2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM

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2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM
2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM



2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM Review

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

SUPERmoto…

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.

The DR-Z400SM welcomes you to the exhilarating world of super motard riding with cutting-edge dual purpose bike designs and stylish, functional top-grade equipment that captures the essence of free-spirited street riding pleasure.

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.

Fun to ride whatever street, avenue or highway you’re headed for.

 


 

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Suzuki’s Supermotard model based on DR-Z400S – combines Supermotard style and features in a narrow, lightweight street-legal package.

Live in a concrete jungle? Here’s your vine. Grab hold of our supermoto, the street hybrid that’s 80% dirtbike and 100% fun. Ride nice and tall in traffic, then dominate in rough road conditions where most other bikes have to back off.

– Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated engine’s aluminium cylinder bore for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer.
– Dry-sump oiling system keeps the crankcases compact for agile handling.
– Clutch, magneto and cam covers all made of lightweight aluminium-alloy.
– Digitally mapped DC-CDI system monitoring throttle position/engine rpm and adjusts ignition timing efficient combustion.
– Compact electric starter motor and automatic compression release system for easy starting.
– Massive 310mm floating type front disc brake, same size used on the GSX-R1000 and 240mm rear disc brake shared with the RM-Z450 provide serious stopping power.

– Showa inverted front forks derived from the RM-Z450 make for extra-smooth stroke action. Compression damping force 21-way adjustable and rebound damping force 19-way adjustable.
– Long-travel, damping and spring preload adjustable rear shock absorber also using RM’s technology, and stylish tapered aluminium-alloy swingarm with a progressive linkage. Spring preload fully adjustable compression damping force 20-way adjustable and rebound damping force 17-way adjustable.
– Based on the advanced Dual Purpose model DR-Z400S, the DR-Z400SM’s bodywork is sculpted as slim as possible, especially at footpegs, and features super-smooth transitions between major section such as fuel tank, seat, radiator covers, side covers and rear fender.
– 17-inch high-grip front and rear radial tyres on the wide and stylishly anodized aluminium-rim wheels.
– Easy-to-read multi-function digital instrument includes speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters with both addition and subtraction functions, clock and stopwatch with subtraction capability.
– Bright 60/55W halogen headlight with maintenance-free battery.

 

 

 

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features
Lightweight 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong, tractable power

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

Simple electric starting via a lightweight starter motor with an automatic mechanical decompression system

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

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

Smooth throttle response with a Mikuni™ 36mm carburetor fed by 6-liter air box. 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

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

 

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

Low-maintenance, long-life sealed O-ring type drive chain produces minimal sounds when riding

 

Chassis Features
Wide, blue-anodized RK Excel aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes are fitted with high-grip sportbike radial tires: 120/70-R17 front & 140/70-R17 rear

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

Long travel, SHOWA inverted front fork is derived from a RM250 and features adjustable compression/rebound damping and alumite coating on inner tube surfaces for smooth action

A fully adjustable rear shock absorber with high/low speed compression damping adjuster and a tapered RM-inspired aluminum swingarm combine for precise rear wheel control

Renthal tapered aluminum handlebar has an aggressive look, reduces vibration and has a great bend for spirited riding

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

A bolt-on aluminum sub-frame helps reduce weight, simplify maintenance and contributes to the trim rear fender appearance

Front and rear axle sliders help protect against damage in the case of a tip-over

 

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

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

Electrical systems, including the easy push button starter, powered by a compact 6.5 amp maintenance-free battery

 


 

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7199 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 2.46 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3: 1
Fuel System MIKUNI BSR36, single carburetor
Starter Electric
Lubrication Semi-dry sump
Drive Train
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Clutch Multi-plate, wet type, manual release
Final Drive Chain, RK520KZ0, 110 links
Chassis
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, single floating rotor
Brakes Rear Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front 120/70R17M/C 58H, tube type
Tires Rear 140/70R17M/C 66H, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0 L (2.6 US gal) / 9.5 L (2.5 US Gal) California model
Color Solid Special White No. 2
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Headlight 12V 60/55W (H4)
Tail light 12V 21/5W
Dimensions
Overall Length 2225 mm (87.6 in)
Overall Width 855 mm (33.7 in)
Overall Height 1200 mm (47.2 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 (322 lbs)
Warranty
Warranty 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty*
Extensions *Extensions available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)

 


 

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $7699 CDN

Engine
Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 398cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 62.6mm (3.5in x2.5in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Chassis
Overall Length 2225 mm (87.6 in)
Overall Width 855 mm (33.7 in)
Overall Height 1200 mm (47.2 in)
Wheelbase 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground Clearance 260 mm (10.2 in)
Seat Height 890 mm (35.0 in)
Curb Mass 146 kg (321 lbs)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil Spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front 120/70R17M/C 58H, tube type
Tires Rear 140/70R17M/C 66H, tube type
Ignition Type Electronic ignition (CDI)
Fuel Tank 10.0L (2.6 US gal)
Warranty
Standard Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty


 

2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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2017 Suzuki DR-Z400SM – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $9990

ENGINE SINGLE CYLINDER, 4-STROKE, DOHC, 4-VALVE, LIQUID COOLED
STARTER ELECTRIC
TRANSMISSION 5-SPEED CONSTANT MESH
FRONT SUSPENSION 47MM SHOWA FORKS, WITH ADJUSTABLE REBOUND & COMPRESSION
REAR SUSPENSION SHOWA WITH FULLY-ADJUSTABLE COMPRESSION, REBOUND & PRELOAD
FRONT BRAKES NISSIN TWIN-PISTON CALIPER, FLOATING 310MM DISC
REAR BRAKES NISSIN SINGLE-PISTON CALIPER, 240MM DISC
FUEL CAPACITY 10 LITRES
COLOURS SOLID BLACK / IRON GREY
WARRANTY ONE YEAR UNLIMITED KM
SEAT HEIGHT 890 MM
LENGTH 2225 MM
WIDTH 870 MM
HEIGHT 1185 MM
WET WEIGHT 146 KG
WHEELBASE 1460 MM
MODEL CODE DR-Z400SML6

 

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