Originally Posted by Wallrat
The DR is heavy for it's engine size, weighing more than most 450 4 strokes - including the dual sport ones. Plus its an air cooled tractor engine. Basically what I'm saying is its a poor example of what kind of power you can get from a 4 stroke. On the upside however, they last forever and get great gas mileage.
The DR200SE is not any heavier than anything else in the same class.
These are all dry weights except for the DR-Z400S:
DR-Z400S: 317lbs (wet)
You are right it is no powerhouse but there are some performance improvements available. I agree that it is extremely reliable and fuel efficient and a lot of fun to ride. I smile everytime I ride!
2005 DR200SE: Ricochet skidplate, Spitfire S-06 Windshield, Suzuki Handguards, Tusk handlebar risers, Cycleracks rear rack, Chase-Harper B-Alaska Bag, DG Performance Exhaust, Tutoro Chain Oiler.