Suzuki DR 800 S.
Version SR 42 A / B / Suzuki DR 800 BIG
|DR 800 SR 42 A / B and 43 A / B|
|Sales description||DR Big|
|Production period||1990 to 1999|
|air / oil-cooled single cylinder four-stroke engine|
|Power (kW / PS )||37/50 at 6600 rpm|
|Torque ( N m )||59 at 5400 rpm|
|Top speed ( km / h)||167|
|Brakes||300 mm front disc / 250 mm rear disc|
|Dimensions (L × W × H, mm):||2265 × 865 × 1325|
|Seat height (cm)||89|
|Empty weight (kg)||225|
|Previous model||Suzuki DR Big 750 S.|
|successor||Suzuki V-Strom 1000|
There are different information on performance and noise, but this is due to the stricter German regulations.
At 779 cm³, the engine had the largest displacement of all standard single-cylinder motorcycles, a double- pressure constant pressure carburetor and double ignition . In order to suppress the strong vibrations typical of single cylinders, the air / oil-cooled engine is equipped with two balance shafts. The engines hardly need any maintenance, mileage of up to 100,000 km is quite possible before the first engine overhaul. The motorcycle accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 167 km / h.
The machine is not very suitable for use in difficult terrain due to its high weight and high center of gravity, but it is very suitable for traveling on poor roads or gravel, where the very large fuel tank is also useful. The DR BIG is used very successfully in rallies despite the disadvantages mentioned above. The additional front fender, known as the duck's bill, which is rigidly mounted on the lower triple clamp, caused a sensation and criticism when it was presented in 1988, but has since developed into a common stylistic feature of travel enduro bikes.
The chassis numbers begin with SR 42 A / B and SR 43 A / B , with the B after the model designation indicating the German destination and the A indicating European models. There are only small differences between the two, the flasher relays of the B models are three-pole and those of the A models are two-pole.
“The 800 single-cylinder impresses with its generous torque, its robustness and its durability. Thanks to two balancer shafts, it even runs with relatively little vibration. The high consumption of up to nine liters on a brisk journey is negative. "