Suzuki release new DR-Z70
Suzuki Australia has taken the wraps off its all-new DR-Z70 junior dirt bike, due to be released in Australia for the first time in September.Designed specifically for young riders, the new DR-Z70 is the perfect tool for those learning the fundamentals of riding or developing their skills.
The Suzuki is powered by an all-new 70cc, twin-valve, 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled engine with plenty of torque to leave the competition in its dust. With more displacement than its class rivals, the DR-Z70's engine provides impressive performance from a smooth, controllable powerband.
An electric starter and handle-bar start button means the DR-Z70 is also simple to get going. Alternatively, riders can kick start the DR-Z70, and there's the security of a keyed ignition to provide maximum parent control.The DR-Z70 features a 3-speed, semi-automatic transmission with centrifugal clutch.
Accompanying a 10-inch rear wheel, the Suzuki DR-Z70 is also the first to combine a 70cc engine with a 10-inch front wheel. Front and rear drum brakes equip the DR-Z70 with strong stopping power, while a new, adjustable front brake lever caters for growing hands, and provides maximum comfort and control. Inverted telescopic front forks produce 3.8 inches of wheel travel and combine with a linkless rear swingarm to deliver enjoyable riding on a variety of surfaces.
With styling inspired by its bigger brothers – the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 – the DR-Z70 has a race-style look that stands out from the crowd, and is available in an aggressive Champion Yellow or bold Black paint scheme. A lightweight and durable steel frame provides great handling, and allows the DR-Z70 to weigh in at just 53.0kg, the lightest of its starter-motor equipped class rivals.
Rider comfort hasn't been sacrificed, with a low 22 inch seat height chosen to suit young riders, while a slightly forward-leaning riding position ensures maximum mobility.
Due to arrive in Australia in September, the all-new Suzuki DR-Z70 will be available for an SRP of $2,299 (inc. GST).
ENGINE: 67.0cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC, air cooled
BORE STROKE: 48.0mm x 37.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 9.5:1
FUEL SYSTEM: Carburetor
LUBRICATION: Pressure droplet
CDI TRANSMISSION:Semi automatic 3-speed w/ centrifugal clutch
OVERALL LENGTH: 1,320mm
OVERALL WIDTH: 580mm
OVERALL HEIGHT: 790mm
SEAT HEIGHT: 560 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE:135 mm
WHEELBASE: 935 mm
DRY WEIGHT: 53.0kg
FRONT: Inverted telescopic, oil damped
BRAKES FRONT:Single drum
TYRES FRONT:2.50 – 10
REAR: 2.50 – 10
FUEL CAPACITY: 3.0 litre
COLOUR: Champion Yellow or Black
PRICE:$2,299 (inc. GST)