I'm kinda partial to the DRZ400sm. It's practically bulletproof. Just my opinion, but it looks better than the other two. Liquid cooled with a fan, so it won't get too hot at stop lights. Roughly the same HP as the xr from what I have heard. Parts, info, and advise readily available in abundance.Which is a better choice and why for an around town commuter/play toy with a lot less highway then around town riding.
400cc putting out 35hp or you can add another 250cc and loose 4 hp?!?! Doesn't seem like much of a question in that regard. Just an assumption here, but I would guess that adding 250cc would also cut down fuel economy?:hmmm:650L: 31hp @ 6000 rpm 29.7 torque @3800 RPM
DRZ: 35hp 27tq
So with the weight difference the DRZ would be much faster?
Commiefornia doesnt allow you to make a 650R road legal. Since it doesnt have emissions equipment. And yet if i buy a DRZ and yank off all its emissions garbage. Then its still completely legal. Idiocracy at its finest.with the XR's you have to uncork them, heck the xr650r has about 35 hp stock, but just uncork the thing (how other countries get it) and you have 50 whp
You have to uncork pretty much any thumper. DRZs are quite corked stock. And you are truly dreaming if you think uncorking an XR will get you 15 hp. :lol:with the XR's you have to uncork them, heck the xr650r has about 35 hp stock, but just uncork the thing (how other countries get it) and you have 50 whp
No it's not legal. It is illegal to take all that stuff off your bike. People just do it and get away with it cuz it's rarely ever checked.Commiefornia doesnt allow you to make a 650R road legal. Since it doesnt have emissions equipment. And yet if i buy a DRZ and yank off all its emissions garbage. Then its still completely legal. Idiocracy at its finest.
Well, kinda. Everything you do to the DRZ will make a big difference since it is a more modern motor. The other two can be modded but they are both at least 35~40lbs heavier too.If u like modding stuff or building a faster engines. Take the xr or the dr. If u like to ride them stok or whit bolt on mods, take the suzi... They are all bulletproof. But u can get much more power very easily out from the 650cc bikes, pretty cheap to if compared to the smaller engine.
So the question is, do you wrench and ride or are you a bolt on rider...
I'm pretty sure your first post bumped a thread from 2 0 0 8 ?:headscratI have only taken the dr out for a quick ride but went with the drz I like the liquid cooled and the in between size. I also just picked up new back tires for my old 85 honda xl350 r before I blew it up. I like the off roading and the commute to work. I run a 460-17 on the front and a 510-17 on the rear with a 70 dirt 30 road split and love the power and handleing both on and off the road