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– 2009 Suzuki QuadSport Z400
2009 Suzuki QuadSport Z400
The QuadSport Z400 was first introduced in 2002 as a high-performance sport ATV featuring running capability delivered with it’s liquid-cooled DOHC engine – the first in its class – and other advanced designs, along with cutting-edge styling
As soon as it appeared on the market, the QuadSport Z400’s high performance quickly won wide popularity; the model presented to many customers around the world the enjoyment of ATV riding, from sport rides to competition use.
The QuadSport Z400 became, at the hands of Team Suzuki/Yoshimura rider Doug Gust, the first 4-stroke ATV to win the ATVA Pro class championship.
With the introduction of the race-ready QuadRacer R450, the QuadSport Z400 was no longer the top choice as a base machine for competition ATVs; still, the model continued to win strong support from customers as a user-friendly, higher performance all-round sport ATV
Now, six years after its debut, the QuadSport Z400 unveils a new form and function design to bring about exciting evolution in sports ATVs.
While keeping intact it’s basic concept of offering sport ATV riding enjoyment to a wide range of customers, the latest QuadSport Z400 features various QuadRacer R450-derived upgrades – fuel injection, ECM settings for more traction and aggressive styling – for higher performance and more user convenience.
All-new Suzuki fuel-injection system features a 36mm throttle body and 12-hole injector that delivers the fuel/air mix in an efficient fine-mist spray pattern
Engine Control Unit uses a 16-bit CPU and a 96-kilobyte ROM unit. The system is programmed to obtain improved traction by selecting the optimum injection volume, injection timing and ignition timing based on throttle position, engine rpm, and other data monitored
New styling reflects the powerful attitude of the QuadRacer R450, including the sharp fenders, the overall slim design and the removable headlight
The chassis’s rigidity balance is changed to improve handling stability, chassis strength and overall performance, particularly in rough terrain
Front track is widened by 25mm to improve overall handling stability feel
The footpegs are now 46mm wide – same as the QuadRacer R450
The new 2009 Suzuki QuadSport Z400 is re-engineered for high-performance off-road four-wheeling with smooth power-output and throttle response from Suzuki fuel injection
Compact & lightweight 398cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled Dual Overhead Cam engine with counter- balancer tuned for tractable power over a wide rpm range
Liquid-cooling system with high-capacity radiator and thermostatically controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine operating temperature
Dry-sump lubrication system allows a compact crankcase and minimal engine height for optimum engine placement – oil tank is frame-mounted in front of the exhaust head pipes
Five-speed transmission with cable-operated clutch includes an easy-to-use reverse gear system: turn the fender-mounted knob and shift to reverse using the gear shift lever
Convenient electric start system includes Start-In-Gear feature – electric start system and CDI ignition are powered by compact maintenance-free battery
Dual 30/30W, vertically-mounted halogen headlights provide a bold look and bright illumination – large 5/21W taillight/brake light combination
Lightweight, high tensile steel-alloy frame and removable steel sub-frame, plus aluminum swingarm
Rear axle shaft taper is changed to heighten rigidity balance and provide optimum performance in conjunction with changes made to front track.
Long-travel, independent double A-arm front suspension with fully adjustable, piggyback reservoir-style shock absorbers – provides 8.5 in. of wheel travel
Linkage-type rear suspension features fully adjustable, piggyback reservoir-style shock absorber with 9.1 in. of wheel travel, plus 10.4 in. of ground clearance
Large 6.9 inch dual front disc brakes and single 8.6 inch rear disc brake
Front brake lever position adjustment mechanism is changed to the same system used on the high-performance QuadRacer R450, making brake adjustments much easier.
Lightweight aluminum alloy wheels (F: 10.0 x 5.5, R: 9.0 x 8.0), and radial tires (F: 22 x 7-10, R: 20×10-9), for reduced unsprung weight
Large 2.5-gallon fuel tank with two mounting points for quick removal and simplified maintenance
Minimum Age: 16 years old.
2009 Suzuki QuadSport Z400 – USA Specifications
American MSRP $6,199+ USD
Model Number LTZ400K9
Warranty 12 month limited warranty.
Suggested Retail $6199
Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore & Stroke 90.0 mm (3.543 in) x 62.6 mm (2.465 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Transmission 5-forward and 1-reverse
Final Drive RK 520SMOZ10S, 96 links
Overall Length 1830 mm (72.0 in)
Overall Width 1190 mm (46.9 in)
Overall Height 1145 mm (45.1 in)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Ground Clearance 265 mm (10.4 in)
Wheelbase 1245 mm (49.0 in)
Curb Weight 193 kg (425 lbs)
Suspension Front Independent, double wishbone, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front AT22 Ã— 7 R10 tubeless
Tires Rear AT22 Ã— 7 R10 tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 9.5 L (2.5/2.1 US/Imp gal)
Color Yellow, White
2009 Suzuki QuadSport Z400 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $7,999+ CDN
Engine 398cc, four-stroke, DOHC, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve
Carburator Mikuni BSR37
Transmission 5-speed with reverse
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension Independent, double A-arm, piggy-back style, 5-way adjustable preload, 21.5cm (8.5 inches) of travel
Rear Suspension Linkage-type, gas/oil damped, piggy-back style, adjustable preload, compression and reboud damping, 23.1 cm (9.1 inches) of travel
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic discs
Rear Brakes Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire AT 22×7-10
Rear Tire AT 20×10-9
Overall Length 182.9 cm (72.0 inches)
Overall Width 116.5 cm (45.9 inches)
Wheelbase 124.5 cm (49.0 inches)
Seat Height 81 cm (31.9 inches)
Ground Clearance 26.4 cm (10.4 inches)
Dry Weight 169 kg (373 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 9.8 litres (2.2 imp. gal)
Colour White, Yellow
Warranty 6 months