The 2012 Suzuki DR650SE boasts a short wheelbase and a low seat height that help facilitate its agile performance on pavement or dirt. The bike is powered by a compact but powerful 644cc, SOHC, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that’s equipped with Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS). Consistent performance across a variety of conditions and temperatures is further ensured by piston-jet cooling and an engine oil cooler. The bike’s engine has been tuned with powerful performance at low to mid range RPMs in mind. The bike is built on a lightweight, compact rigid semi-double frame that further bolsters the 2012 Suzuki DR’s handling ability both on-road and off. The frame makes use of thin-wall/large-diameter tubing that further reduces the bike’s weight while also maintaining frame rigidity. Engine vibration is kept to a minimum thanks to a gear-driven single counter balancer system that also helps facilitate a more comfortable ride. The DR’s engine makes use of Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated aluminum cylinder that increases durability, reduces weight, and results in superior heat transfer. The 2012 Suzuki DR650SE comes equipped with a convenient electric starter that facilitates, quick, easy starting. A battery that’s lightweight, compact, and low-maintenance, powers the whole system. Throttle response is excellent, thanks to a Mikuni 40mm carburetor. The stainless-steel exhaust system is light and resistant to corrosion as well as being specifically tuned for strong low and midrange power. Shifting is smooth; thanks to a wide-ratio five-speed transmission that’s complemented by an O-ring sealed final drive chain.