Suzuki DL650 Review

2009 Suzuki DL650 from Australia

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance59000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHyosung GT650

Summary:

A great, reliable, long distance bike!

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review