Suzuki DL1000 K5 Review from United Kingdom

2005 Suzuki DL1000 K5

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance1600 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CX500B


Seriously smooth and very reliable


Nothing has gone wrong with this machine since I bought it.

General Comments:

Performance-wise, it can be considered as one serious touring machine, but 3rd party luggage can be expensive.

Even fully loaded it handles well, especially on major roads and in adverse weather conditions.

Seat height could be a problem for short riders, but is very comfortable.

Suspension and screen can both be adjusted according to rider preference.

Fuel consumption is good for the size of engine.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2006

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 1 review