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2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S Guide

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S 2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S: CAN’T BE BEAT.

2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S:

The 2020 DR-Z400S is the latest version of the motorcycle that’s the foundation of the modern DualSport movement. Starting with the DR350S and then again with the DR-Z400S, Suzuki made fun, reliable, and capable motorcycles available to anyone who’s ready to take a ride down their favorite off-road trail or ribbon of asphalt.

Riders will 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 ultra-reliable bike is completely street legal, with an electric start and easy-to-read instrument cluster. The solid black bodywork with contrasting white graphics make the bike stand out on the road, on the trail, or even when parked.

Whether you’re on the highway or on a twisty forest path, the Suzuki DR-Z400S can’t be beat.


The 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.

Like the off road DR-Z400E it is based on, the DR-Z400S breaks new ground in off road/dual-sport riding by offering the broad, tractable power and torque of an advanced and a compact, light and agile chassis. Fully street-legal, the nimble handling and excellent 4-stroke engine for tackling runs also make the DR-Z400S a downright pleasure to ride on highway and city adventures.



2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S Key Features

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.

Special design mirrors rotate to avoid damage in case of impact.
Genuine Suzuki Accessories include a low-profile seat, cargo rack, handguard set, and more.
12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits are available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).




2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S Features and Benefits
Engine Features
Simple electric starting via a lightweight starter motor with an automatic mechanical decompression system.
A compact design, 398cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, dry-sump engine produces strong low-rpm power. Its compact, four-valve cylinder head features large 36mm intake valves and 29mm exhaust valves to help produce broad, tractable power and torque that’s ready for any terrain.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder is durable and 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 through a crankcase oil jet.
Fed by a six-liter air box, the Mikuni™ 36mm carburetor incorporates a deceleration enricher circuit to help provide smooth throttle response when accelerating or engine braking.
The left side body cover has quick-release fasteners for easy access to the air filter.
The use of a PAIR (air supply) system to the exhaust helps the motorcycle achieve emissions compliance without affecting performance.
Magnesium-alloy clutch, magneto, and cylinder head covers contribute to the bike’s low weight.
Thermostatically-controlled cooling fan mounted to the left radiator helps maintain consistent operating temperature.
Transmission Features
Compact, five-speed transmission utilizes a cable-operated clutch with a separate magnesium outer cover for simplified clutch maintenance.
Low-maintenance, long-life sealed O-ring type drive chain produces minimal sounds when riding.
Chassis Features
A pouch on the rear fender carries the tool kit, owner’s manual, or other cargo.
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 sub-frame helps reduce weight and simplify maintenance.
Long travel (11.3-inch), 49mm cartridge-style fork has protective rubber boots plus adjustable compression/rebound damping and adjustable spring preload for smooth performance on all types of on- and off-road terrain.
Rear shock absorber features 11.6 inches of travel, compression damping/preload adjustments, and connects to a lightweight aluminum swingarm through a progressive linkage system.
Spoke-style 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with new blacked-out aluminum rims are fitted with Dunlop D208 dual-purpose tires. The wheels are sized perfectly to accept popular dual sport tires and are set up to accept rim-locks when a more aggressive tread pattern is used.
Sure stopping power is supplied by a 250mm front disc with a dual-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper.
Electrical Features
Electric start system provides convenient operation and features a lightweight starter motor and a compact, 6.5-amp, maintenance-free battery.
Compact digital instrument cluster includes speedometer, odometer, twin-trip meters with addition/subtraction capability, clock, timer, and stopwatch functions.
On-road legal lighting includes bright 60/55-watt H4 halogen headlight, compact tail/stoplight, lightweight, rubber-mounted turn signals, and horn.




2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 7499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine398cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke90.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.54 in. x 2.44 in.)
Compression Ratio11.3:1
Fuel SystemMikuni BSR36, single carburetor
LubricationSemi-dry sump
ClutchWet multi-plate
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveChain, RK520KZ0, 112 links
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable damping force
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable spring preload and damping force
Brakes FrontDisc brake, single rotor
Brakes RearDisc brake, single rotor
Tires Front80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity10.0 L (2.6 US gal.) / 9.5 L (2.5 US gal.) CA model
ColorSolid Black
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Spark PlugNGK CR8E or DENSO U24ESR-N
Headlight12V 60/55W (H4)
Tail Light12V 21/5W
Overall Length2310 mm (90.9 in.)
Overall Width875 mm (34.4 in.)
Overall Height1230 mm (48.4 in.)
Wheelbase1485 mm (58.5 in.)
Ground Clearance300 mm (11.8 in.)
Seat Height935 mm (36.8 in.)
Curb Weight144 kg (317 lb.)
Warranty12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
ExtensionsLonger coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP” or the “Starting At” price), excludes taxes, title, license and registration fees, destination freight and delivery charges, dealer fees, and optional equipment.




2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S – Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Type4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke90.0mm x 62.6mm (3.5in x2.5in)
Compression Ratio11.3 : 1
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Overall Length2310 mm (90.9 in)
Overall Width875 mm (34.4 in)
Overall Height1230 mm (48.4 in)
Wheelbase1485 mm (58.5 in)
Ground Clearance300 mm (11.8 in)
Seat Height935 mm (36.8 in)
Curb Mass144 kg (317 lbs)
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil Spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc
Brakes RearDisc
Tires Front80/100-21 M/C 51P, tube type
Tires Rear120/90-18 M/C 65P, tube type
Ignition TypeElectronic ignition (CDI)
Fuel Tank10.0L (2.6 US gal)
Standard Warranty12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty





2020 Suzuki DR-Z400S – European Specifications/Technical Details




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