Suzuki brings dual-sport capabilities to the entry-level sector with its DR200S. A heavy emphasis on off-road performance defines the overall look of the thing, and a 199 cc engine drives it over hill and dale as well as down the road with all the appropriate lighting for safety and legalities. The end result seems to be a functional, if plain, bike that provides a stable ride and moderate power with a humble overall bearing. A carry-over for the last few years, it hasn’t changed much, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
I like to think of dual-sport bikes as the natural, next-step evolution of the Enduro class, which is itself a dual-surface machine, but while most enduros come off looking like a straight-up dirtbike with turn signals added almost as an afterthought, the dual-sport bikes are clearly next gen.
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