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Offline wiledog_X

Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« on: April 02, 2019, 01:52:27 pm »
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https://adventuremotorcycle.com/bikes/suzuki-drz-400-450-rally-world-concept

"Featuring a five gallon gas tank, a rally tower and windscreen with GPS mount, and full-street hardware, the DR-Z450R could instantly become the most sought after motorcycle in the dual-sport/ADV community, especially if they can keep the affordable price. Suzuki could be the first major manufacturer to offer a practical 450cc rally replica based on a tried and true platform."

If only Suzuki would do this!!!

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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 02:05:23 pm »
And no 1000km service intervals  :peepwall:
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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 02:07:08 pm »
The DRZ 400 weighed about 125 - 130kg and made 40 odd hp with 5000km service intervals. Would be easy to update the styling, add a 6th gear and 50cc and bobs your uncle  :deal:
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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 02:24:42 pm »
Nee oh phok, that even looks bad as a concept  :o They'd improve the image by 100% by simply adding knobbly tires at least.
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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 04:28:02 pm »
Hy lyk beter in rooi en met die hoŽ voor modderskerm.
 

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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 04:32:31 pm »
April fools photoshop  or plaasbike rallye concept?
 

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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 10:58:30 pm »
That thing looks like the bastard child of a DRZ and a post 2007 KLR.
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 09:17:26 am »
Just build this with a modern Fi 450 / 500 motor with 2L of oil capacity and make sure it's no more than 140kg

16L fuel capacity
2L oil capacity
5000km service intervals
6th gear for cruising
Adjustable suspension 250mm travel front and back will be enough
Fuel injected
Ditch the big tower and make it more like the 250's one with normal digital dash display

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Re: Suzuki DR-Z 450R... if only!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2019, 06:45:59 pm »
A stock standard XR650L with a long range tank and some choice mods would be my counterpoint to the ugly bike I see in this post  :pot: