2015 Suzuki "DR 200 S"...
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member kj7687's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern California - Inland Empire
    Posts
    2,388

    2015 Suzuki "DR 200 S"...

    Suzuki Cycles - Product Lines - Cycles - Products - DR200S - 2015 - DR200S


    I'm a massive Suzuki fan. I love their bikes and I have put thousands of miles on a DR200. It's a fantastic bike. That being said, all they did was give the thing a couple fairly minor styling updates, and they're calling it "our newest go-anywhere dualsport". I'm sorry but a few cosmetic changes to the plastics and seat does NOT constitute a "new" motorcycle, in any stretch of just about anyone's imagination! Again, don't get me wrong. I think it IS certainly an improvement (albeit one that I don't particularly care about) that may slightly increase sales. I just think their marketing of this "new" bike is horribly unfair. It's the exact same frame and ancient (awesome and ultra-reliable, but still ancient) air cooled 200cc four stroke single cylinder engine. Not to mention, the motorcycle still employs the same rear drum brake, the same suspension... It's the same damn motorcycle lol! What Suzuki really needs is something like a fuel injected, six speed, DRZ450S, with otherwise only cosmetic upgrades. THAT would be worthy of a "new model" moniker!
    KJ, just KJ, ok.


    Current rides:
    2004 GMC Sierra 1500, 1999 Toyota 4Runner

    Past rides: 2015 Yamaha XT 250, 1997 Suzuki DR 200, 2007 Honda Ruckus, 2007 Yamaha TW 200, 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500, 2009 Kawasaki KLX331S; 1994 GMC Sierra 1500, 1987 Nissan Pathfinder, 1992 Acura Integra, 1986 Honda CRX, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van, 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit, 1984 Jeep Cherokee

  2. #2
    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Frosty Hollow
    Posts
    13,046
    Guess the DR and TW share some manufacturing traits...same old components covered up with new cosmetic upgrades! But we like 'em!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Bruce's's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    258
    I have a 2003 dr250z ,it's been a fantastic bike low maintenance ,good suspension ,great power ,mine is not road legal if it was it would make a real nice commuter and a very capable dirt bike .

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member Adam-n-nevada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    High Desert, Reno area in Nevada
    Posts
    441
    The looks are vastly improved.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,482
    Every time my wife sees a DR200 she comments "I want a bike like that". Hey wear out the TW and I'll get you one!

  7. #6
    Senior Member frog13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    SW, Ohio
    Posts
    2,518
    The DR 200 is a good machine , folks always scream for FI , pray they keep some units carbed. Unless your an electronics guru who can make their own ECU diagnostic unit to richen up the mixture. .

  8. #7
    Senior Member kj7687's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern California - Inland Empire
    Posts
    2,388
    Quote Originally Posted by frog13 View Post
    The DR 200 is a good machine , folks always scream for FI , pray they keep some units carbed. Unless your an electronics guru who can make their own ECU diagnostic unit to richen up the mixture. .
    Well, aftermarket EFI controllers are generally available for most FI bikes. I don't really see any true advantage of carb vs. FI personally. In this day and age, you can carry a spare battery and FI parts on longer, more remote rides. If you've got that, then there's really nothing to worry about in the fueling department (assuming it's all properly engineered in the first place...!).
    KJ, just KJ, ok.


    Current rides:
    2004 GMC Sierra 1500, 1999 Toyota 4Runner

    Past rides: 2015 Yamaha XT 250, 1997 Suzuki DR 200, 2007 Honda Ruckus, 2007 Yamaha TW 200, 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500, 2009 Kawasaki KLX331S; 1994 GMC Sierra 1500, 1987 Nissan Pathfinder, 1992 Acura Integra, 1986 Honda CRX, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van, 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit, 1984 Jeep Cherokee

  9. #8
    Senior Member Xracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lake Placid,Florida
    Posts
    3,766
    B.N.G. has been for a long time the " New and Inproved" model.

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Where to find square u-bolts 2"x2" (more elusive than the fantastical unicorn)
    By bananachunks in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-05-2014, 05:22 PM
  2. The "third times a charm Cow Mtn ride" planning thread part 2 rescheduled from Jan.
    By bikerjosh in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 225
    Last Post: 05-07-2014, 10:47 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 01:49 PM
  4. Hi-Flite Desert Seat cover and foam 2" - 2.5" Taller than stock
    By mmmsssggg21 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-28-2013, 10:24 PM
  5. DG "O" Series Slip-On Exhaust with 1" Quiet Core Silencer
    By wiso2 in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-08-2013, 10:31 AM

Search tags for this page

2015 dr200

,

2015 suzuki 200dr

,

2015 suzuki dr 200

,

2015 suzuki dr 200s

,

2015 suzuki dr200 review

,

2015 suzuki dr200s carburetorfourm

,

dr200 fi

,
suzuki dr 200 2015
,

suzuki dr 200 review 2015

,

suzuki dr 200 s

,
suzuki dr200 2015
,

suzuki dr200 forum

Click on a term to search for related topics.