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Old 12-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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What is the difference between the S model and the Se model? I can't figure it out reading the Suzuki site and they don't mention any difference between the 2 models that I could find. Looks like the price is even exactly the same?
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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Same bike, maybe slightly different rear rack.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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I thought the "S" model was a pre 96, and the "SE" the post 96 model?

I could very well be wrong on that, different countries get different model designations, and I don't have a great knowledge of the DR650 series anyway so if Mr Eakins is saying different he is more likely correct.

Edit, so I see there was an "S" model that was pre 96, but the current SE has dropped the "E" so it is now an "S" model.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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Go to the Suzuki site and you will see they list 2 different DR's, one is listed as an S model and the other an SE model. I don't understand why they are doing that? I'm still confused.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #5
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Go to the Suzuki site and you will see they list 2 different DR's, one is listed as an S model and the other an SE model. I don't understand why they are doing that? I'm still confused.
Details man. Look at em.
2015 is named s. 2014 is se.
Same bike.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:56 PM   #6
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Go to the Suzuki site and you will see they list 2 different DR's, one is listed as an S model and the other an SE model. I don't understand why they are doing that? I'm still confused.
The 650 S is the newest DR (post 96), on the website you can see the SE is the 2014...some reason Suzuki dropped the E from the 2015 line up
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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No differences

Different graphics package is all I can see. Stil missing FI and 6th gear
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:41 PM   #8
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The 15 S has the drz250 mini tail light instead of the tractor light of the pre 2015. And bold new graphics.
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:53 PM   #9
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The 15 S has the drz250 mini tail light instead of the tractor light of the pre 2015. And bold new graphics.
What you smokin? I just bought a '15. It has the same tail light the bike always had. I just installed the 250 tail light.

The bike is now two toned and the exhaust pipe is not painted, bare.
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I thought the S is supposed to have a better front fork?
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:28 AM   #11
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The 15 S has the drz250 mini tail light instead of the tractor light of the pre 2015. And bold new graphics.
No way that DRZ light will ever be DOT legal.
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I thought the S is supposed to have a better front fork?
Nope. Same bike. Slightly different name and rear grab rails.
Suzuki also tweaked the DR200 so it looks like a new bike...seems to work on the 650 too. It's really the last hurah for these old carb bikes.
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:44 AM   #13
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Details man. Look at em.
2015 is named s. 2014 is se.
Same bike.
Not in OZ. Still called the DR650SE and we have had the DRZ style tailight and those grab rails for as long as I can remember.

It stands for Shits on Everything.

Here's Our (Suzuki Australia) ad.



Maybe in the States it just Shits

Here's your Ad... Wait a minute. Look closely at the DR650S (2015) and you will read the words "inverted cartridge forks"

Check out your DR650SE (2014) and you get "innovative cartridge forks"

I think someone there is on drugs or just fucked up.



If a model shows up there this year with inverted forks, can you let me know because I want some.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:54 AM   #14
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Here it is, in the flesh. A genuine US of A 2015 DR.



I think Suzuki finally hit the mark this year. Here's the changes I have found so far. Most changes appear weight related. The forks and shock have no springs! Filled with air only. The tires are filled with Ultra Air, to make it float over rocks. The muffler is now a titanium/unobtanium alloy and only weighs four ounces. And it sounds really cool, not like a little tractor. The tank is an aluminun/helium metal blend and despite it's looks, holds seven gallons, to compete with the KLR's. The whole bike only weighs 238 pounds. Now any American can pick it up and carry it over water obstacles. And the final great change is that they raised the seat height to 40" so they can now compete with Orange bikes. Oh, I almost forgot. They added a Lectron carb like KTM tried in the early nineties so no jetting is necessary and it would then gain hp at altitude. Motor now makes 60 hp.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:13 AM   #15
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Here it is, in the flesh. A genuine US of A 2015 DR.
So Suzuki has a bunch of gray fairings and tanks along with white fenders and side covers. Clearing out e warehouse?

Maybe they mean the forks are suitable for cartridge inserts.
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