2020 Suzuki DR-Z50 Review

2020 Suzuki DR-Z50 specs, drz50 review

Suzuki DR-Z50 

Age (Minimum of 7yrs)

The 2020 Suzuki DR-Z50 has an overall improved braking performance. The brakes are adjustable to fit a variety of hand sizes. The riding position leans slightly forward for maximum mobility. 

This Suzuki DR-Z50 is relatively new, having replaced the Suzuki DR-Z70 recently. It is a class dirt bike as it is arguably one of the best kids’ bikes in the market. It has a combination of both kick and electric starters. Young riders will have an easy push start button with this bike given by the electric starter while at the same time learning how to kick start at the same time. 

To be honest, a kick start is important when batteries run low or when starter motors gunk up. 

US Specifications

2020 Suzuki DR-Z50 specs, drz50 review
  • Electric and kick start system
  • Transmission 3-speed constant mesh
  • Weight; 54kg
  • Engine 49cc


  • 3-speed clutchless gearbox
  • Punchy 4-stroke
  • Has a keyed ignition
  • Throttle limiter controls and minimizes speed
  • A low seat height of 55.88 cm for improved stability
  • Durable brakes and suspension 
  • Comes in one eye-catching yellow
  • Useful electric and kick start enabled
  • An easy to operate 3-speed gearbox that can build confidence with young riders
  • The spark-arrestor exhaust quite environmentally friendly
  • It is hard to find cheaper replacement parts as the Suzuki DR-Z50 are not as plentiful in the market as other brands
  • Are more expensive than similar Japanese bikes even though they have the same or lesser features available

2019 Suzuki DR-Z50 Review

2020 Suzuki DR-Z50, kids bike reviews

Age group: 7 and above

The Suzuki DR-Z50 is a great beginner’s dirt bike. It has an automatic clutch and is a three-speed, 4-stroke. The Suzuki DR-Z50 dirt bike has an electric and kick start system and a perfect seat height for the youngest of the group (560mm seat height). This dirt bike has a very reliable braking system, a good weight to enable the kids to control it well and it also has a good shock absorber. The Suzuki DR-Z50 also has a throttle limiter which is great for training purposes. Another feature of this little bike is an adjustable front brake lever. This allows for the brake lever to be adjusted to suit different sized riders.
This motorbike is built with the knowledge that kids grow fast, so they’ll get great use out of this bike, before passing this reliable bike onto the next generation. 

DR-Z50 specifications:

2019 Suzuki DR-Z50, kids bike reviews
Source: Suzuki

Engine: Single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHC, air-cooled
Starter: Electric and kick
Transmission: 3-speed with automatic clutch
Front suspension: Coil spring, inverted telescopic
Rear suspension: Oil Damped, Coil spring, Swing arm.
Front and Rear Brakes: Drum
Fuel capacity: 3 Litres
Seat Height: 560mm
Weight: 54Kg


Electric or kick start option
Four cylinders
Three-speed transmission – great for kids that are just starting out
Low Seat height (560mm)
Reasonable weight (54Kg)
Throttle can be adjusted to limit the speed
Perfect first bike – robust and sturdy