Yes it is basically the same bike, but some significant differences that make it a better road/adventure bike rather than a trail/adventure. Ditto the Yamaha Raid (TT-R250) and Honda Baja (XR250). Mostly these three bikes are in NZ as used Japanese imports, as Japanese domestic models. Djebels in particular are very popular here, probably because Suzuki in NZ rivals Honda for the number one spot.
All have electric start, lockable steel tanks, luggage racks, big headlights, softer seats, lower seat height, softer engine tune (CV rather than flat-slide carbs) and softer suspension. Park them side-by-side and you start to see lots of differences in fittings etc but the core engine, frame and wheels are the same.
Originally Posted by Steve McQueen
All racers I know aren't in it for the money. They race because it's something inside of them... They're not courting death. They're courting being alive.