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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S
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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S
2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S



2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S Review

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S on Totalmotorcycle.com

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The 2014 DR-Z400S is ideal for taking a ride down your favorite off-road trail. You'll be impressed with the amount of torque coming from the 398cc liquid-cooled powerplant as well as the crisp handling from the adjustable suspension. This bike is completely street legal with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. Whether you're on the highway or in a tight twisty forest trail, the Suzuki DR-Z400S can't be beat.

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.


 

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features


A compact design, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-RPM power. Its compact 4-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves help produce broad, tractable power and torque ready for any terrain.


Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder for durable, lightweight and provides superior heat transfer.


Digitally mapped DC-CDI system monitors throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing to maintain efficient combustion.


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.


A Mikuni™ 36mm carburetor fed by a 6-liter airbox provides smooth throttle response. The left side cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.


Electric start system provides convenient operation and features a lightweight starter motor and a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery.


Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto and cam covers contribute to weight reduction.

 

Transmission Features


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

 

Additional Features


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 H4 halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals and horn.


A pouch on the rear fender carries tool kit and the owner's manual.

 

Chassis Features


A narrow frame combines thin chrome-moly steel tubes for exceptional torsional rigidity with minimal weight. The backbone tube, front down tube and steering head gussets form the dry-sump engine oil tank. A bolt-on aluminum subframe helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance.


Long travel (11.3 in), 49mm cartridge-style forks with protective rubber boots, feature adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for smooth performance on all types of on/off-road terrain.


Rear shock absorber features 11.6 in of travel, compression damping/preload adjustments and connects to a lightweight aluminum swingarm through a progressive linkage system.


Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc with dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.




 

 


 

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6599 USD


Engine:

Engine 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 90.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.54 in x 2.44 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single
Starter Electric
Lubrication Dry sump


Drive Train:

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK520KZ0, 112 links


Chassis:

Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.6 US - Including Reserve
Color Solid Black


Electrical:

Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)


Dimensions and Curb Weight:

Overall Length 2310 mm (90.9 in)
Overall Width 875 mm (34.4 in)
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)


Curb Weight 144 kg (317 lbs)


Warranty:

Warranty
12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.



 

 


 

2014 Suzuki DR-Z400S - Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: $7,699 CDN

Engine
Engine 398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore Stroke 90.0mm x62.6mm (3.5in x 2.5in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single
Starter Electric
Lubrication Dry sump
DriveTrain
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK520KZ0, 112 links
Chassis
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear 120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0L (2.6 US gal)
Color Solid Special White No.2
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
DimensionsandCurbWeight
Overall Length 2310 mm (90.9 in)
Overall Width 875 mm (34.4 in)
Wheelbase 1485 mm (58.5 in)
Ground Clearance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Seat Height 935 mm (36.8 in)
Curb Weight 144 kg (317 lbs)
Warranty
Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty

 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.


 

 

 

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