See photos of the Suzuki DR3500 and Frank Melling having a ball aboard the smooth-running dual-sport.
- The DR350 will tackle tough trails and cruise comfortably on the highway.
- With a 2.3 gallon tank and less than half gallon reserve, the DR350 requires frequent gas stops.
- Suzuki engineered a bike geared toward the mass market when they came out with the DR350.
- Hiding underneath the innocuous veneer of the Suzuki DR350 is a bike that will leave you smiling.
- Melling felt the bike was so user-friendly that even beginners would be encouraged to push their performance envelope.
- The air-cooled, four-valve single-cylinder engine is reliable and lively.
- Some serious dirt bike riders criticize the soggy suspension, but amateur riders will traverse bumps and ruts with relative ease
- The paint job on the DR350 was the main detriment to an otherwise solid bike, in Melling's opinion.
- Overall the DR350 got Melling's stamp of approval.
- Mint condition DR's are appreciating in value, though used models can still be found for under $1,000.
- The riding position won't allow you to perform well on a Supercross track, but will leave you comfortable on the freeway.