Planning to introduce your young ones to the world of motorcycling? Suzuki has got you covered. The Japanese company has launched the DR-Z50 mini-bike in India for Rs 2.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Motorcycles can be intimidating for some, especially for young novice riders. The Suzuki’s DR-Z50 is designed to counter this exact problem. Sporting an MX-style design, the DR-Z50 boasts of compact dimensions – 1320mmx580mmx790mm (length x width x height) – a seat height of just 560mm and a kerb weight is 54kg, which should help young riders gain the skills required to be fast yet safe on two wheels.
Powering the bike is a 49cc, single-cylinder engine equipped with a 3-speed gearbox with an automatic clutch. It gets long-travel upside down forks at the front and an oil-damped coil spring monoshock at the rear. In addition to this, it sports 10-inch wheels shod with knobby tyres. Braking is via drum units on both ends.
The DR-Z50 is offered via the CBU route, which should explain the high price tag. While it doesn’t have any direct rivals, its closest competitor is the Kawasaki KLX 110, which is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom).