The Suzuki DR-Z50 is a mini dirt bike targeted at young riders looking to the sport of motocross and dirt riding. Powered by a 49 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine paired to a 3-speed transmission with an automatic clutch, the Suzuki DR-Z50 has the convenience of an electric starter, along with a kick starter. With an easy seat height of 560 mm, and a kerb weight of 54 kg, this pure off-road mini bike is equipped with 10-inch wheels and knobby tyres, along with an upside down fork with 96.5 mm of suspension travel to better absorb bumps. At the rear is an oil-damped coil spring monoshock. The DR-Z50 provides the security of a keyed ignition, so the engine can’t run unless an adult has switched it on.
The front brake lever is adjustable according to the size of the rider’s hand while the throttle limiter allows adjustability in the throttle opening to suit the young rider’s ability. The DR-Z50 is targeted primarily at young riders, with supervising adults, who can introduce children to the sport of motorcycling at a young age. The Suzuki DR-Z50 is available in only one colour – Championship Yellow No. 2 livery, and is priced at Rs. 2.55 lakh (ex-showroom).