2009 Suzuki DL650


A great, reliable, long distance bike!


I changed the chain and sprockets once, the battery once, and the disks. Apart from that - well it's just been plain sailing. The ABS works well, and this bike is very safe to run on a daily basis.

General Comments:

Not much has gone wrong with this great motorcycle. The engine is 52KW, which does not seem like a lot, but it's all useable in the middle of the torque range.

It pulls well and can out distance any car. Fuel consumption is a steady 4.75L / 100 km, and the tank lasts for 370km or 440km on reserve (22L tank).

The seat is comfortable - and the lights are awesome.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2012