Oldskoolsuzuki.info is a site largely dedicated to Suzuki in-line fours from the 80s and 90s. Occasionally we see the odd twin in there too but big singles like the DR 750 and 800 are quite rare on the forum. I have always been a fan of big single cylinder machines so I would happily see more of them.
At the same time that Suzuki were releasing the first generation GSXRs they also nailed the big thumper genre too, with the mighty DR800S
The DR Bigs had very distinctive styling and record breaking 727cc and 779cc single cylinder engines. These bad boys took the big thumper concept to a new level.
Most of these bikes have stood the test of time too. There are plenty of them still being used on their original engine build. Typical Suzuki endurance and reliability.
This month’s bike of the month goes to Tom Davidson. What he has done to his DR 800 is exactly what I would have done had I been able to get hold of one.
Take a big big heavy thumper and fit a lovely set of 17″ spoked alloy rims. Now a super moto this ain’t ever going to be but I would imagine the road manners have been improved with the introduction of modern 17″ rubber and a six pot calliper up front.
More to the point though, it just looks fucking cool!
Tom you have our bike of the Month.
Read about the build here. Members discuss this article here.
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