About the Bike

The 2016 Suzuki DR650

 
 

It all started when...

I had a crazy idea that racing in the Baja 1000 could be a charity ride and public awareness campaign. It's been a bucket list item for most of my life, and I knew that with the right help and support, it would be totally do-able.

I knew that I wanted a dual-sport bike that I could ride all over, and the Suzuki DR650 has always been at the top of my wish list. When researching motorcycles on the web, I stumbled across this book – "Excuse me, which way is the Baja 1000?", and knew that I was making the right choice.

Straight from the factory, it's a fantastic bike, but I wanted to get some real performance out of it, and so began the farkling...