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2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM
2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM
2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM


2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Review

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 Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES

Automatic decompression system for quick/easy engine starts.

Compact 4-valve cylinder head with 36mm intake valves, 29mm exhaust valves, narrow 28-degree included valve angle and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment system.

Electric start with lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery.

Forged aluminum piston is 10 percent lighter than a cast piston and receives additional oil-cooling to the piston crown through a crankcase oil jet.

Lightweight 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, tractable low-rpm power.

SCEM-plated cylinder (nickel-silicon-phosphorous) is lighter and more durable than an iron liner with excellent heat transfer properties.

Smooth throttle response with a Mikuni™ BSR36 CV-type carburetor fed by 6-liter airbox. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.

Thermostatically controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature in traffic.

 

TRANSMISSION 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.

 

CHASSIS FEATURES

A fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and aluminum swingarm for precise rear wheel control.

A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance.

RK Excel aluminum rims and radial tires: 120/70-R17 front, 140/70- R17 rear.

Chrome-moly steel frame tuned for Supermoto style riding is torsionally strong with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube, and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank.

Long travel, Showa-brand inverted front fork derived from RM250 - features adjustable compression/rebound damping and alumite coating on inner tube surfaces for smooth action.

New front and rear axle sliders

Strong braking performance supplied by a front disc brake with a large 300mm floating-type rotor and dual-piston caliper, plus 240mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper

 

 

 


 

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

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.


All information is subject to change without notice. At Total Motorcycle, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. So always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Avoid excessive speeds. Never engage in stunt riding. Study your owner's manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course or the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227.

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

 

 


 

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4,699 CDN

Engine
Engine 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke 90.0mm x 62.6mm (3.5in x2.5in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump
DriveTrain
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive RK520KZO, 110 links
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 10.0L (2.6 US gal)
Color Solid Special White No.2/Solid Black
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
DimensionsandCurbWeight
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)
Warranty
Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty




2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM - UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £TBA

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All specifications subject to change without notice by Suzuki.

 


2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
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