2015 Suzuki DR-Z70 First Look

October 2, 2014
Adam Waheed
By Adam Waheed
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Your little buddy finally has something to play with on the trail as Suzuki returns its entry-level DR-Z70 to its 2015 line-up after a few year absence. The DR-Z70 is recommend for kids over seven years of age.

The DR-Z sports an kid-friendly 22-inch tall seat with an fully automated clutch. In an effort to give junior an authentic dirt bike experience, as well as groom him riding an larger off-road motorcycle the 70 employes a three-speed gearbox and the 67cc air-cooled Single can be booted to life with the kickstarter, or the more modern way, via push-button electric start.

The DR-Z rolls on 10-inch spoked wheels fitted with tubed tires with an cable/lever-actuated front and rear drum brakes. It carries a price of $1799 in its Champion Yellow colorway.

Engine: 67cc air-cooled four-stroke Single, OHC, two-valve
Bore x Stroke: 48.0 x 37.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Mikuni VM13 carburetor
Clutch: Automatic
Transmission: Three-speed; chain final drive
Front Suspension: Inverted coil spring fork; TBD in. travel
Rear Suspension: Coil spring shock; TBD in. travel
Front Brake: Mechanical drum
Rear Brake: Mechanical drum
Tires: 2.5-10 (front and rear)
Curb Weight: 121 lbs. (ready to ride)
Wheelbase: 36.8 in.
Length: 52.0 in.
Width: 22.8 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
Seat Height: 22.0 in.
Fuel Capacity: 0.8 gal.
MSRP: $1799
Color: Champion Yellow