Suzuki DR-Z 400: review, history, specs

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Suzuki DR-Z 400
Also called DR-Z400E, DR-Z400S, DR-Z400SM, DR-Z 400 E, DR-Z 400 SM, DR-Z 400 S
Production 2000 - 2019
Class Supermotard
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 90.0mm x 62.6mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Top Speed 87 mph (140 km/h)
Horsepower 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 28.77 ft/lbs (39.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. mikuni bsr36, single
Ignition cdi
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: multi-plate, wet type, manual release
Suspension Front: inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: single disc. floating rotor
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 140/70-17
Wheelbase 57.48 inches (1460 mm)
Length 87.6 inches (2225 mm)
Width 33.66 inches (855 mm)
Height 47.24 inches (1200 mm)
Seat Height 35.04 inches (890 mm)
Weight 279.99 pounds (127.0 Kg) (dry), 146.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 2.64 Gallon (10.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.62 liters/100 km (27.6 km/l or 64.98 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki DR-Z400SM was a single cylinder, four-stroke Supermotard motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 2000 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). Max torque was 28.77 ft/lbs (39.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 90.0mm bore x 62.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 398.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multi-plate, wet type, manual release.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 140/70-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. floating rotor in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a link type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload. The DR-Z400SM was fitted with a 2.64 Gallon (10.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 279.99 pounds (127.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.48 inches (1460 mm) long.

2000 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2000 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The S suffix in the 2000 Suzuki DR-Z400S' badge introduces a street-legal trim for a bike which was otherwise created to tackle the roughest off-road sections. Suzuki has maintained the enduring character of the DR-Z400, but has added turn signals, a brake light, horn and mirrors.

This means you can enjoy your habitual weekend mud and wilderness fun, but will no longer have to trail the bike to your fav spot in nature. Even more, you'll be able to use this as a commuter, streaking effortlessly through traffic and leaving the urban clutter behind in any scenario.

2001 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2001 Suzuki DR-Z400S

If you're looking for a lightweight dual-sport bike which blends in exceptional maneuverability, a non-intimidating character, and affordable versatility, then you should definitely look into the 2001 MY DR-Z400S. Derived from an off-road bike, but with improved ergonomics and packing solid streetability, the DR-Z400S is tough as nails and can tackle really rough terrain.

Still it uses powerful, road-focused brakes, adjustable suspensions, an easy-servicing air filter, comprehensive instrumentation and a versatile 5-speed transmission which can deliver premium performance on both street and trail.

2002 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2002 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2002 MY DR-Z400S is a nifty bike which will allow riders to feel at home both on the urban asphalt and on the muddy trails. The DR-Z400S packs together the best DNA dirt bikes have: a frame that's tough as nails, compliant, adjustable suspensions, wire-spoked wheels shod with knobbies, a lightweight, slender profile which can fit anywhere and plenty of punch from its lively 4-stroke thumper.

Still, the DR-Z400S is street-legal and comes with head and tail lights, turn signals and more, plus strong brakes allowing aggressive riding in the cross-town traffic. Add in efficient liquid cooling and a 5-speed transmission for even more fun, wherever you may ride.

2003 Suzuki DR-Z400E[edit | edit source]

2003 Suzuki DR-Z400E

The E-suffix in the 2003 MY DR-Z400E's name introduces a most welcome addition to this otherwise complete off-road machine: electric starting. The base model of the DR-Z400 was equipped with kick starting only, but now Suzuki introduces this option for attracting even more customers.

Some say that an off-road bikes should have only kick starting because this would make it lighter, thanks to the absent battery, and would make the wiring loom simpler, easier to maintain and repair when needed. While this is of course, true, some less hardcore riders will definitely enjoy the convenience and ease of use of the electric starting system, and will not be bothered by the few extra pounds of the battery and starter motor.

2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2202 DR-Z400S is the epitome of do-anything-go-anywhere bikes: derived from Suzuki's top off-road range machinery and tailored to street use, this machine is all-rounder elite. A true dual-sport bike, the DR-Z400S arrives with wire spoked wheels, powerful disc brakes, long-travel, adjustable suspensions and sports handy features, such as quick-release fasteners for access to the filter, or operation with 87-octane fuel.

On both dirt and asphalt, the DR-Z400S feels equally nimble and grippy, while the economic engine is also a money saver for daily commuting.

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2004 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2003 MY DR-Z400S is a neat on-off machine in the intermediate segment. A full-fledged dirt bike wearing street-legal "clothes", the DR-Z400S is great for pretty much anything you might throw at it. Forgiving enough for the beginners, the DR-Z400S can be a might beast along the tracks in the wilderness. Its long-travel suspensions and powerful brakes offer a precise feel, while the ground clearance offers save passage over the toughest obstacles.

The liquid-cooled single is mated to a versatile 5-speed transmission making city rides as fun as the off-road ones. Economical and with room for two, the 2004 MY can also be a glorious commuter for two.

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E[edit | edit source]

2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E

The 2004 MY 2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E arrives with a convenient kickstarter, a nifty, convenient upgrade for a bike in the off-road elite. Referred to as the off-road standard by some, the 2004 Suzuki DR-Z400E packs solid performance for the skilled riders. Punchy and awe-inspiring, this bike incorporates a lot of race-derived technologies and engineering solutions.

Tough suspensions are complemented by a tough frame and light frame, sturdy aluminum wheels, and competition-inspired ergonomics, adding even more to the rewarding feel of riding this amazing machine.

2005 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

For those who fell in love with the amazing capabilities of the DR-Z400E and sigh because they're limited to the off-road riding, here's the best news for the 2005 season. Suzuki is also preparing a street-legal model based on this bike, under the name of DR-Z400S. You get all the brawn of the 398 cc single plus the adjustable suspensions and the entire grit the quick throttle response provides, but you can benefit from them on the everyday roads, as well.

The knobbies have been replaced by true dual-sport tires with decent grip on asphalt and being still usable on trails and gravel surfaces. The 2005 MY DR-Z400S thus becomes a mighty all-rounder commuter which is definitely not afraid to switch from the urban environment to the tough wilderness.

2005 Suzuki DR-Z400E[edit | edit source]

2005 Suzuki DR-Z400E

With the E suffix standing for electric start, it may also be that the letter comes from enduro. The 2005 MY DR-Z400E is a fun muscular bike which can tackle rough terrain and which will provide the bold rider with quite a big shot of adrenalin. Long-travel suspensions, strong wire spoked wheels, a seat which offers freedom of movement and a wide bar, the way the DR-Z400E was conceived spells agility and confidence.

The liquid-cooled 398 cc single packs a whopping 48 hp peak power and this only adds to the immense fun factor of this 133 kg bike.

2005 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2005 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Open your arms and welcome the new 2005 MY DR-Z400SM, and all-new model from Suzuki. The DR-Z400SM is a street-legal supermoto machine which is equally fun and thrilling as it is practical. The DR-Z400SM comes with fully-adjustable suspensions which provide all the performance response one might dream of, for both casual riding and drifting. Derived from the track machines, the 2005 MY DR-Z400SM is also equipped with powerful brakes which make riding hard safe and rewarding.

The bike is powered by the classic 298cc liquid-cooled dry-sump single, tuned for some extra power in the lower rpm range, adding to the overall usability in daily scenarios. If you're in for serious fun created for bold riders, then the DR-Z400SM is your thing.

2006 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM[edit | edit source]

2006 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM

The Suzuki DR-Z 400SM is similar to the DR-Z 400S, being a competition bike designed for European Supermoto racing.

2006 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2006 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400S

Don't let yourself be fooled by the moderate displacement of the 2006 MY DR-Z400SM,a s this bike hits the sweet spot between power and lightweight construction, backed with solid reliability and perfect behavior on both road and trail. If the DR200SE is too small and the DR650SE too big, then the DR-Z400S is your destiny. Combining the best of the two worlds, the DR-Z400S is easy to flip from one side to the other on the hardcore trails, while slicing through the urban jungle is equally easy and fun.

Economical, comfy thanks to smooth suspensions and able to carry large loads when equipped with a third-party luggage system, the DR-Z400S CAN be your travel bike, as well.

2006 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2006 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

If you believe that a 400cc bike is just what you need, but the DR-Z400S has that off-road side you're not exactly fond of, here's a treat for the asphalt knights, the 2006 MY DR-Z400SM. If you're not an absolute noob in the two-wheeled world, you should know that you're in for a ton of fun, as the SM stands for Super Motard.

The DR-Z400SM packs in the sporty street aggression and sticky tires with the all-day rideability and top-drawer handling, but the bike can be tamed by newer riders, too. Of course, a 400cc-class machine can work miracles in the hands of a skilled motorcyclist...

2006 Suzuki DR-Z400E[edit | edit source]

2006 Suzuki DR-Z400E 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400E

The DR-Z400E is the top-bore off-road beast in Suzuki's 2006 model year roster. This bike includes several technologies derived from the racing series, and they help the DR-Z400E shave off some weight, making the bike lighter and easier to steer on rough terrain. Count in the magnesium valve cover, the clutch cover and magneto cover, plus other elements which are now sturdier yet lighter, such as the aluminum subframe.

The E signifies electric starting, a cool handy feature for the bike, while the kickstart is on the ex-works options list. The brakes have also been tweaked for more dependable performance, while the 5-speed transmission has all the grunt you need all across the rev range for the ultimate fun.

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400E[edit | edit source]

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400E

DR-Z400E is the elite Suzuki trail machine. A top-drawer off-roader with lots of punch right off idle and which was designed to crawl on the toughest trails and surmount the most stern of obstacles. Delivering solid torque in the low-rpm range and with a high-rev power reserve, the DR-Z400E is a very versatile bike on multiple types of terrain, from gravel to muddy trails.

Not a bike for youngsters, the DR-Z400E is however, a machine for almost the entire family, and an excellent choice for weekends out in the wild.

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S

In case you feel like the DR650SE may be too much for your needs or your skills, the 2007 MY DR-Z400S might be a nifty alternative. Also a dual-purpose machine, this bike is basically a derivation of a dirt motorcycle with added elements which make it street legal, and which also extend its functionality dramatically.

For daily commuting, weekend trips to your favorite fishing spot ot simply exploring the wilderness, trial fun or even longer hauls across the continent, this liquid-cooled dry-sump bike is one of the good choices in life. Light and brawny, it also sports a slender profile for effortlessly streaking through the slow city traffic, and easily flipping it in the dirt.

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

So, you believe that the 2007 MY Suzuki DR-Z400S machines are quite cool but you're not doing that much off-road to justify those knobbies? No problem, if asphalt is your specialty, prepare for some exhilarating road aggression aboard the 2007 DR-Z400SM. The bike retains the punch and the streetability of its dual-sport sibling, but the suspensions are tweaked for the road game, and the knobbies replaced with sticky sport tires.

Add in a Renthal aluminum tapered handlebar and front and rear axle sliders for this good-looking supermotard and get ready for street hooliganism.

2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2008 MY DR-Z400S is the classic middleweight dual-sport bike, a machine which mixes together off-road worthiness and solid streetability in a package which has an answer for pretty much any scenario. Compliant suspensions can make any ride comfy, even when riding two-up and with luggage, and adjustability makes it even better. The liquid-cooled 398cc single packs plenty of punch to make riding the bike a thrilling experience, while the medium-knobby tires provide good grip both on the asphalt and in the dirt.

With usable torque right from the low-rpm and with neat power deployment in the upper rpm range, the DR-Z400S can do slow traffic streaking, trail and mud wrestling, and highway hauls with ease, just like expected from one of the nicest DS machines out there.

2008 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2008 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

The DR-Z400SM is the street-focused version of the acclaimed DR-Z400S, a bike which packs solid reliability for asphalt-based aggressiveness and which can also do some pretty evil track tricks. using the same 398cc liquid-cooled single of the DR-Z400 series, the supermotard has a more explosive power deployment which adds to its drifting capabilities.

The suspensions are tweaked for road menace, while the DS tires have been replaced by sporty grippy tires. For daily city slicing or even longer travels, the 2008 MY DR-Z400SM is a glorious bike with plenty to be discovered by the boldest of riders.

2009 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2009 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2009 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Based on the proven DR-Z400S platform, the 2009 MY DR-Z400SM is a bike dedicated to asphalt aggression. Sporting the same engine and frame, the bike receives different suspensions and new wheels shod with grippy sport tires. Lightweight and agile, the DR-Z400SM is a glorious winner in the urban battle, offering a huge bang for the buck as both fun and practical machine.

You can ride it daily to work, you can run city errands, you can even have track fun in the weekend and if you strap some panniers to it, you can even take it for long trips. The 2009 MY DR-Z400SM delivers plenty of Suzuki sportiveness in a manageable package which can be used even by intermediate riders.

2009 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2009 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2009 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The DR-Z400S introduces a more moderate engine displacement for mastering the bike more easily, but there's nothing lazy about this nifty dual-sport bike. With unmistakable off-road looks, the 2009 MY DR-Z400S is not afraid to tackle fore roads, gravel and even muddy trails. Its compliant suspensions and generous ground clearance make things easy and funny, while the DS tires provide excellent asphalt grip both in the wet and dry.

Perfect as a weekend fun bike, the DR-Z400S is also a worthy commuter as it packs very good fuel economy and is very agile in the urban clutter. Even more, it can effortlessly do two-up, and adding a luggage system will only make things even more practical.

2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2010 Suzuki DR-Z400S

Enjoying the freedom dual-sport bikes offer and the ease of use on pretty much any riding surfaces and in any scenario. Boasting a punchy single-cylinder engine, the DR-Z400S is lightweight and tough, and will have nothing against tacking rough trails, while providing excellent city-slicing capabilities for commuting and city errands.

The suspensions and brakes are tweaked in such a way that they will comply with both worlds, offering great all-rounder fun. And obviously, adding a third-party luggage system will only expand the functionality of the bike, adding even more practicality to the game.

2010 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM[edit | edit source]

2010 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM 2010 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM 2010 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM 2010 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM 2010 Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM

The Suzuki DR-Z400 is a dual purpose motorcycle manufactured by Suzuki. It is powered by a single-cylinder, 398 cc four-stroke engine. Its reliability, low price and decent performance have made it a popular dual-sport choice around the world. Kawasaki marketed a private labeled version of the DR-Z known as the KLX400 - it is nearly identical to the DR-Z400 except for bodywork and some accessories. It is currently available in three variants: Suzuki has a grip on to the supermotard scene with the stunning DR-Z400SM. Perfectly encapsulating the supermoto combination of handling and performance, the new Suzuki is powerful, compact, lightweight and exquisitely balanced. Attributes which make this an ideal bike for the commuter.

2010 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2010 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2010 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2010 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

The 2010 MY DR-Z400SM is a glorious bike for those who enjoy true street aggression and who will always enjoy a drift or two. Building on the proven reliability and grunt of the 400cc-class thumper, Suzuki delivers a street-only machine for the bold. The chassis is now more rigid and makes turning sharper, while the sport-tuned suspensions and the asphalt-focused sport tires are additional elements to give you urban holeshots each time you twist the throttle.

Frankly, it's hard to think of a better city beast than a supermoto bike: it comes with comfy seating, excellent maneuverability and ergonomics, plenty of power and low-end torque and premium ground contact.

2011 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2011 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2011 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

DR-Z400SM stands for unbridled street aggression behind the bars of a lightweight, nervous and rewarding motorcycle. Derived from the off-road DR-Z400 platform, the SM introduces supermotard performance, a new riding style and exceptional agility in the urban clutter.

If you're a calm, tamed rider, this is not the bike for you. If you are not afraid to push the limits a bit each time you get in the saddle, the 2011 MY DR-Z400SM might just do. Light, with sporty USD suspensions, grippy sport tires and a revised riding position, the DR-Z400SM is a narrow evil machine in a street-legal guise.

2011 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2011 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2011 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2011 Suzuki DR-Z400S

If you are looking for a lightweight bike which can do both dirt and street with the same ease, you should definitely try the 2011 MY DR-Z400S. This is not a new recipe from Suzuki but a refined one which has withstood the passing of time and the roughest of tests out in the wild. The liquid-cooled 398cc single delivers plenty of punch for both urban and trial rides, and the 5-speed transmission delivers everything from low-end torque for climbing steep gradients to top-rpm passing power for fast highway hauls.

Add in versatile suspensions and strong brakes, plus a compact digital instrument cluster with plenty of information to show and prepare to enjoy both dirt and asphalt without changing bikes and without too many cares.

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2012 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2012 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Building on the acclaimed middleweight DR-Z400S platform, the 2012 MY DR-Z400SM introduces street aggressiveness into a package which looks good and rides even better. The punchy liquid-cooled single sits in a frame which is now more suitable for on-road evilness, with the sporty USD suspensions and wire spoke wheels shod with street sport tires.

The DR-Z400SM comes with an upright riding position which offers excellent freedom of movement for both casual rides and street hooliganism. Light, compact and evil, this supermoto machine tells a story of bold riding.

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2012 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2012 MY DR-Z400S is the marriage of all-round practicality and off-road fun. Derived from a middleweight off-roader, the DR-Z400S has received road-compliant suspensions and other amenities to make it street-legal. Still, the bike retains the trail-worthy grit and will effortlessly tackle less trodden roads in the wilderness, as well as elegantly streak through the urban jungle.

Agile, sporting crisp handling and with a penchant for traveling, the DR-Z400S can also be your daily commuter of choice.

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Those who like the idea behind the Suzuki DR-Z400S but would rather go for a bike tailored for asphalt riding have a much better option than simply fitting all-street tires on it. Suzuki offers the same bike platform in a street trim, in the shape of the DR-Z400SM. The inverted forks of the DR-Z400SM are probably the first difference between the two. With less unsprung weight, the DR-Z400SM has improved maneuverability, while new engine covers help to further reduce the mass.

RK Excel rims are now shod with grippy radial tires, while the braking system is more aggressive and tailored for street performance. Together with the adjustable Showa suspensions, all the features make the DR-Z400SM the ideal urban slicer for those who love the supermotard looks and feel.

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S

A 400cc-class bike may seem either big or too small to some, depending on the expectations of each individual. Fact is, a bike like the 2013 MY DR-Z400S has an undeniable cool factor which dual-sport riders will simply love. Punchy and nimble, the DR-Z400S is still light and highly-maneuverable, and this makes it a glorious ride both in the city and on the trail.

Whether used as a most agile city slicer en route to work every day, as an off-road fun machine, travel bike or all three together, the liquid-cooled DR-Z400S can do it all, and can even be fitted with knobbies for more aggressive dirt riding.

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

The 2014 DR-Z400SM is derived from a dirt bike but has gotten a different life as a street carver. Starting from the DR-Z400S as a proven base to build on, Suzuki added road sport suspensions, supermoto rims and tires, and revised the riding position to a more aggressive one.

Retaining the punchy engine and revising the transmission yielded a bike which feels more nimble and which can also become evil when ridden accordingly. Simple, affordable and easy to maintain, the DR-Z400SM is the essence of supermoto racing in a street-legal package.

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S

Off-roading and urban hauls are equally easy for the 2014 MY DR-Z400S. You're looking at one of the iconic middleweight dual-sport machines, a street-legal version of a punchy dirt bike which also received better, adjustable suspensions and which can handle almost anything you'd throw at it.

Lightweight and offering crisp handling, the DR-Z400S will effortlessly streak through the urban jungle and slow traffic, and will also feel natural on the narrow tracks in the wilderness. If switching from asphalt to dirt and back to the beaten path in full confidence is a thing you're after, the DR-Z400S is the toy you need.

2015 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2015 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2015 MY DR-Z400S is the natural choice for those in search of a dual-sport bike with moderate displacement. If the DR650SE feels intimidating, then its smaller sibling should do just fine. The DNA of the DR-Z400S is similar to that of the bigger model, but everything is a bit downscaled to be more reassuring and easy to master for less experienced riders, as well.

For commuting, city slicing, urban errands and for plenty of fun beyond the point where asphalt ends, the 2015 MY DR-Z400S is the ideal motorcycle. Moreover, if you feel like traveling, this bike can also load a lot of gear with an accessory luggage system.

2015 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2015 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

The 2015 MY DR-Z400SM is the result of mating asphalt aggression and Suzuki bike-making expertise. Building on the proven middleweight platform, Hamamatsu delivers yet another evil bike that's going to leave scorching asphalt behind. The frame of the 400cc-class off-roader has been stiffened for a more aggressive riding style and the suspensions changed to supply perfect road tracking.

Sport rims and tires replaced the DS ones, and the bike was transformed into a menacing supermotard bold riders will just love to drift around the track. The engine is still carbureted but the re-geared transmission is delivering another type of might.

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S[edit | edit source]

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2017 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The 2017 DR-Z400S is ideal for taking a ride down your favorite off-road trail or ribbon of asphalt. You'll be impressed with the amount of torque coming from the 398cc liquid-cooled power plant as well as the crisp handling from the adjustable suspension. This ultra-reliable bike is completely street legal with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. New solid black bodywork with bold, contrasting color graphics makes the bike stand out on the road, on the trail, or even parked.

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM[edit | edit source]

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

Suzuki's SuperMoto DR-Z400SM is based on the proven DR-Z400S so it combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package. This bike brings off-road soul and fun to paved roads. It’s not uncommon to take the SuperMoto down a twisty forest road, around tight canyon corners, or glide through commuter traffic. Its 398cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. Key difference between the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S are the inverted front fork, wide, spoke-style wheels, and 300mm diameter front brake disc. The inverted fork contributes to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling, while the large brake and wider rims with high-grip tires offer an exhilarating sportbike experience.

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