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2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM - Coolness Factor: 62.3%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:13 pm

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2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

The Suzuki DR-Z400SM is a street legal bike for serious dirt bike enthusiasts. It's not uncommon to take the SuperMoto down a twisty forest trail as well as a tight canyon corners. Its 398cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine provides strong low-rpm torque and crisp throttle response for any of these occasions. They key difference from the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S is the inverted forks. Inverted front forks contribute to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling.

Choose your own adventure. For those who love carving corners and the call of the wild, our DualSport machines deliver comfort on the street, control off the beaten path, and full command everywhere in between. Get ready for an ideal combination of lightweight agility and crisp handling.


2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Key Features

Additional weight savings with magnesium valve cover, clutch cover, and magneto cover.

Compact 5-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with separate outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.

Compact digital instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer and stopwatch functions.

On-road legal lighting with bright 60/55 watt halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn.

Renthal tapered aluminum handlebar for reduced vibration and an aggressive look.


2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $7,699 CDN


Chassis
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 120/70R17M/C 58H, tube type
Tires Rear 140/70R17M/C 66H, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.6 US - Including Reserve
Color White


Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length 2225 mm (87.6 in)
Overall Width 855 mm (33.7 in)
Wheelbase 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground Clearance 260 mm (10.2 in)
Seat Height 890 mm (35.0 in)
Curb Weight 146 kg (321 lbs)


Drive Train
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive RK520KZO, 110 links


Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)


Engine
Engine 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 3.543 in in x 2.465 in
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single
Starter Electric
Lubrication Dry sump


Warranty
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.


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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:55 pm

Personally I don't like the look of dirt bikes. For me the only cool thing about this one is the blue rims.
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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:27 am

blues2cruise wrote:Personally I don't like the look of dirt bikes. For me the only cool thing about this one is the blue rims.
Wow, you are quick today! I just posted this up and bam, you are on it.

Gold Star for you :star:

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by Tony216 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:24 pm

I loved my DRZ400sm. Mine was an 05 or 06 and boy did it take a licking an keep coming back for more. I bought it off a friend who used it for nothing but track days. I bought it as a street bike and mostly rode it off road. Heavy for a dirtbike, but a damn good bike.

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FYI, the Canadians are getting a SLAMMING deal. The exchange rate is about $1.02 to every USD.

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:56 pm

I gave it a cool looks a bit heavy for a motard but still I'd ride one!!!
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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:07 pm

Looking at one right now...not sure if I'm interested in the SM or just the S model...and the seat, wow what a brick! But a great bargain and a hoot to ride! 10L fuel tank, but great consumption...so mediocre range. The bike is well supported by the aftermarket though, so the tank and saddle can be rectified without too much trouble.

I vote: COOL! (not quite an awesome, but really close)

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by Flat Knuckle » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:22 pm

It has a nice stance, and most of the things that I dislike (street tires and gold forks) should be easily fixed. Plus, it should prove a lot of fun off-road. Therefore, I gave it a Cool vote. If the blue played a more prominent role, and I was certain I could flat-foot it, I would have given it an Awesome.

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:25 pm

When I bought my KLX, I would have bought the DRZ-S had the seat height been the same as the KLX at 35" instead of the sky high 37". I liked the DRZ-SM because the seat height was much lower at 35" and it had the upside down forks.

I really like the blue wheels. I want to give it an awesome but its on the porky side and the lack of a 6th gear knocks it down to cool.....oh what the heck, I'll vote awesome. :laughing:
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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:18 am

Uncool. There's just no place for turn signal stalks and rearview mirrors on the trail, and if you bust something during your off-roading that you're gonna need when you get back to the pavement, you're SOL.

That said, there's a sort of 'necessary evil' about enduros. Here in Utah we have some world-famous off-roading down in Moab, but more than 90% of the Moab trails are considered 'real' roads despite being dirt. That means you have to have a fully registered street legal machine to ride them, so an enduro is your only real option. Which is why I can't give this a Fail.

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:23 pm

Tony216 wrote:
FYI, the Canadians are getting a SLAMMING deal. The exchange rate is about $1.02 to every USD.

That is highly unusual. We usually pay more for things here regardless of the exchange rate.
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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by Tony216 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
Tony216 wrote:
FYI, the Canadians are getting a SLAMMING deal. The exchange rate is about $1.02 to every USD.

That is highly unusual. We usually pay more for things here regardless of the exchange rate.
My guess is it's a typo and should be around $7,699.

Just a guess.

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:58 pm

Tony216 wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
Tony216 wrote:
FYI, the Canadians are getting a SLAMMING deal. The exchange rate is about $1.02 to every USD.

That is highly unusual. We usually pay more for things here regardless of the exchange rate.
My guess is it's a typo and should be around $7,699.

Just a guess.
That would make more sense.
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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:05 pm

JackoftheGreen wrote:
That said, there's a sort of 'necessary evil' about enduros. Here in Utah we have some world-famous off-roading down in Moab, but more than 90% of the Moab trails are considered 'real' roads despite being dirt. That means you have to have a fully registered street legal machine to ride them, so an enduro is your only real option. Which is why I can't give this a Fail.
i think you mean Dual Purpose or Dual Sports. Enduros are not street legal.
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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:59 pm

I went awesome. The SM is fun on the street, trail and go kart tracks. A bit heavy, not the greatest power but a fun hooligan bike that's also suitable for the beginner. You also don't need to rebuild it as much as the similar huskies or ktms.
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Unread post by sapaul » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:29 am

When I saw the pic, I went into fantasy mode, there are so many roads here in SA that just scream to be ridden with a bike like that, tar, good gravel, farm roads and a bit of dirt and desert. Makes it an awesome for me.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:12 am

I voted: Awesome

I really love the electric blue rims, WOW, not only do they really stand out but I haven't seen many production bikes with this look before. Also the blue/white color scheme really looks great IMO and makes me want to get out and ride this bike.

The price is quite good considering it must be a low number of production bike. 321lbs for a 400cc bike? That isn't really heavy, a 80's 400cc would be around 400lbs.

Some of the down sides would be the dated headlight and mirror design. It wouldn't take much for Suzuki to make these look more modern IMO.

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Unread post by madjak30 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:35 pm

Aftermarket can fix those problems as well & pretty cheaply too...everyone I know that has one, just loves it...just don't know if wifey will allow me to get a second bike, I'm thinking "no" is the response...

Bummer.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:42 pm

madjak30 wrote:Aftermarket can fix those problems as well & pretty cheaply too...everyone I know that has one, just loves it...just don't know if wifey will allow me to get a second bike, I'm thinking "no" is the response...

Bummer.

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Re: This week: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM : Vote Today

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:23 pm

I'll give it a Cool vote.

I think it's a little expensive for what you get. Agree with Mike, that dated-looking headlight & fairing could use updating. Supermotos are cool urban combat bikes though. If I had an in-city commute, I could see using this as my weapon of choice.

Zukes in my experience are stone-ax reliable, so I'm assuming this would be too.
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Unread post by madjak30 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:45 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:
madjak30 wrote:Aftermarket can fix those problems as well & pretty cheaply too...everyone I know that has one, just loves it...just don't know if wifey will allow me to get a second bike, I'm thinking "no" is the response...

Bummer.

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