection, ABS, traction control, what? If that’s what your looking for buy a bike twice the price of a Suzuki. I just bought the 19 and it rips. Did a few minor upgrades like Exhaust and JD jetting and it runs phenomenal. Handles great on and off road. It is a bit heavy compared to some other bikes and a 6 speed would be nice but all n all great bike for the $$$.

  8. 2019 DR650se, I say why fix something that is not broken, my only issue would be longer front forks and maybe add an extra gear, make it a 6 speed. With the Carburettor it makes it a lot easier to fix things yourself on the side of the road IF it breaks down. The DR650se goes great, very little maintenance, great mileage and in my opinion a really good first bike, plenty of power to learn how to ride. With a couple of small upgrades you can get a lot more out of the motor, just with a good pipe and a pro cycle carby kit with the right jet, makes a lot of difference, great bike. Even when I upgrade to a bigger dual purpose bike I’ll be keeping my 2019 DR650se. Also they threw in the tanami kit and fitted it free when I purchased the bike new. I’ve only put 3000klm’s on it and enjoyed every one of them.


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